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

Welcome to The Purple Onion

Deli & Grill

Only Quality Food

Our Story


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

 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 Ingredient, 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. 


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!

Contact Us - Our Locations

The Purple Onion Hoover
1551 Montgomery Hwy,


Hoover, AL 35216


Open 7 Days


Sun to Thur: 9.00am - 2.00am


        Fri & Sat: 9.00am - 4.00am



The Purple Onion Inverness
4505 Riverview Pkwy
Birmingham, Al 35242
Open 7 Days
Sun to Thur: 10.00am - 11.00pm
                                                          Fri & Sat:  10.00am - 12.00am


The Purple Onion Hueytown
3044 Allison Bonnet Memorial Dr
Hueytown, Al 35023
Open 7 Days
Sun to Thur: 10.00am - 11.00pm
Fri & Sat:  10.00am - 12.00am


The Purple Onion Lakeview
737 29th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Open 7 Days
Sun to Wed: 10.30am - 12.00am
Thur 10.30 - 2:00am
Fri & Sat:  10.00am - 3.00am