Hoover: (205) 822-7322 | Inverness: (205) 995-1280 | Hueytown: (205) 740-1991 | Lakeview (205) 749-1991

Our Story


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!

Grilled Kabobs

Try our succulent grilled chicken kabob or our authentic shrimp kabob entrees. It includes a grilled vegetable skewer and served with salad, basmati rice, hommos dip and pita bread.

Pita Wraps

Try our turkey melt pita wrap that has sliced smoked turkey served with swiss american cheese, mayonaise, mustard, lettuce and tomatoes. 

We have a variety of pita wraps to choose from such as our gyro wrap which is our very special lamb and beef thinly sliced from rotisserie, served with our custom gyro sauce, lettuce and tomatos. 

Specialty Baked Potatos

Choose your favorite meat toppings in our specialty baked potatos. Indulge with our shrimp or gyro baker or keep it simple with our beef or chicken baker. For vegetarians we have the brocolli baker. 


The Purple Onion - Hoover

1551 Montgomery Hwy 
Hoover, AL 35216

Open 7 Days

Sunday to Wednesday:
9.00am - 2.00am

9:00am - 3:00am

Friday & Saturday:
9.00am - 4.00am 

Open Thanksgiving Day

Online Ordering Not Yet Available For Hoover

The Purple Onion - Inverness

4505 Riverview Pkwy
Birmingham, Al 35242

Open 7 Days

Sunday to Thursday:
10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday:
10:00am - 12:00am

Available Only For Inverness

The Purple Onion - Hueytown

3044 Allison Bonnet Memorial Dr
Hueytown, Al 35023
Open 7 Days

Sunday to Thursday
10:00am - 10:00pm


Friday & Saturday:
10:00am - 12:00am

Online Ordering Not Yet Available For Hueytown