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“Tasty BBQ” 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 #125 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.
San Diego, California
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“Tasty BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was 7:30 pm and we were able to get a table after waiting less than ten minutes at the bar. The menu had a good variety and I selected pulled pork and my husbands chose the beef ribs. I enjoyed trying the different sauces at the table and liked the whisky BBQ sauce the best. The service was good.

Visited March 2014
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Holland, Michigan
2 reviews
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“Excellent Food and Great Server”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Best ribs and catfish I have found in years!! Best of all was the service and friendship we found in our server Kia !! She has the best smile and very friendly spirit - will make a great employee no matter where she works. We went back a second time based on the food and especially to see Kia :)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Lansing, Michigan
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“It was okay, not stellar.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Sticky Fingers was a recommendation from TA. I think it is a bit overrated as far as the restaurant scene in Charleston. It looks like it has a big college following. It was clean, big menu, decent beer selection on tap. I think BBQ is one of those personal preference foods. Our waiter recommended the dry rub process. My husband got ribs and loved them. I got a combo plate (smaller portion) and while it was ok, the ribs were so dried out, even adding one of the many sauces didn't help. The chicken was all right. I left most of the cole slaw. The atmosphere is really good, as was our server.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good BBQ, good prices, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food selection was great so many choices and even an option to just make a meal out of the typically southern sides. Loved the combos, a little taste of several items really hit the spot. We were seated immediately, probably because of the rain not so many people in the area. The server was friendly and attentive, food came out quickly and was really quite tasty. I felt for the portions and selections the prices were reasonable, less than what I anticipated walking in. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Fun Casual Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We wanted a quick meal and drink before a walking tour so we stopped into Sticky Fingers as it was right across the street from our hotel. The food was really good - lots of options for BBQ - and really large portions. Good service and our food came out quickly. They have a nice selection of beers on tap.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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