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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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2296 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1376
205-403-8600
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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One of my favorite places to stop when I'm in the Birmingham area. The gyro roll up are amazing. The service is great, food superb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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St. Louis
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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of my favorite places to stop when I'm in the Birmingham area. The gyro roll up are amazing. The service is great, food superb.

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Corinth, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although the titles on the menu sound familiar, the tastes are not. The flavorings are mid-Eastern, I think, and so are the meats. There seemed to be lamb and other meats that I don't really care for, nor the seasonings used. It was a disappointment for a restaurant that had been recommended.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I love this localrestaurant that has grown to several locations. The kabobs and burgers are always good. Try the hummus!

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The "plates" are large with a good variety of food. The beef kabobs really were the best thing ordered by anyone in our family of five. Service was quick.

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The sandwiches were pretty good and the service was fantastic. I took my teenaged son with me and he really enjoyed his meal, he just wished it was a bit more generous.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This Purple Onion has the absolutely best beef kabobs over rice and Greek salad with pita a fresh hummus. I topped it off with cheesecake. The drive through service is superb. I make by at least twice a month.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had my customary pleasant lunch of steak kabobs over zesty metatarainen salad, Pita bread and fresh hummus. Enjoyed a piece of cheesecake too. All this via the speedy drive-thru with the every present courteous staff. Been there many, many times and I'll definitely be back again. I recommend it to all.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Either steak kabbob or salmon are my top choices. Their humas and pita bread are excellent along with salad and the great salad. The Pelham Alabama location is best.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

What an unusual place to find in an area surrounded by chain comfort food restaurants. We wanted something a bit healthier and the night's special of grilled salmon with hummus, greek salad, and wild rice was great! Don't let the counter service appearance fool you, if you were seated and waited on, it would just cost more. I go to... More 

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Pelham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Purple Onion is a great little restaurant in Pelham. If offers counter service, but it is not fast-food. They have very good Gyros and make their own pita chips (fantastic). Be sure to pick up a bag of chips and some Hummis dip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2296 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1376
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Pelham
  • Phone Number: 205-403-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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