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12 Bones Smokehouse

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5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love 12 Bones and is a mainstay of my dining. I don't even know how many times I've eaten here or brought visitors in the 8 years I have lived in Asheville. Love the pulled pork and ribs. Best Damn Corn Pudding I've ever had. The Blueberry Chipolte sauce is an award winner. Staff are fantastic.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great meal for the meat lovers and even for the vegetarian in the pack! Try the sides too, they are interesting and fun! And the pecan pie is to die for...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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235 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a lover of ribs, you must visit 12 Bones. The ribs are meaty and the sauces are terrific. My favorite is the blueberry chipotle. Even the side dishes are very good. There are other items on the menu but 12 Bones is all about the ribs.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

BBQ joint that knows what they are doing. Both with the meat and the sauces. Nothing fancy here just good BBQ. In the art district and that added a little more ambiance

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1 Thank garyh0406
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A little wait but well worth it! We ate at the eclectic location in the River Arts district. The ribs were great and the sides were tastey and flavor filled. Not your Mom's potato salad! If you love slow cooked ribs, this is the place!

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1 Thank Michelle J
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like BBQ, 12 Bones is an absolute must! The food is delicious, the service is fast and the low key vibe of the dining area fits the southern smokehouse theme. They also have a good selection of beer to go with the food. It's a great location right near the river with yard games, outside picnic area and... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an amazing stop on our trip recommended by our son. Little did we know that it was also a vacation spot for the Obamas. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was authentic to the Asheville North Carolina creative community. We enjoyed the different style of food with so many choices in sauce. Us northerners enjoyed this southern... More 

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1 Thank emajf
Great Falls, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great barbecue! The brisket was wonderful. We sampled everything. Location is hidden down between railroad tracks & river. They have plenty of parking. If you like barbecue I would make this a must stop.

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Brentwood TN
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This review is "Amazing" for the ribs, collard greens and green beans. Got the 6 Bones (half rack) with the brown sugar sauce and it was amazing! Ribs were some of the best I've ever had. Pulled pork was nothing special. Service was fast and attentive. Definitely check it out!

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Parker, Colorado
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a cool restaurant, in a cool little artsy area. Their building has been painted by artists, along with a couple other buildings in the area. On a warm sunny day their outdoor area is perfect. We ordered a rack of 6 bones, beef brisket, mac and cheese, the jalapeño grits and okra for our meal. The side were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
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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Cherryville, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?