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 Vestavia
Carving out a niche in the heart of BBQ country was a big step for MOB but brothers Kevin and Eric Witherington were convinced it would work. Moe’s Original Bar B Que purchased a renovated gas station in Vestavia, AL nestled in Vestavia’s Rocky Ridge Road business district. Moe’s Original provides a kid-friendly environment in a quaint neighborhood setting. After seven years in this location, they needed more space and moved across the street. The 3,500 square feet restaurant has better visibility, triple the amount of parking and a drive thru. We also have a full bar, an inside dining room and a full-covered patio. Offering premium catering services, large party take out orders & delivery, our service-oriented staff is ready to accommodate any group of guests from 2 to 200! Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vestavia is the perfect local spot for rehearsal dinners, business meetings or friends getting together to enjoy some good ‘Que and awesome Southern hospitality.