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Demetris Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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1901 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209-2682
+1 205-871-1581
06:00 - 20:30
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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Demetris was my first stop after landing in Birmingham. I naturally went with the open faced pulled pork sandwich topped with cole slaw. It was wonderful. They use a vinegar-based sauce for their pulled pork that was purely delightful to the taste buds. I have also heard that the desserts at Demetris are first class. Save some room if you... More 

Thank Steven P
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wings and ribs at Demetris were really good, as well as their unique vinegar based dressing for their slaw. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Great local barbecue joint!

Thank Lauren S
Birmingham, Alabama
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266 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Claim to fame voted by Playboy best BBQ in the South. So there. Delish. Grilled veggies are a must. Onion rings and hamburger steak great flavor.

Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

They also have a good southern food menu (pot roast, fried chicken etc.). It is a no frills, good food and good service kind of place. It is very much a local favorite so if you want lunch, get there early!

Thank danny p
Kimberly, AL
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went here for breakfast this morning and man- were we happy!!!! My wife had pancakes and I had French Toast. The French Toast as awesome!!! They had a nice crunch around the edges! Excellent! We will be back!!!!

Thank wesleyb483
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I've eaten breakfast here for over 20 years and it's always been great. Tried dinner there last night. Grilled hamburger steak was served barely warm and not good. After it was warmed it still wasn't good. Waitress kindly took it back and did not charge for it. My wife's pot roast dinner was fine. We will limit our meals there... More 

Thank Ted B
Birmingham, Alabama
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Bar-B-Q is good, but to be honest so are most barbecue places in the Birmingham area. What goes unsung too often are the veggies, and Demetri's has some very good ones. The fried okra is done just right - large pods fried just enough, and not drowned in breading. My friends and I go there sometimes simply for the... More 

Thank birminghampastor
Homewood, Alabama
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Every thing on the menu is Excellent! The Greek salad, Fried Okra, the Country steak w/gravy and also their dessert are probably one of the best around. I highly recommend going here! You will not be disappointed.

Thank David B
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Demetris was recommended by friends for breakfast, and it was a home run. The atmosphere on a Friday morning was a mix of local business types and European visitors. The restaurant has an award from Playboy Magazine for Best Southern Breakfast. There are lots of options but I ordered the famous BBQ omelette, which has cheese (Swiss I think) and... More 

Thank Traveltodd2013
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I used to live in Birmingham in the early 2000's and LOVED their grilled chicken sandwich. I loved it so much that the day I moved back in 2013 this restaurant was my first stop! The food is great! Service is a little slow if you order to go but it is worth the wait! I work very close by... More 

Thank Andrea R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209-2682
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-871-1581

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