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“BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sticky Lips Pit BBQ

Sticky Lips Pit BBQ
625 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-7443
585-288-1910
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Ranked #59 of 1,105 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My husband and I participate in competitive bbq, and we understand the challenge of serving 'freshly' smoked meats. We thought this was some of the best available given other bbq places in Rochester. It was a weekend, assuming turnover in food is high, the meat is likely fresher and therefore, better. The chicken was our least favorite, it was dry and could have had a little more flavor. The sides were not as good as some other bbq joints in the city. We had the cajun corn (too much oil/butter) and macaroni salad (bland). Overall, some of the better bbq we have tried.

Visited March 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“AWESOME !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A bit of a wait - but worth it.
Wonderful decor.
Food arrived super fast. (BBQ Beef ribs were delish). The ratatouille side was the best I've had.
Helpful waitress.

I didn't care for all their sauces and I wish I had room left for the dessert - but I didn't.

The neighborhood seemed a bit dicey - but I drove there and left in one piece.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plattsburgh, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love that Barbecue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

So, as someone who cannot eat gluten- I was THRILLED to learn that sticky lips' sauces are gluten free! There are fantastic drumsticks, tasty greens and I highly recommend any sort of pulled pork, chicken etc.. When we return to Rochester, we ALWAYS go there! I especially like to order sampler plates..

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Delicious food! Amazing ribs that melt in your mouth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The ribs here are worth waiting for because they are delicious. Cooked perfectly. Also there are many side dishes to go with these. There is also very good BBQ chicken. Very consistent. SO popular you might have to wait, Do it!

Visited December 2012
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Western NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Thumbs Down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I was told that Sticky Lips was a good place to go for barbecue ribs so my wife and I decided to give it a try.I wasn't all that impressed. Right from the get go it went bad, our server gave us are menu's and take are drink order, I asked what they had on tap and the girl said they had 53 taps but when I asked for a certain beer the only answer I got was she will have to check ( not a good answer) Next we got to order our appetizer, My wife wanted fried green tomatoes but was told that its just a seasonal item, apparently I can get fried green tomatoes anywhere I want in the greater Rochester area but I can't get them at Sticky Lips.
The food wasn't to bad and the service was fair, but my biggest problem was eating off of a plastic plate , thats something you should only see in a High School Cafeteria.
This is not a restaurant that I would recommend, you would be better off going to the Dinosaur in Rochester

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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