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12 Bones Smokehouse

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3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
+1 828-687-1395
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Golden, Colorado
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of hype about this place and it is deserved. Food is excellent staff helpful. Local brew. No negatives of any kind. Great family meal. Dry rub was our family's favorite but we liked the blueberry and he jalepeno as well. All really tasty. Enjoy

Thank lucine9
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at 12 Bones for the first time. Did not disappoint! The pulled chicken was moist and flavorful. Variety of sauces was excellent. The sides were out of this world. I appreciate the quality and variety of the side dishes. So far, I've tasted the smoked potato salad, the vinegar slaw, corn pudding, baked beans, buttered green beans and,... More 

Thank Levannah
Arden, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of 12 Bones is that you are able to select your sauces, hot, medium, sweet, sore...whatever you choose, it all makes the meat so much more delicious. I enjoy going there and eating and I enjoy being able to take away my evenings dinner. Apologize for making a northerner a lover of 12 Bones Smokehouse!!

Thank Barbara P
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched a show on the food network that ranked this place third in the country. So we decided to try it. Unfortunately, it was good but I've had a lot better. Nothing special. Ribs were dry, chipotle blueberry was good. Slaw was different but good. Cornbread was very dry. Beans seemed a bit aged. Pecan pie was very good.... More 

Thank Daja607
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were out by the Asheville airport and asked for a good BBQ place for lunch. The recommendation was 12 Bones. Boy was this a GREAT recommendation. This place is in my top 5 BBQ places. The food was fantastic, service was fast and price was very reasonable. In fact, it was so good my wife wanted to go back... More 

Thank Donmy W
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Asheville last summer and tried 12 Bones at the other location. As it is not open during the weekend, we tried this one and it did not disappoint! The food is delicious, flavorful, and rich. We all got different things and couldn't resist taking bites of everyone else's. The food comes out quickly, and the service is phenomenal.... More 

Thank Brittany R
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Stopped in for lunch, and yes it was very busy as you would expect. Even so, they have the process down- line moved quickly and smoothly, and our food came out quickly. Ribs were really good- smoky flavor with a variety of different seasonings to choose from. My wife's collards were so good I wished I had ordered them also.... More 

Thank John P
Hendersonville, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Took old of town friends since it is where "Obama" came during his campaign years. The place was packed the entire time we were there! NOT glamorous, but delicious!

Thank Carol A L
Flat rock, NC
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141 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I go to 12 bones often and I always get the ribs. I think their ribs are some of the best I've ever eaten. They are more dry than wet which I prefer. I have never ordered ribs and was disappointed. They are consistently good and never fatty. Today I ordered beef brisket and was equally impressed. They gave me... More 

Thank Joseph C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Had the beef brisket platter. Was smoked perfect and not dry. 4 choices of bbq. 2 sides and corn bread. If you like greens and vinegar slaw good fix'n. Casual and country dining. Would recommend a must stop if in area.

Thank Dorthy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-687-1395

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?