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Smokey Joe's

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Barbecue, Hamburgers
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Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297-586-2896
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Fun place to mingle and eat!

One of the first places we ate when we arrived in Aruba. Ribs were very good, Jerk Chicken was nice and large portion. Good place to hang with friends or family to have a fun experience. Lots of fun to be surrounded by people enjoying their time together. Service was very good and smooth. Overall a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
JPB53
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Batavia, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It's hard to believe I could be bragging about a rib place in Aruba. Yes, the temperatures were in the high 80s in the daytime but at night in the 70s with a nice breeze the ribs, pulled pork and smoked chicken were perfect. Hailing from Nashville we feel like we are somewhat authorities on smoked meats and these were... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

One of the first places we ate when we arrived in Aruba. Ribs were very good, Jerk Chicken was nice and large portion. Good place to hang with friends or family to have a fun experience. Lots of fun to be surrounded by people enjoying their time together. Service was very good and smooth. Overall a good place to have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Average meal. Ribs were tough at times. Tasted reheated Slow service. Very noisy. Needs new furniture and sun shield. Over priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great place! Very good food. Prices are unbelievably reasonable. If you like barbecue this is your place.

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Morrisville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate there at least 3 times in two weeks. It is casual, fun, and satisfying. The ribs are awesome, the shark bites even better. For the volume they do and the seating arrangements the service is really good. Prompt, accurate and pleasant. We love Smokey Joe's!! We smartened up, however, and we either split an entrée or get two... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have always tolerated Smokey Joes because it can accommodate a large crowd and it is convenient. I would never go for the food and definitely not the cleanliness but our most recent visit gave us reason to never return. Surely service combined with cold flavorless food would have been enough, but we made the mistake of ordering Margaritas withPatron... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Well its ok, but your at the beach. Was crowded and had to wait. Why eat and watch cars and people when you can sit on or near a breezy beach.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place has delicious burgers, ribs and sandwiches, and the best sangria ever!!! Is very casual and not expensive.

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to Aruba for several years now. We make sure we are able to eat here at least twice. While we look forward to our vacation, this is one of the locations at the top of our visit. The atmosphere is relaxed, but entertains couples, families, groups and is one of our favorites. We have sat in the... More 

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Hartford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice, it was so good. The BBQ chicken is really good. The next visit we had the Argentine Beef Skewers. It also was really good. The staff there is very friendly. Prices are good...you could pay lots more at other places. Tons of atmosphere. After 6pm it gets full fast, so be advised.

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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: Barbecue, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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