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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 23
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average BBQ, Good Sides, Great Pie & Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Scott W
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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stanv
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Just OK. Over-rated and too pricey in my opinion. Not sure what all the fuss is about. I've done take-out three times in the past and wasn't wowed on any of those occasions.

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Arden, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I love this restaurant! I am not a big BBQ person, but I love this restaurant. Their prices are reasonable, and the food is excellent! There are always lots of people eating there. Take note: they are only open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday, and takeout after 4:30. I must eat a gluten free diet, and they have those items clearly marked... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love the pulled pork with tomato sauce! I wish they had sweet mashed potatoes but the other sides are good.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Heard so much about this restaurant from locals. Decided to go for lunch for my birthday. The line was long, but service went quickly. The staff was helpful in making my selection. The atmosphere was fun and casual. Food was good- not great. Ribs were somewhat dry. The greens were the best Ive ever tasted. Next time will order something... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Disappointed is the best way to describe my feelings about 12 bones. I had heard for years this que is amazing...don't believe the hipe. The ribs were good, not great. They smoke them, stack them up on top of the grill. When you order them they hear them up on the grill (this is ok) and brush on whatever flavored... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The ribs (blueberry chipotle), jalapeño grits, and green beans beans were excellent. We felt the Brisket was good but standard. It was not abnormally tender or moist. We also thought the coleslaw, baked beans, and cornbread fell into the "good but not memorable" category. The young lady taking our order was extremely friendly, and our plates were picked up for... 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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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?