12 Bones Smokehouse (River store location)
Succulent baby back ribs fall right off the bone at 12 Bones, where everything is made from scratch. If you're looking for someone who can vouch for just how good the barbecue is here, direct all questions to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Barack Obama has dined here during each of his visits to Asheville.
Can't-Miss Menu Item: Corn pudding
Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.