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52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Was sent over here by some folks on Beal St., I glad they did. Really enjoyed the meat and the service was great. This is a great place to eat.
A coworker, originally from Memphis, suggested that I dine at this barbecue restaurant during a recent visit to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. The food was excellent and the next time I am in Memphis I will certainly be back. It is a little tough to find because the entrance to the restaurant is in an alley. Nearest landmark is the Peabody Hotel.
This place was so cool, down in that basement alley near the famous Peabody Hotel. The service was great and the atmosphere enjoyable. My ribs were a little dry and tough, but I hear that is not the norm. The sides were quite good. I would go back!
The dry rub is absolutely outstanding. For diners that may not care for dry rub or need additional kick, a wonderful liquid sauce can be added. One can choose from mild to hot, depending on preference.
Always the best sauce and rub. I buy a case when I go to visit once a year from St. Louis. The hot bbq sauce is good but only need a couple of those. I use the dry rub on everything and give it out as gifts for Christmas. Love the sausage and cheese plate. Plus you're open when I leave St. Louis after work on a Friday I hit the Voo' before I check into my hotel. Absolutely love the southern hospitality since I'm from Little Rock Arkansas orignially.
GREAT SERVICE...LOVE THOSE TOP SHELF RIBS!!! AND EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO JACK!!!
THE BEST BBQ IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, THE SOUTH, THE UNITED STATES, THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, THE WORLD.
It is famous (it was even used in the Movie "The Firm") for dry ribs. But the service wasnt good. The food is also over priced.
- 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.
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- Regular Hours
Mon Closed Tue - Thu: Fri: Sat: Sun Closed
- Barbecue Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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- Price Range
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
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- Other Information
Parking: Paid, Garage, Valet
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Barbecue, Family Style
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Price Range : Average