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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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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Ribs

We had the Ultimate BBQ combo for 2 - 1/2 rack of ribs, bbq chicken, pulled port, and coconut shrimp. Best were the ribs - great flavor, fall off the bone. The shrimp were also very tasty. Chicken was good, pulled pork was just ok. Sides (cole slaw, home fries, french fries and black beans) were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Bruce W
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Southampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Tonight was our first time trying Smokey Joe's, and man am I upset I never tried this prior to this trip! We were seated, outside so it's a nice atmosphere, probably 5 minutes later our waiter came over took our order for drinks. My husband asked what he recommended, the waiter wrote something down in his book and then said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had the Ultimate BBQ combo for 2 - 1/2 rack of ribs, bbq chicken, pulled port, and coconut shrimp. Best were the ribs - great flavor, fall off the bone. The shrimp were also very tasty. Chicken was good, pulled pork was just ok. Sides (cole slaw, home fries, french fries and black beans) were just ok. Waiter from... More 

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent place. I went there with the family and the BBQ is really good. Everybody in our party said that the food was good.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Smokey Joes has a relaxed atmosphere and is very family friendly. It gets hopping late at night so we went around six. We were seated right away. The barbeque was great. Great ribs! My daughter loved throwing the rib bones in the small tin pails they set on the table! Pretty good prices too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We've gone to Smokey Joe's at least once during each of our trips to Aruba. Food is delicious. I love the full rack of the dry rub ribs with black beans and rice. People are friendly and service is very good. This place is outdoors, with most of it covered. Place is usually packed, and you will find a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant with big expectations and we weren't disappointed at all. The dishes are HUGE! The ribs are delicious and they truly know how to cook amazing black beans. We spent 60$, totally worth it!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice and once before about 9 years ago. Fantastic ribs, great coconut shrimp and good jerk chicken. Service was pretty good, but it seems the waitstaff could have one table less each as they were overrun for the most part. Don't forget the Balashi is in a 6oz bottle so order another as soon as yours is... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went here on our first night in Aruba. I loved to colorful chairs - you really felt like you were in the Carribean. It is an outdoor restaurant in the Palm Beach area. My husband & I both got the fish and chips. It was really good! My daughter had coconut shrimp and she enjoyed it. The prices were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We have been walking by this restaurant for the past 8 years and never went in. An Italian couple we met on the beach recommended it and we decided to give it a try. We both ordered the full rack original recipe. They were incredible! We enjoyed every bite. The restaurant is crowded and does not accept reservations. Dinner for... More 

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Johnson City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Everyone we spoke with suggested we try this restaurant especially for the ribs. They were very busy, service was ok and the food average.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

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