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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn pudding” (252 reviews)
“ribs” (764 reviews)
“pulled pork” (195 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch on our way through Asheville with a group of 7 on a work trip. The food was great, but it's really about the environment as this is located in a historic industrial area that has been revitalized. It's definitely worth...More

Thank JclayG
Reviewed 6 days ago

several different flavors of ribs--got the chipoltle blueberry and brown sugar dry rub and both were fantastic. with apologies to my late great mother-in-law, they had the best collards i have ever eaten. Habinero cheese grits also great. love everything about this place. only open...More

Thank timriordan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best BBQ in WNC. the sauces are amazing and the sides (you have to try the smoked pototoe salad). Th service is great as well. The ribs fall off the bone tender and the brisket I so juicy. If you are ever in...More

Thank douglasrandy1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While hiking a local recommended 12 Bones in the River Art District and we were not disappointed - really good BBQ. I had the pulled pork sandwich and the wife had a pulled pork plate - really good with generous portions. I was hoping for...More

Thank Darrell W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

President Obama isn't this place's only fan. Besides mains, try the grits, the coleslaw. Everything is fantastic here. Only does take-out or eat outside (and only until 6 PM) but the Wedge is right behind it and welcomes you to eat there and enjoy their...More

Thank tantrictraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw this place on a TV show about ribs. Was not disappointed. Waited in line for 15 minutes at lunch. Not only were the ribs excellent, the pulled pork, brisket and sides were all top notch. Can't wait to return

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion, 12 Bones has the best ribs in Asheville. The Hogzilla sandwich is also pretty good. A selection of unique BBQ sauces are offered along with the traditional sauces. Good side dishes. Gets crowded during the summer months.

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the dry rub ribs and they were the best we ever had. Hard to find at their art district location but worth it.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for barbecue lunch while passing through. Looked interesting but there was a line so assumed long wait but wait was quick and well worth it.

Thank L B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on advise from my son who researched Ashville restaurants on TV Foodmaps web site and cross references on YELP. He's a serious foodie. Passing through Ashville and he directed me to 12 Bones. They have the best selection of BBQ and sides that...More

Thank Manny1836
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15 February 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
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, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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 Foundry 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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