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Moe's Original BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Grill
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616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
+1 970-479-7888
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moes BBQ is amazing! I cannot get enough of their ribs and other amazing BBQ! They offer daily specials and the sides change regularly and are all equally delicious. Luke Stone, one of the pit guys there is very talented at the pit. The same friendly service offered by the rest of staff is the reason I keep returning to... More 

Thank Jordan B
Mansfield, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to find moe's in lionshead on our first trip. Now we always go back to this perfec balance of good bbq, reasonable prices and great sweet tea!! For a Texan the banana pudding and sweet tea is a huge find in the vail area. Moe's is upstairs from the main lionshead area. It is next door... More 

1 Thank Brandy S
Meridian, Idaho
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here while passing through Vail just recently. I came here because I love barbecue and because of their impressive reviews on this site. But honestly, I've tasted a lot better barbecue at other places. The service was very good with friendly workers. But the barbecue pork didn't taste right, perhaps it was undercooked. And I didn't care for... More 

Thank nativeidahoan77
Irving, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here traveling to Carbondale for golf outing, Good value for price, little hard to find but worth it. Only downside, they did not have beef brisket the day we were there.

1 Thank rvlasek
Mission Viejo, California
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love our bbq and had high hopes for Moe's. We don't have any Moe's where we live but had actually heard about it on the show Undercover Boss. My husband liked his ribs but the brisket and chicken were dry and disappointing. I wish we hadn't wasted our only meal in Vail here.

Thank ligligmv
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is cheap, OK flavour but the service was abrupt. The place was full of locals and you got the feeling that they didn't really want any other customers. There were a large, noisy group of people and the staff spoke briskly and were shirt with us when we asked questions. Wouldn't go again.

Thank Karen B
Hamilton, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was definitely better in flavor last winter but it's still the best ribs in Vail. This time around, the ribs were too salty. It was still tender though. The cornbread was also better last March. The cole slaw (vinegar based) was still exceptional. I still love this self serve, find a seat, use paper towels place. I'll try it... More 

Thank She L
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a pricey place like Vail Moe's is a nice and comforting place to get a good meal without breaking the bank. It is a small space but it has outdoor seating as well. The BBQ is great and although the menu is not very large, it is more than enough and very affordable. Compared to some of the other... More 

Thank Ina S
Denver, Colorado
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544 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Denver and so I typically eat at the Denver area Moe's. The one on south Broadway with bowling is my favorite and the first Moe's that I ate at. I was actually surprised to find out that it started in Vail and now has probably over 30 locations. The BBQ is great and the sides are also... More 

Thank cubfaninco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Moe's BBQ is "smack-yo-mama" good. We're from Texas and we know barbecue. The pulled pork was juicy and tasty. The barbecue ribs made our girls happy. The chicken wings were excellent. Their sauce was great. Even the sides were terrific. They have this fantastic grilled jalapeño cornbread that comes with their dinners. Do not skip that part of your meal!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Barbecue, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-7888
Moe's Original BBQ is a Southern soul food revival with food prepared fresh daily with recipes passed down for generations.

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