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Charles Vergos' Rendezvous

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS PLATES
$11.95
Cheese & Sausage
smoked sausage, cheddar cheese, pickles, peppers & crackers
$15.95
Rendezvous Special
smoked sausage, ham, salami, cheddar cheese, pickles, peppers & crackers
$11.5
Barbecue Nachos
pork or chicken
$11.5
Vegetarian Barbecue Nachos
$11.95
Sausage Plate
$12.5
Ham & Cheese Plate
SANDWICHES
Served With Beans & Slaw
$9.5
Pork Shoulder Sandwich
$9.5
Chopped Chicken Sandwich
$5.0
Cheese Sandwich
Grilled
$7.5
Add Cheese For $0.5
Ham Sandwich
$8.75
Ham, Cheese & Salami Sandwich
$8.5
Salami & Cheese Sandwich
WORLD-FAMOUS RENDEZVOUS CHARCOAL RIBS
Small Order $16.95
Large Order $21.5
Rendezvous Charcoal-broiled Pork Ribs
served with beans & slaw
OTHER GOOD THINGS
$22.0
Pork Ribs & Shoulder Combination
served with beans & slaw
$22.0
Pork Ribs & Chopped Chicken Combination
served with beans & slaw
$22.0
Pork Ribs & Brisket Combination
served with beans & slaw
$17.0
Half Chicken, Charcoal - Broiled
served with beans & slaw
$13.0
Chicken Breast, Charcoal-broiled
served with beans & slaw
$17.0
Beef Brisket
served with beans & slaw
$23.5
Lamb Riblets, Charcoal - Broiled
served with beans & slaw
$11.0
Pork Shoulder Plate
served with beans & slaw
$11.0
Meatless Red Beans & Rice
served with slaw, pickles, peppers, cheese & crackers *red beans & rice is vegan
With Chicken Or Shoulder Add $4.25
$11.95
Mamas Real Greek Salad
the recipe for the dressing comes from mamas real greek village, lovingly tossed about with tomato, onion, cucumber, lettuce, oregano, feta cheese, calamata olives, dolmas, yellow and green bell peppers
EXTRAS
$1.75
Baked Beans
$1.75
Slaw
mustard/vinegar based slaw
$1.75
Dill Pickles
$1.75
Peppers
Individual $2.0
Serving for 4 $7.5
Potato Salad
DRINKS
$2.75
Soft Drinks
coke, diet coke, dr. pepper, sprite, sweet tea, lemonade, ginger ale *free refills
BEER
$13.5
Pitcher Budweiser 48 Oz
$3.75
Glass Budweiser 12 Oz
$15.0
Pitcher Local Beer 48 oz
See table menu for selection of local brews
$4.25
Glass Local Beer 12 Oz
see table menu for selection of local brews
$4.0
Bottle Beer
see menu on table for full selection of beers
$4.75
Premium Bottle Beer
see table menu for full selection of beer
$4.5
Premium Canned Beer
see table menu for full selection of beers
HOUSE WINE & CHAMPAGNE
Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Or White Zinfandel
$6.5
$25.0
House Wines
See wine list on table for full selection
$8.0
Prosecco
187 mL
By The Glass $8.0
By The Bottle $31.0
Premium Wines
See menu on table for full wine selection
KIDS MENU
For kids 9 and under
$1.0
Baby Cheese Plate
Cheddar cheese, dill pickles, saltine crackers
$4.5
Plain Cheese Nachos
Served with applesauce, pickles, animal crackers and a soft drink.
$4.5
Chopped Chicken
Served with applesauce, pickles, animal crackers and a soft drink
$4.5
Grilled Cheese
Served with applesauce, pickles, animal crackers and a soft drink
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good barbecue. The (dry rub) ribs were delicious even without sauce, the brisket even better. The red beans and rice with a generous amount of sausage is better than New Orleans. Good beans, but I hated the coleslaw. Excellent service. My other complaints: No...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SoFla1947
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perhaps we hit this place on an off day. We went during lunch time, and the menu was limited. We ordered ribs. All three orders were inedible. Mine were so over cooked and dried out, shoe leather is the best way to describe them. Another...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LizabethRose
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the rib platter, slaw and beans. All very good. The atmosphere is fantastic: down-home, comfort foot, friendly, easy, quick service, great value, great juke box, fun crowd, nice, friendly service, good ribs. By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FFN2014
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed all.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My first visit to the place did not disappoint. From the front door greeting to settling the bill, the staff was outgoing and accommodating. Most importantly, the food was top notch. Try the ribs, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Nursedeb3
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Nurse Deb! Hope to see you back down soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

He took care of the ladies first, answered our questions, made sure we had a great night. When we come back we will ask for his table.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank imrobsmith
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Rob! We'll make sure and show D!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Iconic Memphis BBQ. My wife and I visited after I completed a business meeting. We had wonderful service and the appetizer platters are more than enough for two. I had ribs and they were good with the dry rub, but even better with the sauce....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank matt s
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you both enjoyed! Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed 6 days ago

the old cellar with its decoration is stunning, the very friendly staff, and the awesome ribs. We now understand what was meant by dry ribs: without sauce, just spices and herbs, and a sauce at the side. They were not smoked, so that they had...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Adrian W
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Adrian! Hope to see you back down soon!!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there because we were told that it was one of those iconic Memphis places that you have to experience. It was very busy, given it was March. We waited about 30 minutes to get seated. The ribs were lean and tasty, but too...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank edeksattic
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a not to be missed experience if you are visiting Memphis or just a resident looking for some good food. The ribs are delicious with fall off the bone flavor. The environment is busy but fun with impeccable service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rita H
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Rita. We appreciate it! Come say hi next time you are down!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch on friday about 1:00. Were seated immediately and our server Dan was there right after we sat down. Drinks came in about 2 minutes, food about 5 - 10 minutes after we ordered. I had he small ribs and my wife the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rlewan
Hogsfly, Owner at Charles Vergos' Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you both enjoyed! We'll make sure and show Dan as well!

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