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Sticky Fingers - CLOSED

12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-2575
+1 704-926-3441
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good27%
  • Average25%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 10, 2017
“Great BBQ”
Apr 15, 2016
“Better than average, but not Very Good.....”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-2575
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Reviewed September 14, 2014

It's OK. That's it. It's not "very good", not "poor", just OK. Waitstaff super friendly but food service was slow. Didn't quite understand why because there were only about 4 tables filled (including ours). Food took about 45 minutes to come out. Wife and I...More

Thank CarolinaBlue73
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I would recommend Hickory Tavern over Sticky Fingers...The service was great... But the food was just better at Hickory Tavern.More

Thank pImomof3
Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Thank you for your taking the time to submit your feedback for Sticky Fingers, Ballantyne. While we are happy to know your service was great, we are upset that our food was just, "okay." Please feel free to give us a call so that we...More

Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped in at Sticky Fingers for an early dinner and really loved everything we ordered. I had a sampler plate - it was under $10 and there was more than enough food (couldn't finish it, though it was tasty). Exceptional coleslaw - not too mayonnaise-y,...More

Thank 007_nic
Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Your kind words and 4 star review are much appreciated! We love that your server, Jackson took great care of you and accommodated your requests with substitutions, we will make sure he is aware of your review and rewarded for his hard work! We apologize...More

Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our culinary experience at Sticky Fingers was more than we thought, for lunch -- each of our meals was less than $10 and the smoked chicken was delicious. Also optional sides were substituted for menu sides; Some sides include corn on the cob, fried okra,...More

Thank ls3952
Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Thank you so much for a 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, and one of our favorites, the Sweet Potate Casserole! We hope you will join us again soon for another lunch outing! Best, Cassie Jones...More

Reviewed July 16, 2014

Took my son here for ribs. He complained that the ribs were dry and had to douse them in sauce to give them flavor. I had the summertime salad with apples that were soft and old and had spots cut out of them. I asked...More

Thank athiemann
Reviewed May 23, 2014

I ate dinner here on May 21, 2014. I was alone so I sat at the bar. Lisa was my server and she was very friendly and conversational. I had the ribs/pork combo with bean and sweet potato fries. Everything was very good. I tried...More

Thank NashvilleTNGuy
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Nice beer selection on tap. We came for BBQ, and it was really nothing special. My plate had a lot of fat on it. There are better places to get BBQ down the road at Dickey's or Elwood's. Sorry but I don't think we'll be...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Somewhat disappointed. I loved eating at Sticky Fingers in Greenville, SC. Good but not great BBQ at this location. I was there on a very slow night and the service was below average. The waitress didn't know the menu that well and every task she...More

Thank Ace5220
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went to honor a coworker before he went on an extended leave. Ordered ribs, full rack and received them in a correct amount of time. However for the first time ever, the membrane on the rear of the rack was left in place! Never have...More

Thank Shooter_BobSC
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointing. They only thing they have going is ok service. We ordered a rib platter for two. What little meat we had was so dry it was basically pork jerky. There was a layer of what I'm hoping was skin on the bottom that...More

Thank WVU2014
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277-2575
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-926-3441
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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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