Moe’s Original Bar B Que was founded by three Alabama boys: Ben Gilbert from Athens, Mike Fernandez from Tuscaloosa, 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 is a Southern soul food revival where great food is served in an atmosphere that is relaxed, spontaneous, yet civilized….well, sometimes.
About Moe's Pawley's Island
Located on the thoroughfare of Highway 17, J.J. and Bridgett Murphree teamed up with Meg Lonon and brought the first Moe’s Original Bar B Que to the low country area known for its leisurely, laid-back way of life. With an open kitchen and a full bar, we serve our Alabama-style BBQ and southern sides in style whether seated inside, on the patio or on the covered, screened porches. This barrier island restaurant offers a carefree feel that is great for locals, families and visitors to come eat a great meal while watching a game or enjoying music. We also offer full service catering for parties and events. We want to be your first stop, not your last.