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Smokey Joe's

Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 2896
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (2,013 reviews)
“pulled pork” (200 reviews)
“chicken” (313 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant a year ago... this time 3 dinners - all 3 horrible. So very sad! Simply cannot recommend this for anything... ribs bad - chicken horrible - shrimp borderline spoiled. Resting on past reputation but not even close...AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

Thank mekgolfski
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here where a little drunk!! And dreamed about it for rest of the holiday!!! The Mac and cheese balls are enough for a main meal they are huge and you get 5!!! Omg the stuff dreams are made of!! I also had a jalapeño...More

Thank r0siew2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We again decided to visit Smokey Joe's. This was our 3rd visit. We have been to Aruba 3 times now, and every time, have made sure we have their awesome ribs!

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with friends who make it a regular stop on their island visit. Can't for the life of me figure out why. Service was slow, fairly inept, food was very mediocre - took forever to get a bill - had a ton of staff, and...More

Thank schMinkel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've visited Aruba more than a dozen times, and Smokey Joe's remains high on my hit list. The ribs are the featured menu item by far, but don't ignore the burgers or chicken dishes. Efficient service, ample seating, and fair pricing rounds out a great...More

Thank Rockhead261
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ate here before like last sept and it was good.. my wife and i ordered the “good for two” dish.. the food is great but the service is average because the place was full packed!!! It doesnt bother me because its cheap and ni...More

Thank Jinggoy D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We called for reservations but they dont take them but person on phone said be there before 7 pm and shouldnt have to wait. We arrived at 7 pm to be seated and have a cold Balashi which were some of the coldest on the...More

Thank pasqualejunk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this little BBQ joint. I got the spicy shrimp app and my husband got ribs. They have wet naps on the table which is great since you’re eating with your hands. Service was a bit slow but it was kind of busy and we...More

Thank SbuxManager
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat! The ribs are so tender, you can't stop eating them. Service is great, the staff is extremely friendly.

Thank Rogue1203
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say, the hamburgers were really good. Most people were ordering ribs, but the hamburgers were just calling our names. It is outdoor seating. We have been to Aruba 10+ times, but first time at Smokey Joe's and every time we have passed this...More

Thank Ravenjt37
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3 July 2016|
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Response from bnr1185 | Reviewed this property |
easy walk
Moe L
9 February 2016|
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1 October 2015|
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Response from MsLynneWhite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I really cannot be sure that they do not use peanuts but I can tell you that I didn't see or taste anything with peanuts in it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 2896
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