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All 56 Arden Restaurants

Twelve Bones South

3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704
828-687-1395
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Ranked #2 of 56 Restaurants in Arden
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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Morganton, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

For myself, 12 Bones is a Rib Place. I tried their pulled BBQ and it was good, but nothing spectacular. The Ribs, however, are out of this world! For around $14 or so, you can get half a rack of ribs, two sides and a drink. The Ribs (I love the Dry Rub) are my favorite. For me, this is... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

So good, really can't go wrong,but the ribs are definitely the best! And the jalapeño grits was our families favorite side,great collard greens.bottom line for really good southern BBQ THIS is the spot.

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Forest City, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I used trip advisor to find this place. OMG what an awesome place. I had the hogzilla. Out of this world good. Tried some ribs. Killer food. You have to try the corn pudding. The next trip to Asheville will include a stop by 12 Bones.

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Arden, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The to-go service is very quick and efficient. I have yet to be there for a sit down but the atmosphere looks nice and enjoyable. Everything I have gotten is so good. I don't eat beef or pork but the chicken and turkey BBQ is fantastic, juicy and succulent with delicious sides. I recommend the jalapeno grits and the green... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

For some reason the 12 Bones in the arts district (near downtown Asheville) didn't show as an option, but that's the one I'm reviewing. I would expect the food to be the same. It's been widely reported that Pres. Obama goes to 12 Bones whenever he's in Asheville. Politics aside one would expect the president to have his pick of... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

After picking apples this morning we were starved. My husband and I am so glad we stopped for lunch. I was worried the half rack of ribs wouldn't be too filling, I was wrong. Both of us walked away completely satisfied. The service was great, loved the atmosphere, and they served Cheerwine. We'll be back soon!

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Dalton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I got the BBQ plate with coleslaw and green beans. It was fantastic. The coleslaw was vinegar based and I was skeptical but I loved it. The BBQ had great flavor and I loved the sauces. Great for families and dog friendly outside.

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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The first restaurant this Northerner eats at on any trip to Asheville is Twelve Bones -- I love barbecue and there is disappointingly little competition in Asheville. The pulled pork, ribs, collards, and corn pudding are world class. I gather the restaurant changed ownership within the past year or two, but the new owners have not tampered with a winning... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great food. Be sure to try the pineapple habanero sauce. My wife comes for the great sides & I love the pulled pork. Would have given it a 5 but the last couple of times they have had lots of uneatable fat and skin.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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367 reviews 367 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My last 3 or 4 BBQ reviews have not been good, but finally, a great BBQ rib dinner... We came here on Saturday for lunch.....only lunch is served, so don't get off the interstate looking for dinner here. This place is extremely popular. We arrived during a little lull and only had 4 or 5 ahead of us, but by... More 

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Additional Information about Twelve Bones South

Address: 3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704
Phone Number: 828-687-1395
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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