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Smokey Joe's

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$$ - $$$
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Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am not sure why this place is so busy all the time. Have been twice in two years and nothing more than typical so so food. It's in. A great location. That's it

Thank Arubaman2016
Exeter, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a BBQ restaurant. The food is very good. It sits on the main road that runs along the high rise hotels...it was fun to sit out and watch the world go by as you had your meal!

Thank dianejjackson98
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dined at Smokey Joe's after spending the day at De Palm Island. Arrived at 1830 and was immediately seated as there were only a few diners. Server was prompt bringing our drinks and the food, which was outstanding!! Our group ordered the Shrimp on the Barbie, a rack of Ribs and 2 Chickens. Everyone was extremely happy with their respective... More 

Thank Goldtin
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time we go to Aruba, this place is a staple. Last trip we went twice. The food is very reasonable priced, bbq'd to perfection and super tasty. The service is awesome. Make sure to try the ribs, wings and burgers, all super good. The home fries are so good and ask for an extra order. It gets super packed... More 

Thank Ryan M
Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eating in some of the finer restaurants on the island can get pricey. So for a change of pace and a rest to your wallet, come here and have all you can eat ribs (on Tuesdays), or the coconut shrimp. It's like being at camp...bench or wood slat chair seating, open and fans above, fun and the ribs (4 different... More 

Thank LeguideParisien
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all the ribs....AMAZING!! I'm NOT a rib eater but they had the combo plate which we did to have a taste of everything and omg sooooo good! Tuesday's they have all u can eat ribs. We wished we had done it because we were amazed by the ribs. Don't get me wrong the pulled pork and pulled chicken... More 

Thank Hilary K
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried Smokey Joe's while we were on vacation in Aruba...we went off a recommendation from our doorman at our resort...and i must say i was pleasantly surprised! They claim to have the best ribs in the Caribbean! I must say the ribs were VERY good! I love to bbq at home so it always seems no one can match my... More 

Thank BDeast79
Middletown, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I shared the combination plate and it was amazing! Great atmosphere right on the main drag.

Thank ericE1430YI
Warwick, New York, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was really good, especially the huge rack of ribs. A very popular place so lots of action and fun! Everyone we spoke with loved the food so they know what they are doing with the full BBQ menu

Thank Dstirt
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was ok but the service seemed slow. Lots of things to choose from. Ribs were good but not spectacular.


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Restaurant Details

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