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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
205-941-9979
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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Birmingham, AL
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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The place has a fast food feel but serves good food fast. The only drawback is the interior needs updated.

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Ohio
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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.

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Birmingham, AL
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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.

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Birmingham
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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 

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Birmingham AL
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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 

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Tampa, Florida
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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 

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Hanceville, Alabama
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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.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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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..

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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!

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Andalusia, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

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

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

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  • 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

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