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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-4499
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Ranked #28 of 644 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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Franklin, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A go to the counter BBQ shack. Food is good, quanties a bit below average to average. Probably will go again, but not on the very top of my list.

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Ktown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Pork sandwich with jalapeño cheese grits and mashed sweet potatoes .......serious good food...and the right price. Couldn't wait in that line....took it Togo. Will be back!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love 12 bones. I have had lunch there many times and take out for dinner as well. I always get pulled pork or their delicious ribs. They are truely the best I've ever had, but recently I went there for lunch and decided to try the chopped beef brisket. This was like sloppy joe, like the kind I remember... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Be patient or come early as the line can be long getting seated but this is one great bbq meal! Good enough to please the President when he comes to town!

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This popular rib shack lives up to all the hype. Wait in line, sit at a table, then chow down on some great BBQ classics such as corn pudding and really well prepared ribs. They have classic rubs and sauces, but loved the special blueberry chipolte combo. Expect a wait at peak times, but the kitchen keeps cranking out food... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The best collard greens ever! Mac n cheese! Turkey! Blackberry chipotle ribs!!! We're all amazing!! Go!!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with friends and family from Asheville. The ribs are really good. Had the ribs with the Blueberry Chipotle Sauce. Lots of sides to choose from. The jalapeño grits are really good. We also tried the BLT on wheat berry bread. The fried green tomato and the pesto mayonnaise really makes this sandwich different from your usual BLT. This... More 

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If your not at 12 Bones by 11:30am, be prepared to wait in line for lunch. This hole-in-the-wall barbeque joint is nothing special to look at. But the food they serve is outstanding. The barbeque is truly low and slow and smoked to perfection. Everything on the menu is good. I tried the ribs and chicken. Fabulous! We sat outside... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've heard about 12 Bones from others so stopped in on a recent visit to Asheville. I have to say this is some of the best bbq that I have ever had. I also have to add the sides here are fantastic. The corn pudding and the jalapeno cheese grits ... fantastic! You order at the counter and they deliver... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Everything was just fantastic. The ribs, pulled pork and the sides were all excellent. Well worth the visit, I'd recommend it to anyone who loves bbq.

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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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