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Smokey Joe's

Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 2896
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (1,924 reviews)
“pulled pork” (198 reviews)
“chicken” (307 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Smoky Joe's on a crazy night. A group of 44 checked in just before us. We were told thexwait would be about an hour. I give credit to the staff. They sat our group of 9 within that hour window. Staffc as...More

Thank grumpy1128
Reviewed yesterday

Went there on July 4th. 4 of us. Three had the all you can eat ribs. no one ordered a second helping. the various rubs were not impressive. Stick with the original. Nice fireworks across the street for the 4th. Everybody raves about this but...More

Thank stevenmzrk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tried this place on a recommendation and it was very good - not great, but very good. If you go, try the jalapeño mango mojito - that was amazing! The ribs were fine, but the drinks were better.

Thank Rene D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really wanted to rate this higher since I did 2 years ago but just didn't hit the mark this time. You can't make a reservation which you can at most places. The ribs just weren't as tender or fall off the bone as last...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Crowded? yes absolutely. We saw lines here every night and we did finally try it, at 9pm on a thurs night there was still a wait. Why? because it is really good BBQ for a reasonable price. My husband had the ribs and chicken combo...More

Thank autumnmyst21
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Long Queues form from 7-9pm for this BBQ ribs, burger restaurant. The menu is plentiful and prices reasonable. However be prepared to wait around 40min to be served your food. Tasty but not worth the wait. The choices of surrounding restaurants aren't great

Thank royclarke61
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food here is excellent. The place gets super packed, so get there earlyish. The portions are HUGE so if you're not a big eater, or don't have a microwave in your room, you may want to split a plate. A little pricey for BBQ...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was really torn with what to rate this place. We walked up and put our name on the list and this place was packed! It was at least an hour wait before getting seated...even though we did see several tables available. After being seated,...More

Thank mitsugirly
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ribs, Arubian grouper & coconut shrimp what you'd expect. Reminded us of a chain restaurant (thinking it might be but famished after long day of traveling) - good if you are hungry & have the typical American palette. Cole slaw surprisingly the best part of...More

Thank JDMSJGriger
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here for a casual family dinner and had a great meal. Ribs although very good are not great ( I've had better). Coconut shrimp and especially wings were great! It's a great place to enjoy BBQ foods and a reasonable price. They don't take...More

Thank NJ_Travelerz
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July 2, 2016|
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Response from bnr1185 | Reviewed this property |
easy walk
Moe L
February 8, 2016|
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September 30, 2015|
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Response from MsLynneWhite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I really cannot be sure that they do not use peanuts but I can tell you that I didn't see or taste anything with peanuts in it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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