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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 3
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food at a reasonable price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
BlkTrailblazer
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Garden Springs, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've loved this place for YEARS!!! My absolute fave is to add ranch to my cheese fries! I know, I know, heart attack waiting to happen, but even back in my UAB visiting days I HAD to have them! The place is really small so hope you aren't claustrophobic...but the food is worth any crowding and wait. Plus, the staff... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This place is nothing to write home about in terms of ambiance, but their hummus is the best. Open late, too!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I love the chicken fingers and fries. Best mushrooms I've ever had. Burgers are great. Ribeye steak roll up is delish. I'm a stickler for honey mustard and they have the BEST. Love their fries. Steak kabob plate is great!

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Restaurant Details

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 - 7
  • Cuisine: American, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?