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Sticky Fingers Restaurant

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Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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420 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 265-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We visited Sticky Fingers on the advice of the front desk clerk at our hotel. We were looking for something family friendly (not white tablecloth). We were not disappointed! The catfish was delicious. My family made fun of me for ordering fish in a BBQ restaurant! The cole slaw was creamy without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
tbubbawom
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Moody, Alabama
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Huntsville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had to wait a long time for the check. Food was "ok" or "average". Not impressed with quality of the meat nor the different "rubs" that they offered.

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Moody, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Sticky Fingers on the advice of the front desk clerk at our hotel. We were looking for something family friendly (not white tablecloth). We were not disappointed! The catfish was delicious. My family made fun of me for ordering fish in a BBQ restaurant! The cole slaw was creamy without being too heavy on the sauce. The pulled... More 

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San Pietro In Casale
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My friends and I had to spend a night in Chattanooga while driving from Atlanta to Nashville. While looking for a good spot to grab some food, we found sticky fingers on tripadvisor and decided to have our fingers sticky...it's been a great choice! I had the beef brisket, it's been the best I ever had! it was tender and... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I went with my family and a friend, and had no idea what to expect from this downtown restaurant. The spacious floor plan is a great contrast to most other cramped restaurants downtown. We were seated immediately, and ordered fried pickles and potato skins as appetizers. The pickles were good but the portion was not worthwhile, but the potato skins... More 

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Arlington, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was skeptical as a native Memphian of the proposed "Memphis" style BBQ. Dry ribs were well done and fell off the bone as they should. Pulled pork and "Memphis" sauce were just like eating at any number of local places (sauce is sweet similar in style to Central or Corky's traditional sauce.) Banana pudding desert was excellent but skip the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

First day in Chattanooga I knew I had to eat sticky fingers and I am so glad I did! Everything was amazing! We had a party of three and ordered a bit of everything I do regret not getting dessert but I WILL BE BACK! 2nd evening we tried to go to sugars they had an hour and a half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The whole family finished their plates, we'll some bones were left over. All the meats were tender, coleslaw and beans were great. Had no room for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

For sure I've eaten ribs before Sticky Fingers, but the one in Sticky fingers was the best ever! At the time I ordered a full rack ribs (they have a lot of different barbecue sauce at you choice) and that was amazing. The meat was well cooked! But one thing, the plate is huge, so order it if you are... More 

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Skyline
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64 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate here today. We were on a second grade fied trip to Discovery museum and there were lots of visitors eating here today. I had the Buffelo Chicken Sandwich it was yummy yummy and so were the fries. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. I can' t wait to go back one day soon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food is incredible... Get the ribs! Or the beef brisket... That was incredible too. Service was superior, Derek was wonderful and the hostess staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely one of the best BBQ places in town! Highly recommend!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?