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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” (251 reviews)
“ribs” (733 reviews)
“pulled pork” (199 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 3 days ago

Entering this "no bones" *(sorry) restaurant , one hears the loud talk from the "eating rooms." Order, first, get your drink and then find a table or get to know someone new and share a table. We were there at 2 pm and found a...More

Thank G J
Reviewed 1 week ago

[Warning: Central Florida young adults in town for a short vacation during summer] The line to order extended out the door which allowed us to gawk at the 360 degrees of zany murals surrounding us. Inside, the walls were marked with the 'so & so...More

Thank Pyra-Danny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great brisket and beer. This was recommended by a neighbor in Williamsburg VA. Very busy but service was fine. I would go back again.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to eat that is authentic. The food was good and the BBQ was very tasty! The ambience is part of the charm. Service was also very good. We visited in off hours so that there was no wait and we...More

Thank cjb43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all. You can get amazing traditional BBQ and sides and some true Southern sides like collards. The BLT has a fried green tomato on it and is huge. Check the menu on line and give it a try. The one south...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long lines to dine in so try take out and then grab a beer at the attached brewery! Great collards, corn pudding, sauces, as well as pulled pork.

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs, brisket, and pulled pork I’ve had since Texas family prepared, coleslaw and the cornbread were terrific also! This place will spoil you if your in the mood for great barbecue with no frills. Ordering line was a bit slow but worth the wait....More

Thank Ted H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What drew me here was the Blueberry Chipotle Sauce. However, this was my least favorite of the sauces/rubs. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of the sauce that was my favorite (it was on my friends' ribs). As for the sides, I recommend the corn...More

Thank happyd829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Carolina BBQ joint with some of the best ribs you’ll ever eat. I ordered a rack of the ribs with blueberry chipotle sauce. The ribs are absolutely cooked perfectly. The sides are good, but overshadowed by the BBQ. Pair your ribs with the Wedge...More

Thank TheTravelObsession
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The line is long, but it moves fast and its well worth the wait. I had the combo plate which had ribs, brisket and pulled pork. The ribs were superb; amongst the best I have ever had. Brisket was tasty but dry. I am not...More

Thank garyhow60614
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Questions & Answers
15 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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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