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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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for dinner when we were walking around town.. the ribs were amazing!! They have outside eating right along the sidewalk so you can watch everything that is going on for the entertainment while you are eating.. the waiters were very nice and kept the drinks filled..

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Cambridge, Maryland
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really were expecting a bit more, not sure why. The food was good but nothing to rave about. The service was fair, the wait staff friendly, but seemed a bit overwhelmed when we were there. The ribs were tough which is something we are not accustomed to. They boast using their own Caesar salad dressing which is also not... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service were great. Great atmosphere located on the strip near everything. In and out in no time.

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Thank merny89
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Aruba for a week with a couple friends. They'd been given the recommendation to try Smokey Joe's, so we checked it out for a late lunch after having done an afternoon trip on the Jolly Pirate's ship. We walked up and were seated immediately. Our server was friendly and helpful. 3 of the 4 of us had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Staying at The Marriott Surf Club and not hiring a car we just went walking in search of dinner! This outdoor site was packed which is always a good sign. The service was good and the food was tasty and plentiful. I tried my first ever pulled chicken sandwich and loved it. My husband had a rib chicken combo also... More 

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is very good. Appetizers delicious the burgers best I have ever had. Well prepared. If you like ribs they are out of sight.

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1 Thank scohen79
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like BBQ, you really should visit while here. The food is well prepared, the quantities generous. If you like frozen drinks, try the Pink Iguana or the Coco Loco. Service is great and friendly. About the in,y thing you can say negative is that the tables are close together, but hey...make a new friend.

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Thank Hugh B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Smokey Joe's on January 9 after hearing about it from some friends who had visited a few years back on their honeymoon. Our overall experience was amazing, and we ended up liking it so much that we came back again on January 13 as our last dinner in Aruba before flying home! I had a combo platter with... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Smokey Joes on a recommendation from a friend who vacations in Aruba annually and loves Smokey Joes. My wife had Chicken and she loved it. I went with the ribs and they were good but not great. I am biased because i have a lot of experience eating St. Louis and Kansas City ribs so I am a... More 

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Thank RobC313
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner our second night in Aruba. It looked busy so we picked it. The service wasn't the best. Perhaps we should have figured it may have been too busy for the wait staff to keep up or be attentive. Our drinks came and then we just waited for our food. And waited. When it finally came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?