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12 Bones Smokehouse

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5 Foundy Street, Asheville, NC 28801-3134
+1 828-253-4499
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Two half racks 1 traditional 1 Blueberry Chipotle Very tasty. Baked beans and the smashed sweet potato sides were great. Cornbread was great Pisgah Ale and a Hi Wire Brown!!

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Thank AQflyer
Mars Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Twelve Bones is a very popular and excellent, unique BBQ. Lots of great choices. Wine, beer, including GF beer and cider (local choices, too!). Generous portions, quick service. You'll love it!

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Chester, Vermont
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my and husband's third trip to Asheville. 12 Bones has always been on our list to visit , but we never got there, until this trip! It was sooo good! They are a fine tuned machine at 12 Bones! I had a rib sandwich with blueberry sriracha BBQ sauce. My husband had the 6 ribs with beans, mac... More 

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Candler, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 

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Thank Karen D
HickoryNC
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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!

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Thank ciswpcc
Asheville
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank bananaman521n
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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.

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Thank Rwine54
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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.

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Thank Terie D
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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....

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Thank Bill S
Richmond, Virginia
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
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

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Cherryville, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?