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Sticky Fingers – North Charleston

The Story Begins

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In the heart of South Carolina’s barbecue scene, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse stands out as a testament to the enduring appeal of authentic Southern BBQ. Founded in 1992 by three high school friends who brought their passion for Memphis-style barbecue from Tennessee to Charleston, Sticky Fingers has grown from a single location to a beloved chain across the Southeast.

“It all started in 1992 with three high school friends, Walldorf, Jeff Goldstein and Todd Eischeid, who all moved from Tennessee to Charleston to open a rib restaurant they named Sticky Fingers,” reports the Post and Courier.

Sticky Fingers Founders
Sticky Fingers Founders: Jeff Goldstein, Todd Eischeid and me (Chad Walldorf) around 2004

Back to the Roots

Marking its 25th anniversary, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse celebrated by recommitting to the original flavors and ethos that made it a cornerstone of the barbecue community.

With one of the founders, Chad Walldorf, back steering the ship, the restaurant signaled a return to its roots. The Post and Courier highlights this homecoming, noting the founders’ intent to “return the restaurants to their glory days.”

Signature Flavors

Sticky Fingers’ dedication to hickory-smoked meats and a menu that boasts an array of mouth-watering dishes has been a constant through the years. From the “Award Winning” Hickory Smoked Wings to the Memphis dry rubbed ribs, the menu is a celebration of all things BBQ. The restaurant’s focus on delivering authentic, flavorful experiences is evident in every dish served.

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The Dining Experience

Beyond the food, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse offers an atmosphere that encapsulates the spirit of Southern hospitality. The restaurant’s ambiance, characterized by a warm and welcoming environment, makes it a favorite among families and BBQ enthusiasts alike.

It’s not just a place to eat; it’s a destination where memories are made over plates of meticulously prepared barbecue.

Community Ties

Sticky Fingers Ribhouse’s impact extends beyond the dining room. The restaurant has woven itself into the fabric of the community, participating in local events and contributing to charitable causes. This engagement reflects a deeper commitment to the people and places that have embraced the Sticky Fingers brand over the years.

A Must-Visit Destination

For anyone exploring the rich tapestry of South Carolina’s barbecue culture, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse is an essential stop. Its story, from humble beginnings to becoming a staple of Southern cuisine, is a testament to the enduring appeal of great BBQ. As the restaurant looks to the future, it remains anchored by the traditions and flavors that have made it a beloved part of the culinary landscape.

Join the Celebration

Visitors and locals alike are invited to experience the magic of Sticky Fingers Ribhouse firsthand. Whether it’s the smoky aroma of hickory-smoked ribs or the bustling atmosphere of a family dinner, Sticky Fingers offers a slice of Southern BBQ heaven that’s too good to miss.

What Folks Are Saying

Google Review

Among the many Google Reviews, Local Guide Yuhance Grant felt right at home at Sticky Fingers in North Charleston:

Words can’t begin to explain, express and even enlighten our visit ppl on how good everything was @ this restaurant. From the time that we walked into Sticky Fingers until we left everything was 20+⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

The two managers Joey n Moe made us feel like we were sitting @ our own dinner table enjoying a lovely family meal. That was just the customer service displayed to us. As for the atmosphere, very family oriented and relaxed which we loved.

Now, for the main ingredient……the food was awesome, delicious, superb and tasty! It was so good that I’m still licking my fingers. I can sit here and write a book on this establishment, but all I will see is go see for yourself. Here’s a few pics of our appetizer and meals!!!!

Food: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5

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Yelp Review

Over on Yelp, Charleston-area local Stephen K found a party at the Sticky Fingers in North Charleston:

We had a birthday celebration there for 14 people, 4 of them kids, on a Sunday afternoon. I made reservations a couple of weeks early to make sure we would all be able to sit together. The new restaurant was neat and clean and has a nice decor.

The staff was awesome. (Tiffany was the head server with Cash as the helper. Both stopped by often and always smiling and helpful. There was one minor issue and they went out of their way to make sure it was handled well.)

The food was the Sticky Fingers of old. Good quantity and excellent quality. Everyone in our group was more than satisfied with the service and the food. We will be back.

Menu for Sticky Fingers in North Charleston

Note: Menu prices and options are subject to change over time. Contact the restaurant for the most up-to-date information.

Read our interview with Chad Walldorf, co-founder of Sticky Fingers and find out why you might just be wrong…

Sticky Fingers BBQ Recipes can be found in our latest cookbook: SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog cookbook  Read more about the cookb0ok here.

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5060 Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418

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