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[BBQ near Asheville]

Zounders Nov 18, 2007 02:37 PM

Looking for recommendation on good NC BBQ in the Asheville area. I have read some posts in the past that say there's is nothing in Asheville itself, I am willing to drive about 1.5hr. That is just where I'll will be staying

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  1. carolinadawg RE: Zounders Nov 19, 2007 04:42 AM

    Many folks on this board sing the praises of Twelve Bones...if you do a search I'm sure you'll find lots of information.

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      gophereverette RE: carolinadawg Nov 19, 2007 06:37 AM

      Twelve Bones is good, but only open for lunch during the week. There is a new place in Swannanoa (exit 59 off I-40) called Okie Dokie's Smokehouse that has good barbecue. If you're willing to drive an hour down US 74 to Shelby, Bridges Barbecue Lodge is the best you'll find short of driving all the way to Lexington, NC.

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        Spreadhead RE: gophereverette Nov 19, 2007 08:52 AM

        Okie Dokie's is very good.

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          leanpig RE: Spreadhead Apr 21, 2008 07:09 PM

          We had Okie Dokie's for dinner tonight. It is cooked over wood - not electric. It was good, not great.

    2. Hushpuppy RE: Zounders Nov 20, 2007 07:09 AM

      Drive to Bridges' Barbecue Lodge in Shelby. 2 hour round trip.

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        miss piggy RE: Hushpuppy Apr 22, 2008 01:30 PM

        This was a really old post we're all chiming in on, mind you, but I'd just like to add that while 12 Bones is still our favorite in Asheville, we have also really been enjoying Luella's.

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        mustardgirl RE: Zounders Apr 24, 2008 12:33 PM

        zounders, with the price of gas be happy with 12 bones or okie dokie

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