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Charles Vergos' Rendezvous

52 S 2nd St, Our front door and entrance is located on Charlie Vergos Rendezvous Alley, Memphis, TN 38103-2628
+1 901-523-2746
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (2,524 reviews)
“beans” (449 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (60 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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€€ - €€€
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52 S 2nd St, Our front door and entrance is located on Charlie Vergos Rendezvous Alley, Memphis, TN 38103-2628
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was good, but def didn't think it lived up to the hype. Set up was not at all what i expected. Service good, but was more of an in-and-out kind of situation. They just push you on through.

Thank nylrak
Reviewed 2 days ago

Over the years i have visited the Rendezvous a half dozen times over the years. It never fails to satisfy. The rack of ribs is just how I remember it from the first time. Staff is casual and go about their business in a relaxed...More

1  Thank Rich M
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much. Hope to see you back down soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lifetime Memphian here.... vinegar style barbecue is the only way to go! I preface this with the fact that it is a very different flavor if you've never had it. It is addictive! Yes, the ribs are amazing! Yes, most weekends you will have to...More

Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much! So right about parking... We do subsidize a valet service right at the end of the alley to make valet cheaper than any of the surrounding garages! Thank you again for your kind words. Hope to see you back down soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was great. Their food was was good. I didn't have the ribs but other members of my family did and they loved it.

Thank CeCeKehlet
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Awesome. Thank you!!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice atmosphere but unfortunately very disappointed in their ribs. They were over cooked, dry and stringy.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to dinner with out of town guests. Had been here about 20 years ago and thought it would be an interesting evening, especially since Prince William and Prince Harry had been here recently for a rehearsal dinner. The food was ok; there is much...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You haven’t had BBQ until you’ve gone to the Rendezvous!!! Their specialty is the dry rubbed ribs which are yummy, but they’ve got everything from wet ribs to pork loins to pulled pork sandwiches. Try the cheese plate with sausage as an appetizer. Kids will...More

Thank Pegdon
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much! You are right - kids do love it down here. There is just so much to look at... plus, they are always amazed at the jukeboxes. Thanks so much again. Hope to see you back down soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my buddy who had been here before, in the land of pit smoking I was skeptical of Charcoal ribs but boy was I wrong! Meaty ribs perfectly cooked, good chew, spiced just right and the sauce was very good. The sides here...More

Thank Jon F
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So nice. Thank you! Hope to see you back down soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If I loved dry rub our score would have been higher. We knew it was dry rub but since this is suppose to be the best, we thought it would change our mind. It didn't.

Thank almenj
Reviewed 1 week ago

we gathered here for a group lunch on Friday, We were served quickly and the food was very good. The orders were varied among the group. Most of us had the small order of ribs, with beans and cole slaw But some had sandwiches and...More

Thank Sharon M
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great! Thank you so much!

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sandmcd
30 May 2017|
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Response from Hogsfly | Property representative |
Sorry this is so late. Absolutely, just give us a call 901-523-2746. We take reservations for parties as small as 8 and as large as 300.
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sandmcd
30 May 2017|
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Hogsfly | Property representative |
Our waits are actually overrated, but if you call me at the number below - I'll be happy to get you a reservation . If I'm not in please ask for my daughter, Anna, and tell her about my offer. Remember we are closed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:30
Thursday
16:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 S 2nd St, Our front door and entrance is located on Charlie Vergos Rendezvous Alley, Memphis, TN 38103-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-523-2746
Description
The Rendezvous, founded by Charlie Vergos in 1948, started out as an 80 seat tavern serving ham and cheese sandwiches. When Charlie cleaned out the basement beneath his diner, he discovered a coal chute and started a barbecue legend. He developed a unique seasoning fusing his Greek heritage with spices he enjoyed from New Orleans. Mr. Charlie was a collector and hung antiques, memorabilia, and artwork on the walls. This, along with a soulful jukebox, lively waiters, and aromas from the kitchen helped him to create an atmosphere unequalled in the city of Memphis. Today, the restaurant is still in the Vergos family and run by Mr. Charlie's three kids. The ribs still taste the same as they did in the beginning. Ribs are the Rendezvous' specialty. While Rendezvous is famous for its ribs, don't overlook the other items on the menu. From the beef brisket to the pulled pork shoulder sandwich everything is excellent and well seasoned. We take reservations for parties of 8 or more.
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