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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-4499
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Ranked #35 of 601 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great food. BBQ and ribs great. Sides unique and very tasty. Weird hours. Don't worry about line it moves fast. Great service

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here several times but neglected to review this wonderful place. This time--and for the first time, I tried the corn pudding. Amazing. An, as an FYI, it's available for take-out. (I would be proud to serve this for dinner company.) Of all the types of ribs, we liked the mesquite best. There are always lines here, even in... More

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Beaufort, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant in February for lunch on his birthday. We both love ribs so we were excited to try this restaurant . The ribs were so disappointed in them as we like ribs that have tender meat almost falling off the bones. The ribs we got here were not tender, you had to chew the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Really enjoyed the pulled pork, ribs, corn pudding and cheesey grits with jalapeño. Wish i would have tried the collard greens though because it was a lot of corn items. It just didn't dawn on me while ordering. I was worried the jalapeño would be too hot, but they were not at all. Very good.

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Love to eat here when I visit my daughter. We always meet for lunch on the first day. Good dry rub ribs. They even have light cheer wine.

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Windermere, FL, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had heard the rumors of this place and decided to check it out. Just an FYI, they only make a certain amount of food and when they are out, they are out. It says they stay open until 4pm but they can close early if they run out early, so we showed up at about 11:30am and the line... More

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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's been a while since I've eaten here and I just reminded myself why I no longer patronize this place. I do have to admit that at one time it was worth standing in line for that it still gets, but I think those line are due to an old reputation. The quality of food definitely has deceased and your... More

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West PalmBeach, FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I probably am not going to say anyhthing that would surprise local folks. Great little spot for bbq, and all good. My daughter has been wanting me to try, and since first time, I stuck with basics, pork, and simply well done. Love the fact that they actually put effort into preparing real quality andvaried sides as well, you will... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Ribs with brown sugar overcooked and very dry. Carolina sauce ribs better but nothing to write home about. Disappointed. I could bring you to four BBQ places where I live in Louisiana that are much better.

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Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious meal on the patio. The ribs were succulent and loved the collard greens and cheesy grits...yum ! Had the corn pudding for dessert. It was creamy , sweet , and delicious. One caveat...the mac and cheese was just meh, nothing special. Overall, a great place to go when in Asheville.

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