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“Fun alfresco dining on the island”
Review of Smokey Joe's

Smokey Joe's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Casa Grande, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Fun alfresco dining on the island”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Smokey Joe’s offers excellent drinks and food, people watching on the patio make this a very entertaining restaurant/bar.
Bring your appetite when you visit, portions are generous.

We had Smokey Joe’s signature drinks, served in 16oz Mason jars.
Aruba Ariba (coecoei Aruban liquor, 151 rum, crème de banana, vodka, orange, cranberry, pineapple juices)
Kunuku Moonshine (light rum, spiced rum; keylime rum, 151 rum and more rum, fruit juices), this potion has 5 shots of liquor.
Plan on a designated driver or take a taxi if you imbibe, those drinks are delicious and potent.

The Baby Back ribs are tender and delish: the full rack of Joe’s Dry Rub was finger licking good, not too spicy, served with home fries and slaw. Rack and a half is available for big appetites.
The Blackened Wahoo fish with Aruban sauce (tomatoe, bell pepper, onion, crioyo sauce) was superb with rice and beans and coleslaw. I thought the Aruban sauce was the perfect accompaniment to the mild tasting fish.

Few but tasty deserts: we enjoyed a simple flan and ice cream. If you aren’t into deserts, don’t count the calories and have another drink .

Check the website Smokeyjoesaruba.com for detailed menu and photo gallery
Early Bird and Happy Hour: 5pm to 6pm

  • Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Casual tasty BBQ”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Don't want to eat out every night at a fancy expensive restaurant or have kids with you? This is a fun outdoor casual BBQ place that served big portions. I had the appetizer portion of 6 small BBQ ribs and another appetizer of 3 deep-fried chicken/beef/cheese pockets and a Pink Iguana frozen drink for less than $30 including tip.

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Good service and good food”
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Went to Smokey Joe's on Tuesday night which turned out to be All U Can Eat ribs for $24.95 it is a good deal for those who have have a hearty appetite. We choose the regular full slab rib platter for $19.95 which came with two sides (Caribbean slaw and home fries). We had the ribs with the dry rub and the traditional sauce. They both fell off the bone but the traditional sauce ribs were outstanding!! It was a nice walk on the beach from the Marriott ocean club to the restaurant. We just crossed through the Holiday Inn parking and the restaurant was across the street. And lastly. Ice cold beers!!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Smokey Joe's”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We ate at Smokey Joe's twice...once in the open air restaurant and once we ordered take out. The food was very good! The best baby back ribs ever! Good prices, nice portions, fast and friendly service!

  • Visited November 2012
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Massapequa Park,N.Y.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Ribs, Greatcalamari”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

right across from Playa Linda hotel in the hi riser district. not expensive. terrific ribs, terrific margaritas.nice salads. plenty of tables. no wait. service is excellent. not a high class restarant. just a place for excellent inexpensive food

Visited November 2012
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