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Diplomat Deli

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1425 Montgomery Highway Suite 101, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 979-1515
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide selection of beers and wines... also sodas. Sandwiches made with fresh ingredients...delicious and unique. Service always excellent and food prepared and served quickly. A local favorite. We eat there at least once a week. A MUST TRY!!!!

Thank Dianne S
Birmingham, Alabama
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I get fast service and the food is good. The many drinks there is cream soda which is good. I just love the chips too. The Outside deck is nice at night with the overhead lights.

Thank rebelwebb
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a deli that has been around for quite sometime so for the most part, I already knew what to expect. However, this particular location was combined with selling spirits as well. Upon entering, I couldn't believe how slightly unattractive the interior was. The floor contained brown carpet that, from close observation was in dire need to be cleaned.... More 

Thank Ann J
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
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224 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

OK, if you like a big variety of beer, and you are a sandwich (cold) lover, this is not a bad place. However, I am fit neither of these categories, and so I can't recommend this place at all. Personally I am amazed that hey are still open...but I think if you like a cold beer and a cold sandwich... More 

Thank Carol B
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Anyone who lives in the Hoover/Vestavia area knows that when you are craving an authentic corned beef on rye that the answer is only a short drive away: DIPLOMAT DELI! It is a staple on the 31 corridor, but visitors need to know about this great restaurant, too. EVERYTHING is good - wonderful homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese, and egg... More 

Thank me2db
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Excellent sandwiches, soups, etc. Casual. Very friendly staff. I have never had a bad meal there, and I usually visit once a week.

Thank shadycoveharris
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The egg salad plate is my absolute favorite on their menu. Service is always speedy and the food is so much better than most fast food places.

Thank Lara W
Birmingham, Alabama
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic deli with a conversational atmosphere, The Diplomat is the choice in the area. Just off I-65, it is convenient for travelers, also. The Reuben, toasted, is my favorite there; always delicious and filling.

Thank cookrman
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Diplomat Deli has a large selection of delicious sandwiches that can be ordered from the menu or a custom combination of meats, cheese and bread can be prepared. Their sandwiches are prepared when ordered instead of being pre-made.

Thank ginnyb411
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Has been a staple in Vestavia for years, can't beat their sandwiches, especially the club! This was on my must have for my wedding day food.

Thank Meredith L

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1425 Montgomery Highway Suite 101, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Vestavia Hills
  • Phone Number: (205) 979-1515

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