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12 Bones Smokehouse

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3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704
+1 828-687-1395
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Ribs, BBQ OK

As we were traveling to S.C. we stopped to eat some BBQ upon our friends recommendation who had eaten here before. The ribs were good but the pulled BBQ didn't have much smoked taste and I didn't see a smoke ring on the eat. The ribs didn't have the great smoked taste and I wondered if the meat is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
rebel56
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Virginia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Food was okay. I've had better BBQ at lesser known establishments in the area. Food came out really quick which was nice but we were not really in a hurry. Staff was aloof.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've been to 12 Bones in Arden 2x, once a year ago and then last week. A year ago, I was there around 3 pm, had BBQ sandwich, a 3 rib plate and sides. I wasn't that impressed with the ribs and the BBQ was average. Had the cole slaw and beans, which were fine. Last week I went in... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As we were traveling to S.C. we stopped to eat some BBQ upon our friends recommendation who had eaten here before. The ribs were good but the pulled BBQ didn't have much smoked taste and I didn't see a smoke ring on the eat. The ribs didn't have the great smoked taste and I wondered if the meat is actually... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Ok, it's 4th of July and we were picking up from a camp and needed lunch. Last week we learned from another BBQ customer at another restaurant that this place existed. So, today was the day to try it Everything I tried was very good. We tried the Cheerwine ribs and the Maple too. I wanted to get one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We enjoyed every bite! The ribs and the pulled pork are delicious! We bought more to take home from the special already packaged up "to go" section!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have never been disappointed at 12 bones. I especially like the side dishes, but the meat is excellent. They have very unique sides!

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had the pulled pork and beef brisket plates. Maybe I do not appreciate BBQ the way most people do (I try it everywhere we travel) but the meat was like any other BBQ I have tried. The sides were really tasty and the key lime pie was very good and looked and tasted like homemade. The staff was helpful... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is one of the top-rated BBQ places in the country. The meat was moist and sauces delicious! I had a side of their corn souffle and it was outstanding!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We swung by for a quick lunch after dropping our daughter at camp. Ribs and pulled pork were awesome! All of the sides were so good. This place is legit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

As far as bbq goes in our area 12 Bones offers the best. For sandwiches the Hogzilla is best, the pulled pork plate with any side items is always a good option. And, the ribs are very good. My preference is Texas style bbq and smoked food, but it's too far to drive! The bbq options in Lexington NC are... More 

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Additional Information about 12 Bones Smokehouse

Address: 3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704
Phone Number: +1 828-687-1395
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-687-1395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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