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Smokey Joe's

Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 2896
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (1,839 reviews)
“pulled pork” (187 reviews)
“chicken” (295 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Juan E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed today

Please know that we usually really enjoy Smokey Joe's but on our recent trip (May 19, 2017) we had one bad experience and that was the one star night. We understand that EVERYONE makes mistakes but it is how you make up for the mistake...More

Thank BostonBean27
Reviewed yesterday

On the main drag in Palm Beach, SJ's has great BBQ food. The ribs fall off the bone. The sauce is excellent. I had a pulled chicken sandwich. Also delicious. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Smokey Joe's has the best BBQ on the island. Pulled pork and ribs are delicious. The only thing I was disappointed with was they now serve French fries with the ribs instead of the home fries, but other than that delicious! Also, make sure to...More

Thank LovesKW
Reviewed yesterday

Great no frills restaurant, outdoor dinning. Delicious BBQ. Good place to bring small kids. Great arubian potatoes

Thank newyorker1781
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here twice on our trip because it was so good! I couldn't decide between pulled pork and a burger but luckily there is both! It is a massive burger and was so good! They have good drinks, great food, and all outdoor seating.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Considering how busy the restaurant was on an off-season weekday night, it must get really crazy during the high season. We waited just a few minutes though, and enjoyed a very nice meal. We were lured in by the promise of "the Caribbean's best ribs"...More

Thank CMichener
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We make sure to visit this place at least once during our week-long stay. Nothing has changed - you may read my previous reviews. Same amazing ribs, same awesome Bacon-Jalapeño-Scallion Cheese fries. Same fast and courteous service. Crayons and drawing sheets for kids. This food...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 3 days ago

They are known for their barbecue ribs but their fish is pretty good too. Fish-n-chips delicious. Prices are reasonable. A couple can get a nice lunch or dinner for about $40.

Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has gotten so busy you feel rushed I don't like that ,the food is ok nothing special.It is very noisy because of the way they pack people in

Thank arubabest1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Consistency is a key to Restaurant success and they delivered again. We shared the Island Patties for an appetizer and each ordered the Original recipe racks of ribs for the entrée. Value for you money spent and watching the people go by is like a...More

Thank Barry23451
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far are you from the Hilton? Can you walk? Taxi? Please advise...thanks
3 July 2016|
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Response from bnr1185 | Reviewed this property |
easy walk
Moe L
What night is all you can eat ribs
9 February 2016|
Response from Lauretta P |
Hello, We would like to come to your restaurant when we are visiting Aruba. I am writing to find out if you use any Peanuts/Pinda's in your dishes, desserts or sauces? We have someone in our family with a life threatening peanut allergy. Thank you for answering my question. Suzanne
30 September 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
  • 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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