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12 Bones Smokehouse

3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
+1 828-687-1395
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (23 reviews)
“corn pudding” (23 reviews)
“collard greens” (15 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nekkid ribs, pulled pork, corn pudding, smoked potato salad... and omg the collards. So good. We will be back!

Thank Katy M
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Best BBQ I have had in long time. In fact, i had a good bbq brisket in Rapid City recently, but the brisket here is fantastic. WOW!!! Incredible. I had the chopped brisket sandwich. It was loaded and incredibly flavorful. I had the bbq beans...More

Thank William O
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the BBQ pork today, it was a bit salty for my taste. Easy to figure out on the first visit. The staff was very friendly and the service was very quick.

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been to NC for awhile but have always regarded this spot as a pinnacle bbq restaurant. This visit I think it actually got better! I’ve sampled the entire menu over time and I still circle back to the baby backs or hogzilla sandwich....More

Thank FlyboyTraveler
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Went to 12 Bones off Sweeten Road again and as before it was wonderful. The ribs and brisket are superb and I really like all of the six different sauce flavors. The many sides are also great and service and cleanliness is excellent.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 29 April 2018

12 Bones is definitely the place to go for NC BBQ in Asheville. The relocated branch down by the river is in a great area where the buildings showcase some wonderful Asheville art and graffiti. I love the chopped sandwich, but I also love their...More

Thank EMC1023
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We were new friends - each having different experience and different likes when eating Bar BQ. We had gone shopping in Asheville and decided to go to 12 Bones for lunch. It was Saturday and the Arden location was open. Each of us ordered something...More

Thank mjo633
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had our Labrador with us so we opted for the dog friendly, covered outdoor dining in the back. The experience, food, and service as terrific. We got the ribs and barbecue with sides of collards and sweet potato casserole. Serving and quality was very...More

Thank Strowd1
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Went for late lunch to avoid the crowds. I had a half rack of ribs, 3 'nekkid' and 3 with pineapple habinero sauce. The ribs were good, but not as amazing as I expected. The sauce that was labeled as XXX Hot was rather mild...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We've lived in the area for 2 1/2 but just now made it to 12 bones they were open. I was a let down. The sides we got, slaw and collard greens, were good, but the ribs and the cornbread were both disappointments. We both...More

Thank roamingator2
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-687-1395
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