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Little Donkey

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
+1 205-703-7000
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious! Great atmosphere! Not expensive. Varied menu and great service. Would definitely visit again!

Brookhaven, Mississippi, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with friends on a mountain bike trip to Birmingham. Loved the brisket tacos and corn! Everything priced very reasonably.

Thank Jason C
Birmingham, Alabama
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to agree with other reviews stating the Donkey is on the decline. Everything is ala carte - which it didn't use to be. In short, Less is more [less food more money]. Waiters struggle with draft beer offerings - charging for chips/salsa. This used to be our go to place when family visited. Sorry there are too many other... More 

Thank Roy H
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Little Donkey, pretty good food. Had fried chicken, street corn and chipotle slaw. Ordered chips and salsa first of which they charge $2.75, Rojo sauce was ok not great but chips seemed almost a little stale and were served cold, not too impressed. Fried chicken was good as was chipotle slaw, the street corn was good. Service... More 

Thank 282julia08
Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great little hidden place in the middle of Homewood. Serving sizes are just right and packed with flavor. Always a go to when guest are in town.

Thank Amber K
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The restaurant still offers many of the same foods, which are good, but they have incrementally declined in that customers are now paying more for less food. They are nickel and diming customers over every little thing. They make you pay for chips and salsa. If you order queso or guacamole, they still make you pay for salsa. Sides no... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had the fried chicken which was delicious. Carrot salad and chipotle slaw were just too hot and I like spicy food, so disappointed with the sides which no one at our table ate.

Thank clemmerth
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door until we left, we experienced the most amazing service. The way the entire staff seems to work together as a team to provide excellent service is so refreshing to see! It was an extremely busy evening because of Christmas and the restaurant was packed but we were greeted with smiles and kind... More 

Thank Samantha K
Odenville, Alabama
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79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Birmingham at lunch on a Sunday. We asked our son, who's a UAB student, about a good place to eat that we have never been before. He suggested Little Donkey. Wow, we were very happy we went. The food was great. The lunch menu was reasonable and service was spot on. We will return.

Thank Big_Spicy
Iowa City, Iowa
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I had been to Little Donkey for lunch but this trip we took my wife there for the first time. The service was very good and the food was great. It was busy, but we got seated almost immediately. This time I tried the burritos, my wife had tacos and my daughter had the Mexican bowl. We were all very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-703-7000

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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?