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Sticky Fingers

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Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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1200 North Main Street, Ste 17A, Summerville, SC 29483
+1 843-871-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The first location, opened in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in 1992...
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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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ for a Chain Restaurant

This place is a great choice for BBQ at it's best. I had a full rack of ribs with four different finishes including "Wet" Memphis, Dry Rub Memphis, Sweet Georgia and Kentucky (I think) they were all delicious and the meat was the perfect degree of doneness. I liked the Wet Memphis best. My better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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North Charleston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Located close to I-26 and downtown Historic Summerville. Always order the Savannah chips and dip for an appetizer. So delicious. My husband and I usually order the Memphis dry rub ribs that are prepared to perfection. Along with the ribs we get beans, cole slaw and a side salad - all food is fresh and eagerly anticipated. Convenient location and... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband & I really enjoyed our meals at Sticky Fingers. The waitress was friendly and quick. I love BBQ brisket and theirs was excellent, lean and tasty. The sauces were very good as were the sides. We also had desert -- and left stuffed!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is a great choice for BBQ at it's best. I had a full rack of ribs with four different finishes including "Wet" Memphis, Dry Rub Memphis, Sweet Georgia and Kentucky (I think) they were all delicious and the meat was the perfect degree of doneness. I liked the Wet Memphis best. My better half ordered the Beef Brisket... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If like barbeque, or even think you might like barbeque, and If you visit Summerville, South Carolina...you must eat one meal at Sticky Fingers! Why? Well, just go there (it's right on Main Street), order the Bar BQ and slather it with the sweet barbeque sauce. You will be glad you are there! Don't forget to eat the "Hush Puppies"... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The food, for the most part, was very good. One time I was there, the ribs had a certain film on them, which is supposed to be removed before cooking. Another concern is that the food isn't always served warm enough. While it's true that the ribs are cooked slow and at a relatively low temperature, they should be hot... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I try to stop here when I visit the area. I stopped for lunch this time and everything was very good. The service was good and I received my food quickly. the BBQ sandwich was great. I also enjoy the sauces, and I took home a 5 pack. I will stop the next time I am in the area.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Got to town at about 8 while traveling with the family. We always look for BBQ when traveling. Went to sticky fingers...... I'm not sure about this place. It has a chain feel. I ordered an old fashion bourbon beverage...... Worst cocktail ever trying to look past that I got the ribs and smoked wings combo once the waitress FINALLY... More 

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Hell Gate, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very good food and excellent service. I had the blue cheese burger with Carolina sweet bbq sauce, the burger was great became excellent when I added the sauce. My wife had the bbq sliders and couldn't finish them. A lot of food for a great price.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Was in Sticky Fingers on my Birthday and when the supervisior found out he came over to our table and was telling me that the last couple to sit at our table also had a birthday. He asked me if I would like a free desert on the house. I did get the peach cobbler and it also had ice... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Do not believe the negative reviews! This place has a great food with southern hospitality. Ribs and pulled pork are the best, all BBQ and burgers are good too. If you would like a low key local place with great food - Sticky Fingers is the right place for you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 North Main Street, Ste 17A, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Summerville
  • Phone Number: +1 843-871-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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