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“GREAT”

Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
Ranked #23 of 1,481 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Loved it. Ribs were great. Even bought some spice to take home!!! the food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing. We can't wait to go visit again.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

They serve the absolute best ribs ever and when we were there they served complimentary bowls of red beans and rice. Yummy!!! The ribs were so good we bought some of their spice to try at home.Staff were so friendly!!!

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Thank 4only1
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Not a bad wait, and we went at arounf 7:30 on a saturday night. Service was quick and efficient and the barbecue was very tasty. We also did the meat platter, that was a really good starter. wine in a plastic solo cup cracked me up - but really that is as it should be if you insist on drinking wine in a barbecue joint as i did.

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I saw Charles Vergos' Renezvous on a Food Channel special and immediately decided to work a visit into a business trip. We must've had 40 people from a conference in that restaurant... the service was amazing, the food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing - it didn't disappoint! I would definitely return here, and I would highly recommend it for a casual lunch or dinner with friends or with business partners (not a nice, elegant meal, but more casual).

Note: You can even take home some of their dry rub - it is awesome!!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Without a doubt, Charlie figured out the secret to the perfect BBQ. If you like dry rub ribs, this is the place. Don't let the location fool (or concern) you. Fun place to enjoy a meal with friends. Everyone needs to at least be able to say they've eaten at the Rendezvous once.

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Thank Arkansas_Bob_64
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