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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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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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!

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Pikesville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

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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 3 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 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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east bernstadt, ky
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good price for food in Aruba, food was good. We ate there twice during our vacation. The waiters werent very quick on refills. But overall it was good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the burger on the picture and it was great. My friends split a dinner for two for only $40. It had a vast amount of food. Great location and quick service. My only complaint was that they did not have the bbq sauce on the table; it was the best bbq sauce I've tasted at a restaurant. It's what... More 

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the fun atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious pulled pork sandwich. We would definitely eat here again and the prices were reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Plain surrounding very casual Service is ok , but they have great ribs and other meats , reasonable prices , must try it at least once If you like meat , otherwise there is very few choices in the menus !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

That has to serve the best ribs ever. We had the ribs and they are delicious with the best bbq sauce. Chicken is also great. Ate here four nights over a two week period. Had to queue the first night but after that gave our name and waited at the bar. Delicious cocktails while you wait. This place is great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?