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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Considering how busy the restaurant was on an off-season weekday night, it must get really crazy during the high season. We waited just a few minutes though, and enjoyed a very nice meal. We were lured in by the promise of "the Caribbean's best ribs" but my husband found them to be pretty average. I was happy with my choice... More 

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Thank CMichener
NYC
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We make sure to visit this place at least once during our week-long stay. Nothing has changed - you may read my previous reviews. Same amazing ribs, same awesome Bacon-Jalapeño-Scallion Cheese fries. Same fast and courteous service. Crayons and drawing sheets for kids. This food is not only good for your stomach- it is great for your soul!

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Thank Alex G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They are known for their barbecue ribs but their fish is pretty good too. Fish-n-chips delicious. Prices are reasonable. A couple can get a nice lunch or dinner for about $40.

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Thank Eileen T
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has gotten so busy you feel rushed I don't like that ,the food is ok nothing special.It is very noisy because of the way they pack people in

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Thank arubabest1
Virginia Beach, VA
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Consistency is a key to Restaurant success and they delivered again. We shared the Island Patties for an appetizer and each ordered the Original recipe racks of ribs for the entrée. Value for you money spent and watching the people go by is like a spectator sport. Service was prompt and attentive. Would absolutely recommend & Will return on the... More 

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Thank Barry23451
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended to us for some great BBQ and it was delicious. My favorite cole slaw ever!! I know that sounds weird but it was amazing!

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Thank daniellemp523
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first time at Smokey Joes was a good experience. My husband and I both got the fish and chips. The fish is caught fresh every day. It was very moist with a light batter. Our friends got the chicken salad and the pulled pork and were very pleased. Their specialty is ribs. We will be trying them on our... More 

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Thank beda41
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been several times and gotten the ribs and wings and food has been ok. Tonight was just terrible. Ribs were cold and fatty. Corn was boiled to death and was so bad and soggy. Service was not good. Will never go back.

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1 Thank Emc201760
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Smokey Joes is a great place (informal) to catch some good ribs and fries on the Island and has a great location

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Thank Emma V
West Trenton, New Jersey
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was just ok!!!!! The food was better in January 2017 Our second time at Smokey Joe's service was not great, coconut shrimp was way over done and tough. We will not be back to eat at Smokey Joe's. I'm allergic to oranges so I asked about the sauce that came with the shrimp, no one really seam to know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
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?