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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%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (240 reviews)
“ribs” (705 reviews)
“pulled pork” (190 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This culinary establishment is a must to any Asheville visitor or if you consider yourself as a food lover. I had the full rack (12 ribs) which is a huge dish for one person. I took the collard greens and gritz as side dish which...More

Thank לילך פ
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had heard all of the hype about this place, so decided to go for lunch on our vacation. There was a line at 11, but it moved pretty fast...you stand in line to order, then go to a table and they...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just bought ribs via the take out window and have never been as disappointed as I was today. The ribs were dry, over cooked and so covered in black charcoal as to be almost inedible. The baked beans were very middle of the road and...More

Thank kaycola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! LOVED this restaurant!! And I bought a t-shirt to prove it! Open ONLY from 11-4 for dine in, open until 6 for take-away. A little tricky to find, as it is on a road located in the old/current small industry district running along the...More

Thank greagan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard so much about this place I was very excited to try it but found it near impossible to get there since I work full time and they close early. So when I finally made it I was not impressed and even the...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

12 Bones lives up to its reputation... we got take out as we had a timetable to keep. The line was long for eat in... but if I'd had time I would have happily waited. We are there because if the blueberry BBQ sauce. The...More

Thank Nic C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from the northeast, my wife and I are not BBQ experts, but we know great food when we taste it and 12 bones was great food. The ribs were perfect and the brisket was the best we ever had. Worth the wait and the...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had just arrived into Asheville and she had a craving for Carolina style BBQ. We found 12 Bones Smokehouse on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. The new location was a small challenge to find, but the effort was...More

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We last went to 12 Bones about a year ago at their old location. The new one is about half-mile down the road and is much nicer than the old building, with a lot more seating inside and outside. It's the same set up, where...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for lunch around 12:30 for carry out. There were no lines and the service was friendly and fast. The BBQ sandwich was great. The sides are just as good as the sandwiches. Absolutely love the mashed sweet potatoes and jalapeño cheese...More

Thank tpayne33
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
10 November 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
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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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