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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 19
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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
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First time visit to any sticky fingers restaurant. Had always heard how good the ribs are so I finally got a chance to try them. Met at the door by a very helpful greeter. He took the time to explain the menu and gave us his recommendation. Then we where greeted by a very cheerful and friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
befan10
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

First time visit to any sticky fingers restaurant. Had always heard how good the ribs are so I finally got a chance to try them. Met at the door by a very helpful greeter. He took the time to explain the menu and gave us his recommendation. Then we where greeted by a very cheerful and friendly waitress that actually... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Sticky Fingers is my go-to place for ribs - absolutely delicious whether you like them in a Carolina Sweet sauce or with a Memphis dry rub! Everything else I have eaten there is good as well. Service is always good!

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South Riding, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

They were busy for the 4th of July dinner, so my wife and I sat at the bar. The bartender provided the best service he could given the situation; he had to run to the kitchen to pick up the food for the orders he took as well as make drinks. The BBQ was average at best. The beef brisket... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice restaurant, Owner is a super guy, (will give you a coupon for $5.00 off on next visit. Bar-B-Que wings were wonderful as was our waitress Sissy. Highly recommend them.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We ate here a few years ago and ordered sandwiches. We weren't impressed. But people kept talking about their ribs. So tonight we tried them while we were in town. They didn't disappoint. The waitress was so friendly and helpful. We got the ribs for two and it was a truck load of food. The corn on the cobs was... More 

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Southern California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were a party of 12. Everyone enjoyed the food and the plethora of different BBQ sauces. My brisket was very tender and tasty. The waitress was totally on-the-ball, handling all special requests and separate checks (!) with accuracy and courtesy.

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

No complaints. What we expected. I would eat there again. Sauce was pretty good. Had the sampler and pulled pork. Staff was used to dealing with tourists...it showed.

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Additional Information about Sticky Fingers

Address: 2031 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone Number: (423) 899-RIBS (7427)
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
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
Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings

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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: 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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