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“Great food...service seemed to be lacking” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sticky Fingers Restaurant

Sticky Fingers Restaurant
341 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-2901
(843) 856-7427
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Ranked #38 of 256 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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.
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“Great food...service seemed to be lacking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We love Sticky Fingers! We eat at the ones In the Charlotte, NC Area ones frequently and love the one in downtown Charleston. When we went to the one in Mt. Pleasant it seemed the the wait staff were more interested in hanging out with their friends than doing their job. The food was great but the following month when we were in Charleston we stuck to the one downtown.

Visited July 2012
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Loved this food! The most memorable was the collard greens. They were very good. You don't want to miss them. Also, the BarbQ was delicious! Very friendly, downhome, atmosphere.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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“Never going back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our food was terrible! It was poor quality and the service was worse! Have you ever received spinach dip still frozen in the middle :( The manager was very nice and accomodating but it doesn't make up for the lack of taste! We waited over 40 minutes on salads and the waitress disappeared.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Loree P, Public Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers Restaurant, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
MrsScott6415,

I am sincerely sorry that your most recent visit to our restaurant was not a 100% positive experience .
I hope you would consider submitting your comments on our website so our store manager may contact you directly.

We appreciate your time to post this review and share your comments so we can work on needed improvements.
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“I've had better food...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The service at StickyFingers is good but the ribs suck. The hubby and I were shocked the ribs were flavorless and appeared undercooked. Now, I know about smoke rings because we smoke meats at home. There should not be blood like traces in ribs. The wings were okay, nothing to brag about. I enjoyed the hushpuppies and corn on the cob. The hubby's brisket was tender. I went there for the ribs and they were horrible. I was shocked they got an exellent award from this website. Disappointed?

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Loree P, Public Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers Restaurant, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Lovely4travel,

I am sorry that the ribs were flavorless and undercooked. I hope you would consider submitting your comments on our website so the store manage may contact you directly.

We appreciate your time to post this review and share your comments so we may work to earn your satisfaction.
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“Delicious and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I am not dairy free, but my best mate is, and they have a menu that shows exact ingredients for all foods. That is not as common as it should be, and is an excellent help. I had the generic pulled pork, and it was beyond delicious. Excellent service and a great time. Didnt do desert, but now I wish we had!

  • Visited September 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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