Daily: 11am - 9pm
Phone: (423) 328-0054
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 Johnson City
Once upon a time in the great state of Alabama there lived two boys, John (JJ) Murphree and Scott (Scotty P) Harris....they didn't know each other growing up but found themselves thrown into the crazy world of Moe's Original BBQ. JJ, partner in the Asheville location, hired Scotty P to help open his new location in Woodfin, NC. Working together they quickly became best friends. Scotty P had dreams of also becoming an owner so the two set in motion a plan. After traveling to numerous destinations they found Johnson City, TN and knew instantly that it would be a perfect location to open a Moe's Original BBQ. With the blessing of founding partners Mike, Ben and Jeff, the two began upon building what will be known as the Tri-Cities Trifecta, LLC ...coming soon to Bristol and Kingsport!