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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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Nutley, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have family members that like ribs, this is the place to go. They do have an all you can eat night, but it gets very very crowded. I understand the chicken is very good as well.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the week we were in Aruba we ate at Smokey Joe's 3 times. The ribs were worth every trip. Have an island brewed Balashi beer with your ribs to top off your meal. BBQ chicken, chopped BBQ and island slaw are among other favorites at SJ's.

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Thank mlaws0n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food. I had the ribs. Typical Aruban atmosphere. But not the best service. Had to wait quite a while for the waiter.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've eaten her before, it's a rib place, hugh plates of food, pleasant service, good for large groups. The ribs are ok....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very busy when we arrived at 7:00. We sat at the bar and had a beer and then were seated. BBQ chicken was very good. Fried grouper was OK. Might go there again if I wanted a quick casual dinner.

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Thank Thefish269
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seem everyone we spoke to regards Aruba told us to go to Smokey Joe's so we did. Not disappointed, nice location, great staff, and some really good simple tasty food! Easy to see why it's so well liked and people keep going back....

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Thank Michael Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's close to the hotel, crazy busy, food is not bad if they the order right. I would go back. The owners are from Boston

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned this year after trying this place out last year. Good ribs that are plentiful with good sides. I chose beans and rise and Aruba slaw which were good. Service was average and consisted of taking our order and delivery it quickly, but not much else. Drinks were finally refreshed at the end of the meal. A busy and... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick, relatively inexpensive and good quality. The jerk chicken is great. Sauce is more of a barbecue with some heat, but it's addictive. The slaw and black beans and rice are a great complement to the dish. As an alternative, the grilled shrimp are well prepared.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Smokey Joe's several times over the past few years, but our recent visit was a disaster. We were seated around 7:15 p.m. and after waiting about 20 minutes for a waitress, the manager finally came and took our orders. While waiting for our food, we saw customers who were seated after us receive their food before... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?