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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” (257 reviews)
“ribs” (778 reviews)
“pulled pork” (196 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundry St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ribs were good,collards very tasty,mac n cheese bland,vinegar slaw pretty good. Blueberry sauce lacking in pinch, sweet spicy sauce was nice

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and super fun atmosphere too! We tried several of the sides and they were all great! For GF travelers there are lots of options and all of their sauces are GF too!

Thank Shera K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came for takeout after a long day of hiking. We ordered a little bit of everything and enjoyed a cold brew while we waited for a neatly packaged box of amazing BBQ and sides. Cool spot with a super fun vibe. Not sure why...More

Thank Polly K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to walk from our downtown hotel to this location (new arts and river district). I wouldn’t recommend that! However, the food is so wonderful I’d walk again if I had to! Many flavors of ribs and good home cooked sides. Worth the walk,...More

Thank Brigette L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sad to say it took me 50 trips to Asheville before I would stand in line for this delicious delite of a barbecue restaurant. Its a local favorite as well as tourist fave. If you go once your gonna be hooked, just a warning. Prices...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dont let the line stop you from coming. It does not take lone to get through to the food. It is well worth the short wait. Great food and great extras. Best BBQ in Asheville and in Immediate region.

Thank Darian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this place once a week; because it’s right next to my art studio where I work every day. there is not one thing on the menu I would not recommend although I eat the smoked turkey sandwich all the time. Don’t miss this...More

Thank Tebbé D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pulled pork was excellent!!! The ribs were good. The brisket....not so much. This is not too surprising since the Carolinas are not known for their brisket. My husband is a Texan, so we eat BBQ more often than I would prefer; so the brisket...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my traveling partner hit 3 BBQ joints during our stay in Avl and 12 Bones had the best atmosphere, best sides (I’m a vegetarian) and according to my carnivore bud hands down the best BBQ meat. If we had stayed longer we diffinately...More

Thank MonkeyBoy57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pulled pork plate with sides of Mac & cheese, baked beans and sampler of 3 ribs with blueberry chipotle. Pulled pork was just nothing to rave about, Mac & cheese terrible... that is not hard to make but an absolute staple for...More

Thank whatagreatlife
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16 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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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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