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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” (252 reviews)
“ribs” (739 reviews)
“pulled pork” (200 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

We called in a take out order for the BBQ chipotle ribs, chicken, and many sides. After reading the hyped up reviews, our expectations were very high, as we have eaten NC BBQ at many different areas across the state. The main dishes were average...More

Thank sbward02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the vibe and the food was just absolutely amazing! I had a rack of ribs and I highly recommend the jalapeño grits!

Thank Manda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was spectacular! Try the blueberry chipotle ribs and corn pudding. Such a great place nestled among tons of graffiti art.

Thank Krisg43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to 12 bones and expected the best, but received dried, yellow turkey chips (smoked turkey?) and cold, too salty collards. Really surprised as I had not eaten there in a long while and it was terrible. Lunch hours, before 1 pm.

Thank BlueRidge714
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best ribs you could imagine and very nice customer service kinda small but that has nothing compared to the food loved it

Thank BonitaRita G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very interesting , art everywhere outside......just driving through the complex is a treat in its self. Then there is the food! The ribs are the best i have ever had, perfectly cooked and the Blueberry Chipotle rocks my taste buds. If you...More

Thank Jacque A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing vibe walking in, tons of murals painted outside, a little though to find if you don't know the address, but the food was great I suggest the pulled chicken or ribs (blueberry chipotle rub) the jalapeno grits and corn pudding. Delicious!

Thank Vincent F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near the River Arts District, or West Asheville, around lunch head out to 12 Bones. Great barbeque at reasonable prices. Portion size for the sandwich is pretty big so go hungry.

Thank Reid S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes we just go for the funky atmosphere and tunes to places like this. Our expectations ran high after reading the reviews.service was pretty good considering it was a lil after lunch. Our ribs came out with the smaller tapered ends burnt black. I stood...More

Thank Ziggy12780
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

12 Bones is a really good place to take your family for a meal. Bring your appetite!!! The food is awesome (pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked sausage)... all fantastic and in large portions. The restaurant relocated number of years ago and the new location is...More

Thank TNRoadrunner
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Questions & Answers
15 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
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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