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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
10:30 am - 6:00 am
Open now
All hours
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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Crown Point , Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I stopped off for gas off the interstate and smelled the food and had to see what they had to offer ,they had Mediterranean type food such as gyros wraps,shish ka bobs,burgers and more.I tried the gyros Wrap and was the most amazing gyros I've ever had .My only complaint was that I didn't order another one.Definately will stop by... More 

Thank steve k
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I first discovered this little place about 3 years ago. I decided to get the gyros wrap and when I tasted it I was amazed. They were the greatest gyros I had ever tasted- not too soft, not too thin, just perfect. From that point on any gyros I ate anywhere other than purple onion seemed inferior. Nothing could live... More 

Thank JesW87
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped by while finding a hotel for the night. Looked ok from outside, bit was skeptical since no cars in the lot. Ordered the purple onion burger and a cheese burger to go. Found enough lettuce, tomato and onion to make a salad for 2 for later Burgers were surprisingly tasty!

Thank JTlewis4763
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We wanted tasty takeout on a recent Thursday night and The Purple Onion hit the spot. The décor is nothing to write home about; in fact, it looks quite tired, like many quick food places in Birmingham, AL. But, I ordered the Sante Fe Chicken wrap and it was delicious---a big, fat wrap stuffed with homemade quacamole, chicken, tomato and... More 

Thank editorwannabe
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great menu burgers are very good reasonable price, after all its across from UAB but the food quality is excellent service and staff are very friendly and want to make you feel comfortable got to try this place

Thank KCMManager
Garden Springs, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have business in Birmingham about one day a week and I've found The Purple Onion is a good place to go for good food, quick service at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy, that's right up my alley. Better than a fast-food joint, The Purple Onion is the place I go when in Birmingham. So, if you have time for... More 

Thank BlkTrailblazer
New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Purple Onion on 10th St in Birmingham is not a fancy place. Mainly a good lunch place ...or take out. It has air conditioned boothes inside (important in summer) and a large outdoor patio with lots of various sized tables that are comfortable in late fall and spring. But the draw here for me is the Greek plates. And... More 

Thank HornDozer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $7
American, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
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: 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?