Our Story

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Established in 1991, The Purple Onion is a deli and grill that has been serving authentic and delicious Mediterranean American cuisine to the Birmingham, Alabama community. We have three locations: Hoover, Inverness and Hueytown.

The Purple Onion was birthed from the passion of sharing the bursting flavor of the Mediterranean streets as well as our twist on American comfort food.

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

At the Purple Onion we strive to serve healthy and tasty meals using only fresh ingredients. Indulge your taste buds and enjoy the robust flavors from the grill. All our food is made to order to ensure its freshness.


What People Are Saying


A Great Find

"I ate there for the first time last night. The food was great and did not have to wait really long. …people need to realize this is not fast food and the food is cooked to order. The staff were friendly and helpful. There were so many choices so I am looking forward to trying out other items on the menu on my next visit . I had the stuffed baked potato. Our table ordered the beef kabobs and they were excellent also..*had to sneak a sample"



Fabulous food & flawless service

"Place has amazing food. My wife ordered the Philly Baker, I ordered the Philly sub with fries and my son had the chicken fingers. Food was hot and fresh. Took about 10 min to get my order which seemed super fast considering they were extremely busy. My son raved about the chicken fingers being the best ever. Facility was bright and clean. Will be one of our weekly spots."



Another successful experience

"This was our first visit and we will definitely be back! The steak burger and chili burger were made to order and the burgers were large, savory and you could taste every trimming on it. Not overloaded with lettuce. The fries were homemade with a touch of skin on them and the best in town! Very friendly staff and great service. This is not fast food, but made to order. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!"




"Service with a smile, very good food, made to order, what could be better. The place was clean & well lit. I've not one bad thing to say. My steak burger was phenomenal!"


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Our Locations


1551 Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL 35216
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(205) 822-7322

Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 am


3044 Allison Bonnet Memorial DriveHueytown, AL 35023
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(205) 740-1991

Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 am


4505 Riverview Parkway Birmingham, AL 35242
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(205) 995-1280

Sunday: Closed
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed


737 29th Street SouthBirmingham, AL 35233
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(205) 749-1991

Sunday - Wednesday: 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday: 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 3:00 am