Original Location Opened Summer 2005 - Eagle, CO
This was the first year round Moe's Original restaurant in the Vail area. After completing a five year lease at the original Eagle location and enjoying the hometown feel, Moe’s Original BBQ decided to move to Highway 6 to create a neighborhood roadhouse on the West side. Redeveloping an old gas station into the new prototype restaurant model and taking all ideas from the past restaurants, this became the perfect Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que. While it is comfortable, loud, and fun, the welcoming establishment is a very family friendly gathering spot with community table, kids’ area as well as a grassy lawn with big climbing tree. This spot caters to the locals with a laid-back atmosphere, full premium bar and tasty food at affordable pricing. This has proven to be a smart move and will continue to be the training grounds and home base for Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que global takeover.
Moe’s Original BBQ was founded by three Bama boys: Mike Fernandez from Tuscaloosa, Ben Gilbert from Athens, and Jeff Kennedy from Huntsville. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky.
In 1988, Mike hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa and began learning to fire roast meats. When Moses fired up his backyard barrel pit, everyone in T-Town knew where to go. The boys were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ.
The boys loved the mountains and eventually they all landed in Vail, Colorado and refined the cooking skills they had learned. By using fruit wood to smoke the meats and hitting it with two sauces, they knew they had something special. Moe’s Original BBQ smokes all meats fresh daily. Unlike other BBQ joints, they don't stop there. They prepare eight to ten Southern style side dishes and desserts everyday with recipes passed down for generations.
Moe’s Original BBQ is a Southern soul food revival. They serve great food in an atmosphere that is relaxed, spontaneous, yet civilized….well, sometimes.