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Dec 25, 2010 05:27 AM

MOE's BBQ-Birmingham

I've never been but read great reviews so we decided to go yesterday, We went to Lakeview and they said that they weren't open but would serve us-told us they were out of ribs and turkey. We ordered the wings, catfish and shrimp sandwich- ALL was great!! They told my mother that Thursday is the Thanksgiving special day- turkey/cranberry/dressing-I am not a fan of cranberry.Wings were spicy but VERY good!!

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  1. I've only been there once but had the barbecue nachos and they were pretty good... I don't think I realized until just now that it's a chain that started in Tuscaloosa.

    hlsess, going to have to give them another try now. Getting hungry.

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    1. re: deepfriedkudzu

      I really wanted the nachos but she said it was a big order and it was Xmas Eve- no need to eat that much-I read the history on the guys that started it -from what I recall they all went to Alabama then headed out on own and all came back together-I think one had a BBQ joint at the bottom of Vail's slope etc-it was interesting to read-

    2. I love the flavor of the wings but wish they were a little more crispy. Some of their sides (beans, mac and collards) are typically good. I like the smoked turkey sandwich with vinegar slaw. Pork is ok.

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      1. re: Dax

        I didn't care for the slaw but liked the potato salad- most of group had the banana pudding and really liked it.

        1. re: hlsess

          I prefer vinegar over mayo-based slaws.

        2. re: Dax

          My bf loves their wings, he's always trying to get me to go there. The pork sandwich is good but they never seem to put any sauce on it (so I always have to remember to grab an extra little to go cup of sauce to pour on the pork)? I like the skillet corn and lima bean sides, but I find the mac and cheese is consistently awful (greasy, naked noodles with hardly any cheese) and the cornbread is too dry for my taste (but the bf likes it). I've also been hearing great things about the turkey, so I'll have to try that next time we go.

          1. re: teemo

            I prefer to sauce any meats myself, which I prefer. However, if you get it to go and were not aware they do not overly sauce, I could see how that could be an issue.

            Out of maybe 5 tries, the mac has has been greasy with limited cheese maybe once for me? When it's on, it has been good.

            1. re: Dax

              We always get it to go (so it took a few tries before we realized we should be picking up sauce). Maybe that's the issue with the mac and cheese too, it's always pre-packaged in those little side cups...maybe if I sat down to a plated portion it'd be better?

              1. re: teemo

                I think they serve it in the cup when you eat there too.

                1. re: Dax

                  Apparently it has been a while since I had the mac and cheese because it looked like greasy kraft mac and cheese from a box today. While it wasn't bad per se, it is not worth the calories in that format. Sticking to the beans and collards from now on.