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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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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staying at The Marriott Surf Club and not hiring a car we just went walking in search of dinner! This outdoor site was packed which is always a good sign. The service was good and the food was tasty and plentiful. I tried my first ever pulled chicken sandwich and loved it. My husband had a rib chicken combo also... More 

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Thank SuOpontour
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service is very good. Appetizers delicious the burgers best I have ever had. Well prepared. If you like ribs they are out of sight.

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Thank scohen79
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like BBQ, you really should visit while here. The food is well prepared, the quantities generous. If you like frozen drinks, try the Pink Iguana or the Coco Loco. Service is great and friendly. About the in,y thing you can say negative is that the tables are close together, but hey...make a new friend.

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Thank Hugh B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Smokey Joe's on January 9 after hearing about it from some friends who had visited a few years back on their honeymoon. Our overall experience was amazing, and we ended up liking it so much that we came back again on January 13 as our last dinner in Aruba before flying home! I had a combo platter with... More 

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Thank Melissa D
Lake Villa, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried Smokey Joes on a recommendation from a friend who vacations in Aruba annually and loves Smokey Joes. My wife had Chicken and she loved it. I went with the ribs and they were good but not great. I am biased because i have a lot of experience eating St. Louis and Kansas City ribs so I am a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for dinner our second night in Aruba. It looked busy so we picked it. The service wasn't the best. Perhaps we should have figured it may have been too busy for the wait staff to keep up or be attentive. Our drinks came and then we just waited for our food. And waited. When it finally came... More 

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Thank Amanda J
Putnam CT
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the baby back ribs and the price was not that expensive for Aruba. Great Service and location to the High Rises

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Enfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best ribs I have eaten in the caribean. Sauce is very sweet,fries were crispy. Ribs were a bit fatty though. Their mixed drinks are good but very watered down Great value for the money. Nice to sit outside and watch the people walk by. Don't need reservations which is a plus during December.

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Westminster, Maryland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice outside eating area, enjoyed the people watching! Food was good. BBQ chicken, hubby had the ribs.large portions. Coconut Shrimp app was really good. Ended up here on our first night...even though crowded, service was really quick. No wait time for party of two.

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Syracuse, NY
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a sister property of the Iguana Cantina. The menu wasn't as diverse as I expected and not as tasty as at the Iguana -- but is very popular and fun, with great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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?