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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%
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“ribs” (1,924 reviews)
“pulled pork” (198 reviews)
“chicken” (307 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday

Tried this place on a recommendation and it was very good - not great, but very good. If you go, try the jalapeño mango mojito - that was amazing! The ribs were fine, but the drinks were better.

Thank Rene D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really wanted to rate this higher since I did 2 years ago but just didn't hit the mark this time. You can't make a reservation which you can at most places. The ribs just weren't as tender or fall off the bone as last...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Crowded? yes absolutely. We saw lines here every night and we did finally try it, at 9pm on a thurs night there was still a wait. Why? because it is really good BBQ for a reasonable price. My husband had the ribs and chicken combo...More

Thank autumnmyst21
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Long Queues form from 7-9pm for this BBQ ribs, burger restaurant. The menu is plentiful and prices reasonable. However be prepared to wait around 40min to be served your food. Tasty but not worth the wait. The choices of surrounding restaurants aren't great

Thank royclarke61
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is excellent. The place gets super packed, so get there earlyish. The portions are HUGE so if you're not a big eater, or don't have a microwave in your room, you may want to split a plate. A little pricey for BBQ...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was really torn with what to rate this place. We walked up and put our name on the list and this place was packed! It was at least an hour wait before getting seated...even though we did see several tables available. After being seated,...More

Thank mitsugirly
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ribs, Arubian grouper & coconut shrimp what you'd expect. Reminded us of a chain restaurant (thinking it might be but famished after long day of traveling) - good if you are hungry & have the typical American palette. Cole slaw surprisingly the best part of...More

Thank JDMSJGriger
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for a casual family dinner and had a great meal. Ribs although very good are not great ( I've had better). Coconut shrimp and especially wings were great! It's a great place to enjoy BBQ foods and a reasonable price. They don't take...More

Thank NJ_Travelerz
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very good restaurant with a fun vibe. The ribs were very tasty, and although they were on the pricier side for island food, they were incredibly filling. Although I felt the portions were large enough for two people, there was a $6...More

Thank Awahlberg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a family with young kids, we ate dinner fairly early and thus beat the crowds and were seated right away...but by the time we finished eating, the place was nearly full. I can see why - great food, FAST service and the kids loved...More

Thank keightstravels
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3 July 2016|
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Response from bnr1185 | Reviewed this property |
easy walk
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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