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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” (257 reviews)
“ribs” (778 reviews)
“pulled pork” (196 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sad to say it took me 50 trips to Asheville before I would stand in line for this delicious delite of a barbecue restaurant. Its a local favorite as well as tourist fave. If you go once your gonna be hooked, just a warning. Prices...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dont let the line stop you from coming. It does not take lone to get through to the food. It is well worth the short wait. Great food and great extras. Best BBQ in Asheville and in Immediate region.

Thank Darian C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visit this place once a week; because it’s right next to my art studio where I work every day. there is not one thing on the menu I would not recommend although I eat the smoked turkey sandwich all the time. Don’t miss this...More

Thank Tebbé D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pulled pork was excellent!!! The ribs were good. The brisket....not so much. This is not too surprising since the Carolinas are not known for their brisket. My husband is a Texan, so we eat BBQ more often than I would prefer; so the brisket...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my traveling partner hit 3 BBQ joints during our stay in Avl and 12 Bones had the best atmosphere, best sides (I’m a vegetarian) and according to my carnivore bud hands down the best BBQ meat. If we had stayed longer we diffinately...More

Thank MonkeyBoy57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pulled pork plate with sides of Mac & cheese, baked beans and sampler of 3 ribs with blueberry chipotle. Pulled pork was just nothing to rave about, Mac & cheese terrible... that is not hard to make but an absolute staple for...More

Thank whatagreatlife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended 12 Bones as part of a company dinner party. Has the ribs, pulled chicken and brisket. Super good BBQ!!!! They do have crazy hours and when the food is gone it’s gone and they close but it’s worth the trip to check it out.

Thank meganrai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a big bbq enthusiast so of all the restaurants in Asheville this was his top pick. He was definitely happy we went and loved the Blueberry Chipotle sauce and the ribs. They were nice and juicy. Everything else he was said was...More

Thank Elizabeth936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Must have the brisket. Great place for lunch . Very clean. Great service. Close to the River art district.

Thank Amada L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good bbq, everything is excellent and the environment is a unique experience. For those visiting Asheville, its a definite must try. They even have a sandwich for vegetarians, so everyone can come along! Tip: if the line is long, go to the door for...More

Thank LkaplanDC
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 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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