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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” (255 reviews)
“ribs” (741 reviews)
“pulled pork” (200 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

12 Bones is located in what looks to be an old industrial area of Asheville that is being revitalized by bringing new life into the area! I love all the art work done on the buildings - I know some people may say that it...More

Thank NatashaBolden
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch Friday 3/16/2018, bad food period! Tried to eat there baby back ribs just horrible. Had a time cutting with knife if want fall the bone ribs don't go here totally dried up piece of what they might call meat. Black beans were...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s all good...literally! Ribs, Mac n cheese, collards, and potato salad (if you like smoked red potatoes). It is definitely one of the best bbq places I have visited. I couldn’t detect the blueberry in the sauce, but that didn’t make it any less delicious....More

Thank CeCeatl561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times! Food is always fantastic! Ribs are to die for with several options for sauces! Sides are hearty and tasty, especially the corn pudding! Great service with a smile!

Thank csc2855
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in a take out order for the BBQ chipotle ribs, chicken, and many sides. After reading the hyped up reviews, our expectations were very high, as we have eaten NC BBQ at many different areas across the state. The main dishes were average...More

Thank sbward02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the vibe and the food was just absolutely amazing! I had a rack of ribs and I highly recommend the jalapeño grits!

Thank Manda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was spectacular! Try the blueberry chipotle ribs and corn pudding. Such a great place nestled among tons of graffiti art.

Thank Krisg43
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Went to 12 bones and expected the best, but received dried, yellow turkey chips (smoked turkey?) and cold, too salty collards. Really surprised as I had not eaten there in a long while and it was terrible. Lunch hours, before 1 pm.

Thank BlueRidge714
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

They have the best ribs you could imagine and very nice customer service kinda small but that has nothing compared to the food loved it

Thank BonitaRita G
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The location is very interesting , art everywhere outside......just driving through the complex is a treat in its self. Then there is the food! The ribs are the best i have ever had, perfectly cooked and the Blueberry Chipotle rocks my taste buds. If you...More

Thank Jacque A
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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