We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Purple Onion Deli & Grill

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
205-941-9979
Add hours for Purple Onion Deli & Grill and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Food!

I have never been disappointed at the Purple Onion. The food is excellent and you get a lot of it. I usually get the Gyro or Philly Cheesesteak combo and never am able to eat all of the fries. When the weather is nice sitting outside is preferred.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
jeffbrtr
,
Birmingham, AL
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Their version of Greek Gyros, etc. Some plates big enough for two. Convenient off I-65 and shopping with several hotels nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, AL
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have never been disappointed at the Purple Onion. The food is excellent and you get a lot of it. I usually get the Gyro or Philly Cheesesteak combo and never am able to eat all of the fries. When the weather is nice sitting outside is preferred.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's inexpensive. It's greasy. It's great. If you are looking for a place to get some much needed food after a night of *cough* adventuring, this is a great place. They have everything from Greek food to cheeseburgers. Is it the Ritz? No. But it is a great place to grab that guilty-pleasure plate of hot wings and french fries... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham AL
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have eaten at the Purple Onion for nearly 20 years. Recently the quality of food and service has degraded significantly to the point I will no longer eat there. Today was the final time for my patronage. I ordered a cheeseburger combo, for myself, and two chicken finger combos for my guests. My cheeseburger combo came to the table... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I was visiting from out of town and trying to a fine a place for dinner. When I stopped in and was they served falafel I knew I had to try it. For what it is they food is good. The rice was well cooked and tasted good. I also thought the salad dressing was well seasoned. They have an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanceville, Alabama
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Inexpensive tasty food. The Gyros are great...and pretty close to authentic. The atmosphere is...adequate....but just that. Adequate. Nothing fancy at this place...but then I'm not one to pay for atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Ate here just once but was pleasantly surprised. They had my food (Philly Cheese Steak) done very quickly and it was tasty. Definitely worth eating here if you like sandwiches..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

This is my families go to place. I get take out about once a week. Love the Gyro plate!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andalusia, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I will try most any food and I go back. Good portions at a good price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I ususally call in my order ahead,the (manager/owner) has no personality, not friendly:( but the other workers are.I always hope he dont answer when I call, he can be very rude, especially if you ever ask for substitutes( dont go there) The food is really good, gyro plate consists of several pieces of gyro meat(extra meat cost $2.50 per slice)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Purple Onion Deli & Grill also viewed

 

Been to Purple Onion Deli & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: 205-941-9979

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Purple Onion Deli & Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?