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Diplomat Deli

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1425 Montgomery Highway Suite 101, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 979-1515
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
hidden gem

Has been a staple in Vestavia for years, can't beat their sandwiches, especially the club! This was on my must have for my wedding day food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Meredith L
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Has been a staple in Vestavia for years, can't beat their sandwiches, especially the club! This was on my must have for my wedding day food.

Thank Meredith L
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Went with my daughter's family & everyone got a different type of sandwich. They give you a lot of food for your money and it was good food. Staff was very nice and made sure we were happy and checked in to see if we needed anything a couple of times. It is close and I am sure we will... More 

Thank mcspiller
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This is not a flashy place. But if you like a long list of food options, good food and service with a smile this is your spot. Our family enjoyed a casual Sunday lunch while the deli was very busy. We even got to meet the owner.

Thank HMH80
huntsville, al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had the pleasure of having lunch at the Diplomat Deli today. The menu offered many enticing selections, it was difficult to choose as they all were appealing. I went with a chicken salad sandwiches, definitely a good choice! It was some of the best chicken salad I have had in a long time, and it was served on fresh,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visited with friends and my elderly parents on a day when the supper buffet was available and our preferred waiter, Gary, was working - both food and service were excellent and all this despite a busy restaurant setting that night. Would recommend "The Dip" as one of our favourite places to eat in Fredericton

Thank 2travellerssometimes
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been a Diplomat customer for over a decade now. If you want a high level of luxurious dining, then you need to go elsewhere. Otherwise, this is your place. The wait staff is always super-friendly and professional. Service is fast. They have a great selection of custom and house-designed sandwiches, and the soup of the day is always... More 

Thank Brett S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I stopped for lunch on Tuesday, February 10th at around 1:00. The restaurant is older which is fine, and looked clean. There is a lot of beer and wine which lends character. My server was a younger guy that I asked for recommendations, he didn't initially offer anything, but eventually suggested the hot sandwiches. I ordered the Reuben which he... More 

Thank Kathy J
Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Very casual deli. This place has been around a while. Giant selection of beers. Great sandwich selection, unique recipe combs for sandwiches. Definitely not the same old thing. You want a pedestrian sandwich, go to Firehouse or Subway. You want an original, eat at the diplomat. And the service is quick too.

Thank lchambliss
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Amazing sandwiches and the most Awesome home made pimento cheese ever. Wide selection of spirits Nice location 1 minute from interstate.

Thank Lovegooddining
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Good sandwiches and a great selection of beer. Diplomat deli is simple and awesome. I try and stop through every time I'm in the area.

Thank bryson l

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1425 Montgomery Highway Suite 101, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Vestavia Hills
  • Phone Number: (205) 979-1515
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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