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Charlie Vergos Rendezvous

52 S. Second St., Memphis, TN - (901) 523-2746
The specialty of Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous is sauceless “dry ribs,” blanketed with massive amounts of a paprika-colored spice mixture that bakes onto the meat and forms a kind of pepper-flavored spice envelope around it, holding the juices in and flavoring it at the same time. Even through the heavy veil of spice you taste charcoal smoke and the sweet goodness of pork.
78% Approval Rating (74 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
ribs
Red Beans and Rice
ribs
Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Rendevous Special Plate
Meatless Red Beans and Rice
Beer
Pork Shoulder Sandwich
pork loin

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
" The specialty of Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous is “dry ribs.” Although these ribs are must-eats on nearly everyone’s Memphis barbecue hit-list, they are technically NOT barbecue. They are charcoal broiled rather than pit smoked. There is no sauce at all on them. They ..."   [Read More]
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Joan Keating
March 26, 2009
"We made a round trip NY to Memphis and back in September 2008 to eat BBQ in both directions (and make a pilgrimage to Graceland) with our cousin from San Diego. Rendezvous was one of three highlights. We used Roadfood as the guide, and there were few (if any) ..."   [Read More]
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Robert Gandy
March 10, 2006
"I grew up in Memphis and spent many hours at the Rendezvous. When I was back there recently I visited again, and things were superb! The ribs were perfect. They remain the best I have ever had. For those of you who might have tried "dry rub" ribs elsewhere, and ..."   [Read More]
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James Haynes
February 05, 2006
"Two of the great things about the Rendezvous are the BBQ nachos and the Sampler Appetizer Platter. Both are also served at Memphis Redbirds games, at Autozone Park, just a few blocks away. The BBQ nachos are available in either chicken or pork versions. The sampler ..."   [Read More]
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Bill
March 13, 2014
"Honestly folks, there isn't much here beyond name recognition. Waits are long, but aren't much worth it. The ribs aren't BBQ in the strictest sense: they aren't smoked; they're grilled, so they are often tough and chewy rather than tender. The dry rub is good, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

52 S. Second St., Memphis, TN
(901) 523-2746

http://www.hogsfly.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:No
Shockingly flavorful under their blanket of spice, Charlie Vergos' dry-rub charcoal ribs have become a Memphis signature dish. The beans and slaw are inconsequential. What's needed here are flagons of beer!
"Shockingly flavorful under their blanket of spice, Charlie Vergos' dry-rub charcoal ribs have become a Memphis signature dish. The beans and slaw are inconsequential. What's needed here are flagons of beer!"
Michael Stern





Pork loin is a boneless alternative to ribs. These hunks of meat are so tender that they virtally fall apart when you look hard at them. They come pre-dressed with excellent Rendezvous sauce.
"Pork loin is a boneless alternative to ribs. These hunks of meat are so tender that they virtally fall apart when you look hard at them. They come pre-dressed with excellent Rendezvous sauce."
Michael Stern


Long before suppertime, when the Rendezvous opens its doors in General Washburn Alley, the smoky aroma of charcoal-cooking meat wafts through the streets of downtown Memphis, even into the Peabody Hotel across the street.
"Long before suppertime, when the Rendezvous opens its doors in General Washburn Alley, the smoky aroma of charcoal-cooking meat wafts through the streets of downtown Memphis, even into the Peabody Hotel across the street. "
Michael Stern



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