Moe's Original Bar-B-Que

History in the Making

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The log cabin housing the Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que location in Breckenridge, Colorado, was an assayer’s cabin built in 1881.

Built in 1881, the log cabin housing the Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que location in Breckenridge, Colorado, has seen its fair share of action.

“As I understand it, it was the assayer’s cabin for the town,” says John Rediker, a partner at the Breckenridge unit. Precious metals extracted from the mines were brought in for weighing and valuation, keeping the area’s financial scene humming, he says.

Today, however, the cabin is seeing a new kind of action: The site complements Moe’s Southern-style barbecue with a side of rustic charm.