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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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Westerly, Rhode Island
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank kapaugers
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 yesterday 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 2 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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Thank Woody451
Nutley, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have family members that like ribs, this is the place to go. They do have an all you can eat night, but it gets very very crowded. I understand the chicken is very good as well.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the week we were in Aruba we ate at Smokey Joe's 3 times. The ribs were worth every trip. Have an island brewed Balashi beer with your ribs to top off your meal. BBQ chicken, chopped BBQ and island slaw are among other favorites at SJ's.

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Thank mlaws0n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food. I had the ribs. Typical Aruban atmosphere. But not the best service. Had to wait quite a while for the waiter.

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Thank Ptnorm
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've eaten her before, it's a rib place, hugh plates of food, pleasant service, good for large groups. The ribs are ok....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was very busy when we arrived at 7:00. We sat at the bar and had a beer and then were seated. BBQ chicken was very good. Fried grouper was OK. Might go there again if I wanted a quick casual dinner.

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Thank Thefish269
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seem everyone we spoke to regards Aruba told us to go to Smokey Joe's so we did. Not disappointed, nice location, great staff, and some really good simple tasty food! Easy to see why it's so well liked and people keep going back....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's close to the hotel, crazy busy, food is not bad if they the order right. I would go back. The owners are from Boston

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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?