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12 Bones Smokehouse

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5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
+1 828-253-4499
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Nashville, Tennessee
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After waiting in line for over 30 minutes, we thought the food would be amazing. The BBQ didn't live up to expectations. Foamy, soggy meat, gross corn pudding and tons of sugar in every side. The food was bland and boring. Save yourself time and money and eat BBQ in places like TN.

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florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Blueberry Chipotle ribs, enough said! Would I ever order a rub with that name at a BBQ joint and tell people, not a chance? BUT these ribs were AMAZING! Reading reviews of 12 Bones we expected a long line at the restaurant and being short on time we went around 11:30 AM for lunch. I guess the new location is... More 

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Thank caneguy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12 Bones was the best restaurant stop in our trip. We all ordered full racks of blueberry chipotle ribs and a full compliment of the sides available. Everything was mouth-watering good. The food also came out very quickly. The restaurant has a very interesting atmosphere being located in the River Arts district. It's only open breakfast and lunch. We would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we only visited the newer downtown location. So cool & industrial, tons of graffiti art to soak up, then there's the food. My hubby is a total meat eater, i am not at all! Luckily there is something wonderful for everyone. The hubster says the BBQ is good-4 star. I say the portabello sandwich is delicious. We agree, cheesy... More 

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Washington, DC
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are long lines to get in, and this place is only open M-F from 11-4. But it's worth it. You need to wait in line and place your order, and then find a table. The ribs are lip smacking to be sure (although the pineapple habanero sauce is not hot despite warnings of substantial heat). The pickled okra is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make this a definite stop on an Asheville trip. It's reminiscent of the old concrete block BBQ houses I used to frequent as a child, but upscaled a bit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

12 Bones is one of my favorite Asheville restaurants. They have great BBQ at a good price. And the vibe! It's perfect - funky but not too forced. I was disappointed to hear they were moving but they made the most of the situation - their new digs are bigger and parking seems like it will be better. And it's... More 

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the new location. The food was as good as it's ever been. Menu is intact from the old place. MUCH more room for indoor dining, plus lots of tables outside. Added benefit -- it's right next to the new Wedge Brewing taproom. Now, if only 12 Bones would stay open for dinner and on... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old service station converted to a restaurant. I loved the options available for sides. I hadn't had grits before, they were very good. Also collard greens were a new experience. The ribs were cooked well and had a great taste Neikid. Sauces available if you want. Prices were reasonable. Someone had the pulled pork. They were happy... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally made it here! BBQ baby backs worth savoring-fall off the bone tender. Blueberry chipotle, plain, brown sugar, sweet tomato sauce choices. Great pulled pork. Smoked potato salad, collards without those bitter stems, cornbread. Enough for 2 meals. The best BBQ in Asheville. No wonder the people line up outside. Authentic innovative cooking for this part of the country. Now... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
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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Cherryville, North Carolina
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