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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (223 reviews)
“ribs” (677 reviews)
“pulled pork” (179 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I usually eat at least one BBQ restaurant around the country and this is maybe the best I've ever had. I ordered the Brown Sugar rubbed ribs with baked beans and smoked potato salad (which was absolutely amazing - I even ordered more to take...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited 12 Bones on our visit to Asheville located in the "arts" district. I ordered a half rack of their "house" blueberry/jalepano ribs and my hubs the original ribs. Both racks were full of meat and very delicious. I really enjoyed the jalepano grits...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed coming here and found the food quite tasty, especially the ribs. North Carolina does have distinctive ribs! The side dishes were typical southern and tasty but not outstanding.

Thank lfodea
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by for some BBQ. This was of the best BBQ I have ever had. I had a BBQ Pork Plate and enjoyed every bite of it. They moved to a new location and it was hard to find was the only issue. We...More

Thank Donmy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hit the Arden location at lunch as part of our informal BBQ tour. I got the Blue plate special of the day- pulled pork, corn bread & 2 sides. Pulled pork good but what I really liked was the sauces - liked the mustard...More

Thank mumbogumbo
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a recommendation from fellow travelers, we stopped for lunch at 12 Bones. We enjoyed the style and feel of the restaurant. It's popular for a good reason. The pulled pork and ribs plus sides were delicious

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our adult son to 12 Bones and the ribs and sides were awesome. We bought their cookbook and several BBQ sauces. The southern tang and blueberry chipotle sauces were memorable. Take our advice and check them out.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to experience southern ribs. Got more than expected and was delighted. Located in River Arts District and need to use GPS to find.

Thank lu10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ribs. Best grits. Best corn pudding. Best yum. Neat artsy area off the beaten track. You'll be happy you ate here.

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked out the new spot and it does not disappoint. Food was still on point and the new space is beautiful. I like it better than the old one. Really cool location w a lot more parking. Plenty of TO GO parking spots also. Still...More

Thank Brian D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I see the hours only show weekdays, are you closed on weekends?
16 February 2017|
Answer Show 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
will they be open this week on 11/11/2016 thanks
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 Foundy 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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