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. 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
About Moe's Durham "With a combined 12 years with Moe’s OG BBQ, and a total of 21 years in the hospitality industry, Michael Roos and Mobley Estes teamed up to bring a Southern Soul Food Revival to the Research Triangle. Nestled in Old West Durham right off historic 9th Street, the Durham location will offer smoked meats that are prepared fresh daily, along with a rotation of 60 traditional Southern sides and house made desserts. Catering to families, young professionals, and college students in the area, Moe’s Original BBQ is the perfect spot for lunch with a parking lot allowing easy access for a quick in and out. Moe’s also offers a full bar complete with multiple TVs featuring your favorite sporting events. Whether you are looking for a casual quick bite to eat or a place to drink a few cold ones and watch the game, we have you covered. Between the side patio picnic tables, the main dining room or a high top table in the bar area, you are sure to find “your spot” in our restaurant. With an event room in the rear of the restaurant, we can host your private party needs. We also would love to cater your next offsite event! No party is too big or small for Moe’s BBQ!"