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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
205-933-2424
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Interesting place

Stopped by while finding a hotel for the night. Looked ok from outside, bit was skeptical since no cars in the lot. Ordered the purple onion burger and a cheese burger to go. Found enough lettuce, tomato and onion to make a salad for 2 for later Burgers were surprisingly tasty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
JTlewis4763
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I first discovered this little place about 3 years ago. I decided to get the gyros wrap and when I tasted it I was amazed. They were the greatest gyros I had ever tasted- not too soft, not too thin, just perfect. From that point on any gyros I ate anywhere other than purple onion seemed inferior. Nothing could live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped by while finding a hotel for the night. Looked ok from outside, bit was skeptical since no cars in the lot. Ordered the purple onion burger and a cheese burger to go. Found enough lettuce, tomato and onion to make a salad for 2 for later Burgers were surprisingly tasty!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We wanted tasty takeout on a recent Thursday night and The Purple Onion hit the spot. The décor is nothing to write home about; in fact, it looks quite tired, like many quick food places in Birmingham, AL. But, I ordered the Sante Fe Chicken wrap and it was delicious---a big, fat wrap stuffed with homemade quacamole, chicken, tomato and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great menu burgers are very good reasonable price, after all its across from UAB but the food quality is excellent service and staff are very friendly and want to make you feel comfortable got to try this place

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Garden Springs, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have business in Birmingham about one day a week and I've found The Purple Onion is a good place to go for good food, quick service at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy, that's right up my alley. Better than a fast-food joint, The Purple Onion is the place I go when in Birmingham. So, if you have time for... More 

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Purple Onion on 10th St in Birmingham is not a fancy place. Mainly a good lunch place ...or take out. It has air conditioned boothes inside (important in summer) and a large outdoor patio with lots of various sized tables that are comfortable in late fall and spring. But the draw here for me is the Greek plates. And... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Eat here all the time for lunch. Purple onion was the last meal I had before I went in to give birth to my oldest child! Love the mushrooms and philly roll.

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Irondale, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Good food for guilty pleasure. Great gyros. Very affordable. It's nothing fancy, neither the food nor the service. But, if started out a party evening or winding one down, this is a great place to be.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Again just ok...makarios is waaaaay better. Had a kebab, rice, salad special and soda. I could eat her again not a total waste.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We ordered the gyro and the falafel with fries. All items tasted delicious and the place was well lit and clean. It took quite awhile to get our food though. Wish it hadn't taken so long.

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Address: 1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
Phone Number: 205-933-2424
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Average Prices: USD 7 to 7
Cuisine: American, African

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-933-2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 to 7
  • Cuisine: American, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?