Moores is out of business. I believe they sold out to someone who has named the place "Stormin Norman" and barbeque is sold there. I also understand that the new owners had a truck stop restaurant at that location at one time and then left.
In my opinion, and that of many others, Moore's Barbeque was terrifc. They had a smoke shed behind their bulilding We have been there many times and we saw very few tourists. They were mainly locals. I am sure that they had more tourists for customers once they moved so close to 1-95, but their food remained just as wonderful.
Moore's may have had a real pit at their old location, but they most definitely did not after they moved. I'm sure you saw plenty of locals in there. My point was that it has an undeserved reputation online because it is convenient for people from out of the area, who generally have a very low level of knowledge about eastern NC barbecue. If Moore's hadn't been a stone's throw from the Kenly exit, it would have been just another sorry, generic eastern NC bbq place that no one on sites like this would know about. All of the good places are well off I-95, and most people don't take the time to detour to them. Roadfood often caters to this crowd with some truly awful recommendations. They've got Shaw's in Williamston listed as worth planning an entire day around. LOL.
Moore's served up the same generic gas-cooked barbecue that you can get at a million other places in eastern NC. The only thing special about it was its proximity to the interstate.
post edited by Pocosin - 2010/07/15 13:18:38