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 Newark
With a successful restaurant already in Granville, Moe's Original Bar B Que knew that with all of the revitalization downtown that Newark was a perfect spot for its second family-friendly restaurant. Moe’s original style of Alabama BBQ, Southern sides and fresh desserts are the staple items along with seafood and tempeh options. There is even a Mini Moe’s area complete with a shack, little picnic table, and flying pigs on the wall to keep the kids entertained while the parents can enjoy a cold beverage from the full premium bar. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner at 11am, the fast casual restaurant also offers large party takeout orders and full service catering.