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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“corn pudding” (273 reviews)
“ribs” (825 reviews)
“pulled pork” (211 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

This was the best food we had in Asheville. HANDS DOWN! Plus plenty of food for the price. Great beer selection. I hope they never change, we look forward to visiting one of there locations again soon.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jaredc252016
Reviewed yesterday

Was hard to find for us out of towners But ....we made it and when we got here there was a long line but no worries the line moved quickly. My wife split a bunch of BBQ items she like the the brisket i liked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the brisket. A little on the tough side and portion not that big. Next time I’ll try ribs. Busy with quite the operation where they bring your meals to you.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Quonmisc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us went here for lunch. Had brisket, ribs, BBQ and most all the sides. Ribs were some of the best I've ever had. I can eat a lot and the 1/2 rack was all I could eat. Plan on taking half of it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique layout, staff is fast, pressed for time but manage to be very friendly nonetheless. Ribs were good, beans tangy and slaw crisp and fresh. Sure, I'd go again!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LiveLIfeIsShort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

12 Bones has hosted President Obama a few times. It is no wander it has had National Attention because it is really good smoked BBQ. Some of their sides have not always been my favorite, but I go for the meat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for good barecue. Many options on the menu. Nice selection of beer. Located is the River Art District which is like going back in time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ken m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They had a vegetarian mushroom, lettuce and tomato sandwich which was soo good. I haven’t experienced that level of vegetarian food at a bbq before. Awesome!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Guide323790
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Tender and delicious ribs, with several sauces to accompany them. Collard greens are some of the best, cole slaw recipe is different from most places and very good! Looking forward to trying other items sometime soon. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Quilty84
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was a FANTASTIC find, the ribs were amazing, but the corn pudding was even more amazing! Wonderful place, I really liked the ambience, casual and the surrounding area was really great. I had the ribs and corn pudding, a few people ordered the Hogzilla...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LSor3
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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, Waitstaff, 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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