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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-4499
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Ranked #35 of 641 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Like everyone else has said, this place has fantastic freaking southern styled food. I'm not a huge meat lover, so I got a sides plate with green beans, mac and cheese, cheese grits and cole slaw and I ate every single speck on my plate. My boyfriend got the Ribs and loved that you could try out one of four... More

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NW Louisiana
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121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This BBQ place is in a dive. Most of the tables are outside and I don't know what people do when it is really cold, but I am sure they still eat the food, maybe get take outs. It has a lot of charm, served on a metal plate, but the meat was great.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We love their Arden location... it's the best place to stop off for ribs and a beer after spending some time in the JCrew factory store.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this place if you like BBQ. The line was out the door at lunchtime on a weekday, but it moved quickly. And the wait was worth it -- choose your sauce, your meat, your sides - all fresh and made with pride. Friendly family style picnic tables in or outside under the tent. Yum.

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Burlington, NJ
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243 reviews 243 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We read the reviews, and could not resist trying this place out. We arrived as advised around 11, and were fortunate to meet up with some locals just behind us who told us all about the place and the brewpubs in the area. Parking can be tricky here, the lot isn't terribly big, so we parked a distance away and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

After flying into Charlotte, then driving the two-hours to Asheville, we went STRAIGHT to 12 Bones and arrived at 11:01 (they open at 11:00). There was already a line inside of about 5 people, and at least 15 who were already eating. Our food was amazing (and better than expected) and by the time we left, the parking lot was... More

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Asheville, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not to mention barbeque and just about anything else. I generally do not eat ribs, but the blueberry chipotle ribs at 12 Bones is my go to dish. The sides are numerous and delicious. My favs are the greens and corn pudding. And something else one doesn't always go for at a bbq joint would be a turkey sandwich. Best... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Yes, it's only open for lunch. Yes, you have to stand in line. Yes, the place is very basic. Yes, it is the best BBQ around. The meat is succulent and yummy, the price is right and the sides are delicious. It is worth a stop for sure. Our biggest disappointment is that we can't stop by for dinner -... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Tried today for the first time. It was awesome. Everything I tried was great. Can't wait to take my family back there.

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the best, very best place to eat ribs. That's all you need to know. Try it, you'll love it. I love the chipotle rub and corn pudding and corn grits. 6 ribs is all I can eat but go for it if you are brave.

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Additional Information about 12 Bones Smokehouse

Address: 5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-253-4499
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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