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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“corn pudding” (230 reviews)
“ribs” (691 reviews)
“pulled pork” (186 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
11:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I shared a rack of ribs and bought extra sides. We didn't need the extra. They serve a lot of food. The brown sugar ribs I believe are the only dry rub you can buy. The other type are with sauce. The...More

Thank cweldon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard really great things about this place, I dined here today. The ribs were incredible. I had the brown sugar and my wife had the Cheerwine sauced half slab. As good as the ribs were, the sides were even better. Highly recommend the cornbread...More

Thank Clint C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this was still a hidden gem, it would be worthy of high praise. It's still worthy of much praise, but when a place gets to almost legendary status, it's a hard to live up to the expectation and hype. For me, the highlight is...More

Thank DrSwampy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced for wonderful, plentiful portions of food. Service is fast, and staff very friendly. The atmosphere is typical of most BBQ places, relaxed and down home feel. If I lived here, would regularly have these ribs.Many choices of dry rub, they all sounded...More

Thank SMellum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped For Lunch On The way home from the meeting. We had a wait but it was worth it. Food was fantastic! ! Will go back when I am in that area again!

Thank Sewingwolf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lives up to the reputation, and provides great amount of amazing food at reasonable costs. Staff was helpful and patient with a family with lots of questions about the available sauces. The blueberry glaze BBQ was tremendous! Thanks!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions of classic bbq items. The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. It's kind of tucked away in a semi-industrial sea with a lot of, um, street art? It's a good thing that they aren't open at night because you'd...More

Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The barbeque is quite good, but it's the side dishes that put this place over the top. With my chopped beef brisket, I chose corn pudding and smoked potato salad as my sides. I came with a large piece of corn bread. The corn pudding,...More

Thank Hugh R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I usually eat at least one BBQ restaurant around the country and this is maybe the best I've ever had. I ordered the Brown Sugar rubbed ribs with baked beans and smoked potato salad (which was absolutely amazing - I even ordered more to take...More

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 12 Bones on our visit to Asheville located in the "arts" district. I ordered a half rack of their "house" blueberry/jalepano ribs and my hubs the original ribs. Both racks were full of meat and very delicious. I really enjoyed the jalepano grits...More

Thank Ann T
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Questions & Answers
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 Foundy 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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