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“Poor service and small portions” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers
2031 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-RIBS (7427)
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Ranked #133 of 721 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Cuisines: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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.
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“Poor service and small portions”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I brought two of my co-workers from out of town to this location because I had eaten at their chain in the past and had a good experience. I ordered a rib and brisket plate ($18) and was disappointed in not only the portions, but the brisket was not tender and the ribs were small and dry. We ate at lunch, and our waiter was not busy, yet after 10 minutes of not having my iced tea refilled it was up to me to find management. I will give the manager credit for acknowledging the portions and brisket were not up to their normal standards, and for adjusting the bill because of our frustration.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
CHA, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best ribs in Chattanooga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hands down the best Memphis dry rub ribs in Chattanooga. The food was fantastic, and I can't say enough about the staff. Always feel welcome at this location

Hamilton Place location in close to work, and very close to home which makes it the go to spot for quick lunches.

Menu has plenty of options, and you can't go wrong with any choice.

Highly recommended!

Visited October 2013
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Medina, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good BBQ, better peach cobbler”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Sticky Fingers lives up to it's name. I had to wash my hands twice, after diner and after dessert. The rib and catfish dinner was very good. The peach cobbler was excellent and the highlight of my dining experience. Make sure you ask them to add ice cream.

Visited October 2013
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Taylorsville, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great ribs and wings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Love this place. Ribs, wings, buffet on weekends, sweet potato casserole and their dry rub and sauces. Really good service and food at the Hamilton place location. Downtown area not as good on service or food two different times.,

  • Visited July 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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Manchester, Tennessee, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Nachos Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant last week for a late lunch. We were told to go here from a friend who really likes their ribs and compares them favorably with the great ribs that you can get at Prater's in Morrison, TN. I was intriqued by the Nacho's on the menu topped with the pulled pork and was I impressed! Best Nachos that I have ever found. The portion was more that my wife and I could eat and was loaded with cheese, salsa, pork and bbq sauce. Delicious! The ribs were not bad either as I only ordered a lunch portion with these nachos. The restaurant was kinda slow at 3 in the afternoon and the service was perfect. They even had one Tennessee beer on tap that was frosty and cold. Place is recommended and is close to Hamilton Place mall.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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