Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque

History of Moore's Olde Tyme Barbeque

We like to use the words Olde Tyme with our name because we still like to roast and smoke our pigs in a real pit over live oak coals. Over fifty years ago that is the way John Moore, the founder started. He went to the country, bought a single pig, slaughtered the pig himself, built a nice hot bed of oak coals, threw them in the pit and roasted that first pig. When you drive up you may have noticed the piles of cord wood stacked out back, your assurance of quality roasted pigs. We still do it the olde tyme way.

This location is the seventh spot Moore's BBQ has been in. The first was in James City across the river in 1945. The second was on Hancock Street near Barbour Boat Works. The third was right in Five Points where the Days Inn is now. The fourth was the most remembered, it was across from Armstrong Grocery where the Scotchman convenient store is. The fifth was where Friday's 1890 Seafood Restaurant is now. The sixth was out by the Weyerhaeuser Plant. The seventh is on Highway 17 where we have been since January 1973.

A few things have changed over the years. John Moore died in 1989 and Dot Moore died on Valentine's Day 1995..

John & Dot both strived to provide their customers with good food at a reasonable prices with friendly, prompt service. I think they were successful. Their 50 years of service is testimony enough.

We are endeavoring to continue the same goals in mind.
By giving thanks to God and with his grace we will succeed.

Tommy Moore


Welcome to Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque

Moore’s Barbeque

3711 Dr M L King Jr Blvd

New Bern, NC 28562