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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, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice food

We had several dinners at Smokey Joes. Simple place, nice and uncomplicated atmosphere. Food was on the simple side, but still good and enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had several dinners at Smokey Joes. Simple place, nice and uncomplicated atmosphere. Food was on the simple side, but still good and enjoyable.

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Rye Brook, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Smokey Joe's every one of my seven visits to Aruba, and I've never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is totally casual and the prices are very reasonable. The ribs are particularly good, but for two or three people the sampler is the way to go. Smokey Joe's doesn't take reservations, so get there before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family recently vacationed in Aruba and had a memorable dinner at Smokey Joe's. The menu is huge and has something for everyone. For appetizers we had ribs, wings and coconut shrimp. They were all excellent! Everyone had a different entree and they were also very delicious. We shared a couple of desserts which were the perfect ending to the... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for the family for a relaxing and delicious meal. Love to sit outdoors, casual, prompt and courteous service. Would recommend and definitely go again at our next visit. Great for the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We looked forward to returning and our meal was as yummy as we remembered from last year. The staff is friendly, ribs fall off the bone. The service was quick and although the island was packed, there was no wait. The atmosphere is casual and fun.. We will be back!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Smokey Joe's was the first restaurant I visited in Aruba; it was later in the evening, and the place was PACKED, but it didn't take long (10-15 minutes) for a table to clear for our party of seven. The service was very good, given there wasn't an empty seat to be had, and the food arrived quickly. Ribs are terrific;... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A busy dining spot so get there early. They have delicious burgers and the chicken and rib sauces are tasty! Good coleslaw side. Service is average. Prices reasonable.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

the food was good and I'm glad we stopped here. But service was very slow and mildly friendly. We were there for a early supper so it wasn't busy yet. I'm not sure if it was the manager, but there was a man standing outside of the kitchen door watching over everything the whole time. He didn't move much and... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Would agree that they have the best ribs in the islands. Liked the Original sauce. Prices were good. Tables are a bit too small and close for my liking, but you do get to know your neighboring tables.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well! I been here twice! Because of the price and food are ok! Food are BBQ and all kind of BBQ sauces to pick from and What can go wrong with grill food and smash it with sauce all over. Price is right, casual , kids having fun with Ribs or Burgers and wasn't bad at all!

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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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