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Sticky Fingers

12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-2575
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Ranked #470 of 1,976 Restaurants in Charlotte
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: The first location, opened in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in 1992, remains the flagship store for Sticky Fingers. That's where the five barbecue sauces - Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Sweet and Habanero Hot - came to life. The sweet smell of hickory wood permeates through each restaurant as all of the smoked meats are still slow cooked on-site in barbecue pits and watched closely by our resident pit masters. It is that continued commitment to tradition and authenticity that makes our restaurants and signature barbecue sauces so popular. Recognized for serving the best hickory-smoked Memphis-style barbecue and ribs in the Southeast and creating award-winning barbecue sauce sold in 5,000 retail locations across the country, Sticky Fingers Smokehouses celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2013. To this day, the restaurants remain true to the original founders' ideals of great customer service, reasonable prices and having a passion for 'fall-off-the-bone delicious' ribs, pulled pork barbecue and chicken. Memphis-style Barbecue is cooked at a low-temperature, and with a slow-smoked dry (without any sauce) process that enhances the natural flavor of the meat. Since the pork is smoked without sauce the high quality of the meat is the most important ingredient. The meat is cooked in a smoker and although thoroughly cooked, is pink in color. It is tenderly hand-pulled (not chopped). Other popular styles of Barbecue rely on a sauce to flavor the meat. Most "Carolina-style" Barbecue is cooked on a grill (not a smoker) or boiled in a vinegar-based sauce and chopped with a knife. At Sticky Fingers you will enjoy a casual dining environment with family, friends, and kids while getting sticky and having fun, or hang out at our fully stocked bar with signature cocktails and a wide selection of beer and wine while watching the big game on one of the many widescreen TV's. Get Sticky. Have Fun! Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sticky Fingers is a unique barbecue smokehouse concept with 16 locations in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. Sticky Fingers specializes in high quality barbecue and comfort food and offers five signature barbecue sauces - Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Sweet and Habanero Hot. In addition to its core restaurant business, the company has generated successful catering, online mail order and retail barbecue sauce businesses. Sticky Fingers offers guests monthly offers and updates through its StickEClub. To-Go: Our complete dine-in menu is available To-Go and we have added Family-Style options for meats and sides in larger containers. In addition we offer value priced "Express Meals" To-Go. Express Meals are sized just right for families and include a pint of homemade cole salw, BBQ Baked Beans and a bottle of Sticky Fingers Sauce. Catering: We offer 3 levels of catering services for parties from 20 to 4,000! Full Service Catering Don't want to lift a finger? Let our professional catering staff do all the work for you. We will set-up, maintain the buffet line during the designated serving time, and clean up when it's over. We will provide serving tables and linens. Food will be served in metal pans from warmed chafing dishes. Full Service Delivery This option includes everything in the delivery service plus a disposable tablecloth and set-up of disposable aluminum chafing dishes with sternos to keep your food hot. Delivery Service We set it up, you take care of the rest. Our experienced caterer will deliver the food to you in ready-to-serve aluminum pans. All packaging is disposable.
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food and service in any restaurant can vary from day to day. I was very happy and quite impressed at Sticky Fingers on this visit. We dined on Saturday following Thanksgiving and had a party of 12 people. We were seated immediately and found that they had 3 other very large parties all arrive at the same time. I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Saying that the food was delicious really does not cover it. I had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich (with the Memphis BBQ sauce), slaw, fries, AMAZING. My boyfriend, who is pretty picky, said it was one of the best meals he has had in a long time. He had the burger and loved it. Do not visit Charlotte much, but... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We just came home from dining at Sticky Fingers. I will first off say that the food was fantastic. Everything else was not !!! We arrived at 3 PM and apparently were the first looking to have a draft. Not a single one of the taps were working. Some were emply, others frozen. Our server was completely lacking in service.... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We wanted to beat the dinner rush, so we arrived at 4 pm during a weekday. We were promptely greeted and seated. Our waiter (Calvin) was terrific...great waiter. The pulled pork platter was very good and a lot of food for the price. The environment is sort of like a sports bar, but it was quiet enough at 4 pm... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Everything thing about this place was good. Food, service, cleanliness, everything! Glad we saw this place & ate.

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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This restaurant is okay, not bad but nothing to particularly recommend it. The food is mediocre, the servers friendly but it took a long time to get the food (and the restaurant was not busy at the time). I got a sampler with different types of sauces, but there was no identification as to which sauce was which. Some of... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We used to have a Sticky Fingers in Wilmington but it closed down(4 years ago). Imagine my surprise when on my way to Red Robin I see Sticky Fingers and turned the car around. The menu has greatly improved since the last time I ate there but the food is just as delicious. Jordan was our server and she was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's OK. That's it. It's not "very good", not "poor", just OK. Waitstaff super friendly but food service was slow. Didn't quite understand why because there were only about 4 tables filled (including ours). Food took about 45 minutes to come out. Wife and I shared a rib plate. They were rough, definitely not "fall off the bone".. Several BBQ... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I would recommend Hickory Tavern over Sticky Fingers...The service was great... But the food was just better at Hickory Tavern.

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Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for your taking the time to submit your feedback for Sticky Fingers, Ballantyne. While we are happy to know your service was great, we are upset that our food was just, "okay." Please feel free to give us a call so that we can address any issues you may have had while dining with us. We are always... More 

Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped in at Sticky Fingers for an early dinner and really loved everything we ordered. I had a sampler plate - it was under $10 and there was more than enough food (couldn't finish it, though it was tasty). Exceptional coleslaw - not too mayonnaise-y, and just tart enough. The best thing is the sweet potato casserole - it's really... More 

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Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Your kind words and 4 star review are much appreciated! We love that your server, Jackson took great care of you and accommodated your requests with substitutions, we will make sure he is aware of your review and rewarded for his hard work! We apologize the Pulled-Pork was dry, we are looking into cook times and procedures to insure this... More 

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Additional Information about Sticky Fingers

Address: 12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-2575
Phone Number: 704-926-3441
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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