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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Yummy Breakfast!

This restaurant came as a breakfast recommendation from a friend. I was not disappointed! It's a small, mom-and-pop restaurant that is overwhelmed by delicious smells floating from the kitchen. Everything on the menu seemed like good choices; I settled for the Greek Omelette. It was delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Jessica R
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Helena, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though this is a BBQ restaurant, they have an absolutely wonderful breakfast. Saturday mornings are busy, but we were greeted and seated right away. The French toast is fantastic and the cheese grits are just right. Can't wait to return for lunch or supper!

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Thank Angie B
Over the Atlantic
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love BBQ and visit a variety of places in every city we travel to. This is one we constantly come back to. Sam has done a great job not only with continuously producing great BBQ but also breakfast's that have garnered Playboy's best in the south award. It can sometimes be crowded but the wait is worth it.

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Thank QuincyPup
Fairhope, Alabama
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Demetris is a warm, friendly place with great service and average food, except for breakfast. They do a very tasty and diverse breakfast menu, but lunch and dinner are really nothing special. Try them for breakfast and go from there…..

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Thank Jay B
Helena, Alabama
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This restaurant came as a breakfast recommendation from a friend. I was not disappointed! It's a small, mom-and-pop restaurant that is overwhelmed by delicious smells floating from the kitchen. Everything on the menu seemed like good choices; I settled for the Greek Omelette. It was delicious. I'm looking forward to trying it to lunch or dinner in the future.

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Thank Jessica R
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My experience with the owner has been extremely questionable. The way he treats his employees is not a place I want to support. Breakfast is good otherwise. Was a little surprised when I heard the place was rated top ten in playboy by the banner the owner so proudly displays when you enter the store. Really don't want to explain... More 

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Thank AnnonymousOne123
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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287 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Met friends for breakfast on this Saturday and it was crowded; still we were seated quickly and the waitress soon took our drink order. We have all enjoyed meals together at Demetri's - breakfast, lunch and dinner - so we knew it would be good. I had two eggs over medium with (crispy) bacon, cheese grits ($1 extra) and raisin... More 

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Thank Jenny W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Growing up in Memphis, I wasn't expecting much from this barbq diner. Man was I wrong. The meat was tasteful and the sides where a homerun. The service was quick and easy in and out.

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Thank Kim B
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Ok, I usually order eggs, or some kind of omelette, but this time I tried the French toast. I'm not a big French toast kinda guy, but this is freakin Amazing! Also, possibly the best bacon ever!!!! I will go back for lunch/dinner next time. Do yourself a favor and order the French toast and bacon, you're welcome!

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Thank Mullyman67
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

They have great bar b que, lemon ice box pies and fried peach pies but they knock french toast out of the park. It is crunch on the outside and sift in the center. Delicious - offer a short stack.

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Thank SouthernMarilyn
ME/NC
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?