Chicken In A Barrel

Phone (808) 823-0780
4.5 stars from 5 reviews
Address 4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
This is a tiny little building where you can order BBQ chicken, beef, ribs, and pork plates for lunch or dinner.

• Food Types: American • Food Types: BBQ / Ribs
• Payment: $ - Cheap - Under $15 • Meals: Dinner
• Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Counter / Quick
• Style: Casual • Style: Family Friendly
• Offers: Kids Menu • Offers: Ocean Views
• Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Full Description
Chicken in a Barrel is a hugely popular restaurant where you order from a window and can then eat at the picnic tables provided or get your food to-go.

They have a small menu with various BBQ items such as chicken, beef, ribs, and pork plates. They also have a hoagie sandwich, fries, and other sides.

Monti C
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
Likes Received: 0
Tasty BBQ food here.
Antonio V
Joined: Oct 2017
Reviews: 19
Likes Received: 0
The food here was very good and prices seemed reasonable overall. Took longer than expected to come out but it was good.
Tracy M
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 6
On our last trip to Kauai we found this little gem and were sorry we found it the day we were leaving to come back to the mainland. The chicken was so delicious and the sides were very good. The price could not be beat and the portion size was more than adequate. We took it back to our rental as there is very little seating for eating but it is so worth the stop. It has to be one of the most economically priced food stops on the island. Love that chicken and will surely visit them more than once on our trip at the end of the year.
rachel m
Joined: Aug 2014
Reviews: 229
Likes Received: 19
So the reviews of Chicken In A Barrel don't lie, it was delicious! On this trip we got (very large) burritos. I got the Mahi Mahi burrito. It had Spanish rice, black beans, coleslaw, red sauce, aioli sauce and pico de gallo (cheese is also normally in the burrito but I get it without).

It was $11.95 but it was very big! We could have shared just one. My husband got the burrito as well but instead of fish he got pork. My only complaint is that the burrito was so full of other flavors the fish got overpowered. I can't wait to go back and try something else!
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Chicken in a Barrel has over 1000 reviews online and still manages to achieve an overall average of 4.5 stars? You might not appreciate just how special and rare that sort of thing is but it tells us they're doing excellent work here.

Many say that they have one of the best BBQ sauces that you can find.

The very tiny minority that didn't fall in love didn't care for the street side location (noise, no ambiance, etc), didn't like the non-earth friendly styrofoam packaging, and a few didn't care for the overly religious Jesus-themed-messages on their food.
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