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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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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked from the Ritz to this restaurant. Was there early so no waiting for a table. It is open air seating by the street. Large portions and excellent ribs. Recommend.

Thank aedrbf
Menasha, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch after going to our favorite t-shirt shop in Aruba (Sun and Sand, nearby). We've done this for a number of years now and find the food, beverages and service are consistently good. The food portions were large enough to take some leftovers back to the resort though I managed to eat all of mine.... More 

Thank Ron M
Dubendorf, Switzerland
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there at daytime and just ordered some drinks (we just ate somewhere else). they come in a nice mason-jar and look amazing. as we came back another time for lunch the place was crowded! this restaurant has always full-house! we were seated and after ordering the food came very fast. we overestimated ourselfs and took the bigger version... More 

Thank TanjaBachmann
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here due to the high reviews. My husband LOVES BBQ and was looking forward to it. He got the pulled pork sandwich. He was disappointed. It was an ice cream scoop of pulled pork that was very dry on a hamburger bun. I got a burger and it was good not great - just average.... More 

Thank Lisa H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Given the rate of the British pound we thought we ought to try a fast food place instead of one of our usual restaurants. Ribs were truly excellent with great hot sauce but we ordered way too much as we also had the great spicy chicken wings each. Order less and you can always add more which will keep the... More 

Thank Heulwen9
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came around 940pm, restaurant was half empty .so i asked the hostess the possibility to seat on a table not to close to other people , them i pointed out a table out of the 10 tables empty in the back and her reaction was like no.. Its for four people .. I asked her, but the restaurant is half... More 

Thank Dany N
Hamilton, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were able to get seated quickly. Server quickly took our drink order. We both got 1/2 rack of baby ribs, homefries and coleslaw. Food was really good.

Thank Kathy P
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You would never believe that a rib place. Would have a great grouper. They do. Get it blackened with the lemon sauce on the side.

Thank john c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great for adults and kids. Relaxed atmosphere and good service. Consistently good year after year and prices are reasonable for Aruba.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch, it was fantastic. The view is beautiful, the decor bright and colourful. The sangria was heaven sent and the food was just delicious.Staff was so friendly. I would absolutely recommend it and will definitively go back again.

Thank Thalie1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
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, 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?