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“Very sticky and all the more enjoyable for it”
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Sticky Fingers
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Ranked #89 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Very sticky and all the more enjoyable for it”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Whilst on vacation recently we happened upon Sticky Fingers after trying to get in at one of the more hyped eateries in Charleston. We had a variety of Burgers, Fish and salads and no one was disappointed, in fact on a 4 night stay in the area we had dinner there twice and as people who do not go back to somewhere that is not of a standard this says a lot about the place. If ever we are back in Charleston we would go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“mediocre at best”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

what a shame - despite the hype - my boys had highlighted this venue as one of the places to go for our trip for ribs and I must admit it wasnt very good, ribs were overcooked and the outside tore away in dry strips and the beans were mushy. the burger was tasteless and the heaped pulled pork felt like cut offs. my partners fish was dry as a bone - we didn't have desert..we had a waiter who wasnt our server come round a couple of times and asked how the food was just as it was served and after the bill was on the table...nice touch. this is barely one up from a TGIF - we had eaten at so many better places in Charleston

  • Visited August 2013
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Forest Hills, New York
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“Great food, excellent service, wonderful place to eat.”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We ate here two separate times, each time the food was great and the service was excellent. This is a great value for the money. Would definitely eat here when in Charleston.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Just What We Needed!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our stop to Sticky Fingers could not have come at a better time. We were hot and tired from walking the downtown and looking for a cool place to eat. We got seated right away (Friday around 8pm) and the ice cold dining area and sweet tea was a great relief. All in all the food was good but certainly not the best BBQ I ever had. Never the less, the service was great and the kids cleaned up their plates which is hard to say a most meat inspired establishments. Portion sizes were plenty big and honestly not a bad price either. I would definitely recommend this place to friends.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Charleston must not know BBQ!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

This place had so many good reviews, so we decided to give it a try! Huge mistake, wish we wouldn't have wasted our money! Our waiter was just ok. I think he may have forgotten us for a period of time. The food...ugh...gross! I got wings and ribs. Wings were dry and a little crispy. My boyfriend got ribs and brisket. He wasn't impressed either. The ribs were dry and what seemed over cooked. The only thing you could do was soak them in the different sauces to give them some flavor! Each platter came with beans which tasted like canned Bush beans the slaw was ok. The water was great and draft beer selection wasn't very large!

  • Visited August 2013
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