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Downtown, Family Friendly, Barbecue, Restaurants near FedExForum, Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: One local politico lovingly calls this Memphis favorite "ambrosia of pork" -but locals simply call it the 'Vous. Charlie Vergos started this Memphis landmark in 1948 - selling pork sandwiches and coleslaw on the street, eventually opening this one and only location tucked into a downtown alley. The best bets on the menu are the sausage and cheese plates, barbeque nachos and full slabs of ribs; the waitstaff can be brusque but don't take it personally - they are simply trying to get everyone served in the cavernous basement that is the main dining area. On any given night, the restaurant overflows with a combination of locals and tourists; upstairs, if there's not a private party, there's a simple bar and waiting area - and be prepared to wait. If there is a private party, don't be surprised if the waiting room is actually the alley; in either case, keep your ear out to hear your name called over the tinny microphone.

Group Friendly: Charlie Vergos started this Memphis landmark in 1948 - selling pork sandwiches and coleslaw on the street, eventually opening this one and only location tucked into a downtown alley. The best bets on the menu are the sausage and cheese plates, barbeque nachos and full slabs of ribs - all of which are great for sharing; the waitstaff can be brusque but don't take it personally - they are simply trying to get everyone served in the cavernous basement that is the main dining area. On any given night, the restaurant overflows with a combination of locals and tourists; upstairs, if there's not a private party, there's a simple bar and waiting area - and be prepared to wait. If there is a private party, don't be surprised if the waiting room is the alley. Keep your ear out to hear your name called over the tinny microphone.

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Local Expert Sally Walker Davies Says:

Downtown, Group Friendly, Family Friendly, Barbecue, Restaurants near FedExForum, Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: "The entrance is actually in the alley behind the address, just across Union from the Peabody. Don't be put off by this unconventional welcome to the 'Vous."

Best for Downtown Because: This Memphis institution is a must-visit, and we beet you won't be able to resist its smoky siren's song.

Best for Group Friendly Because: The 'Vous has a huge upstairs space for 300 diners, while it's massive downstairs dining rooms work well for groups of 10 - 30 guests.

Best for Family Friendly Because: The 'Vous has loads for kids to love - there's so much movement and action to entertain, the service is fast, and yummy finger food.

Best for Barbecue Because: The 'Vous is a Memphis institution and not only serves up the overall best Barbecue experience, but also a killer sausage and cheese plate.

Best for Restaurants near FedExForum Because: The 'Vous is always turning tables quickly, so you can get in and out before the game.

Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free, with the exception of the bread.

Main Menu

Appetizers Plates
Sandwiches
World-famous Rendezvous Charcoal Ribs
Other Good Things
On The Side
Drinks
Beer
House Wine & Champagne
Kids Menu

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