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Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297-586-2896
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, lively atmosphere

We drove down to Palm Beach to check out Smokey Joe's. Waited at the bar with 2 $10.50 margaritas. Our wait was about 20 minutes on a busy Tuesday night. The ribs were fall off the bone. Good food and plenty of it. They could use some more staff. Servers and bartenders were having a hard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We drove down to Palm Beach to check out Smokey Joe's. Waited at the bar with 2 $10.50 margaritas. Our wait was about 20 minutes on a busy Tuesday night. The ribs were fall off the bone. Good food and plenty of it. They could use some more staff. Servers and bartenders were having a hard time keeping up.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We happened to be at Smokey Joe's on a Tuesday - all you can eat rib night. There was a longer than usual wait because of that, but it was worth it! The service was great and even though it was packed, things moved quickly. The catch of the day was excellent. The ribs were good, with four varieties available.... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner here and shared the combo for two. I don't even really like ribs but they were AMAZING! The meat just fell off the bone. Everything else was excellent too and we couldn't even finish the food. The bill was super cheap as well. Highly recommend!

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Mendon, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great casual family meal. Not cheap but worth it. Portions are large. Family of four able to sample ribs, half a BBQ chicken, some pulled pork, coconut shrimp, an app called "shark bites" that was just fried fish nuggets but really good. Boston decor theme made us feel right at home. Server was excellent; attentive and there when we needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Best ribs on the island. Lots of other menu items. Side dish of home fries - wonderful. Easy access from all high rise hotels.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you are a Bostonian this is the place to visit. Great ribs and food is always good. Wait staff is excellent. If you like Boston sports the owner is an avid boston fan so his TV is always tuned to Boston Red Sox Boston Bruins or Boston Celtics . Fun place on the main drag. Outdoor dinner is always... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

simply loved how this place the ribs and service were always seamless and uncomplicated! great sizes of portions and so delicious. This place also makes great chicken and burgers. Its fun, and the people are always friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Smokey Joe's is an outdoor, patio type restaurant. Friendly servers, good BBQ and you get to people watch as it is right on the street.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

First night in town. Pretty tired from the flight. Went with the reliable crispy chicke salad. Good portion and a good crunch on the chicken. Be sure to ask for a second dressing. One isn't enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We love this place! SJ is one of the reasons we came back to Aruba. The ribs are so tender and juicy, the meat falls off the bone. Staff and service were excellent. This is the place where you wear your shorts and tee shirts and sunblock depending on where you sit. And to top it off the prices are... More 

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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 0 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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