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Smokey Joe's

Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297-586-2896
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Caracas, Venezuela
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It is nice to sit outside, but the tables are rather cramped together. The food was pretty good, but I guess the proximity to the screaming kid next to us was enough to sour our meal.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent dinner that was about half the cost of most places in Aruba. Very kid friendly, staff was excellent and food was great. I loved my pulled pork sandwich and everybody's meal was great. We will be back next year!

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you want a no nonsense barbecue and rib joint then Smokey Joes fits the bill. The cocktails were nice, menu extensive and the service top notch. Good fun family place.

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Aruba
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Smokey Joe's is known for their ribs. If you're not sure which to order and you're hungry or are splitting with someone, order the sampler and get 4 half racks of four different types. I like them all so it's hard to recommend just one.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped by for dinner one night and of course had the ribs. Mine were a bit off in flavor (like they were old), my husband's first half was delicious, but his second half was odd like mine. The sauce was very good though, maybe we just got a bad batch of ribs? The side dishes were average but not... More

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Ardsley, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Our family just had the previous night's dinner in Texas De Brazil. It was good but pricey ($45 per person). We got intrigued when Smokey Joe claims to have the "best ribs in the Caribbean" so we gave it a try. I would say the ribs are as good if not better than Texas De Brazil. The price was very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great BBQ Outdoor restaurant with plenty of seating. Very casual and kid friendly. Big portions. Would definitely return.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great ribs and burgers, great casual dining for families. Seating outdoors which is great for Aruba.close to all hotels.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nice affordable place to eat that's in the middle of the hotel strip! Shout out to Marjollene who recommended the jerk sauce which is FULL OF FLAVOR and tastes good on anything, chicken, shrimp, rice.....we tried it on everything and the verdict was the same. Good place to eat that won't break the bank!!

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Albany, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A fun surrounding, and the food very good. Prices were reasonable. We had the "Ultimate Combo for Two", which had ribs, chicken, shrimp, and pulled pork. It was all good, and we had enough to take back to the hotel. Definitely a place to eat when in Aruba.

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