Moe’s Original Bar B Que– Vestavia Location in Birmingham – Brad Nevin

Moe’s Original Bar B Que– Vestavia Location in Birmingham, AL

Let me start this review by saying that Moe’s is the REAL DEAL. It originated in my home town of Tuscaloosa, AL in 1988, and then relocated to Vail, CO when the three Bama grad owners moved out west. Moe’s can now be found in Eagle and Vail, CO, Orange Beach, AL and in Birmingham, AL.

So, on a recent trip to Birmingham over the holidays, I finally got my chance to eat some Moe’s…it had been since a trip to Vail in 2001 since I enjoyed this succulent BBQ, and it was everything I remembered it to be!


They specialize in Bama Style on the pork or chicken sandwiches: pork or chicken topped with vinegar slaw along with red and white sauce on a good old white bun…so damn good. I had the cheese grits and black-eyed peas with stewed tomatoes plus banana puddin’ with my sandwich, and I was full as a tick. On any given day besides the normal sides of beans, slaw and potato salad, you can find any of the following home made sides available: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrot soufflé, lima beans, broccoli casserole, corn bread and many more. The red sauce is semi-runny and spicy, and the Alabama White is, well, Alabama White…it is incredibly good solo or mixed with the red. Their chicken and pork are both so tender and juicy; no chance of any dried out, bush league BBQ here!

The restaurant itself is wide open with booths and tables, decorated with some old school ski gear on the walls and a Blues Revue next door for live music and other functions. This place kicks ass, and I highly recommend giving it a try very soon! Over and Out.

3 Responses to “Moe’s Original Bar B Que– Vestavia Location in Birmingham – Brad Nevin”

  1. on 11 Jan 2009 at 4:27 pm Dan Therrell

    Hey Guys,

    Love The BBQ Blog.

    Did you know that Moe’s will soon be opening another BBQ place in Daphne, AL? I’ll be glad to contribute a review as soon as they get opened up for business!


  2. on 19 Jan 2009 at 10:32 am Lorrie Dixson

    Moe’s is open now in Daphne…

    Moe’s Original Bar B Que is proud to announce its grand opening at 6423 Bayfront Park Drive in Daphne, Alabama. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style pulled pork, racks of ribs, and chicken smoked over hard wood served with two unique sauces plus eight to ten traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts. Open daily for lunch and dinner from from 11am-9pm, the restaurant also offers large party takeout orders and full service catering.

    For more information, interviews, photos, menu or complimentary media meals, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at 404-441-3473 or For more information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit

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