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“Average food, friendly service”
Review of Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers
Ranked #77 of 947 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sticky Fingers Ribhouse has been smokin’ up the BBQ scene in the Southeast for the past 25 years. We’re known for our authentic Memphis-style slow-smoked ribs, no-sauce-needed hickory-smoked wings and mouthwatering barbecue pork & chicken. With classic sides to complement our meats plus a full bar and homemade desserts, you’ll soon understand why we’ve become Legendary. We currently have 12 restaurant locations in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Florida. The sweet smell of hickory wood that welcomes you upon arrival is a sure sign that all our smoked meats are still slow cooked on-site in our barbecue pits. It is that same commitment to tradition and authenticity that makes our restaurants and signature barbecue sauces so popular. Yes, the Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauces you see in your grocery store … that’s us! Our five award-winning signature sauces – Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Sweet and Sweet Southern Heat – are served daily in our restaurants. Demand from Sticky Fingers fans led to the development of our retail line of sauces, which are now distributed in over 5,000 grocery stores and specialty shops across the country. If you’re not near us but craving Sticky, our sauces, seasonings and gifts are available on our website for shipment across the United States. Not up for dining-in? Get Sticky at your family table or your next gathering with Sticky Fingers ToGo. We are also a catering powerhouse … perfect for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, corporate and business functions and any other time you want to Get Sticky. Available for full service catering, delivery or events in our restaurant banquet rooms. So come on in, get Sticky and have fun! 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.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Our waiter was extremely friendly and efficient. The food was mediocre - the ribs were dry, overcooked and not very tasty. It was saved by the choice of sauces on the table. Would not repeat the experience

Thank Angie047
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

What a gem, just wish we had been hungry enough (after a large lunch) to try the ribs. Our waiter was terrific despite the restaurant being full of folks having full meals and likely lots of drinks. Many places would give minimal attention to a couple of female colleagues just having a snack and one drink while chatting, but we received super service as if we were spending hundreds! Like, long consult on choice of beer! Oh, and the baked potato -- it's not a snack, its a meal. I look forward to returning for a full meal!

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We ate here for lunch during vacation in Charleston last week. I had a cheeseburger with bbq sauce and it was really good except for the fact they can't cook anything under medium well. But for a burger cooked more than I'd like, it was good. My boyfriend had the ribs and wings and he said they were just okay. The server was nice and attentive. It seemed like it would be a good place to watch the game and just hang out. If your hungry and you want good service, then go for it, but don't expect anything more other than typical chain-restaraunt style dining

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Thank Megan N
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Our group of 40 had a reservation. We were told that our timing would be very good as we would finish before the "Saturday rush". I asked for the manager because some of the patrons in our group had finished their food before all orders had been taken. I strongly suggested that more servers get assigned to our group. Others from our group spoke to the staff about the poor service.

I overheard a waitress state that the service was very good given that they only had 4 servers for the entire restaurant. We had reservations so they should have been better prepared for our group.

We had to wait 45 minutes for our bill because the staff did not know how to split the check. They had the gall to add an 18% gratuity. I understand the policy about gratuity for large groups but the service could not have been worse.

Stay far, far away from this restaurant!!

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1  Thank a_good_night_sleep
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Sylvia L, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

I'm sorry your group had unsatisfying service on your recent trip to Sticky Fingers. I'll pass this review along to the Charleston store manager, and I promise we will use this review to improve in the future.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Staff is very friendly, great service.
Portions are just right.
Cooked to perfection, very tasty.
Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Tookalookaround
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