We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

12 Bones Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Foundy Street, Asheville, NC 28801-3134
+1 828-253-4499
11:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,400: English reviews
Candler, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite having lived in Asheville for 7 years, I'd never tried this hometown favorite. I'm not a true BBQ lover, so avoided it for that reason, but when a friend wanted to go there for lunch and he was driving I had to go along. Boy, am I glad I did. I had a pulled pork sandwich with mac &... More 

Thank Karen D
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Texas, Memphis, and all over the Carolinas and 12 Bones is the king I compare them against. I go every chance I am in town be it Asheville or Arden. This is the joint not to be missed!

Thank ciswpcc
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Asheville. I'm great slow-cooked smoked cured barbecue. The blueberry chipotle ribs are divine. Also has a great portobello mushroom sandwich that my vegetarian wife adores. New location that's really nice, a place you must try if you're in Asheville.

Thank bananaman521n
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really unbelievable for great bar-b-que and country fixed sides. To look at the building you would think no way could this be a place to eat but the lines of people give it away..I eat here every time I'm in the area and have never been disappointed.

Thank Rwine54
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the ribs and hubby had the brisket. Collard greens are seasoned perfect. Mac & cheese was really good.

Thank Terie D
Level Contributor
102 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New location, same great food, and people. New place is huge, plenty of seating inside and out. As usual the food was awesome, new place, old problem-can't make up my mind what to have....

Thank Bill S
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Asheville and read all of the reviews about this place and was convinced that I must stop by 12 Bones Smokehouse. I'm so glad I did. The ribs were very tender and you are given a choice what type of sauce or dry rub you'd like. I ended up getting the brown sugar dry rub and it was... More 

Thank Taylor M
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Level Contributor
147 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had pulled pork plates for take out and found it to be delightful. You can choose from four sauces to have on the side with your meat (we had sweet tomato and it was great). We tried four different sides and ALL were excellent. Favorites were baked beans, corn pudding, and potato salad. The cornbread was sweet and great... More 

1 Thank Katy C
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove by what used to be 12 Bones last weekend, and the building was vacant with the area looking to be redeveloped.

Thank HEtkind
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food is really good, and the prices are reasonable. It's also nice that they have a covered outdoor seating area to enjoy. I had the ribs, and they were excellent. I also had beans on the side, which were great, but the corn pudding wasn't very good (too runny, I didn't even eat it).

Thank cheshiree

Travellers who viewed 12 Bones Smokehouse also viewed

Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains

Been to 12 Bones Smokehouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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 Foundy Street, Asheville, NC 28801-3134
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-4499

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 12 Bones Smokehouse and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Rogersville, Tennessee
Cherryville, North Carolina
3 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from 12 Bones Smokehouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?