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Demetris Bar-B-Q

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1901 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209-2682
205-871-1581
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great ribs and BBQ

Finally, a good rib joint to write about! Went for lunch with a client. Service was a little slow but that was an issue with our waiter, not the restaurant. Ribs were well-sized, and fall-off-the-bone tender. I always order with no sauce, and their ribs are good without it (they have a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Finally, a good rib joint to write about! Went for lunch with a client. Service was a little slow but that was an issue with our waiter, not the restaurant. Ribs were well-sized, and fall-off-the-bone tender. I always order with no sauce, and their ribs are good without it (they have a very slight mustardy flavor), The BBQ plate that... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Oh, goodness! If you haven't tried this "jewel," please do so! Great service, outstanding food, and friendly environment! Hamburger steak and BBQ are out of this world! Will be back on Monday evening!

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Gardendale, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good local BBQ. There beans are also very good. If you want something besides the chain BBQ places, this is a good place to check out

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San Diego, CA, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant is close to downtown Homewood and its not necessarily a bad restaurant, its just not anything to write home about. When you have SOOOOO many choices of barbecue in Birmingham area, I wouldn't seek this place out. The brisket was average.

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Demetris BBQ was a frustrating experience overall. I order the brisket sandwich with a single rib plus a side of fried okra. A couple of annoying things about this place. 1. They put this white sauce on everything. It's atrocious. It's unnecessary. It's completely stupid. Their brisket is so tender and so perfectly smoked, I am absolutely clueless as to... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While waiting for our hotel room to be ready we walked over and were looking forward to Down Home BBQ. We arrived at 10:25 am and were told we could have breakfast if we ordered right now or wait 30 minutes for lunch. One of us ordered breakfast with hash browns and the other decided to wait for BBQ. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While I enjoy fine dining at home and while traveling, there are few meals I look more forward to than breakfast at Demetris on Saturday morning. This is your classic greasy spoon, reasonably priced tummy filler location. From pancakes, to french toast, to hashbrowns, to biscuits, to the omelet which is my favorite. This is THE place for breakfast.

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Birmingham, AL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went on Saturday for lunch. Staff did not seem interested or prepared. "BBQ" chicken was very tough and maybe barley cooked thru. No flavor except seasoning on the skin. Baked beans with pork in them were room temperature. Did mention this to the server, who asked if we wanted a different serving of beans. We said no. No adjustment made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have been eating at Demetri's my whole life. Great smoked chicken, Smoked Turkey, Pulled Pork and Shredded Beef served with a tangy BBQ sauce. Sides are Greek influenced with their famous Greek style Cole Slaw and their Greek potato salad. Oh, and don't forget the best baked beans I've EVER had. Sweet with small chunks of beef, a meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good diner breakfast. Cathead biscuits, great French Toast, eggs anyway you want them. Come meet the regulars. Ask for Judy's table and tell her hello for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209-2682
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: 205-871-1581

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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