Sticky’s Finger Joint Bringing Gourmet Chicken to Hoboken

Sticky's Finger Joint 112 Washington Street Hoboken
Sticky’s Finger Joint will open in the former Cluck-U at 112 Washington Street in Hoboken. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

A New York City fast-casual restaurant that specializes in fried chicken with a variety of unique sauces is coming to a Mile Square City storefront that should be well equipped for the endeavor.

Sticky’s Finger Joint was initially launched in Greenwich Village back in 2012 and has been living by its motto “best damn chicken finger” ever since. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Sherman conceived the concept purely out of the love of chicken fingers by adding dipping sauces inspired by cuisines from all around the world.

Sticky's Finger Joint 112 Washington Street Hoboken Chicken
Chicken fingers and signature sauces. Photo courtesy Sticky’s Finger Joint.

The eatery has been featured on several television shows and eventually grew to ten New York City locations. Sticky’s Finger Joint made the leap to New Jersey back in 2019 with a restaurant in Paramus and outposts in Bridgewater and the newly opened spot in Union followed suit.

The restaurant’s LinkedIn page recently acknowledged an upcoming Hoboken location and Jersey Digs has learned they will be setting up shop at 112 Washington Street. Sticky’s first Hudson County outpost was formerly home to Cluck-U Chicken, so the recent poultry-based history of the building will carry on.

Sticky’s Finger Joint sources its ingredients locally and uses farm-raised, antibiotic-free, hormone-free chicken. But their sauces are what truly sets them apart, with concoctions like a Thai sweet chili or a Caribbean sweet heat that highlights hot pineapple mango chutney. The restaurant also showcases dessert-oriented sauces like a s’mores variety or a waffle sauce with sweet maple frosting.

Other specialties at Sticky’s Finger Joint include a chicken and waffles with graham crackers and crushed red pepper flakes or a popper nachos dish sporting pico de gallo and black and white sesame seeds. Sandwiches and grilled chicken fingers are also available, as are sides like pickles, slaw, and a variety of fries including truffle parmesan, Cajun, and bacon mac.

Sticky's Finger Joint 112 Washington Street Hoboken Fries
A variety of fries and sauce. Photo courtesy Sticky’s Finger Joint.

The restaurant has not yet announced a timeline for the opening of its location in Hoboken, a city that has been inundated with NYC eateries during recent times. The most hotly debated Shake Shack in the history of fast food finally opened along the city’s main drag earlier this year and an outpost of BK Lobster launched at 732 Washington Street just last month.

Astoria-based Chip City Cookies is slated to open at 113 Washington Street this summer and a location of the automat-style Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is under construction at 514 Washington Street. In addition, we broke the news last month about ownership behind the East Village bar Jackdaw taking over space along First Street.


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