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Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

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420 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 265-7427
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome banana pudding!!!!

We had a private lunch here and it was wonderful. We maxed out our space but the staff did everything possible to make it work for us. We are a service sorority, so we are used to helpful out!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Susie L
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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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  • Doing business
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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We had a private lunch here and it was wonderful. We maxed out our space but the staff did everything possible to make it work for us. We are a service sorority, so we are used to helpful out!!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I ALWAYS eat here when passing through Chattanooga or visiting this town. I usually always get the RIBS with either sweet or dry rub only. This time I went with the brisket salad and it was SPOT on. I was not even hungry within an hour like after having a salad from subway or something. I highly recommend making it... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We went here a couple of times while in town and they had the best food! Friendly servers, GREAT food, just good all around!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visit wanted to visit a rib place on our trip and everywhere we shopped the locals suggested Sticky Fingers. We were not disappointed! We got the rib sampler for two and got to try their hot, sweet, regular, and dry rub ribs as well as 4 different sides all for under $30. We also tried the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere and prices are very pleasing. Been here several times and have never been disappointed. The Sunday buffet is well worth the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

While taking in the sites, we ventured into this gem. The food was delicious and service was great. Would recommend this restaurant to other travelers!!!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Sticky Fingers about 10 years ago with our granddaughter who was 7 yrs old. It is a compliment to the chef(s) & staff that they are as wonderful now as they were then. The barkeep was especially gracious to us as senior citizens; he made us feel welcomed & was attentive. We ordered the BBQ Sampler for Two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Why hit the generic Chai s when there is a place like this in the same parking lot. I love BBQ. Grew up in KC, live in TX, work in NC, travel a LOT. So I know how BBQ is made My advice. Go for the dry rub then try out all their various sauces. . Problem. They don't have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I was surprised that it was as good as i had heard, much better than Sugars across the street They do stay a little busy, but sat at the bar and had the BBQ nacho's for an app, it should be a dinner as it was large portion Had the sticky burger and it was divine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on a Friday afternoon and got seated promptly. Waitress took orders and got food pretty quick. This was my second time in a couple years. It was just as good as I remembered. Wished I lived closer to Chattanooga; would like to try more options. I had the pulled pork plate. It was very good and very tender.... More 

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Additional Information about Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

Address: 420 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: (423) 265-7427
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
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
Average Prices: USD 9
Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings

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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, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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