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“Ribs a little tough” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sticky Fingers Restaurant

Sticky Fingers Restaurant
420 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1246
(423) 265-7427
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Ranked #107 of 707 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $0 - $9
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Letart, WV
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Ribs a little tough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We are used to ribs that fall off the bone and even though the waiter was awesome and the food tasted good, we could not finish our ribs because they were too tough.

Visited October 2013
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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great group service but food inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited Sticky Fingers after a 2 hour bus ride from Knoxville - most pulled pork sandwiches were great, but my husbands was fatty (he should have had it replaced!)-the roasted corn and fries were delicious, and our server was amazing, since she was ONE and we were TWENTY-ONE! Paying her for our bills at the register was slow and frustrating as they ran out of change, but given her task she did well and never lost composure, even when one lady asked to eat food she'd brought with her AND spilled her coffee! We'd probably try someplace else if we visited Chattanooga again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was good. The food was great! I just didn't like all of the smoke in the building but it is a barbecue place so that should've been expected lol. Other than that, it's a great place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“What started out to be a drink and snack turned into dinner - yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

First day in Chattanooga and it was well past lunch, so we decided on a beer and a BBQ wing snack. Little did we know that those wings would be so good that we wanted more and more. We sat outside and the server was so accommodating - letting us sit a while as we decided what to do... leave to have dinner somewhere else - or just go for it and have an early dinner. You guessed it - we had an early dinner. One friend really wanted ribs (same kinds of rubs and sauces) but loved the wings so much wanted more of them. We chose a 20 wing bargain and decided on 4or5 different flavors. Their name says it all - we had sticky fingers but licked them clean. Again - serving staff so friendly, helpful and fun.

Visited October 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Not the best, but average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The service was decent but the food wasn't anything to get excited about or go back again. I had pulled pork and grilled chicken. The chicken was luke warm and I have had better pulled pork other places.
I'm not sure if something got messed up but there were five different BBQ sauces on the table but three of them tasted the same.

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