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Chicken In A Barrel BBQ

5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-826-1999
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (322 reviews)
“sampler plate” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (129 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
5-5190 Kuhio HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to go to Chicken in a Barrel purely because it had a funny name, but the food turned out to be excellent too! A unique atmosphere and fantastic food, all for a good price. They've got a great line of merch on offer...More

Thank TheForrestGump
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nothing fancy to look at (especially the roadside shack in Kapaa), but this place became our family's favorite restaurant while on Kauai. The folks were fun, the food was delicious and the setting was just like Kauai--laid back and easy going. Didn't even mind...More

Thank JaneNebraska
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great place for lunch. We had a chicken lover in our group so this was a must stop. The chicken breast was juicy and came with rice and chili. If you wanted to change your sides it was a $2 up charge....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant based on another review and we were not disappointed. Food was great! I would go again!!!!

Thank Lacy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch. Chicken is extremely good very juicy. Even if you have a big appetite you will have leftovers . Sides were very good.

Thank I7438FVanthonym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of meat on the combo plate, and the flavors were delicious! We used a coupon (find one in the visitor yellow coupon book) and received a free pork sandwich with purchase of a regular-priced entree. Would eat here again!

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You know BBQ is good when they don't try to hide it behind sweet sauces. They use a dry rub and you can add sauce if you'd like.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Hanalei was crowded and we didn't think we could get a place for our group of 13. Stopped by this place, there was plenty of seating in the back. We had a complicated order for our group. The order taker was patient and explained our...More

Thank CCRussell
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The chicken here is mediocre at best and the dining area, at picnic tables, is unclean. The service was good but I would not eat here again nor would I recommend it to others.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

No service, no taste, no atmosphere! We just finished a hike and needed nourishment immediately. That's why we choosed CiaB for the first and the last time.

Thank christiansS8118DP
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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