Asheville Restaurants

12 Bones Smokehouse

  • 5 Riverside Dr. Map It
  • River Arts District
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

You'll recognize this spot by the long line of customers snaking out the door. Open only weekdays 11 to 4, the wait to place your order is often half an hour. With concrete floors and old Formica-top tables, 12 Bones has little atmosphere. What it does have is the smokiest baby-back ribs you've ever tasted (a full rack of 12 with sides is around $21), pulled pork, turkey, beef brisket, chicken BBQ plates, and delicious sides including collard greens, corn pudding, and "mashed sweet taters." The crowd ranges from hippie potters from the River District art studios to downtown suits. The staff will call you "Sweetie." A second location is south of Asheville in Arden.

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5 Riverside Dr., Asheville, North Carolina, 28801, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed weekends; no dinner.

Published 07/23/2015


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