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Diplomat Deli

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1425 Montgomery Hwy Ste 101, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216-3685
(205) 979-1515
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hoover, Alabama
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Long time customer of Diplomat. My favorite sandwich is the double deli. Delicious!!! On Fri and Sat gumbo is offered and it is very good. Good menu and good service. Been going there for over 20 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Thank JHG G
Birmingham, Alabama
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only think Diplomat is ok. Tables are small,' chairs are uncomfortable and sandwiches are ok. Great wine and beer store and pretty good soup. If I am in the area I will go but, to me, it's not really special. No fountain soft drinks. No homemade bread. There is outside seating but it looks I to the parking lot... More 

Thank Becky H
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great locally owned deli and shop. I've lived in Birmingham for several years and not even heard much about it. Pretty busy during lunch, but they got everyone in and out quickly. Looks like you can buy meats, breads, beer, wine, etc. Would definitely recommend. Great patio area if weather is nice.

Thank Anderson H
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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225 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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 Hwy Ste 101, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216-3685
  • 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?