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12 Bones Smokehouse

3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
+1 828-687-1395
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The hub and I visited this place on our annual anniversary trip to Asheville. We had promised ourselves that we would stop limiting our food visits to only those places we had been to in the past (we failed because we had to go to...More

Thank rntravelgnome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit for lunch. Ordered the full rack of ribs with their specialty sauce blueberry/chipotle. Mouth watering and delicious flavor, meat falling off the bone. There are plenty of sides to choose from, the jalapeño mac&cheese was tasty. They only serve lunch, but stay open...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs are fall of the bone tender. I prefer the brown sugar, but you can't make a bad choice. It's hard to go wrong with the pork. I never can decide if I want a sandwich or the pork plate. Add the jalapeño cheese...More

Thank hkrutek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barbecue ribs and fixin's are always consistent and very tasty, and they really run a tight ship extremely organized in their ordering and delivery systems.

Thank glmtpm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Love Love this Asheville staple in Arden, all the food is really good and the blue plate special (south side only) is easily best deal in town!

Thank J2theT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after watching a segment on the travel channel. Wow!!! The pulled pork was great as well as the beans, slaw and corn bread. I took a two hour detour to get there and I'm glad I did.

Thank Irish K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its name suits it well with a name like 12 bones you expect good ribs well they were great. I mean completely full of meat and flavor. While fall off the bone tender. Could see the smoke ring. The sauce I received on the ribs...More

Thank JTin316
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an out of town guest to 12 Bones Arden for an early dinner. We each had something different according to our individual tastes. Without exception, every dish and side was just outstanding. Both locals and visitors seem to love 13 Bones and we've...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I am a rib fan, and have eaten a lot of them, and I think 12 Bones has the best ribs I have ever eaten. There are two restaurants, one in Asheville, and one in Arden, about 20 miles south.....we have always gone to the...More

Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Well, our plumber and a whole bunch of other locals were right. This place is really good. And really busy and really funky, located as it is in an old garage. So my mate and I drove up from our summer cottage down in Flat...More

Thank AlPhD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2506
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-687-1395
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