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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fed a large group quickly, with a nice outdoor seating area. We had burgers, and did not try the chicken.

1 Thank jrstowell
Durango, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We don't tend to eat at the same place twice when we are on vacation but this place had several things we wanted to try and we were not disappointed. The burgers were great and of course the chicken super yummy

1 Thank paulaheartsdro
Kapaa, Hawaii
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chicken should be thrown in a barrel. Dried out, tough, and flavorless. Do yourself a favor and go tp Costco for a broiled chicken.....1000 times better.

1 Thank DonPix
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Large portions , fast friendly service and both indoor and outdoor seating. The Sampler is the popular choice and will definitely fill you up. It has a rib, 1/4 chicken, pulled pork, pulled beef cole slaw, chili and rice. PLENTY-O-FOOD at a reasonable price. This BBQ is perfectly good but being from Texas it is just average compared to what's... More 

1 Thank TexasOjo
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Chicken in A Barrel. We came to Hanalei last year and it was recommend to us by some locals. Yum, yum yum! The pulled pork was so moist and tasty! I tried their mild BBQ sauce and loved it. My husband loved the spicy BBQ sauce. Each plate is served with their homemade chili... More 

1 Thank Pppmomof3
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell of Kauai BBQ total Heaven. Chicken or Pork, you can't go wrong. Portion's are large. The view is just the sauce on the meal.

1 Thank Ganeen Genie J
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with hopes high seeing that it was rated Number 3 for Hanalei but were very disappointed in the end. We got ribs, chili, rice, and chicken in all but the only thing we ended up liking was the chicken. It was moist and tasted delicious. On the downside the ribs where not good at all, I am one to... More 

1 Thank 1TravelBug2
Panton, Vermont
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this informal barbecue. The ribs and chicken were outstanding in particular, moist and tender. There are two choices for sauce, mild or hot. Both were tasty. We went for the Q not hamburger or other items so I can't comment on them. Staff was friendly and our table was not sticky. I also witnessed other tables being wiped... More 

1 Thank Diovt
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the sample plate with ribs, chicken and pork. I thought the chicken was some of the best I've ever had. Nothing fancy but friendly staff with a cool Hanalei vibe. We stopped in for lunch and would recommend it when in the area for lunch

1 Thank Gregg M
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were planning to stop for a snack, but got a little more and really enjoyed the tasty plates with chili and rice. I got the pulled pork & my wife got cheese fries. Good service, good food.

1 Thank schef27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Fast food, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?