Asheville Insider Tip: 12 Bones Smokehouse
One of Asheville's best spots for delicious barbecue and smoky babyback ribs is 12 Bones Smokehouse, located in the River Arts District. The meat is tender and their sauces are amazing (blueberry chipotle for the win!). You also get to choose from a number of incredible sides like jalapeno cheese grits, mashed sweet taters and buttered green beans.
At first glance visitors might be intimidated by the line coming out the door and wrapping around the side of the building. Not to worry though, it moves fast and is completely worth the wait in line. Fun fact: Even President Obama waited in that line while in Asheville for a family vacation in 2010.
Bonus tip: If you're not dining in, then you don't have to wait in line. Inside the restaurant there is station where you can order your food to go. It's to the left side of the main counter.
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