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Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous Restaurant, Memphis

Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous Restaurant - Memphis, Tennessee
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Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous Restaurant
52 South Second Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Map
+1 901 523 2746
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: Steak & Barbecue
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Through an alley and down the stairs, this cave of a restaurant has been a Memphis favorite since 1948. Hoards of hungry diners tuck into Rendezvous' famous dry-rubbed pork ribs as fast as the kitchen can sling them. There are other things on the menu (mostly meat, in various guises), but don't bother—the ribs are the name of the game. Red-and white-checked tablecloths and walls hung with a half-century's worth of memorabilia give the space a kitschy charm. Expect crowds, especially on weekends.

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By A.C.R. | Posted 07/30/11
  I lived in Memphis in the 70's and early 80's. I can't vouch for it now. Back then I went for the summer sausage and cheese platter with cold beer. I understand folks being thrown off by "dry" BBQ. Try the Pork chops...fantastic, and not dry like the ribs....   Read More
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By gerriofsharick | Posted 04/07/11
  Went to the Rendezvous with a group of 30. The food was of very poor quality and very expensive. The "group" meal was $28.00 for : Half rack of the dryest, hard to eat ribs, ever; medicine cup portions of baked beans and terrible cole slaw and rolls right out of the refrigerator. Oh, and we were given a plastic spoon to eat this momentous meal with. Hated it, will never be back and don't recommend anyone else goes either....   Read More
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Restaurant General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 04:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Friday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Saturday from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
  • Takeout Available: Yes
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5 th most recommended restaurant in Memphis, TN