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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (2,013 reviews)
“pulled pork” (200 reviews)
“chicken” (313 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 3 days ago

Please, whatever you do, put this on your “must list” while in Aruba. The ribs are T-A-S-T-Y. They literally fall off the bone. No need to naw or pull, just pick up and they drop off. So many choices of sauce. I personally recommend the...More

Thank Lynda123261
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun outdoor restaurant that is pretty much always full with a line up at the door. Ribs were pretty good. Big portions would satisfy big hunger. Typical fries and coleslaw served with them.

Thank twannop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for a “lighter dinner “ after days visiting Aruba’s fine dining restaurants. Turned out to be an excellent meal of ribs and burgers. Usually have long waits so get there early or after 8:30. Enjoy! P.S. it didn’t turn out to a “lighter...More

Thank Louis H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recommended to us by a local. My husband had the ribs and he said they were good. They have an all you can eat rib special on Tuesdays. The restaurants was a few blocks down from our hotel (Hilton) which we were able to walk...More

Thank 2017JCY
Reviewed 5 days ago

Smoky Joes claims to have the "best ribs in the Caribbean". They may be right. The ribs were tasty, meaty, and served with 2 sides (the home fries were a nice alternative to fries). If you eat early (between 5pm opening time and 6pm) they...More

Thank MarkNYTXAZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here twice, not for the ribs but for the grouper! Margaritas, yummy, service good, great location!

Thank Maura M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant a year ago... this time 3 dinners - all 3 horrible. So very sad! Simply cannot recommend this for anything... ribs bad - chicken horrible - shrimp borderline spoiled. Resting on past reputation but not even close...AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

Thank mekgolfski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here where a little drunk!! And dreamed about it for rest of the holiday!!! The Mac and cheese balls are enough for a main meal they are huge and you get 5!!! Omg the stuff dreams are made of!! I also had a jalapeño...More

Thank r0siew2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We again decided to visit Smokey Joe's. This was our 3rd visit. We have been to Aruba 3 times now, and every time, have made sure we have their awesome ribs!

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends who make it a regular stop on their island visit. Can't for the life of me figure out why. Service was slow, fairly inept, food was very mediocre - took forever to get a bill - had a ton of staff, and...More

Thank schMinkel
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3 July 2016|
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Response from bnr1185 | Reviewed this property |
easy walk
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9 February 2016|
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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

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  • 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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