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“Good BBQ and entertainment” 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 #123 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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“Good BBQ and entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our cab driver recommended we eat at Sticky Fingers and we all enjoyed the casual atmosphere, live entertainment and Southern Cuisine. Nachos, pulled pork, fried Catfish, local beer were all great. Don't get a burger unless you like it cooked well which was the only choice. Loved trying all the BBQ sauces which were also available for purchase in a variety pack. Walked out with a $5 CD by the local band...they were really good! Service was very attentive...a little too much! Refilled our drinks and asked if everything was ok NUMEROUS times!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Sorry to be a party pooper”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Went last night and was really disappointed. Food was ok, but table was dirty, food on seats, had to pinch cutlery from another table. The starter was whisked away before we had finished it! Felt like we were in the way of closing and it was only 20:00. Tried out the sauces, but was put off later watching staff top up the bottles from already opened and used bottles, so how old is the stuff in the bottom if they just get topped up each night?

Maybe I'm being fussy but sorry this seemed unhygienic to me.

Visited April 2013
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Wabash, Indiana
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“BBQ Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great BBQ. I have had better but can't complain about this establishment. Very attentive wait staff. Very good ribs and sauces. The fries were spiced to perfection! Not much to complain about on our visit.

Visited April 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Get their ribs for 2 platter $26.00 and a lot of food, tender ribs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had eaten here before and went out with some friends after a race.

We got there in the late afternoon and sat right down. The wait staff was very attentive and we got our meals pretty quickly. My husband and I ordered the Rib Sampler for 2 which comes with 4 sides. We loved the fried corn on the cob (not greasy at all but very yummy). The sampler came with 4 different types of ribs. Dry rub, and three other sauced ribs. Our favorite was the dry rub, the sauces all sort of tasted the same?

Overall we enjoyed our dinner and would eat here again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Justin was helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Ordered the nachos, the pulled pork and rack of ribs for lunch. We were so full that we didn't eat dinner. Lunch portions were generous. Justin was helpful in direction us to a breakfast place for the next morning. Service was a bit slow, but who is in a hurry in charleston. Wish they had this place near our home base. Thanks Justin.

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