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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
+1 205-933-2424
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Thu 10:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 am
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a new experience with this full menu of unique things. (Yes they have normal food too). This drive thru available restaurant makes its food very fresh so dont expect it to be as fast as McDonald's. However it is all extremely delicious!

Thank Shanea K
Pooler, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We're on a forced " vacation" because of Hurricane Matthew. So instead of trying places we've been were stopped here. The wait is normal for a place cooking real, non precooked food. Great for picky eating kids. The baked potato plates are very big. We enjoyed lunch here.

Thank Jerrica A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The menu is expansive at The Purple Onion. I chose the chicken kabob. It came in a styrofoam container with delicious hummus and a small Greek salad. The chicken was first rate. The rice was disappointing as it looked and tasted like long grain and wild rice. Overall a good experience.

Thank Smarty J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Food quality has gone down...I had rib eye wrap as I usually do and it was soggy and no seasoning...very disappointing

Thank Veronica S
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Very good but very unfancy restaurant in the five points area near the medical center. Order at the counter by the grill, pay a very reasonable, even low price, then pour your own soft drink or iced tea, and take a number to a table for a server to bring you very large portions of well made greek/middle eastern/southern standards.

Thank beerwriter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Quick, delicious and great prices! Chicken in a sack is yummy! Gyro and philly sandwiches are also excellent.

Thank Amy O
Richland, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Ate here every time I came to Birmingham, or next door at Formaggio's (is it closed? this site says it is, their food was really good, too). But, the chicken strips at Purple Onion with fries basket and honey mustard are great! They get you the food pretty fast and are reasonably priced, especially for the amount of food they... More 

Thank usm2003
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Had combo plate very good... Huge amount of food! Kabobs were excellent... Loved being able to sit outside and enjoy my company....

Thank Kim W
Cambridge, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

We asked our hotel where to eat given we were a large group (11) and had kids and adults and wanted a step above fast food and they suggested the Purple Onion. It was not far from where we were staying and most of our group were intrigued with the idea of bakers, though some went with the gyros. I... More 

Thank mamamoose
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I had the gyro plate. The good news is that they provide a lot of food. The disappointing part is that neither the gyro meat or the humus had much flavor. It was a beautiful evening and I sat outside. The sheer number and size of the roach population got me out of there quickly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $7
American, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 am
10:30 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-933-2424

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?