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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” (247 reviews)
“ribs” (694 reviews)
“pulled pork” (184 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed yesterday

There is usually a line out the door. I got there when they opened and the line went quick. Almost as fast as the food! They had my meal ready before I sat down! The food is good too. I had the pulled chicken, with...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got off the AT trail and was looking for a place that could feed 7 hungry guys. This place was highly recommended by all the locals. Wow, what a menu. Eclectic location, able staff and great BBQ. Most of the guys got ribs. I got...More

Thank wolandy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely fantastic food, even options for the vegetarian! Chill and casual vibe, friendly staff, and the food cannot be beat!

Thank jazzyo
Reviewed 5 days ago

They do pork correct. Being from NC originally it is the closest I have had to perfect pulled pork. The best pulled pork is only found in eastern NC but living in Texas now I was in heaven! Great collards!

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very relaxed and in the River Art District. The ribs are great with a variety of sauces. The pulled pork was ok, but not exceptional. Good for and would go again.

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Where else can you get mashed sweet potatoes? Love their ribs and pulled pork but the sides are the cherry on top! In addition to mashed sweet potatoes we also enjoy their green beans. A nice change from the run-of-the-mill french fries and baked bean...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love BBQ I would rate this one of the best I’ve ever eaten! Besides the fact that it’s located in a very cool location of Asheville with murals on every building the BBQ was incredible! If you are in this area don’t miss...More

Thank Rwcline
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a little off the beaten path and quirky. It is in a restored building. I liked how it was set up. We placed our orders and grabbed a table and the food was delivered to us. I found the pulled pork a...More

Thank lour2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This unassuming BBQ place was what we were looking for! No frill building but the food was fantastic! We got here early, opening, and there was already a line. Ribs were great and the cheesy grits were very good. Price was fair for 2 people....More

Thank RickJ92615
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent bbq ribs (with a choice of 4 sauces/rubs), pulled pork and wonderful sides. Extra sauces inside if you like your ribs dripping. DO NOT MISS the corn pudding. Best we've ever had. And I don't usually like grits, but the cheese grits with jalapenos...More

Thank 2trvel
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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
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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 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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