April 28th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Dish2013

A plate of Sticky Fingers' ribs.

Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press.

Hey, it's the American South, so you know barbecue is always on the menu somewhere in Chattanooga.

Bones Smokehouse

9012 East Brainerd Road


Hickory-smoked barbecue is the specialty here. $

Choo Choo BBQ

900-B Appling St.


Strictly takeout establishment, but menu offers wide choice of barbecue, sandwiches, hot dogs, soups, salads and sides. Daily specials also served up, as well as items such as Killer Potato and Frito Pie Supreme. $

Chubby's Barbecue

3801 Rossville Blvd.


Chubby's offers "everything but pizza" but specializes in pork and beef plates and ribs. It offers a homemade daily special as well. $

Couch's Bar-b-que

8307 Old Lee Highway


Brick pit, hand-turned and basted pork, beef and chicken available in sandwiches, plates and bulk orders. There are also salads, diner sandwiches, entrees of country fried steak, hamburger steak and chicken fingers, plus hot dogs, loaded potatoes, and a variety of sides and desserts (including the fabulous homemade pies). $

Famous Dave's

2122 Gunbarrel Road


Barbecue and more barbecue can be found at this Hamilton Place-area restaurant. If you like ribs, order the XXL platter, then loosen your belt to enjoy a huge serving of the award-winning bread pudding. $$

Jordan's Bar-B-Q

200 Westside Drive NW

Cleveland, Tenn.


Jordan's does all types of pork and beef dishes, in addition to smoked chicken and sausages, as well as red beans and rice, nachos and other specialty items. $

Nooga Q Smokehouse Grill

301 Signal Mountain Road


Pork, beef or chicken served with a sweet sauce in sandwiches or platters is the specialty, but salads, catfish and salads also available. $


1251 Market St.


A downtown restaurant staple for years now, Porkers is known for its marinated chicken and stuffed potatoes, as well as the lunch plates. $

Poppy's Smokehouse

2102 Taft Highway


Wood-pellet, slow-cooked 'cue served in sandwiches or plates ordered and picked up by customers over the counter. Or try the ribs, burgers or quesadillas. Among the appetizers are Poppy Pork Puppies and homemade chips. $

Rick Buff's Hog Heaven BBQ, Catering & Chicago Style Dawgs

1105 LaFayette Road, Rossville, Ga.


Select barbecue in bulk, plates, sandwiches or stuffed potatoes at the eatery tucked beside Armando's Restaurant, but three types of well-topped hot dogs also a specialty. $

Rib & Loin

5435 Highway 153, 877-7675, and 5946 Brainerd Road, 499-6465

Barbecue sandwiches, rib dinners, stuffed potatoes, chicken tenders. $

Smokey Bones Barbecue

2225 Gunbarrel Road


A terrific assortment of barbecue and Southern fare, as well as salmon, steak and catfish. Lunch specials served until 4 p.m. Televisions fill the bar, and each table has its own speaker box and remote control. $$

Sticky Fingers

420 Broad St. and 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd.


Barbecue specialties include Memphis-style dry ribs and Tennessee whiskey ribs. Also burgers and salads. $

Sugar's Ribs

2450 15th Ave. (at King's Lodge off Westside Drive), 826-1199, and 507 Broad St., 508-8956

Some of the best ribs in the South, but don't deny yourself an ear of the roasted corn or lamb ribs. The roasted okra will change your life. Great view of the city. $$