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Sticky Fingers Restaurant

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Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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420 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1246
(423) 265-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 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, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a favorite

Great ribs, BBQ sauces are fantastic, always a winner. Can feel a little bit chain-y (and it is) but I don't care. I'll always come back. Rib sampler, loaded potato and grilled chicken salad are some of my favorites, they also have upgraded sides now, like sweet potato casserole and pecan pie for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
pantsonfire99
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Chattanooga, TN
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Chattanooga, TN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great ribs, BBQ sauces are fantastic, always a winner. Can feel a little bit chain-y (and it is) but I don't care. I'll always come back. Rib sampler, loaded potato and grilled chicken salad are some of my favorites, they also have upgraded sides now, like sweet potato casserole and pecan pie for dessert. Sundays is a brunch buffet, which... More 

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very large group - 14 of use all together. They were able to seat us quickly without a reservation. Food was delicious and came pretty quickly for group this size. Wait staff were helpful, knowledgeable and prompt.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Funny I bought this sauce at Publix in my home state a few weeks ago but have not tried it yet. I was super psych. to eat lunch there. WoW it was Delicious! I ordered the brisket shavings sandwich but asked for it to be a Wrap (you get choices of how you want your sandwich.) dip it in the... More 

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We must have had the same greeter as one of the recent previous reviewers. Exactly! She seemed less than thrilled to have customers. We walked in and she sort of mumbled something about going to see if our server was ready, then disappeared for a little while. Most of our party didn't even hear what she said, so they were... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We met for lunch on a Saturday - were seated after a short wait while host was on the phone. Our server was good, food came fairly quickly, but when I went to the ladies room - which is over by the bar area - there was a really funky and foul smell. Made me wish I'd went to the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best ribs I have ever had. The wings were also great, but my favorite is the ribs. We will make sure to eat here again the next time we are in Chattanooga. Which I hope will be soon. Had a great time in Chattanooga and only a 3 hour drive from where we live.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The greeter seemed less than thrilled to have customers. She said we had a 15 minute wait. It was 7 p.m. There were no more than a half dozen customers in the entire place and empty tables everywhere. One order was incorrect and the server showed no interest in fixing it... and didn't! BBQ nachos were far from "piled high"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Average BBQ and not expensive, but not worth the price. It's not a good value. The catfish is probably your best bet if you wind up here. Beer selection is okay. Service is fine.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We rode the free shuttle and the driver said of the two bbq restaurants located in the area, Sticky Fingers was by far his favorite. Another passenger agreed. So, we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. There were some great lunch specials. We each got a plate that had a pulled pork sandwich, ribs and bbq... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent smokehouse beef brisket, and very good catfish platter at this very casual, sparse eatery.. But our server seemed to be on another planet, and a bottle of beer we ordered was full of ice. However, would give it another try because the food is SO GOOD!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1246
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: (423) 265-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 9
  • Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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