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Twelve Bones South

3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704
(828) 687-1395
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Ranked #7 of 54 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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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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Arden, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Twelve Bones started up in the art district along Riverside Drive. I went there once and enjoyed the decent BBQ. The price, which is a big factor with me, was reasonable. The wait in line, order, pick up your food, and go to a picnic table format was a challange. I walked away saying, "This place is not bad. I... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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229 reviews 229 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The 12 Bones South Store is not hard to find, but its location in a mixed residential/business area of Sweeten Creek Rd is far enough away from downtown Asheville and the main north-south arterial (Hendersonville Rd) to give it the sense of being off the beaten path. Having rather odd business hours, and being ensconced in a recycled Pure Oil... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

12 Bones has all kinds of BBQ, Chicken, ribs, chopped, brisket, turkey, with sauces on the side and flavor of the day ribs as well as nakked with only salt and pepper. They have different sides like corn pudding and jalapeno cheese grits, smoked potato salad, salads, purple slaw with chipotle mayo and one with a vinegar slaw, etc. On... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

12 bones south is just as good as the original River district location & has shorter waiting lines and has the same great ribs & menu choices in very laid back atmosphere

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Concord, North Carolina, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Everyone will give a thumb up whenever he/she tastes the ribs here. Even President Obama would love to come back to taste the twelve Bones BBQ ribs.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Love the ribs and the sides are homemade! The blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce is my fave. Collard greens are awesome.

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Pickerington, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Certainly Presidential visits entice you to try this place. Our son's recommendation however sealed the deal for us. If you have your sights set on this place make sure that you know the somewhat limited hours (I guess if you are this good you can call the shot on the hours) so that you aren't disappointed. Don't be discouraged from... More

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