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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” (2,071 reviews)
“pulled pork” (203 reviews)
“chicken” (325 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
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Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Busy place conveniently located across the street from the High rise hotels. The ribs are very tasty, the choice of sides are Good and the service is fast. Liked the fact that we could share a full rack with a reasonable fee for sharing. We...More

Thank carolinavisitor2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was recommended by a local. They have a big sign claiming “Best ribs in the Caribbean”, and I’m not even sure what that should mean, but I got the full rack since this was their thing. Got two flavors (allowed one per half rack)....More

Thank GBourck
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Average US Food, portion size about right, good variety in the menu, prices are ok. The restaurant is famous for the barbacue ribs they make which are pretty normal for me. If you want to go with a sure bet that is your place.

Thank Ligia S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Smokey Joe's every first night in Aruba as we don't want to dress up for a big night out after unpacking and several hours on a plane. This outdoor dive for chicken, ribs and more never fails us. Food is tasty, service is...More

Thank madeupusername
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ribs are delicious, this is an outdoor restaurant and fun for a crowd. Waiter was a bit pushy and got a few of our orders wrong and blamed us. Very odd, but we went with it as we were on vacation.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family makes Smokey Joe’s our first restaurant when we go to Aruba. We always have Kelvin for our waiter, he makes you feel right at home. Food is great, best ribs!

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate there on Friday night 2/9/18, ample outdoor dining area. Fast and polite staff. Some of the best tasting ribs on the island. Definitely planning on dining there our next trip to Aruba.

Thank grandpaj10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice local joint with good ribs and other barbecue. You are eating outdoors, so it’s informal, but very family friendly.

Thank SquishyNJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Relaxed, casual atmosphere. Great for adults and kids. Food is awesome, drinks are even better. Love the firecracker shrimp appetizer.

Thank ruthmPlymouthMA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming to Smokey Joe's for years. Its our usual go to first night casual dinner. It did not disappoint. Service was prompt and friendly. Our group had a mix of ribs, chicken, pulled pork and pulled chicken. Everyone thought it was very good. Will...More

Thank GoGiantsfan11
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Response from bnr1185 | Reviewed this property |
easy walk
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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