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Purple Onion Deli & Grill

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479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
+1 205-941-9979
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717 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped there while traveling. It's a diner that was well attended at lunchtime. People of all sorts or eating there and everything looked great. Our hero hummus a box of lower as good as any. Fast service and a nice diner ambience. Had daily specials on the board, and the chicken kabobs looked great. I'd try them next time.

Thank Fastphilad
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here: gyros, babaganoush, hummus, falafel and baklava. All were very good. We liked the minty ice tea. Since it wasn't too hot, it was great to sit outside.

Thank Bernhard R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We love eating at the Purple Onion! Everytime I suggest it, BOTH of my children say yes! (Which is a rarity) Always hot, always a large amount of food but a little pricey. $34+ for 3 people at lunch. And the hummus is outstanding!

Thank Amy K
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016 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.

Thank Scott B
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 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/\.

Thank mollyputz71
Gardendale, Alabama
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317 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 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

Thank Minh H
Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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.

Thank tinhop
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

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

Thank Gentle B
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

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

Thank chefdartagnan
Birmingham, AL
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165 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 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.

Thank jeffbrtr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Delicatessen
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209-4921
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-941-9979

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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?