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12 Bones Smokehouse

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5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3134
+1 828-253-4499
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Bar B Q. The President loves the food and I can see why. Long lines but they move fast. Also try the Haywood Smokehouse in Waynesville. Really good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a great first time experience. The staff was very cordial and helpful. I had the 6 rib plate with green beans and grits. My ribs were very good. I liked the green beans. Both my wife (who doesn't normally eat grits) and I liked the grits, which are seasoned with Jalapeños. My wife ordered the... More 

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Thank dhendricks43
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I only have one thing to say: sausage wrapped in bacon, smothered in pork. Amazing. Diet started the next day. Long queue – plan accordingly.

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Thank Chris W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd trip to 12 Bones. We went a few years ago the first time we were in Asheville. This time, we ordered a little bit of everything - pulled pork, smoked chicken, root beer sauced ribs, a salad, and some sides. We also got a quart of baked beans to go. The pork and baked beans weren't... More 

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Thank JustJustin815
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the pulled chicken, Mac n cheese, and green beans. All of it was great (beans) a little tough but still good. Service was good and fast...nice out of the way place and enjoyable

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Thank Jeffrey K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I myself enjoy a well prepared dry-rubbed barbecued rib, but out of all the sauced ribs I have ever had, this was the best. I ordered their "blueberry sauced ribs," may I say yum. Spicy sweet with this wonderful blueberry flavor. I should have ordered a full rack. The sides were delicious as well. Jalapeño cheese grits and collards. The... More 

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Thank ChefRober
Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ribs and pulled pork were really good. Sides were excellent especially the corn pudding. Nice outdoor seating. Hard to find parking. Nice laid back atmosphere.

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Thank MARKATZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was great, nice service, quick and efficient Loved the cheese grits, and ribs. The chopped brisket was a little too heavy after half the sandwich. I had one of the dry rib rubs and my 9 y.o son had ribs for the 1st time and he liked them. Highly recommended

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Thank Robert D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Ashville we always go to 12 bones- Great food to go or on spot- the ribs are to die for- the brisket is amazing. Its worth the wait!!

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Thank Bigred1971x
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This used to be our place to go for BBQ. I don't know if there has been a change in management or owners but it has really went downhill. We thought the last time we ate there and got dry ribs and over cooked sides it was because it was near closing time...not the case apparently. Sad, because this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3134
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-4499

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?