Fodor's Expert Review 12 Bones Smokehouse

$ River Arts District American Fodor's Choice

Forced out of its original no-frills location by River Arts District gentrification, 12 Bones has a new, larger location (still in the RAD), with twice the seating, new smokers, and a graffiti-covered exterior. The lively crowds still range from hippie potters to downtown suits—former president Barack Obama made 12 Bones his first stop on multiple trips to Asheville—who come for the smoky baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and delicious Southern sides like collard greens and corn pudding.

American Casual Lunch Barbecue $ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

5 Foundy St.
Asheville, North Carolina  28801, USA


Known For:
  • Smoky baby back ribs to die for
  • Southern-style sides
  • Staff calling you \"Sweetie\"
  • Waitresses who call you \"Sweetie\"
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends, Closed weekends and most of Jan.

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