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Salem's Diner

2913 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-2511
+1 205-877-8797
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesesteak” (5 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
2913 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-2511
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Everytime I went in there the price got higher & higher. The food is not bad I found better deals other places.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank David B
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited originally in 2016, and enjoyed the food so much that we came back. We got the exact same order as before--chicken Philly, beef Philly, fries, and rings. And of course, Coke. The owner took our order and brought the food. It was as good...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank queendork76
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Of folks rating products as "authentic" when they obviously never had an authentic cheese steak from Philly/SJ - a 6 inch roll like you get in a pack at the grocery store- very little meat proportioned to cheese - $$$ - I think I'll stop...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank jackkR6530IV
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We all know what good breakfast and lunch are served, but a hidden gem is Wayne's daddy's pie recipe that he served in the 50's at Ed Salems drive in. Jonny Rays pies are great but Wayne has the best lemon in town.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank bille2014
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is one of the oldest establishments in Homewood. salem's is simply an icon and one of a dying breed of good old fashioned diners. When you step in, you feel like you have traveled back in time or are on the set of a...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank 607jayb
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Salems is an excellent little diner with a long history in Birmingham. The entrepreneur also has a very rich history. He is a great guy and the type of person who has never met a stranger. For breakfast I love the Philly cheesesteak omelette, it...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank mls1512
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled onto this diner while out shopping. The staff greeted us as though we were regulars and family. This is officially the best Philly cheese steak I have ever eaten. The burgers were the best ever. I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank 377teiad
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Today, my hubby and I decided to give this diner a try, I am a Philly Cheese Steak afficianado and I did not get disappointed. Our super waitress was great to get this fabulous sandwich and fries so I could eat it for breakfast while...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank PennyW5
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and the service is good. This is a tiny little diner without enough room to change your mind. I had the farm fresh sausage and cheese omelet and it was average. The locals seem to like this place though.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Frank M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Love this little Diner, its food, and local camaraderie. Would say it is distinctive enough to be one of the best diners in the USA! Kudos to the owner/cook and staff!

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank ITLover
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2913 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-877-8797
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