Moe's Original BBQ

Moe's Original BBQ

Moe's Original BBQ locationJohnson City, Tennessee, Washington

(15 Reviews)

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.

We offer all sort of catering for you needs- whether its a pick up to a Full Moe's Experience! We can be as casual or fancy as you'd like!

Moe's Original BBQ Reviews

Moe's Original BBQ Reviews


Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Keith Whittington
3 05/06/2018 Keith Whittington

The food is awesome but be prepared to serve yourself. All of the staff were attentive and made sure we had our beverages, but beyond that you must retrieve your own food when your name is called and then get your own condiments. Food is awesome, service is great.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by WBrosProduction
4 30/05/2018 WBrosProduction

Great smoked wings ($.65/ea on Wednesday- dine in) and their shrimp "moe"boy sandwich is very good. The sides are just ok. Atmosphere is pretty laid back.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by William Nissley
5 22/05/2018 William Nissley

One of the best bbq places around. Considering there's a lot of competition, I always take my out of town guests here! The chicken wings are great and the pulled pork is awesome.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Walt Sams
5 08/05/2018 Walt Sams

I really like this place. It's good for a BBQ chain. Texas style BBQ.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Cooper Sheldon
4 29/04/2018 Cooper Sheldon

My wife and i tried Moe's for the first time. The barbecue was awesome, the coleslaw and cornbread was awesome. The ribs were not very good. Tough and dry. Not easy to eat. Overall we enjoyed it and will probably come back for more barbecue.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by B T
5 21/04/2018 B T

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Everything from a chicken salad sandwich to smoked wings it's all been good, I especially love their cornbread.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Jay Day
5 23/03/2018 Jay Day

I was in Johnson City for work so I wanted a place to eat that was good after working in Knoxville for a few days. Every place I ate at in Knoxville couldn’t compare to Moes. Everything was homemade except the bags of chips. I ordered the smoked wings which was recommend by Brittany the waitress. They were freaking AWESOME!!! You get two sides with them. I opted for the Mac n cheese and banana pudding since I don’t eat beef or pork. Those sides were no slouch either! The staff was nice and friendly. We went on a Thursday which we lucked up because they had live music. Trust this blk guys review and go and get you some good food. You won’t be disappointed!!!!!!

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Lindsay Bravo
5 11/03/2018 Lindsay Bravo

My absolute favorite restaurant in Johnson City. They have the best cornbread I've ever tasted and it comes with every meal. Their daily sides and they're special sides are always so tasty! $1.99 kids meals for dine-in. Amazing deal! And their other prices are very reasonable as well. Karaoke on Friday night. Just a great family place!

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Marcus Moore
5 05/02/2018 Marcus Moore

Great wings and collards! We will be back the food on the menu is awesome and service was quick. Tons of meat menu items and fresh veggies to pick from and next time we try your bannanas pudding.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by gabriel shoun
5 30/01/2018 gabriel shoun

The food here is awesome!!! Best sides in Johnson City, TN and the wings are ridiculously good. Friendly staff and good prices... Lots of TV's, so you can always catch "the game" here as well.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by John Walker
4 14/01/2018 John Walker

Great place for food, beer and bourbon. The ever rotating sides are always great. Try the jalapeño grits, fantastic.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Ed Anderson
5 31/12/2017 Ed Anderson

Moe's has both excellent barbeque and tasty sides. They rotate them daily through a wide variety of southern favorites. Their banana pudding alone is worth going there for. I get it every time I go. In addition to the food, the atmosphere and service are also top notch. The dining area and bar have a heavy southern vibe with lots of rustic wood. Just what you would expect for a southern barbeque place. I have also found the staff to be pleasant and friendly. Price wise it is in the middle for me. I spend about 12 to 15 dollars per visit.(no alcohol) I recommend It.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Roberta Drake
5 12/12/2017 Roberta Drake

This place exceeded my expectations, and that takes a lot. It's not your typical BBQ place. The food was amazing and you could tell that it was all prepared on site, not precooked, shipped in and assembled. I had the Moe's 'Bama style pulled pork sandwich, beer brazed cabbage and their tomato and cucumber salad. All three were the best I'd ever had. The staff were all very friendly and the prices very competitive and affordable. I will definitely go back and hated that I hadn't stopped by sooner. We are lucky to have them. I can't wait to go back and try some of their other selections.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Jared Smith
5 23/10/2017 Jared Smith

Food was great. Excellent staff and atmosphere. My kind of down home place. The pork was tender and the barbecue sauce was delicious. The cornbread was simply amazing, it’s a must have! Definitely will be returning.

Review of Moe's Original BBQ by Austin Phillips
5 09/09/2017 Austin Phillips

Never had a bad meal here. Rotating sides menu, lots of great BBQ-type meat entrees. The cornbread is a must, and the variety of BBQ sauces are sure to suit any palate. Appropriate beer menu: amber ales, brown ales, lagers, etc. that go excellently with spicy and saucy meals. Overall, wonderful food. Atmosphere is fun and rustic, cool decor and friendly staff. Great place for both a few drinks or dinner with the family.

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