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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


USD 5-USD 15
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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Bottled Water
One Size $2.4
Large drink
Coca-cola beverages
add chicken $2.3
Ceasar Salad-- Hanalei Location Only
add chicken $2.3
Hanalei Mixed Green Salad -- Hanalei Location Only
mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. served w/ croutons w/ choice of dressing
USD 5-USD 15
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews chicken ribs chilli sampler plate pulled pork brown rice hoagie cornbread fries burrito tacos salad fall off the bone order at the counter hanalei location big portions quick lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the ribs here. You could see the smoke layer in the meat and it was great. The meat just about fell off the bone, which is what good ribs should be. Juicy and finger lick'n good.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank rspg1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled in to Hanalei with no idea what to have for the night and was very happy with our choice! The 1/4 chicken was smoky and tender and the chilli on the side packed with flavour. My wife’s tacos were amazing. Was nice to sit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 356duncanb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good friendly staff. Food was very good. I recommend the BBQ chicken, baked beans. A good stop for lunch.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Razorbackreview
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this little hole in the wall place. Service was very friendly and the food was delicious and authentic BBQ. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food you get (a lot) as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank kelseyh452
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Fun little place to eat, the barbeque is yummy, as well as everything else on the menu, some seating inside and a great covered patio on the outside

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank deeharleygal
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The food here is absolutely amazing! This place is a must if you are in Kaua’i. We went on our last night in Kaua’i and I’m upset we didn’t try it earlier in our trip as I would have eaten here multiple times! We got...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Excursion09793322908
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Enjoyed BBQ chicken and ribs in Hanalei at Chicken in a Barrel. Note that portions are huge, so smaller appetites may be able to split a plate. As it is Hawaii, prices are higher than one would find on the mainland.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank PMBeagle
Reviewed 1 November 2018

we went because of all the hype, and it was just that, all hype. the BBQ is all about their sauce and not about the meat... i will say the service was good, I tipped the guy at the counter and he gave me a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank michael h
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Ate here every night we stayed on the north shore! I don't know what they do to get their chicken to be so addicting! I ate here several times the last time we were here too. Great service too! Also, this is my favorite location....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank ladydi50CA
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We ate at chicken in a barrel this past week several times. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. It obvious the owners and management are very involved in training their staff. Our favorite was the special scripture we would find hand written...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank ten_in_the_sand
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29 August 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly, but they were open for both lunch and dinner, and they were one of the last restaurants open in Hanalei at night. I'm pretty sure they're open until 8pm, maybe later.
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