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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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**CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK** Re-opening Wednesday 1/22 Over the past decade, 12 Bones has quickly grown into a local institution known for its rule-breaking take on barbecue classics.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great takeout during COVID pandemic. 6 bones with the jalapeño grits and Mac and cheese were the highlights. Tangy mustard goes well with the pulled pork.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything is amazing! I’m a sides girl and they never disappoint. We’ve bought their sauces every time we make the trip out. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 5, 2020

I came here a couple of years ago and remember thinking it was pretty good. When my husband and I came back to Asheville, it was a must visit. Unfortunately, it was not near as good as I remembered. We both ordered the pulled chicken...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

We had pulled pork plates and shared some ribs. The pulled pork was dry and the flavor was pretty average. The ribs were very good, however. They have the sweet style of cornbread if that's your style. The bbq sauces weren't particularly memorable. I'd recommend...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

My husband couldn’t stop raving over the food at this restaurant. He had a pulled pork sandwich. It was almost annoying how often he kept saying that “this is **** good!”. I appreciated that there were other options than bbq for those of us that...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

This place is a 1 of a kind all the way, in the River Arts district, off the beaten path, with a clever concept. The Obama’s ate at their former location near here, and that alone gives this newer place a cool vibe. You line...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Closed. For “Winter Break” until Jan. 22, 2020. For an restaurant with a totally weird operating model to begin with. Like no dinner, no weekends. Nuts! I hope the owners took all their terrific workers with them to their Caribbean island, Aspen ski lodge, or...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely nothing to write home about. A big deal is made that Bourdain was here. Means nothing if brisket is not tender, no smoke ring present. Ribs were almost cool to touch and were NOT falling off bone. Stop riding on your laurels!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Best ribs ever! Loved the brown sugar and blueberry sauce and their brewed beers on site. Thanks Former President Obama for his recommendation.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

Excellent pork barbecue and brisket. no need for sauces it’s that good but the sauces they offer are good. the sides we tried were sweet potatoes roasted potato salad green beans vinegar slaw mustard greens and it comes with corn bread. let me say they...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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PercyHawkins
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.
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robert i
November 10, 2016|
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Response from 12bonesribs | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we will be open on Friday, November 11 during regular hours.
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