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Smokey Joe's

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Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For a BBQ spot Smokey Joes was ok though O was expexting a bit more. The ribs were fairly tough although the flavor was nice. The corn on the cob was seemingly microwaved and sort of wilted I guess would be the best word. I enjoyed our seats right on the street in the middle of the hustle and bustl.... More 

Thank Bryan E
Long Island, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was average for a bbq place but the outdoor area was so hot at night it wasnt enjoyable with all the bugs flying around the food

Thank cama81z
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Come in hungry because you will want to devour the foods. Shark Bites are a great appetizer. Ribs are OK (other people might think otherwise, but we have traveled to the south, so we think they are OK). Pulled pork is AWESOME!!! The rotisserie chicken melts in your mouth (surprisingly moist) and is drenched in a great barbecue sauce. The... More 

Thank kudalumping
Franklin, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sidewalk restaurant great for ribs, fish, Balashi beer, burgers, fries, normal bar food. Usually a line to get in - they must be doing something right.

Thank Mary M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best ribs ever, different rubs and sauces or a sample of each - I can never eat all my good huge portions n yummy coleslaw - drinks good and they do not scrimp on the liquor - prices very reasonable and great service. Always busy but worth the wait. We eat here twice on each two week trip -... More 

Thank Realtor4u99
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a really fun dinner here our first night in Aruba. The restaurants in the hotel district can be overpriced and not very good, but this place was good value and delicious food for the prices! Different kinds of ribs, delicious sides, and generous portions. Really friendly service too!

Thank Kate B
Pikesville, Maryland
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good ribs and chicken. You sit outside so there is street noise and even animals walking by. There are many abandon dogs on the main street and of course they look for food. and people were feeding them through the fence. They liked the food too.

Thank robird
Richmond, Virginia
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So living in the south with several,great BBQ restaurants, I had low expectations for any in the Caribbean. But my son wanted Ribs so we went here. First you will notice the abundance of all Boston sports memorabilia, and the Red Sox on the TVs. They were busy so we were seated in the Bar area. It was a regular... More 

Thank Kris N
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a couple of families while in Aruba. The ribs were tender, flavorful, and meaty but they were braised and not barbecued. I wonder if they even have a pit here. The cole slaw was warm bit I ate it anyways and it didn't make me sick which is nice. On the upside, the beer was cold. The kids... More 

Thank FrequentTraveler365
Paramaribo, Suriname
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

amazing food!! The ribs are the best! the only done side is the waiting time even if you have a reservation

Thank daniellah66

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Restaurant Details

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