12 Bones Smokehouse (South store location)

3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, NC 28704

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 at the River Arts District sister location during each of his visits to the area.

Can't-Miss Menu Item: Corn pudding

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.