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Sticky Fingers

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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings
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2031 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-RIBS (7427)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 20
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brisket First Class

First time at this location. Before this we were in Charleston. Any of the BBQ is fabulous but the brisket here is to die for. Fork Tender. Green beans were on the bland side. Cole slaw and Baked Beans were perfect. Michael was an excellent host.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Steve T
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First time at this location. Before this we were in Charleston. Any of the BBQ is fabulous but the brisket here is to die for. Fork Tender. Green beans were on the bland side. Cole slaw and Baked Beans were perfect. Michael was an excellent host.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As a rule, I would always stop at this restaurant when I found myself in Chattanooga. Not only was the restaurant cold, they served pulled pork that was so dry it was piney! The ribs where dry and boney...where's the meat?!? Worst experience I've ever had, won't go back, enjoyed the new BBQ Restaurant Bones so much better...hate I didn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good came out FAST, I ordered and it was there. Ribs-ok. Sweet potato casserole-nasty, greens-gross. Watermelon margarita-ok. Decor need updating, looks like a old cafeteria. Not impressed but wasn't horrible.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great wings and pulled pork dinners. Wait staff was very attentive. Owner/cook came to check on us to ensure the food was to our liking. Try this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Chattanooga for the weekend we ate at Sticky Fingers. The food was very good. We enjoyed the beef brisket the best. I recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Chattanooga.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place was recommended by a person I sat next to on the plane from ATL to CHA. Excellent choice. Have been there three times, eating foods ranging from salad to wings to ribs. Best wings I've ever had. They're smoked. Five or six house-brand sauces span the spectrum of tastes. Definitely try the wings.

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Pippa Passes, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I visited this Sticky-Fingers on a trip through Chattanooga. I had found it last year on a trip with my daughter . We have always liked the food so we were glad to come back. I sampled the brisket with fries and baked beans. My food was good overall. The only complaints would be that the menu was changed, so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our visit started with a bit of a wait after being seated, which we do understand, that happens. Our server just did not seem to have any personality though; she got better toward the end of our meal and finally decided to be friendly when she brought the check out... The food had good portions, but no flavor/spice, and my... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Stopped here for dinner. Clay was our server, didn't know what beers were offered, told that no craft local Tennessee beers were available. Although Clay was friendly he did nothing to sell. No suggestions. The food was served quickly after ordering. Had the rib sampler, had to ask to explain the different preparations. The beans and cole slaw were just... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went for lunch, as some hamburgers, great ribs, and delicious loaded baked potato. Lots of food for reasonable price. Can't wait to go again.

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?