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“Great food and very cheap” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al's Diner

Al's Diner
Ranked #953 of 2,186 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: American, Fast food, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Birmingham
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food and very cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Chanced upon this diner when going to a gig nearby. It has great character, lovely caring staff and good quick food. It cost just £40 with tip for 7 of us - so cheap and so delightful. It's diner food, so burgers and milkshakes are the main event.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank HPD-UK
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  • English first
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English first
england
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Small but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Went here for a birthday meal with 3 generations oldest 56 youngest 3. Was dubious at first, but all our food was good, my swiss burger was lovely. Between us we had coke floats hot dogs onion rings, milk shakes chicken garlic bread a whole range and everything got eaten. Reasonably priced. Very small only 3 tables but busy. The kids loved the plastic baskets and fries in a cup. Clean and tidy, only downside was the toilet could do with some TLC. Would visit again

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank burtiebassett
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Redditch, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Found this gem around 5-6 months ago and have been here almost every week. Thought id throw up a review after seeing some bizzare reviews saying its a glorified takeaway, couldnt be further from the truth

The decor is amazing and authentic, food is great quality, and prices are way below the competition.



Only negative is the toilets seem a little dated

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MatthewAffleck
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

My grandson desperately wanted to go for a milkshake and hotdog.

Desperately over priced and very dirty/unfriendly

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Jane C
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“taste of america”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

stopped by today, ,my wife's american and we indulged in blue cheese burger, nachos and chilli cheese fries followed by oreo milkshake and ice cream sundae.
Excellent service, great food and price, definitley a return trip.
Finally found proper nachos, done the correct way.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sheepy67
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