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Sticky Fingers

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235 Meeting St, Downtown Charleston, Charleston, SC 29401-3158
+1 843-853-7427
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Victoria, Canada
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a meal that included ribs, chicken, and one other meat. It was delicious. I split it with my husband and we still couldn't eat it all. Huge portions.

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Thank Coreena W
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pretty excited to check this place out as I've heard that BBQ in the Carolinas is pretty good. Bottom line - it's good, but it doesn't reach the same high bar that Texas BBQ sets. If you're from the north where BBQ means grilling something and then slathering it with sauce - you will think this is amazing... More 

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Thank USMCSil
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - while we are disappointed that you did not thoroughly enjoy everything, we value all feedback and learn from it. We will use your detailed insight wisely - thank you for sharing it! More 

Buffalo, NY
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had seen this restaurant on previous trips and it was always too crowded to try out. So, this year we ate here after the noon rush but before the dinner rush on a quiet weekday in November. Wow! Although not a fan of port, my family and I loved it!! The staff was very accommodating explaining the menu and even... More 

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Thank blondietink
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and letting us know how much you enjoyed everything - thrilled to hear that your son loved the chicken fingers! We pride ourselves on having good food, an affordable menu and friendly service - we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of that on your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you... More 

New York City, New York
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best BBQ in Charleston, for sure. We had the rack of ribs and I could have had seconds! The delicious flavor of the BBQ sauces left us wanting more!

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Thank prekteacher1214
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the rack of ribs and sauces! Hopefully, your fingers got sticky!! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Victoria, TX
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ribs, ribs, ribs....try them all. Your fingers will indeed be sticky. Good sauces and rubs. Friendly servers.

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Thank DonaldBreech
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you, Donald for dining with us and taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the friendly service, ribs, sauces and rubs! We hope to see you again soon - thank you, too, for taking the time to let us know we are doing a good job! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from Michigan. A friend from home highly recommended this restaurant. We not only ate there and loved it...we went back the next day to eat there again!!! And mostly because of our server Nicole! The first day we were in a hurry to make a tour. She got us in and out in record time!!! All with professional service... More 

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Thank Debbie P
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Debbie! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how mush you enjoyed dining with us while visiting from Michigan. Love hearing about the great service Nicole provided - we strive to offer great food and service - we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both on both visits with us when you were in town. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicole kicked some serious butt. When we were in a hurry she took our order, served us and got us our check within 15 minutes. Came back the next day and requested her again. She is very personable and helped us choose from the menu based on what we ordered the previous day. In one word, AWESOME! We will definitely... More 

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Thank Lrinderknecht74
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us - twice! Happy to hear that Nicole took such good care of you - twice! Thank you for taking the time to let us know you think we are AWESOME - we really appreciate it and hope we see you again soon! More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not realize this was a chain. It's a very average place to grab a drink and a sandwich. We sat at the bar, where in other establishments the service is above average. Sadly, here, we waited for a few minutes before being acknowledged. The catfish sandwich was tasty as was the club salad. Not a must for any... More 

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Thank Raree18
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send your feedback - while we are disappointed to hear you were not thrilled with everything, all insight is valuable and we will use this information wisely. We strive to offer great food and service, which clearly you did not experience on your most recent visit. We do hope to get another opportunity... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was great for lunch! They make a good Bloody Mary with a rib floater! The pulled chicken and ribs were great. The bbq sauces were awesome!

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Thank Michelle D
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you, Michelle, for dining with us! Happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Bloody Mary, pulled chicken and ribs - thanks, too, for taking the time to let us know! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Colonia, New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not bbq aficionados, but seeing that Stephen Colbert endorsed this place we decided to try it. What a great meal! Our waitress (wish I remembered her name!!) was awesome. She was so helpful in our selection of "sides"- we got 2 each with our meal- to make sure we got a good sampling of southern cooking. We were... More 

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Thank papsandco
Robert P, Co-Owner at Sticky Fingers, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review! We love hearing from fans - we strive to offer great food and service and to hear that you enjoyed both on your recent visit with us makes us happy! The fried corn on the cob is one of our favorites so we are glad you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Meeting St, Downtown Charleston, Charleston, SC 29401-3158
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7427
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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