Smokey Joe's Island Grill

6,8 based on 75 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Caribbean
Main Course:
$17.00 - $28.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
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Meals:
Dinner
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Restaurant Information

Smokey Joe's Island Grill

Juan E. Irausquin Blvd.87
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 2896
Opening Hours:
Early Bird Special: 5pm to 6pm
Dinner: 5pm to 11pm
Bar:
5pm to Midnight Sunday to Thursday
5pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday
Happy Hour  
Smokey Joe's Island Grill
Smokey Joe’s offers alfresco dining in a colorful festive atmosphere. "We only serve fresh caught local fish…", says executive chef Jose Lago, "...so don’t expect to find salmon and trout on our menu!". We also feature open-fire rotisserie-grilled chicken, and for the meat lover, our thick-cut tender Argentine grass-fed filet mignon is sure to hit the spot. But our ultimate treat has to be the fingerlicking enjoyment of eating our grilled baby back ribs, truly the "Best Ribs in the CARIBBEAN!".
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Worst service ever experienced

Jun 20, 2015 - posted by
We went to Smokey Joe's with a large party and had very high hopes given the reviews we had seen.

The service was the absolute worst I have ever witnessed. Our waiter ignored us for most of the visit. We waiting a 1/2 hour for our drinks, 1 hour for our appetizers and 1 1/2 for our food. We had 8 hungry children which made matters worse.

The waiter actually walked out of his way simply to avoid us since he knew the food was taking so long. He also did not ever ask us if we wanted anything....drinks, silverware....and it was difficult to order anything since he was avoiding us.

The food was decent but it was hard to enjoy anything when you do not receive any service.

The Managers refused to do anything for our party to make amends based on the awful service and actually added a 17% service charge for our trouble!

It was a ruined night for us and truly an awful experience from start to finish.
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mediocre ribs

May 24, 2015 - posted by
Coming to Aruba for 13 Years and try their ribs the last 2 years.
These are NOT ribs to rave about. They have a large style of barbeque sauce, but the ribs are mediocre,seems like they been cooking for days, stuck to the bone and the only taste you tast is the burt sauce. Very commercial, generous portion, but. Not my cup of tea, you get what you pay.
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It is what it is

Mar 29, 2015 - posted by
Good ribs, but not as lean as before. Prepare for a fast meal once seated. This place gets very crowded, very quickly which is fine, but don't expect to be there long to enjoy your meal or take in the sights.
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very good ayce ribs

Jun 2, 2013 - posted by
we always have a meal at least once here when on aruba. everybody in our party of six had the ayce ribs and all agreed they were very good. you can't go wrong for $24.99 as long as you can go for another serving of ribs. but be warned...they charge for refills on ice tea!! it's not stated on the menu or posted anywhere in the restaurant. when we complained to the hostess all she did was smiled & apologized. it left a bad taste in our mouths...who charges for ice tea refills??!! when we went back a few days later, we all had ice water & noticed alot of other diners did too!!
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you get what you pay for

Feb 26, 2013 - posted by
ribs were stuck on the bone.. i ordered a full slab of ribs
1/2 barbaque 1/2 hot... they came on top of each other. everything was hot....food came out fast but wasn't great.
won't be back ......everyone was pushed together.
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Good ribs

Feb 19, 2013 - posted by
liked the place so much we went back for a second time. great ribs and reasonable prices. we have been to many restaurants on the island and would rate this near the top of casual restaurants. worth the trip and the prices.
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Food was good

Aug 25, 2012 - posted by
Food and service was good. Nothing special. Lots of seating.

Split the ribs appetizer. Big portion and was good.

Wife had a salad and I had a hamburger. Both were good.

Reasonable prices.
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Okay

Jun 17, 2012 - posted by
To admit, I'm a rib lover from Texas. I tried the AYCE ribs and sampled all of the flavors. I thought they were okay. It really tasted like the meat had been re-heated and not very fresh. The service was horrible. It really wasn't that busy either. When back on the island, I will pass on this place.
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Mar 24, 2012 - posted by
This a great restaurant for ribs. When you want a break from seafood, etc this restaurant is outstanding. Now I know why its packed every night. Our server really seemed to enjoy what he was doing and was entertaining as well as very precise with our orders. Great place for kids as well as adults. We will definitely be back.
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Aug 22, 2011 - posted by
We ate here our first night... very relaxed!!

The food was good, the portions were really big. The ribs were good and the drinks were cold. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, maybe this is not the place, but if you want a fun place that is kid friendly, where you can sit outside and enjoy the evening, and has good food for a good value give Smokey Joe's a try!!

We really enjoyed it!
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