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Demetris Bar-B-Q

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1901 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209-2682
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Demetris was recommended by friends for breakfast, and it was a home run. The atmosphere on a Friday morning was a mix of local business types and European visitors. The restaurant has an award from Playboy Magazine for Best Southern Breakfast. There are lots of options but I ordered the famous BBQ omelette, which has cheese (Swiss I think) and... More 

Thank Traveltodd2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I used to live in Birmingham in the early 2000's and LOVED their grilled chicken sandwich. I loved it so much that the day I moved back in 2013 this restaurant was my first stop! The food is great! Service is a little slow if you order to go but it is worth the wait! I work very close by... More 

Thank Andrea R
Hoover, Alabama
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We visited this past Saturday and found the BBQ to be ok, ok is not good enough in the South where BBQ is king and there is a lot of excellent competition. Our waiter and our service was poor, he did nothing to find a commonality to use for conversation or to build a rapport. My wife ordered cole slaw... More 

Thank Haddon P
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Parking is tough but we circled the block and came back to score a spot. Lunch was served up quickly and was sooooooo good. I had a Big Salad with BBQ Brisket...OMG!

Thank Bob P
Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Even though this is a BBQ restaurant, they have an absolutely wonderful breakfast. Saturday mornings are busy, but we were greeted and seated right away. The French toast is fantastic and the cheese grits are just right. Can't wait to return for lunch or supper!

Thank Angie B
Over the Atlantic
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I love BBQ and visit a variety of places in every city we travel to. This is one we constantly come back to. Sam has done a great job not only with continuously producing great BBQ but also breakfast's that have garnered Playboy's best in the south award. It can sometimes be crowded but the wait is worth it.

Thank QuincyPup
Fairhope, Alabama
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Demetris is a warm, friendly place with great service and average food, except for breakfast. They do a very tasty and diverse breakfast menu, but lunch and dinner are really nothing special. Try them for breakfast and go from there…..

Thank Jay B
Helena, Alabama
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This restaurant came as a breakfast recommendation from a friend. I was not disappointed! It's a small, mom-and-pop restaurant that is overwhelmed by delicious smells floating from the kitchen. Everything on the menu seemed like good choices; I settled for the Greek Omelette. It was delicious. I'm looking forward to trying it to lunch or dinner in the future.

Thank Jessica R
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My experience with the owner has been extremely questionable. The way he treats his employees is not a place I want to support. Breakfast is good otherwise. Was a little surprised when I heard the place was rated top ten in playboy by the banner the owner so proudly displays when you enter the store. Really don't want to explain... More 

Thank AnnonymousOne123
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Met friends for breakfast on this Saturday and it was crowded; still we were seated quickly and the waitress soon took our drink order. We have all enjoyed meals together at Demetri's - breakfast, lunch and dinner - so we knew it would be good. I had two eggs over medium with (crispy) bacon, cheese grits ($1 extra) and raisin... More 

Thank Jenny W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209-2682
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: 205-871-1581

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