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“Fun relaxed place for Q or a burger” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers
235 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3107
+1 843-853-7427
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Ranked #116 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Miramar Beach, Florida
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“Fun relaxed place for Q or a burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Reminds me a little like Cochon in New Orleans, but the real thing not urbanized. We had a great waiter and good food and beer. Nothing better than that when just casually touring Charleston. A nice cool comfy place with non fussy food.

Visited January 2013
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great entrees and excellent desserts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

great entrees and excellent desserts. The fried catfish was the bomb. The pecan pie and the bread pudding was excellent. Couldn't decide which one to get so I got them both.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Louisiana
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“Worth Returning a Second Time on Same Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Seriously Sticky Burger was very seriously tall. My wife and I laughed when they put my burger on the table. How was I going to put it in my mouth? Very juicy and messy and SERIOUSLY good. How good? We returned the next day for a repeat. A truly rare thing for us to do. We really like to try new places, but why try another place for lunch when we enjoyed this place so much. Very casual atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Nice enough but quiet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Food was OK, slightly but not overly expensive, service was OK but no real effort. Ribs were tasty if not special, as was the rest of the food. Would not return.

Visited January 2013
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Ribs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The ribs were great and our server was very attentive. Not a romantic place but I great place to come and have good food and hang out with friends.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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