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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn pudding” (273 reviews)
“ribs” (825 reviews)
“pulled pork” (211 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Six of us went here for lunch. Had brisket, ribs, BBQ and most all the sides. Ribs were some of the best I've ever had. I can eat a lot and the 1/2 rack was all I could eat. Plan on taking half of it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique layout, staff is fast, pressed for time but manage to be very friendly nonetheless. Ribs were good, beans tangy and slaw crisp and fresh. Sure, I'd go again!

Thank LiveLIfeIsShort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12 Bones has hosted President Obama a few times. It is no wander it has had National Attention because it is really good smoked BBQ. Some of their sides have not always been my favorite, but I go for the meat!

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for good barecue. Many options on the menu. Nice selection of beer. Located is the River Art District which is like going back in time.

Thank ken m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They had a vegetarian mushroom, lettuce and tomato sandwich which was soo good. I haven’t experienced that level of vegetarian food at a bbq before. Awesome!!

Thank Guide323790
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tender and delicious ribs, with several sauces to accompany them. Collard greens are some of the best, cole slaw recipe is different from most places and very good! Looking forward to trying other items sometime soon. Highly recommend!

Thank Quilty84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a FANTASTIC find, the ribs were amazing, but the corn pudding was even more amazing! Wonderful place, I really liked the ambience, casual and the surrounding area was really great. I had the ribs and corn pudding, a few people ordered the Hogzilla...More

Thank LSor3
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The first time I visited this restaurant, I was reluctant to go in. The ambience is lacking, but the service and the food are outstanding. There always seems to be a line and once you try the food, you'll understand.

Thank 680charles
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

12 Bones Smokehouse has amazing ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked turkey, and pulled chicken. The sides, with daily specials, are also wonderful. 12 Bones is open for seating at lunch, and take-out only in late afternoon. Often the line for lunch starts early and lasts...More

Thank RowenToni
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Really good, tender ribs. Good sides—collard greens and corn pudding. Excellent sweet tea. We went at 2:30 and there was still a line out the door, but well worth the wait.

Thank maryrE2264LC
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February 15, 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
Twelve Bones' NEW River location is 5 Foundy, next to the WEDGE. It isonly open on weekends. The Arden location is a bit more of a drive but IS open on Saturdays.
robert i
November 10, 2016|
Response from Angela K | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we will be open on Friday, November 11 during regular hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-4499
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