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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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1717 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-3607
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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170 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
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.

8 Thank Distance09
Crown Point , Indiana
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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: 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?