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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” (728 reviews)
“pulled pork” (196 reviews)
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5 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In an old Tannery with buildings covered by graffitti art is one of the best BBQ joints I have been to. Recently moved to this location 12 bones has a very different atmosphere where writing your name and perhaps a drawing or a short story...More

Thank MK46r
Reviewed 1 week ago

if the name was "12 Sides" then I'd be less disappointed. The meat side isn't up to par. Sadly overcooked and worst of all, dry. The sweet sauces hide rather than enhance the quality of the smoking.

Thank Nattarinnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewed the menu days before I arrived. No wait for us. Went during the week for late lunch.Ordered the half rack of ribs with Carolina red rub, collard greens and smoked potato salad. Sides were good and the ribs were great! Really some of the...More

Thank strangebird09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I give it five stars because it was fairly good, the sides particularly were good, but the BBQ was just average. Nothing special.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in today for the first time arriving just a few minutes before opening. We noticed the parking lot had numerous other cars with people waiting to get lunch and now know why! The food was excellent! Our favorite was the pulled pork, which...More

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch based on a recommendation. This is a quirky barbecue restaurant with decent food. We shared an order of ribs that weren’t fall off the bone type, but I like them to be somewhat meaty where you have to chew them and...More

Thank pking1186
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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