The Purple Onion

1840 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs
(719) 434-7418

Recent Reviews

Dan Venable (BricknDan)

Great food. The outside looks a bit industrial, but the amount and quality of the food more than makes up for it. Highly recommend

Sammi L

Absolutely love this place! Happened upon it tonight and had date night here! Delicious food and drinks ? service is exceptional for not many employees and a busy dinner rush. I highly recommend eating on the patio!


Excellent food with generous portions. One of the best gyros I ever had, my wife had the rice bowl which great. Service was prompt and the place seemed very clean. That was my first time and I'll be back.

Jordan Sandy

Really tasty food, and killer homemade hot sauce! This is a must try restaurant in Colorado Springs. The owner is super friendly too!

Crystal Hh

Absolutely delicious! Philly steak sandwich was so good no mayo needed, moist and flavorful. Best baclava I have had! My dinning partner enjoyed the gyro salad and the hot sauce immensely, which they make here. Great atmosphere, just an amazing place to eat.

Joe Plunkett

Oh this place is good. The food is made with care, appealing to the eyes and delightful to the palet. The hot sauce is full of flavor and spice, delicious home made. The gyro salad is filling with tasty food and is a healthy option.The cheesesteak was good and no need of mayonnaise. The ketchup is house made and is without corn syrup.

Shannon Harding

One of the best restaurants I have been to in the Springs. The food was amazing. My husband had a Lamb Gyro and I had a Chicken Rice Bowl. So delicious. We were both pleased.The service was as wonderful as the food! The waitress/bartender was very helpful with the menu and a gentleman (I'm guessing manager?) checked on us and offered a yummy house-made hot sauce (very hot, but I highly recommend trying it if you like spice).Everyone was friendly and welcoming, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable. Great place for a casual date and drinks, dinner with friends, or a family dinner out.

Alexis Dean

Loved it. It was slow and quiet when we went in, service was quick. Our server was super friendly and the food was fantastic. We had lamb gyros and chicken kabobs. Everything was fresh and well worth the money. It might be one of my new faves

Kim Harvey

The food amazing! I order something different every time I go and I’m always pleased. I don’t eat beef or pork, but they make most of their dishes with your choice of meat ( I get chicken or shrimp). The owner is is polite and professional.

Karen Palacios

This is some of the BEST Food in town, their Gyros are beyond amazing!! All the sauces they offer you can tell are home made and also beyond delicious. SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT THIS BUSINESS ❤

Carolina H.

The food was absolutely delicious, and the portions we're generous! I'd definitely recommend trying this place out if you get the chance to.

Mike B

Was extremely happy with my delivery order. Good sized portions that looked and tasted amazing. Had the gyro over salad and a gyro sammich. Lettuce was crisp and the gyro flavorful. Definitely get those amazing fries as a side. Will definitely go there to sit down as well sometime. If the delivery is good. 9 times outta 10, sitting down is even better. Recommend.

Brandon Ayers

This place blew me away with their tender cuts of meat, flavorful spices and well cooked dishes. The only place I get my Mediterranean fix now!

Greg Escobar

Nice chill spot with great food, would 100% recommend.

Cindy M.

Well, we have to drive 30 min. at least to get here. We ate on their new patio, which I liked except the table was very small. I would not have liked eating inside as was very loud. WE order a gyro and fries and a chicken gyro and salad. The person taking the order did not write it down and when it came my chicken did not have tzatziki sauce as I ordered it. Unfortunately I did not notice until I had eaten 1/3 of it. If I had noticed right away I would have sent it back. If this place was close I might go back, not sure, but will probably not go back, because the atmosphere is not worth it. It is like a bar. It could be so much nicer if they cleaned it up too. The rating of a 3 is really not for the food as it was good, It is for the atmosphere and cleanliness.

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