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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
205-941-9979
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel staff suggested it as a local hot spot when we arrived very late. It was open 24 hours and had really good breakfast. You can tell it is a local favorite for those that work late.

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Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We ordered our food at the counter and it was delivered to our outside seating area, very little seating available inside. Food was good and it was a beautiful day outside. We all enjoyed the experience/\.

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Thank mollyputz71
Gardendale, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Good and fast greek and american food. the gyros are excellent. The baked potato with gyro meat is also very good. For the less adventurous, they also have excellent burgers and chicken wings

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Thank Minh H
Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The food is really good. I especially like their mint tea. Their humas and pita is also very good. Don't let the look of the building or the lack of parking stop you from trying this place. There is a small indoor dining area and a nice outdoor area, but traffic is noisy.

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Thank tinhop
Dallas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The place has a fast food feel but serves good food fast. The only drawback is the interior needs updated.

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Thank Gentle B
Ohio
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Their version of Greek Gyros, etc. Some plates big enough for two. Convenient off I-65 and shopping with several hotels nearby.

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Thank chefdartagnan
Birmingham, AL
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147 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have never been disappointed at the Purple Onion. The food is excellent and you get a lot of it. I usually get the Gyro or Philly Cheesesteak combo and never am able to eat all of the fries. When the weather is nice sitting outside is preferred.

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Thank jeffbrtr
Birmingham
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's inexpensive. It's greasy. It's great. If you are looking for a place to get some much needed food after a night of *cough* adventuring, this is a great place. They have everything from Greek food to cheeseburgers. Is it the Ritz? No. But it is a great place to grab that guilty-pleasure plate of hot wings and french fries... More 

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Thank Emily F
Birmingham AL
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have eaten at the Purple Onion for nearly 20 years. Recently the quality of food and service has degraded significantly to the point I will no longer eat there. Today was the final time for my patronage. I ordered a cheeseburger combo, for myself, and two chicken finger combos for my guests. My cheeseburger combo came to the table... More 

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Thank algal-12
Tampa, Florida
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I was visiting from out of town and trying to a fine a place for dinner. When I stopped in and was they served falafel I knew I had to try it. For what it is they food is good. The rice was well cooked and tasted good. I also thought the salad dressing was well seasoned. They have an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: 205-941-9979

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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?