Best BBQ in Asheville: 10+ can’t miss spots

Ultimate Guide to the Best BBQ in Asheville

Oh yes, we have rounded up a list of the best BBQ in Asheville for you! You can’t beat Carolina-style bbq, especially when it has an Asheville foodie twist! This guide to Asheville’s best bbq restaurants is full of fun finds, from fancy nights out to down-home favorites.

Our favorite BBQ restaurant in Asheville for kids is 12 Bones in River Arts District. It’s counter service and has great covered outdoor seating. We also love taking our kids to Luella’s in North Asheville. It’s the perfect location to pair with a visit to the Weaver Park playground (listed on our list of the best playgrounds in Asheville!) If you go to Luella’s, don’t miss the mac and cheese.

As far as where to get the best ribs in Asheville goes, 12 Bones gets our vote! They have a location in the River Arts District and another in South Asheville.

Looking for the most authentic feeling Carolina barbecue restaurant in Asheville? Doc Brown’s is our recommendation!

And if you need BBQ takeout for groups/catering, start with Luella’s! Easy ordering and amazingly delicious food. We have a list of our favorite takeout restaurants in Asheville if you need more ideas.

Best BBQ Restaurants in Asheville: Table of Contents

First off, all of the restaurants listed in our best bbq in Asheville guide are great, but the top four are the ones we recommend most often!! We hope this guide gives you a good lay of the land and inspires you to explore the Western North Carolina BBQ scene.

Map of the Best BBQ Joints in Asheville

Before we get into the details of Asheville’s best BBQ joints, we wanted to share a map to help you find the spot most convenient for you!

1. Buxton Hall BBQ

Buxton Hall BBQ is one of Asheville’s best BBQ spots, combining awesome Eastern Carolina barbecue recipes, a love for the craft, local pastured pigs, a renowned restauranteur*, a James Beard-nominated chef and a really fun atmosphere in a cool part of town.

Located next to Catawba Brewing in South Slope, Buxton Hall was named one of Bon Appétit’s Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of the year in 2016, just one year after their opening. No surprise there!

We love everything about Buxton Hall, but especially their vinegar-infused Eastern Carolina pulled pork sandwich with slaw, pickles and a side. It’s such a classic and Buxton always does it right! Whether you are ordering for takeout or grabbing dinner before a night out in South Slope, you won’t be disappointed!

Picnic tables in front of Buxton Hall Bar-B-Cue sign

About Buxton Hall BBQ

Type of BBQ: Eastern Carolina BBQ and proud of it! They smoke their vinegar-infused hogs for 18 hours over hardwood coals.

Location: 32 Banks Ave // South Slope

Availability: Open daily!

What to order at Buxton Hall: Buxton Hall has an exceptional menu! Grab a plate of their Eastern Carolina pulled pork with two sides (we will always recommend the collards and mac & cheese) if you are feeling the classics. Hash and Rice is another crowd favorite and their buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is not to be missed. Speaking of, the cult following of their chicken sandwich lead to the 2021 opening of Buxton Chicken Palace at the S&W Market in downtown Asheville.

Dietary Options: Buxton Hall doesn’t call out any vegetarian or gluten-free items on their menu (check with them!)

Dessert: Buxton Hall has amazing desserts! Their dessert selection rotates seasonally, but you can always count on banana pudding and key lime pie.

Beverages: freshly brewed tea, lemonade, RC Cola products, Cheerwine (!), beer (on tap and bottled), wine and cocktails. Their bar is a really fun place to sit if you can snag a seat!

Online Ordering: Easy online ordering through Toast! Buxton Hall makes pickup easy with a separate area at the front for takeout.

What we love about Buxton Hall: The food is amazing and the atmosphere is unmatched. It’s in a stunning industrial-style space that in its previous life was a roller skating rink, a boat showroom and even a paper sales company. We also love Buxton because they source locally when possible, including hogs from Lake Lure’s Vanele Farms.

Award: Buxton Hall gets two awards from us! 1. Best date night barbecue restaurant in Asheville and 2. Best BBQ in Asheville for foodies! You genuinely can’t beat Buxton’s food, ambiance and location in the heart of South Slope.

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2. Luella’s Bar-B-Que (North AVL and South AVL)

Luella’s is one of our favorite bbq restaurants in Asheville and one of our favorite restaurants to order takeout from! So much so that they are on our shortlist of the best takeout restaurants in Asheville.

They serve up Eastern Carolina-style BBQ in a vinegar sauce that is always exceptional! Luella’s BBQ also has several other sauce varieties available if you are more of a mustard or tomato person. Apart from pulled pork, you’ll find great brisket, smoked wings and even BBQ tempeh. And don’t miss their banana pudding!

Exterior of Luella's Merrimon location in North Asheville decorated for Christmas
takeout box with barbeque, green beans, fried okra, and hush puppies from Luella's Barbeque

About Luella’s Bar-B-Que

Type of BBQ: Eastern Carolina Style (they also have Western Carolina bbq sauces!)

Location: Luella’s has two locations: 501 Merrimon Avenue (North Asheville) and 33 Town Square Blvd (Biltmore Park in South Asheville)

Availability: Open daily!

What to order at Luella’s: Luella’s is known for their pulled pork, brisket, mac and cheese (burnt ends mac and cheese is also on the menu!) Their smoked wings are great and they have BBQ tempeh on the menu for our vegetarian friends.

Dietary Options: Luella’s does a great job pointing out which menu items are gluten safe and/or vegetarian. Vegetarian items include their amazing deviled eggs (with pickled onions on top!), my favorite sweet potato chips in the city, their bbq tempeh, their mac and hoop cheese (another of my favorites!) and their fried okra. And the gluten-safe items on their menu include their chopped pork bbq, pulled chicken, ribs and chile-rubbed beef, as well as their green beans, Brunswick stew and baked beans.

Dessert: Don’t miss the homemade banana pudding! You can order it by the cup or by the pan if you order 24 hours in advance.

Beverages: Fresh brewed tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, soda cans, local beer, wine and cocktails available. The Cheerwine Old Fashioned is always a hit (and the BLT Bloody Mary kicks brunch up a notch!)

Online Ordering: Luella’s is one of our favorite restaurants to order online from! We even featured them on our list of the best places to order takeout from in Asheville! Their online site is so easy to use and you can schedule your order a week in advance. And yes, you can order beer + wine for takeout…

What we love about Luella’s: Their family bbq pack (2 pounds of meat, 3 sides and hush puppies) is always a hit! When feeding a large group we always order a family pack with pulled pork, okra, collards and green beans, a large side of mac and cheese, smoked wings, sweet potato chips and a gallon of tea.

Award: Best takeout BBQ and Best BBQ for a Group! Luella’s makes it so easy to order online and also has tons of family pack options available for a group. It’s our go-to when we have guests in town.

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3. 12 Bones Smokehouse (RAD and South AVL)

12 Bones Smokehouse keeps it simple with their menu: a few different types of meats served up as either a platter or a sandwich. They have a ton of sides to choose from as well as a few salads on the menu.

We always come back to their ribs— especially the brown sugar rub and the blueberry chipotle ones. Yes, blueberry! And yes, they are amazing!

This is Barack Obama’s favorite spot to grab BBQ when he is in Asheville, after all. We love sitting outside at their RAD location and then grabbing a beer next door at Wedge Brewing.

PS: 12 Bones is on our shortlist of the best takeout restaurants in Asheville.

12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville's River Arts District
Takeout from 12 bones barbecue (ribs. collards, mac and cheese, pulled pork)

About 12 Bones Smokehouse

Type of BBQ: You’ll find all the classics at 12 Bones (pulled pork and chicken, smoked Turkey, brisket…), but what they are really known for is their ribs! 12 Bones’ ribs are available in four flavors: nekkid (salt + pepper), brown sugar, blueberry chipotle and pineapple habanero. They have tons of sauces available and even sell them in bottles.

Location: 12 Bones has two locations: 5 Foundy Street (River Arts District) and 2350 Hendersonville Road (South Asheville)

Availability: 12 Bones’ RAD location is open Monday through Friday and their South location is open Tuesday through Saturday.

What to order at 12 Bones: Ribs!! Their blueberry chipotle ribs (described as sweet with a kick) is one of our favorite dishes in town! We also love their brown sugar rubbed ribs, collard greens, corn pudding and jalapeno cheese grits.

Dietary Options: 12 Bones meats and sauces are gluten-free

Dessert: Daily specials! Also, the corn pudding could definitely count as a dessert! It is SO GOOD.

Beverages: Iced tea, RC Cola and 12 Bones Brewing

Online Ordering: Easy online ordering through Square! You can order in advance too, which is awesome!

What we love about 12 Bones: Their menu includes a Just a Taste section, with sides of pulled pork, pulled chicken, smoked turkey and 3 ribs. This is the perfect way to sample something new (or try everything!)

Award: Best ribs in Asheville!

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4. Doc Brown’s BBQ

Located just outside of Asheville, this Candler BBQ spot is worth a visit if you are nearby (and even if you aren’t!!) Doc Brown’s has a ton of fun menu options, great portion sizes and a really great local feel.

They have three different sauce types and three different types of slaw, so you can mix it up with each visit. Our go-to is their SC mustard sauce, though all are great!

Pulled pork, mac and cheese, collar greens, slaw, brisket from Doc Browns BBQ
Exterior of Doc Brown's BBQ

About Doc Brown’s BBQ

Type of BBQ: Doc Brown’s has everything! You can get pulled pork, pulled beef, brisket, turkey breast and BBQ tempeh with four sauce options (Eastern Carolina, Kansas City Red, South Carolina Mustard, Alabama White.)

Location: 1320 Smokey Park Highway // Candler, NC (about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville)

Availability: closed Sundays

What to order at Doc Browns BBQ: A little bit of everything! Try their pulled pork plate with a few sides and different sauces. And definitely grab a cole slaw flight so that you can try all three. You can’t go wrong with their sides, especially the macaroni and cheese pie. They also have Bourban applesauce (seasonal), which is always a fun addition to your plate.

Dietary Options: Doc Brown’s has BBQ tempeh on the menu! Their baked beans and various slaws are also vegan. Of course, check with them to confirm this!

Dessert: Their sweet potato casserole is certainly dessert-like to me and their banana pudding is great! You’ll also find dessert specials like blackberry cobbler and you should definitely try the apple stack cake if it’s available!

Beverages: Tea, Coca Cola fountain drinks, bottled Cheerwine, draft beer

Online Ordering: Delivery through Kickback

What we love about Doc Brown’s BBQ: We love the variety at Doc Brown’s and the way it feels like a local gem. It’s a quick drive west from downtown Asheville but feels like a totally different world.

Award: Best BBQ variety in Asheville! You can get several types of BBQ sauces, meats and slaws (get the flight!), so it’s a great way to try the various Carolina BBQ styles.

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5. Huli Sue’s BBQ and Grill

Located in the Grove Arcade, Huli Sue’s BBQ and Grill brings an exotic twist to the Asheville BBQ scene with a Hawaiian BBQ and grill. In addition to their classic BBQ menu that features brisket, pulled pork and baby back ribs, Huli Sue’s also has plenty of seafood and grilled options on the menu.

Their bright and trendy interior creates a fantastic ambiance for a great dining experience. They also have outdoor seating on the wide sidewalk along the beautiful exterior of the Grove Arcade.

BBQ Brisket Taco from Huli Sue's in downtown Asheville

About Huli Sue’s

Type of BBQ: Hawaiian-inspired BBQ

Location: 1 Page Avenue (Grove Arcade) // Downtown

Availability: Open Thursday through Monday 12pm – 8pm

What to order at Huli Sue’s: Their brisket is incredible and just melts in your mouth. You can order the brisket as a plate, sandwich or on nachos. To try all the BBQ, order The Sampler. It includes brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs and house-made sausage. And can’t forget the mac & cheese and the grilled pineapple!!

Dietary Options: Huli Sue’s doesn’t include a dietary guide on their menu, but they do offer a vegetarian sandwich with mixed veggies, macnut pesto and provolone.

Dessert: Don’t miss their huge slices of cake (definitely big enough to share) including banana cream pie, lilikoi cheesecake, chocolate cake and haupia (coconut) layer cake!

Beverages: Huli Sue’s offers Coke products, Devil’s Foot Ginger Beer, a range of fresh-squeezed lemonades and orange juice, coffee and tea.

They also have a full bar with a great cocktail list. There are several tropical options on the drink menu, including a Mai Tai, Waimea Paloma and Tiki Sour. They also have several local beers on tap.

Online Ordering: Order Huli Sue’s for pickup here!

What we love about Huli Sue’s: A taste of Hawaii in Asheville! It’s such a fun + unique concept and perfectly executed. Expect amazing food, an awesome space and very friendly people!

Award: Most exotic BBQ in Asheville!

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6. Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue (South Slope & South AVL)

Now onto another non-local (but still worthy!!) BBQ restaurant on the list: Bear’s Smokehouse! This Connecticut-based barbecue restaurant has two locations in the city: South Slope and South Asheville.

At Bear’s, you’ll find excellent brisket, ribs and even vegan meatloaf! They also have some wild menu items, like their bear balls with mac and cheese, pulled pork and cornbread battered, fried and topped with cheese and bacon. As intense as they sound!

Bear's BBQ Bus in South Slope
Four Bear Ball appetizer bites covered in cheese and topped with bacon in a to-go container

About Bear’s Smokehouse

Type of BBQ: Kansas City style! You’ll find brisket, burnt ends and pulled pork on the menu as well as Texas sausage kielbasa and impossible meatloaf.

Location: Two locations: 135 Coxe Ave in South Slope and 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd in South Asheville

Availability: Open daily except their Sweeten Creek location is closed on Mondays

What to order at Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue: Bear’s has all of the barbecue classics (pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey, brisket, ribs), as well as wings and Texas sausage. No Carolina-style sauces here, though! Instead, you’ll find Kansas City sweet sauce, Texas pepper sauce or grizzly ghost pepper sauce. Don’t miss their brisket! We also love their mac and cheese (especially when topped with burnt ends!!)

Dietary Options: You’ll find a few vegan options on Bear’s menu, including Impossible meatloaf! They also have smoked portobello on the menu and do a great job of pointing out which items are vegan (including their coleslaw!) All of their sauces and rubs are gluten-free.

Beverages: Bear’s South Asheville location is located on the same property as Sweeten Creek Brewing, which is the perfect duo. Grab dinner from Bear’s a cold brew and you are set! Their South Slope location has bottled Coke products and local craft beer.

Online Ordering: You can order Bear’s for pickup or delivery through Toast. Delivery is done through DoorDash.

What we love about Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue: We love the fast-casual feel of Bear’s. You order at a truck and can dine inside or outside. It’s the perfect dinner when having a drink out in South Slope. I always say it’s a great guys-night-out destination!

Award: Most original BBQ menu in Asheville! Bear’s Smokehouse has so many fun combos and things you have never heard of on their menu— like their Bear Balls and Bear Bowl (cornbread topped with BBQ and beans.)

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7. Big J’s Bubba-Q

Hidden Gem Alert! A classic hole-in-the-wall roadside BBQ take-out joint is just what you’re looking for when searching for authentic Carolina-style BBQ.

Big J’s no-frills establishment is the perfect spot to grab a quick BBQ sandwich or pick up to-go dinner for the entire family. Their menu includes all the traditional Carolina-style BBQ offerings including pulled pork, ribs, chicken and sides.

About Big J’s Bubba-Q

Type of BBQ: Traditional Carolina BBQ

Location: 3722 Sweeten Creek Rd // South Asheville

Availability: Open Tuesday through Friday 11am – 8pm

What to order at Big J’s Bubba-Q: We recommend you go with a classic pulled pork plate or pulled pork sandwich. If you’re feeding a group, you can also get pulled pork by the pound or half pound. Their sides are amazing too — make sure you try the mac and cheese and the green beans.

Dietary Options: Big J’s doesn’t mention any dietary options on their menu

Online Ordering: Big J’s keeps it old school, so online ordering is not available. However, you can place an order by phone at (828) 676-1112

What we love about Big J’s Bubba-Q: We love the authentic feel that Big J’s exudes. You can taste the love, care and experience that goes into making this ultimate comfort food.

Award: Most home-cooked BBQ in Asheville!

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8. Black Bear BBQ

And now let’s go to the opposite side of Asheville from Doc Brown’s– Black Bear BBQ! Located ten minutes east of downtown Asheville is an unexpected find in an unassuming shopping center.

Formerly Webo’s BBQ, the owners of Mojo took over 2020 and quickly made Black Bear BBQ a local go-to. You’ll find a large menu with all the sides and fixin’s you could dream of. They also have great desserts (like the banana pudding!!) and tons of options to feed large groups.

Exterior of Black Bear BBQ in East Asheville
Source: Black Bear BBQ

About Black Bear BBQ

Type of BBQ: A little bit of everything! Their sauce menu includes sweet, Eastern Carolina vinegar, spicy, South Carolina mustard, sweet & spicy and Alabama White. Whew! As far as BBQ meats go, you’ll find pulled pork, smoked sausage, turkey breast, chopped beef, sliced brisket, pulled bbq chicken and a few vegan options!

Location: 800 Fairview Road Suite C8 // East Asheville

Availability: open Wednesday through Saturday

What to order at Black Bear BBQ: Try the sampler plate if you want to try a little bit of everything! We also love their mac & cheese and collards.

Dietary Options: Black Bear has veg-e-que with your choice of “pulled” jackfruit or soy “faux” chicken. Vegan sides include baked beans, collards, green beans, baked potato, vinegar slaw, cucumber salad and kettle chips.

Dessert: Banana pudding, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and peach quick bread are on their sweets menu

Beverages: Fountain drinks featuring Maine Root Soda Company, bottled Coke products and Pisgah Brewing beers

Online Ordering: Delivery through Kickback

What we love about Black Bear BBQ: We love their sampler dinner plate (1/4 lb. pulled pork, 1/4 smoked chicken, 1/4 lb. Sausage link, 2 sides, choice of roll or cornbread and 2 sauces) and would definitely recommend it for your first visit if you aren’t sure what to get. Make sure to add a dessert on, though!

Award: Most vegan-friendly BBQ restaurant in Asheville! It’s unexpected, but you can truly have a feast with their two vegan entrees and their 6+ vegan sides.

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9. Smokey & the Pig

Less than 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, Smokey & the Pig is a perfect mountain BBQ spot near Fairview, NC. Their authentic Carolina BBQ is smoked in a wood-burning smoker, giving the BBQ a classic wood-smoked taste. Smokey & The Pig’s menu includes sandwiches, plates and bulk options. They offer pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket and ribs. They even make ordering for the whole family easy with preset family meal deals.

Smokey & the Pig is primarily a takeout restaurant but they do have a few outdoor tables. There is no indoor seating available.

Exterior of Smokey & the Pig in Fairview, NC.

About Smokey & the Pig

Type of BBQ: Carolina BBQ (wood-smoked)

Location: 913 Charlotte Hwy // Fairview

Availability: Closed Sundays & Mondays

What to order at Little Pigs: You can’t go wrong with their pulled pork plate. That way you can get two of their delicious sides. We love the mac & cheese and the sweet potato crunch!

Dessert: Banana Pudding

Online Ordering: No online ordering available.

What we love about Little Pigs: We love the authentic BBQ flavor, smoked over real wood and without sauces or rubs. It makes for delicious simple BBQ where you can taste the complex smokey flavor.

Award: Best mountain BBQ joint! You really feel like you’re getting authentic BBQ from a roadside mountain BBQ spot!

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10. Little Pigs

With claims to Asheville’s oldest BBQ joint, you know you are in for a treat! Little Pigs is located just south of downtown Asheville near Biltmore Village and Mission Hospital.

It’s nostalgic in all of the best ways and has great food, too 🙂 In addition to pulled pork, they also have broasted chicken that is cooked in a pressure fryer!

Little Pigs BBQ sign
Source: Little Pigs

About Little Pigs

Type of BBQ: Hickory smoked chop pork (no rubs or sauces used during the cooking process), broasted chicken and ribs. Their house sauce is vinegar-based and they have a sweet tomato sauce available too.

Location: 384 McDowell St (near Mission Hospital and Biltmore Village)

Availability: open daily!

What to order at Little Pigs: We keep it classic at Little Pigs and typically get a BBQ tray with slaw, hushpuppies and vinegar sauce and a broasted chicken (fried) dinner with onion rings and potato salad. You can also get ribs in a sweet tomato sauce or a Nathan’s hot dog.

Dietary Options: Little Pigs doesn’t call out any vegetarian or gluten-free items on their menu

Dessert: Lemon meringue pie by the slice ($2.50) or you can get a whole pie for $11. It’s the only dessert on the menu and a definite crowd pleaser!

Beverages: Tea, fountain drinks, coffee, milk and buttermilk (!!)

Online Ordering: Easy online ordering here!

What we love about Little Pigs: It’s such a nostalgic peek at a simpler time, with their comfort food style of BBQ and vintage decor. It’s an unexpected delight in this foodie town– something you’d imagine tucked away in a tiny NC city and not just south of the busy downtown Asheville area.

Award: Best fried chicken! If you enjoy fried chicken then you will love their broasted chicken!

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11. Moe’s Original BBQ

Moe’s Original BBQ chain is a little bit different than the other Asheville BBQ restaurants on this list for two reasons: 1. they serve up Alabama-style barbecue and 2. they aren’t local to Asheville. Despite these differences, Moe’s definitely belongs on the list of Best BBQ in Asheville!

They have great sandwiches and platters and an absolutely amazing everyday sides menu and daily specials menu. We can always count on a pie or two we have to try from their specials list!

Takeout containers of barbecue and sides from Moe's BBQ in Asheville

About Moe’s Original BBQ

Type of BBQ: Moe’s is the only place in Asheville where you can get your BBQ served ‘Bama style (red BBQ sauce, white BBQ sauce, marinated slaw and pickles.) And while we love our Carolina-style BBQ joints, it’s fun to switch it up!

Location: 4 Sweeten Creek Road (near Biltmore Village) and 72 Weaverville Road (Woodfin)

Availability: Open daily (hours vary)

What to order at Moe’s Original BBQ: Moe’s is the place for you if you love SIDES as much as you love the main event. You’ll find all the BBQ classics at Moe’s (pulled pork, smoked chicken, smoked turkey) served up as either a sandwich or platter and each meal comes with two sides. You can also get a ribs platter or smoked wings platter. Their sides menu includes everything you’d expect (mac and cheese, collards, slaw…), while their ever-changing daily specials menu is where you can find some true gems (squash casserole, fried okra, skillet corn…) Moe’s typically posts their specials menu on their Facebook.

Dietary Options: Moe’s Original BBQ doesn’t call out any vegetarian or gluten-free items on their menu

Dessert: Banana Pudding is on their daily sides menu. They also feature other desserts on their specials board, like mud pie and peanut butter pie. You can get an individual serving or a pint. We have never had a dessert at Moe’s that wasn’t excellent!

Beverages: tea, lemonade, local beer on tap

Online Ordering: none

What we love about Moe’s Original BBQ: Sides, sides, sides! It’s impossible to choose and everything is always fantastic (though last time our collards were a little too salty to eat.. just FYI!) Moe’s is a great place to turn to when you need to feed a group or get something catered. In fact, they have a whole catering department and catering menu that includes delivery to keep things easy for you.

Award: Best desserts at a BBQ restaurant!

Bonfire BBQ & Catering (permanently closed)

A local BBQ restaurant serving all the classics in addition to some fun menu items. Bonfire has several types of sauce to choose from– everything from mustard-based to KC honey to buffalo sauce.

About Bonfire BBQ & Catering

Type of BBQ: Pulled pork, brisket, ribs, wings with a variety of sauces (SC mustard, eastern vinegar, western Carolina, ghost sauce, KC honey, buffalo, bonfire…)

Location: 1056 Patton Ave | West Asheville

Availability: Open daily

What to order at Bonfire BBQ: Don’t miss the Pork Slam Sandwich! It’s such a fun take on a BBQ sandwich (pulled Pork, ham, bacon, slaw, pickles, queso, & bonfire sauce.) Of course, you can also go with the classic pulled pork plate with 2 sides. We especially love their mac & cheese casserole and their tator tots. For starters we enjoy the okra fries and fried pickles.

Dietary Options: Beyond Meat Burger, shredded seitan sandwich with slaw

Dessert: Try the banana pudding!

Beverages: Full bar! They have an awesome bacon bloody mary.

Online Ordering: Order pickup through ChowNow

What we love about Bonfire BBQ: Such unique combinations! Sure you’ll find the classic BBQ offerings, but you can also get a Cubano and a sandwich with queso and slaw.

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Non-BBQ Spots with Great BBQ Menu Items

A running list of the non-BBQ Asheville restaurants that also happen to have great BBQ on the menu.

  1. HomeGrown: Smoked pork sandwich with slaw, BBQ sauce and pickles. Very smokey, very good!
  2. Daddy Mac’s: Bar-B-Cue-Terie Boards and BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
  3. Early Girl Eatery (downtown, West AVL, South AVL): 12-Hour Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwich. Ok, so it’s not real BBQ but they have an awesome BBQ sauce and the pulled pork is delicious.
  4. Biscuit Head: Pulled Pork Biscuit (jalapeño pimento, bacon, poached egg, maple syrup). This one may be a stretch too, but I couldn’t resist mentioning their jalapeño pimento cheese!

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