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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” (249 reviews)
“ribs” (723 reviews)
“pulled pork” (195 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had some Blueberry ribs that were so freakin great, and some jalapeno corn grits that were very tasty. This is one of my favorite places to eat when visiting Asheville.

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm vegetarian and only had the sides, but they were great! Our crowd of 8 all raved about the BBQ, and I'll admit I was tempted to stray from my principles.

Thank Cornelius T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The reputation of 12 Bones is well earned. This new location is a bit tricky to find but it is in an interesting part of Asheville. The restaurant has outdoor and indoor seating and offers take out. The blueberry chipolte sauce is well known making...More

Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path and a bit tricky to find but well worth it. My husband and I split the rack of ribs which came with 2 sides - we had Mac and cheese and green beans. It was all delicious.will definitely go...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is great here: sauces, sides, smoked meats all in a fun atmosphere. My family of four all ate for less than $30 and we all had plenty of food. I highly recommend this for all ages.

Thank Mostradomos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Asheville dozens of times but have never been to this restaurant in the river arts District. Very cool place with great food. The hours are unpredictable so either call or look online. Get there early as the place fills up

Thank Pangaea7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't realize this restaurant was not open for dinner, so we came at the end of the day around 5:00. You order at the counter and take it out. We ordered brisket with sides - collards and mac & cheese. I was disappointed that...More

1  Thank Livoniagal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic barbecue ribs and 4 great sauces to slather on this moist, tasty meat. Collard greens were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Beets with Wasabi was a good side. You can get a beer at Wedge brewery and we ate outside in the sunshine. Best lunch...More

Thank deena l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding place to get great food. Our group ordered ribs, a BLT, and brisket. All of which were delicious. The ribs were very tender with a great smoky flavor. The brisket was really good (maybe not as good as I’ve had in...More

Thank vickideb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on TV and written reviews, we were really looking forward to trying 12 Bones Smokehouse while on a visit to Asheville, NC. We planned to have dinner there but learned they only offer to-go meals in the evening (4-6 PM). That was no problem...More

Thank David S
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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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