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Smokey Joe's

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Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 2896
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Looking for BBQ? Go to Tennessee,.... not Aruba. The food here was "meh". It's ok, not good. We tried the pulled pork sandwich, combo rib platter, fries and coleslaw. Not bad, just "meh."

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Thank ErieAviatrix
Huntington, Indiana
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food is good and at a good price, Staff is happy and make you feel welcome, we stop at least 3 times during our stay. Ask for Margalena she the BEST!!!

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Pelham, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It took a while for us to even be seated with only a few other customers there. The service was really bad and we were hardly attended to. When the food got there it was good but terribly overpriced for the average quality. Really unimpressive.

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Thank keoc99
Cotuit, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Smokey Joe's is a wonderful "finger licking' good" dining experience with some of the best ribs on the Island. All the food is excellent including the pulled pork and chicken. The "pink iguana" drink is awesome.

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Thank Roland B
St James, New York
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outdoor dinning. Crowded, noisy rustic, BUT THE RIBS are GREAT. ?Prices OK. Service good. Very friendly staff. Sit and ENJOY!!!

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Thank gtfcpa
Wayne, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best ribs on the island, crowded, first come, first serve. Other selections on the menu are just as good. It's not a fancy place, all tables are outside most are under a roof.

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sign says best ribs in the Caribbean, and they might be right. Real simple, ribs were perfect, pulled pork was perfect, fries were good and portions were above average but not too much. For dessert we got the chocolate molten cake. It was not as sweet as others we have tried but was a pleasant accompaniment for the meal.... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to Smokey Joe's on all our visits to Aruba, usually with 8 to 10 people. Tonight our group went for the early happy hour and was told they did away with it. Strike one! We all ordered mojitos and sangrias. Strike two when we got the bill and the regular price has gone up (and they. We're not... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop at Smokey Joe's every time in Aruba. Every time it doesn't disappoint . Great ribs even if back in the states. Very reasonable prices for Aruba. Service is very good even with a slight language barrier. Would recommend highly and will go back again next time down to Aruba

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Warsaw, Indiana
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and service. Meatiest ribs I have ever eaten. We had a party of 9 on a very crowed night. We were willing to split the group. The hostess found us tables and was able to seat all of us together. Did so in a very short time. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?