ROAD TRIP REVIEW: Sticky Fingers Ribhouse, Greenville SC
Greenville South Carolina is a perfect destination for a day trip getaway from Atlanta. It’s got a vibrant downtown with plenty of restaurants to choose from. On this visit, we decided to try Sticky Fingers Ribhouse, right in the middle of downtown Greenville on Main Street.
We got started with the Fried Pickles that we both really enjoyed. They were plentiful and hot – right out of the fryer. It was a great start to our meal. Unfortunately, this is where things started to head south.
Melanie and I both ordered the combo plates – hers with ribs and chicken, mine with ribs and pulled pork. Melanie enjoyed her chicken stating that it was moist, delicious and full of that classic smoky flavor. My pulled pork though was just bland and tasteless. We both thought the ribs were dry and overdone. You can see pretty clearly in the picture below that the ribs below the sauce are very different in appearance from the sauce which looks congealed like the two met as an afterthought. This meal was a real disappointment.
In all honesty, we’ve been to Sticky Fingers before and, during those previous visits, have never had such a problem. I’m not sure if we just caught them on a bad day or what happened. It troubles us though when restaurants are unable to maintain consistency across multiple visits. Sounds like a quality control issue to me.
Greenville is perhaps one of our favorite getaway daytrip destinations from Atlanta. Its proximity to the ATL makes it an easy drive and the downtown Greenville area of town is simply fantastic. We’ll keep coming back! Guten appetit!