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Chicken in a Barrel BBQ is One of the Best Restaurants in Kauai

Chicken in a Barrel BBQ is one of the top restaurants in Kauai Hawaii and offers barbeque comfort food with a backyard neighborhood cookout vibe. A custom barrel is used to cook all of their meat, providing a unique smoky flavor. The restaurant’s icon portrays a chicken surfing in a barrel or inside the curve of a wave.

Whether you’re catching waves on Kauai’s north shore, shopping along the east coast, or exploring the wild west coast, there are four Chicken in a Barrel BBQ locations on Kauai located near some of the island’s top attractions, making it a convenient stop to refuel. Try the sampler plate with a taste of chicken, beef, pork, and a baby back rib with a side of brown rice and chili beans. They also offer tacos and burritos with a fish (mahi-mahi) option, giving you a taste of the fresh catch of the day from Kauai’s own waters. Some locations even offer 100% Kauai Beef burgers.

The Waimea location offers an extended menu that includes breakfast, bottled and draft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Waimea is located on Kauai’s west coast and is one of the best places to eat in Kauai if you’re headed to explore Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Koke’e State Park, or Polihale State Park. Waimea Canyon and Koke’e are a hiker’s paradise, with a variety of trails leading to jaw-dropping views. There are also several lookout points accessible by car for those who want the views but not the workout. Stop for breakfast at Chicken in a Barrel BBQ before venturing up the mountain. Filling options such as breakfast burritos and pancakes make up the breakfast menu. Try the loco moco, a local favorite with a hamburger patty covered in eggs and brown gravy. Stop back after your mountain adventure to enjoy a cold beer or cocktail during the daily 3:00-5:30pm happy hour.

Planning Your Excursion

Chicken in a Barrel BBQ has four locations on Kauai. One in the north shore town of Hanalei, two on the east coast in Kapa’a, and one in the west side town of Waimea. Hours vary depending on the location.

Contact Us to Learn More About Places to Eat in Kauai

We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. All of our vacation rentals are in prime locations near some of the best attractions and restaurants in Kauai Hawaii. Many of our rentals offer gorgeous ocean or mountain views, island-inspired décor, full kitchens, swimming pools, and breezy lanais. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to book your vacation rental and to learn more about places to eat in Kauai!