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Sticky Fingers

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Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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2031 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-RIBS (7427)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, 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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    Very good
  • 23
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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
It was good

I've heard a lot about Sticky Fingers so on my birthday I tried it out. The food was good but I can't say it was better than any other BBQ place I had been to. Our server was nice but seemed a little jumpy. My wife only wanted one side (a salad) but the server was almost insistent on her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Jason E
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner here around 6:30, restaurant was very very dirty all over and it was not busy at all. I guess that's what you get with a dirty restaurant. Ordered wings and ribs which were okay. Had sweet tea to drink, had such a bitter taste I couldn't drink it. It was actually on the ticket when our waitress brought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've heard a lot about Sticky Fingers so on my birthday I tried it out. The food was good but I can't say it was better than any other BBQ place I had been to. Our server was nice but seemed a little jumpy. My wife only wanted one side (a salad) but the server was almost insistent on her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a very busy Saturday night and had to wait about 20 minutes, not a problem as the waitress called our names. We had gone to try a bit of southern cooking and had the ribs, chicken, pulled pork, together with beans and coleslaw. All in all a good night with good food but as their name implies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is really good bar-b-que. the restaurant is one of the best on the east side. You will find pleasant staff and a clean restroom. They have a good variety of food with different sauces. Go for it.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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86 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Good food but not outstanding. Really just like any other BBQ place. We got what we ordered without any problems and were satisfied as far as hunger goes. Undecided as far as if we would go back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We heard a lot about this restaurant from some very good friends. Coming back from pigeon Forge today we decided to try it. We were seated immediately. From that point forward we were there about about 1:15-1:30 waiting. The food was great. We even had to take our ticket to the the host to pay!! Not in any hurry to... More 

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Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent visit to our Sticky Fingers in Chattanooga-Hamilton Place. We are terribly sorry to hear about your recent experience with us, and please know this is not at all within the guidelines of our company standard or policies. We would love to have a chance to speak with you when... More 

Edgewood, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Bar girl was super nice. Wings and ribs excellent !!!! Neat atmosphere... Manager talked to all guests in the restaurant which is very rare... kudos to Manager Man !!

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Indianapolis< IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We got what we ordered. Good eating not great. The cleanliness bothered us a little bit. Table was sticky to the touch.

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Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for Sticky Fingers in Chattanooga-Hamilton Place. We understand that your past visit was not excellent, and since we strive for nothing short of excellence, perfection, and legendary experiences at Sticky Fingers, we are hoping you can help us get back on track. Please feel free to reach out to our... More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited this Sticky Fingers location late on a Friday night about an hour before close, Although we showed late they were kind enough to seat us at the far end of the facility away from the bar. We requested the quiet seating after a day of driving and not wanting to interact with the college football game that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Went here as a group to have lunch. The BBQ was so tender. We buy their sauce in our local grocery store. The barbecue sauce has a flavor that is a tad bit spicy which I think complements the smoky taste of the BBQ sauce. I usually find myself reaching for it before my meal is done.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2031 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: (423) 899-RIBS (7427)

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, 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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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