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12 Bones Smokehouse

5 Foundy 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” (237 reviews)
“ribs” (703 reviews)
“pulled pork” (190 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For me 12 Bones is just great BBQ, I go for the ribs, brown sugar coated rub and done perfectly. Ribs were very meaty, not overcooked, nice crust, no sauce needed as they were nice and moist. When the meat comes off the bone and...More

Thank Dennis g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accommodated 13 of us for lunch. We arrived at 11:30 with our list of orders and was able to find seating immediately. After that the line grew and grew. Lunch was delicious. Saying alot from 13 different people eating different lunches from the menu. Will...More

Thank thehobbit63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh wow. The food is amazing and the service was great. We had four different kinds of rub tacks and so many sides. If you're not sure if you'd like something ask for a taste of it, they're happy to let you try things out....More

Thank Dylan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are amazing ribs. The new location is very good with more space to sit and relax. I stop here every time I'm in the area.

Thank Mickey M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a long time Asheville resident. I'm so glad we took his advice. I had a fantastic BLT with brown sugared bacon and fried green tomatoes and a 3 bone rib side. Soooo good. The venue is very casual...More

Thank N T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best BBQ North Carolina has to offer. The varied menu has care that will thrill every pallet. Their mac and cheese side dish is some of the best found in western North Carolina.

Thank flyingmike1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is amazing all around! The sides are great and I hate sides. I love everything about this food. When I took my first night of the "Hogzilla" I knew I found a new favorite meal.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cane here with my husband to see what all the talk was about. Boy are we glad we did. Exceptional barbecue. Location is in an industrial section if town. Outdoor dining with no umbrellas. Could be a problem in the heat. Ample indoor dining space....More

Thank tangohampton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New location in the River Arts District of Asheville but still GREAT Bar B Q! Fabulous beef brisket, mouth watering tender baby back ribs and assorted sauces. A MUST stop for lunch. Take out only 4-6pm.

Thank Carol A L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard from friends that we did not want to miss an opportunity to have some great BBQ while in Asheville last week we went on a Monday thinking that the crowds would be lighter. Only about 50 people in front of us! If...More

Thank CLG1111
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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
11 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
USD 5 - USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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