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“Disappointing Food, but good service”

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse
Ranked #29 of 836 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $9
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, 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.
Johnston, Iowa, USA
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Disappointing Food, but good service”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Sticky Fingers BBQ is no different than a restaurant like Famous Dave's. The atmosphere is nice, the service was good, the menu was quite large, and the food was, at best, okay. The issue here is that you're in Tennessee, the BBQ should be wonderful, not just okay! It was edible, nothing worth complaining to the staff over, but it was a huge disappointment. Other reviewers had it right - this is more like fast food BBQ...made in mass quantities, reheated, and just not up to the standards of what good Tennessee BBQ should be. A true disappointment.

  • Visited March 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worst BBQ in Chattanooga”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

This place is the KIA of BBQ when you are looking for a Cadillac. You can tell it has been precooked, placed in a freezer and then reheated. Ribs were tough and jerkiesque; the pulled pork was wet and stringy. The atmosphere was ok, but the service could have been better. Tourist trap!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Sylvia L, Guest Relations Manager at Sticky Fingers Ribhouse, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Sean, I'm so sorry you didn't have a good experience at Sticky Fingers. Our bbq is slow-cooked fresh daily and we would love to demonstrate that to you if you'd give us a second chance. Kindly shoot me an email at slaurence@stickyfingers.com. Thanks!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just ok BBQ”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We wanted some good BBQ when we arrived in Chattanooga on the evening of my birthday. We were disappointed in Sticky Fingers. The service was good but the BBQ was just ok. It tasted a bit like fast food BBQ.

Visited April 2013
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Thank SBGidd
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Tennessee
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“if you love bar b q”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Some of the best bar b q around. Try the memphis style! Service and food is always consistent. Bar area is a good place to sit.

Visited March 2013
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Thank chawareagle
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awful - Will not visit again!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My fiance and I were in town and were craving BBQ. We made the poor decision in visiting this location based on the fact that we love Sticky Fingers BBQ sauce. They rushed us in and out, the food was terrible and our stomachs hurt for hours afterwards. Wish we would have tried another restaurant with local food.

  • Visited April 2013
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