Moe’s Original Bar B Que Review
128 E. Broadway
Granville, OH 43023
1. Pulled Pork
3. Alabama White BBQ sauce
4. Mississippi Mud Pudding
5. Smoked Chicken Wings
Everyone loves barbecue. It’s flavorful, you can slop delicious sauces on it, and it’s perfectly messy to eat. I too have eaten a lot of pulled pork in my lifetime. But there is something special about the barbecue at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Granville.
Nestled in the quiet town of Granville, the historic structure housing Moe’s contains beautiful brick walls and wood floors. But as interesting as the building is, it is the food that will draw you back. Like many BBQ joints, Moe’s offers platters with sides, buns or cornbread, meat, and dessert options. And don’t forget about sweet tea!
Start your platter with meats, and pick your poison of pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken, smoked wings, smoked turkey, catfish, fried shrimp, or ribs. I am partial to the pulled pork myself, just because it is a good gauge for a BBQ restaurant’s cuisine. Their pork is tender and full of flavor, without being over-smoked, and you get a very generous portion. The smoked chicken wings are tasty too, as are the fall-off-the-bone ribs.
As part of your platter, choose from sides like mac and cheese, collards, slaw, potato salad, baked beans, banana pudding and more. There are daily rotating side specials too; one of them that I really enjoyed was the Mississippi Mud Pudding, a spin on the chocolate and peanut butter dessert, sprinkled with Oreo crumbs. Meals come with pickles too. The cornbread, which I recommend over the bun selection, is griddled, so it is crispy on the outside and soft inside – perfect.
Different regions of America focus on their own unique style of BBQ, and Moe’s is modeled after the “Alabama” style. Enter Alabama white BBQ sauce. Make sure you order a side of this mayo-based goodness. I want to put it on everything for the rest of eternity. For purists, there are also traditional sauces, like red sweet barbecue and one with an extra-spicy habanero heat.
Make the drive to Moe’s in Licking County, and stop in some of the other shops and restaurants in the downtown Granville strip; it is a great way to pass some time on a summer afternoon.
Culinary Clue: Pulled pork or brisket and a slew of sides are perfect for entertaining. If you have a large crowd headed your way, pick up a “double-wide” pack with meat and all the fixin’s to feed your crew. The leftover meat is great to top a pizza!
Have you been to Moe’s? What are your favorites sides? Let me know in the comments below.