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Full Moon Bar-B-Que

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The moon never sets on this hickory-smoked barbecue eatery with outposts around the state. Former Alabama football coach Pat James opened the first location on Birmingham’s Southside in the mid-1980s. David Maluf, one of the current owners, said, “The one distinctive thing about every Full Moon is the way we cook the food. All our meats are cooked fresh on an open wood-burning pit every day. When you see a Full Moon, you expect to see smoke.” But that’s not all. The Half-Moon cookies and carrot cakes are made fresh daily.

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https://fullmoonbbq.com/location/opelika

Full Moon Bar-B-Que
2494 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL 36801
334-741-7570
Hours of Operation
  • Mon-Th 10:30am - 9:00pm Fri-Sat 10:30am - 10:00pm Sun 11:00 - 9:00pm

Famous Dishes

Half-moon cookies


Once known as Pat James' Full Moon Bar-B-Que, the restaurant was bought in 1997 by brothers David and Joe Maluff. Full Moon now boasts nine locations, including the original on Birmingham's Southside.

Although Full Moon is known for its smoked meat, customers flock to the counter and drive-thru window for its famous Half Moon cookies. Made from scratch daily and filled with chocolate chips and pecans, each cookie has just the right amount of crisp. Every single one is hand-dipped into rich, melted milk chocolate, giving it its distinctive "half moon" appearance. Half Moon cookies are also available by the tin for distant fans or those locals who just can't get enough.

Marinated coleslaw


Once known as Pat James' Full Moon Bar-B-Que, the restaurant was bought in 1997 by brothers David and Joe Maluff. Full Moon now boasts nine locations, including the original on Birmingham's Southside.

Throughout the year, Full Moon receives dozens of emails asking for the recipe to its wildly popular marinated cole slaw, a vinegar-based medley of cabbage, green pepper, onion, celery and seasonings. This refreshing slaw is served as a side item, but it also makes a great addition to a barbecue pork sandwich.