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1550 Montgomery Hwy Ste P, Hoover, AL 35216
+1 205-822-7322
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10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here Saturday night after the Iron Bowl and the quality of this place has dropped precipitously. I doubt we will ever go back. Started with the slowness of the ordering process. Took forever to order and the food was so slow to come out that we changed from a togo order to dine in. When we changed to dine... More 

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Thank CardioDoc70
Hoover, Alabama
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The only way I can describe the Purple Onion is this: A 1980's American Diner had a three way affair with a Gyro street vendor and a Rolly Polly sandwiches while a McAllisters and a Red Lobster watched. Their menu consists of gyros (sort of, but the tzatziki is made of mayo instead of yogurt), American Diner foods (like burgers... More 

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Thank MC_Bowlin
Montgomery
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232 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were so excited to try this place (finally) on our Father's Day outing to Birmingham. We all ordered the special that includes a drink, fries and Gyro. I have a problem when my husband and I order the same thing, pay the same price, and because I want water instead of some kind of carbonated beverage, my cup is... More 

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Thank dd65stang
Starkville, Mississippi
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

When we are in Birmingham and we want wings we like to go to this location. I always order the same...8 pcs combo either lemon pepper or teriyaki flavored. My husband and our children switch up.They never complain about what they order either.

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Thank Angelique B
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love Mediterranean food, so we were surprised to find out that not all Purple Onions are the same. Although the listed menu items are the comparable, we were amazed at the difference in palatability of the food at this location compared to the one we usually frequent (2296 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham AL). The difference was so pronounced that we... More 

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Thank Barry F
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Purple Onion has a varied Mediterranean menu with gyros, burgers, kafta, hummus, omelets, baked potatoes, etc. You can order by items or full meals. I particularly love their grilled mushrooms and almost always order them. You can dine-in or call-in your order for drive through pick up.

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Thank ginnyb411
Birmingham, Alabama
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

As mentioned in a previous review, there's a very good reason why this eatery has been in operation as long as it has. The employees are friendly, they deliver great service, the restaurant (including the restroom) are clean and you get enough food items with your order to share with another person. It's a bit pricey, but no problem for... More 

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Thank Ann J
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I visited this Purple Onion location yesterday and thought that the food was great, however, it was a bit overpriced and the service was too slow.

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Thank LadyLibra1990
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

So here is the deal . Traveling on Christmas Day for family and we decided to stop here. The place is a converted Shoneys "Greek" Food fast casual, just without the fast part! There menu is huge and honestly way to big. Looks as if they are desperate to make money so they have about anything you could think of.... More 

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Thank ShannonB1969
Birmingham, AL
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very spacious and clean with a courteous staff. The food is very delicious. The location is very convenient and easy to get in and out. It may have a perception of being fast food but the quality and taste certainly would not be in the same category.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Greek, Fast food, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 01:00
Monday
10:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 01:00
Thursday
10:30 - 01:00
Friday
10:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1550 Montgomery Hwy Ste P, Hoover, AL 35216
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-822-7322

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