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Tue–Thu 4:30 PM–10:30 PM

Fri 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Sat 11:30 AM–11:00 PM

About Charles Vergos' Rendezvous

The Rendezvous has been serving ribs in a downtown Memphis alley since 1948. It has been owned and operated by the Vergos family for three generations. If you want to eat like a local Memphian, start with a pitcher of beer & cheese/sausage plate and soak in the atmosphere.


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Tips for Charles Vergos' Rendezvous

On Man v Food, Adam Richman came here to pig out on their famous ribs, lamb riblets, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches.

- Travel Channel


Rendezvous is now proudly pouring Ghost River beer, brewed locally in Memphis, TN!

- Hogsfly


Get the ribs

- Kevin Palmer


Founded in 1948 by the late Charles Vergos, the Rendezvous is known for its dry ribs. The atmosphere makes it a great place to take out-of-town guests.

- The Commercial Appeal


Most famous and best place to get Bar-be-que in Memphis

- Nathan Rodgers


Go for the full order, you can thank me later.

- Dave Murray


In case you get lost the entrance is by foot on a small alley between the holiday inn and benchmark hotel at Union St. Now go Eat Some Ribs!!!

- Abe Diaz


Made our South's Best List! If you're feeling adventurous, with 24-hours notice, you can enjoy an iron skillet filled with 5-pounds of barbecue shrimp.

- Southern Living


Best ribs I've ever had. These are what heaven would taste like if heaven were a pig. Buy some Rendezvous seasoning-- it tastes great on all meat.

- Haley Hughes Bryan


Kansas City has the best by far!!!

- Marsha Bradbury


Get up, turn back around, and drive to Central BBQ on central ave in midtown. Rendezvous pales in comparision. You'll thank me.

- lisbeth berbary


This place is a little difficult to find but it smells so good! Delicious food

- Laura Faust


Definitely don't come here for the service! Not even close to your typical southern friendliness!

- Laura C


The best dry ribs ANYWHERE!! Anything off this menu is stellar!! Great atmosphere!! Service is amazing! Well worth the trip down the stairs to grab some amazing barbecue!!

- Alison Perryman


Try the bbq nachos!!

- Christy


A true Memphis staple, but not the best BBQ in the city. Worth going to if you're a tourist... Just to say you've been there! Get the meat/cheese plate. BBQ nachos good too. best slaw I've ever had

- Andrea LeTard


Remember to get BBQ nachos! Or any BBQ it's super fantastc if your a BBQ fan!!

- Kaleb Barnes


The dry-rub ribs are the best anywhere.

- David Foley, Jr.


Despite the location in a dark alley and the name, it's actually not a gentleman's club, they serve BBQ.

- Cory Yates


Eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Allen Carpenter


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