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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

Food and drinks were great! Decently priced with yummy drink choices! Your typical smoke house selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dawn K
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food and drinks were great! Decently priced with yummy drink choices! Your typical smoke house selection.

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Thank Dawn K
CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a favorite of ours; we try to get here every time we come to Aruba. Great variety of sauces and meats done perfectly and this time we had a waiter with a great sense of humor. We got there around 7 pm and had a very short wait for a table. It is outdoor dining, no atmosphere, right... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find in the Holiday Inn area. We shared the ribs for two. Wanted to go back but ended up trying a new place every night.

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Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The real US-style food restaurant. We had some nice plates; chicken, spare ribs, hamburger and shrimps. It is simple dinning but it is good food. We loved it. Free fresh water. The ribs are good! We enjoyed it a lot. Staff is friendly. So if you want to eat US-outback style on Aruba this is the location to go.

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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful casual outdoor restaurant for barbecue. The ribs are moist and fall off the bone. A must visit if you are looking for an informal restaurant to wear your flip flops.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend of mine suggested this place, but I was very disappointed. Despite the fact that the restaurant was empty, I was not able to choose my table. At first they put us in front of the kitchen. And when we asked to sit somewhere else, they didn't like my request but moved us. The food was ok. I had... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was great. Very colorful and lively with a nice view of the main street where the hotels and shops are. Our waitress was very sweet and gave us great recommendations. I got the ribs and wings combo. Best decision! Everyone at the table ate every last piece of food. Smokey Joe's is a must when visiting Aruba!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was always crowded every time we passed by. So we went one night at 8:30pm. My BF had original ribs, corn on cob and fries. I had boneless tenders in buffalo sauce and chicken ceasar salad. Tenders were uh, salad was boring, BF said corn was mush and ribs were good. Well, till be was throwing up the... More 

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Thank jodilmayer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ribs and coconut shrimp combo was excellent; as was the Sangria. Can be a little noisy for some, but the atmosphere is casual and the food is great. We got there around 6pm on Saturday and I noticed a line forming shortly after that and it only got longer as the night went on.

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Thank AnotherTraveler4
Suriname
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and i went here looking for some food and got the best tasting meal in Aruba. We only eat Chicken and most places do not serve chicken and seafood. Smokey Joe's was one of the few places to have chicken on their menu. It gets crowded fast and they don't take reservations. If you want to take away... 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?