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Sticky Fingers

235 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
+1 843-853-7427
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Ranked #107 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Having been put off by some of the negative reviews below, we popped in for a drink bit ended up eating the most amazing ribs! The portions are massive - we had a sharing portion of ribs - dry rubbed so we could try all the sauces that they offer. With the sides - delicious corn and the BBQ beans... More

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Edgewood, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband had the sausage and BQ Blue Plate Special. I had the pulled pork sandwich. Several different BQ sauces were offered. The pork was very tender, coleslaw tasty and baked beans great. Would eat there again.

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Yonkers, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Don't Ever go in at the opening hour. The food must have been from the night before. The brisket was tough and dry as well as the ribs. The beans were good. Did not enjoy this meal at all. Living in New York we were looking forward to this meal. We did not feel well for several days after eating... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to Sticky Fingers with my husband and another couple. I ordered a chicken Cobb salad and had to dig through the whole dish to find any chicken. It was nothing more than a plate of lettuce and cheese. Everyone else had very mediocre meals. When our server asked how things were we shared that it hadn't been very good.... More

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Dunwoody, Ga.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have eaten at 6 or 7 different locations. Never a bad meal and service always good. On King Street in Charleston is a great one. I keep several jars of BBQ sauce available at home for when I grill out....

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our cabdriver told us if we were going to have BBQ in Charleston, this was the place to go. And he was right! We were not disappointed. Many choices of meat to choose from and you put on any of the sauces that are at your table. We tried different combinations, and all were very good. Also had a coupon... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Being from Alabama we know our bbq. This place was a block from our hotel so we found it the first day of our visit. So glad we did. We had dinner here our first night. I had the smoked wings recommended by our server. OMG they were awesome. No need for sauce. My husband had the combo platter (ribs,... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A quick trip to Sticky Fingers turned into a great meal and a happy husband. The menu was broad, interesting and good value, the food was delicious! Additionally, our server, Melanie was prompt and courteous and allowed my husband a taste testing when he was unsure about his choice of unfamiliar beers. However, the highlight of the evening for my... More

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Livingston, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My son wanted ribs and steak. Place is just fine, but no meal in Charleston should be just fine. There are so many wonderful options, to eat at a Sticky Fingers in Charleston is a bit of a waste. That is not to be critical, for what the place aims to be, a rib joint with sports and beer, it... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Bottom line, I like my wings cooked long so the chicken meat is dry and the outside is crispy. They did a great job with the wings. The beer was good and cold as well. Yes, I will be back.

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