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420 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(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, Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: The first location, opened in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in 1992, remains...
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
Can only rate the beer

Stopped in before lunch on a recent trip to Chattanooga. The three o us in our party only had a beer. The menu looked good but we had already decided to have lunch at the Pickle Barrel. Should have had lunch at Sticky Fingers. There was a table of 6 men there who appeared to have great looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
GERMAINETN
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Kingston, Tennessee
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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in while attending a convention at the convention center. Being from Kansas City, I LOVE some good BBQ. This was excellent. The pulled pork was delicious and so tender! I also really enjoyed all the sauce choices. The prices were also very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place!

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Thank Brandi N
Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a visit to the Aquarium we stopped for lunch. We got a coupon from Chattanooga Fun for free peach cobbler..beat coupon ever! The ribs were tasty and I liked them with just the dry rub...no sauce. The daughter's cheeseburger was really good as well. That cobbler though was so good!! It was hot and topped with ice cream..yum!

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Thank DealinandDishin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was different. The food so so. We felt rushed by the server. The best thing about the meal. Was the music. The slaw was turning pink and was below ok. Just not the standard I'm accustomed to with Sticky Fingers. Ribs were pink and not from being smoked. The baked beans were good. Maybe my next visit the... More 

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Thank Pamela W
Kingston, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in before lunch on a recent trip to Chattanooga. The three o us in our party only had a beer. The menu looked good but we had already decided to have lunch at the Pickle Barrel. Should have had lunch at Sticky Fingers. There was a table of 6 men there who appeared to have great looking food on... More 

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Thank GERMAINETN
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sticky Fingers Bar B Que has excellent types of bar be que especially the ribs, the bar b que is also very good with different types of flavor and sauses. For southern barb que located not far from the River walk or Aquarium a good restaurant .

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Thank K9814TNrobertm
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fries were good. Sauces were blah- none that are spicy. They no longer have smoked turkey on their menu which was a huge disappointment for me. My husband had chicken wings and ribs and says "nothing special". Beans tasted like Bushes baked beans from a can. My kids didn't like the over cooked macaroni. Wasn't bad, but wasn't great like... More 

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Thank RCK693
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best BBQ I have had! Okay, second to my mama's BBQ. But Sticky Fingers sure does give my mom a run for her money! The ribs were fall of the bone perfect!! And the wings smoked to perfection! I will definitely be back for more!

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Thank Taylor R
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was good. Recommended by the visitor center had the cheese fries, trifecta dry rub with beans and cole slaw, and marinated grilled chicken caesar salad. Everything was good. The service was great. The chicken on my salad was great and the portion sizes were excellent. We would recommend to anyone.

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Thank DocTea
Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ribs there are wonderful!! As well as the rest of the food!! Love the ribs though! Great Service over all!!

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Thank DMiller1222
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place! Will definitely visit again... Great service and friendly staff. The food was wonderful!

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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: Barbecue, American, Bar, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, 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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