And the ribs!! My Carolina Sweet ribs ($12) were SOOO succulent and flavorful--I had to savor every last morsel! For dessert, by surrendering a coupon we clipped from a souvenir map, we were treated to free helpings of their peach cobbler, which we rated only mediocre.
If I had it to do over, I would have substituted instead their Savannah Dip, which consists of spinach, artichoke hearts, and melted mozzarella, served piping hot with tortilla chips and salsa. Some day I'll go back and experience some of that.
Before leaving, we purchased souvenir T-shirts from their generous assortment, plus a couple of pilsner glasses with the Sticky Fingers logo on them.
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September 27, 2006
From journal Weekend in Charleston
by Crazy Cat Lady
June 7, 2005
From journal Southern Comfort in Charleston
by The Breeze
May 9, 2005
From journal Under the Spell of Charleston
Lake Clarke Shores, Florida
July 28, 2004
The FIRST night that we ate there, we ordered the sampler platter, which gave us a sample of several of their different types of ribs (hint – the Carolina Sweet and the Habanero Hot are two of the best – don’t miss out on these). We started with the Caesar salad, which was heavenly and loaded with parmesan cheese and garlic – this in itself was enough to bring us back here to eat two more times in a one week visit to Charleston. The salad itself was substantial but, not realizing this ahead of time, we ordered their onion loaf (loads and loads of string cut onion rings) and their chicken wings (nice and smoked but nothing too out of the ordinary, unlike the rest of the meal). By the time we finished our "meal" of salad and appetizers, we were stuffed and yet we still managed to gorge ourselves on the incredible ribs.
If you want to eat "healthy" order the smoked chicken breast – we tried this on our second visit to the restaurant and found the chicken moist and nicely suffused with a hickory smoke flavor (what we wished our home barbeque could produce). However, if you really want to "do it up right" order their ribs. It’s worth it. The meat falls right off the bone because it’s so tender and smoked just right. The flavors are consistent (no nasty bland spots) and each sauce is unique unto itself. Along with the entrée comes baked beans (yummy), coleslaw (light sauce and very al dente), and cornbread (just right for catching those extra drops of sauce). Let’s face facts, on all three occasions, we never had room for dessert (even though they looked SO tempting).
This is not a fancy or pretentious type of restaurant but it’s has a charm all it’s own. You put your name on a list and wait to be seated. They often have live music so it’s best if you arrive early rather than later. Even if you can’t stop to eat there, it’s worth stopping in to buy a bottle of their famous rib sauce. They also have a hopping bar scene but we were always too full to hang out.
From journal Charleston 2004