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Chicken in a Barrel BBQ & Bar

Besides providing our customers with the best BBQ on Kauai, Chicken in a Barrel BBQ & Bar has an overlapping purpose: All of our profit goes towards keeping a unique and free of charge camp available to Hawaii’s youth who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience such a life enhancing experience. Our sister company, JoJo’s Shave Ice, also dedicates all of its profits for this youth camp.

Makanalani (Hawaiian for “Heavenly Gift”) is a 130-acre ranch on Kauai’s beautiful north shore, where youth from across Hawaii can experience nature, farm life, and the love of others. All at no charge. Makanalani’s mission is to have its young visitors leave with the seeds of hope and change, knowing that life can be different. See for more details.

Fun fact: Chicken in a Barrel BBQ & Bar is the western most restaurant in the United States.



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How does Chicken in a Barrel fit into our story?

Chicken in a Barrel BBQ started out as a Kauai community outreach project, and has been serving delicious barrel-smoked meat at fundraisers and community events since the 1990’s. After some persuasion from BBQ loving Kauai residents, the founder Mike Pierce opened his first restaurant in 2010 and a second in 2012, perfecting the recipes, spices, barrels and unique cooking methods that have made his BBQ a Kauai favorite. Though it has now won wide-spread acclaim for its delicious food and has been voted best BBQ on Kauai four years running, Chicken in a Barrel BBQ is still known for giving away free meals to those in need at times like Thanksgiving, Christmas and during times of need.

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    9400 Kaumualii Hwy
    Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii 96796
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    Mon - Sun 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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