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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
828 253 4499
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Ranked #31 of 646 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
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This a very,very casual place for BBQ. You order at a counter and hope to find a seat. They bring your food to your table and it was very quickly served. I had a pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw and sweet potatoes. My husband had the ribs. He felt they were outstanding. It is a very busy place by... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

You will only want to visit 12 Bones if you love BBQ because it does not have visually attractive surroundings. I love good barbecue, so I was not disappointed when I ordered my usual pulled pork BBQ in a bun with all the trimmings. Be prepared to wait since their lines are long and the restaurant is noisy.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

These are the best ribs I've ever had and when I visit Asheville this is one of the first places on the list to eat. The collard greens are also the best I've had. Love the atmosphere and the experience while dinning here.

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TICONDEROGA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We make a habit of going to lunch here at least once any time we are in Asheville. The choice of barbeque is outstanding and the prices are rock-bottom, since you order at the counter (although they do bring you your meal). I make a habit of the pulled pork, but the other options are equally tasty. It is strictly... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Love love love this place! A real bare bones kinda place with honest to goodness great NC bbq. It's rare when all three of our family enjoy a place equally, but the food was amazing- the ribs were the best of the 3 dishes we had- try those first! Cornbread is lovely too! Staff were all very friendly, they even... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Reading all the reviews of this restaurant, we decided to give this place try on a trip to Asheville. We LOVE barbecue and have a huge smoker at home. I ordered the pulled pork and my husband ordered the ribs. His ribs were dry and very overdone. My pulled pork was dry as well. Sauce didn't help. For the first... More 

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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Before I say anything else let me say that I know the president has visited here on at least two occasions and loves the food. Meaning no disrespect I simply don't agree with him. I have eaten here twice and found the food to be of average quality. The staff is always very friendly. The atmosphere is more like camping... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The baby back ribs are delicious and very meaty. I also love the southern style sides- corn pudding, mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens or slaw and their delicious corn bread. Yes, there will be a line for eating in, but you can always call ahead and pick up, at least in their South Asheville location. It is a MUST stop... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a must eat when you are in Asheville but make sure you show up Tuesday-Saturday, they are closed Sunday and Monday. I recommend the ribs, full rack and my flavor favorite......pineapple habanero. But it is hot so watch out. My side favs are corn pudding and mac n cheese. Two locations and so worth the time!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A friend suggested 12 Bones Smokehouse as a place I had to stop for good BBQ before I left Asheville. I was not disappointed. The staff joked with me because I ordered a Hogzilla sandwich at my first visit, but it was soooooooo good. The only thing I did not like was that I had to stand in line, place... More 

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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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