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Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings
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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: Late Night, 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
Good BBQ with friendly staff

I had the wings and ribs combo at the bar, and both were quite good. Not earth shattering, but at least the wings were big and meaty, not the little tiny ones a lot of places seem to be dishing up nowadays. I prefer a wet rub, and the ribs were tender and plenty of meat on them as well.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When I'm in Chattanooga, I always go to Sticky Fingers. I've even got my fellow workers stopping there on business trips to East TN. BBQ pork, ribs, beef brisket, BBQ potato skins, BBQ nachos, smoked wings, deep fried corn on the cob, beans, slaw, etc. are all good. Can't go wrong at Sticky Fingers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a great waitress! I wish she had a name tag I would of remembered her name. The ribs were pretty good . I loved the sauce. I really enjoyed the sweet potato casserole! And I had the home made cole slaw. My Dad just had two sides for lunch. The sweet potato casserole and beans. He enjoyed them... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband had the rib sampler and I had the brisket. We both had sweet potato casserole and fried corn on the cob. His ribs were good and my brisket was okay, not great. The sides, on the other hand, we're fabulous.

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Orlando,FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had the wings and ribs combo at the bar, and both were quite good. Not earth shattering, but at least the wings were big and meaty, not the little tiny ones a lot of places seem to be dishing up nowadays. I prefer a wet rub, and the ribs were tender and plenty of meat on them as well.... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had been to the Sticky Fingers Ribhouse in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. but now I have discovered another Sticky Fingers almost in my back yard. On a visit to the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo we were met with a rain deluge so what to do but find a good restaurant. Hidden just down the street was the second of only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As a vegetarian, obviously a rib house wasn't my first pick, but since my husband loves BBQ, I found some options for me so we could go. I felt the sides I ordered were quite small, even for sides, and disappointing, except for the fries which were wonderfully crunchy. My husband felt his food was just fine- nothing special. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The sauces are what make this place. Did not like the dry rub as much so we stuck with the wet. Very friendly place and worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On our "must do" list was to visit Sticky Fingers. We were advised by friends to go there when visiting the downtown area. The ribs were good, but our expectations were higher. However, the Wings were the BEST that I have ever had!!! The sides were all marginal. The flavor for the potato salad, beans and cole slaw was all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I had the brisket, very good. The rest of the family has ribs, wings and burger. They were all very good. I recommend the Carolina sauce! The homemade cold slaw is very good! Service was good and for a Saturday night was pretty fast. I would defiantly come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Never heard of this place before. Went here based on the reviews and the fact that it was near our hotel. It was really great. The ribs were to die for and the sauce was excellent. My husband had the smoked chicken that he said was really good and he never compliments restaurant food. The service was quick and our... More 

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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, Doing business, Families with children

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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