Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous Restaurant
- BBB Rating:
- General Info:
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. The coal chute gave Mr. Charlie a vent for his considerable talent over the grill. 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 run by Mr. Charlie's three kids, but the ribs still taste the same as they did in the beginning.
- Extra Phones:
TollFree: (888) 464-7359
- Payment method:
- amex, discover, diners club, visa, master card
- Price Range:
$6 - $17.50
The entrance to the Rendezvous is located on Charles Vergos' Rendezvous Alley which is between Union & Monroe and between 2nd & 3rd St. The alley is directly across from the Peabody Hotel.
- Downtown Memphis
- English, Greek, Spanish
- Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Paid, Garage, Valet
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Barbecue, Family Style
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Price Range : Average
This place has some of the most wicked seasoned bbq you'll ever eat. I hate it's closed on Sunday and Monday. I devoured everything like a mad pig. People gave this place bad reviews because they don't have taste buds. Beware of that Rendevous serves spicy hot soul food that will make you come back for more!
08/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Memphis has amazing barbecue!! There are tons of great places to try! The Rendezvous is definitely unique among all of them--the ambience, the family-friendly atmosphere, but most of all for the food! Definitely try the beef brisket or the greek salad--delicious!
10/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I used to live in Memphis and at least once a week we ate at the Rendezvous. Best ribs I have ever eaten, great atmosphere and just all round best place to be. I enjoyed living in Memphis but the thing I miss the most is the Rendezvous and their ribs. If ever there, it is the place to eat. I order them since we live many miles from there now. That is how good they are!!!
06/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Love this place! Go as you are. No need to dress up...that's my kind of place!! Got seated, fed & out in less than an hour on a Friday night! Been ordering their spices & sauce for years. Found out my Dad and Mr. Vergos used to work together in the early 60's in Memphis. Made going there that more special. SO HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO GO EAT THERE!!! Atmosphere is great, service is awesome and love the fact that I can order all their food online & have it delivered in less than 24 hours!! Rendezvous IS A MUST if you're in Memphis!!!