September 2021 by Angie M.
ROMAINE CALM! Friendly staff, shelves are always stocked well. There is everything under the sun in this grocery store they sell cake by the slice which is delicious as week as Einstein bagels in their bakery. Been coming here a lot as it is the closest grocery store to our apt. It is walking distance from my job and on the way from my job to home since I've been walking almost every day home from work. The staff is always nice enough to lend a helping hand. When we were here last week preparing ourselves in case Ida were to hit us, I noticed a lady with 2 kids and she was getting annoyed that her cart wasn't moving after exiting. She was unaware that the carts lock into place so people cannot steal them. A worker approached her and offered to help her with the groceries as she was handling her children. (Absolutely amazing). The produce section is very well kept. Very clean and tons of options too! This is my publix so yes I will be back for sure!
December 2020 by Cerissa B.
I love Publix. I'm still getting use to this particular Publix it's a tad bit smaller even the carts are smaller. But i usually can find whatever I need. Yesterday was an exception but I won't count that against them since it's the holiday season. I was informed the truck would be in on Monday so I could find the other things I was looking for then. The only reason I took off one star is because the male pharmacist is rude and one of the female techs can be rude at times. I'm not use to this coming from the Vestavia pharmacy where Jennie was always kind. I said something about it and was told because they service a different type of customer than Vestavia so that's why they are a little bit ruder but I still feel like that isn't a good excuse. The pharmacy is the only reason I took off one star. And if you are going to get a pub sub make sure to get Ariel she is so friendly and a great listener and makes the best subs.
June 2020 by David S.
Quick and easy, i was in town for short business trip, but forgot a few items. decent size store with good range of items. simple and easy to get too, and parking was decent for curb parking. Will visit again during next visit for fresh food, they just need self checkouts!
February 2020 by Gabe P.
I needed to grab a few items before heading home from work . It was extremely crowded but I was able to get what I needed fairly easily and quickly. I even picked up a few items that weren't on my list. Publix is known for their BOGO items but I do find that sometimes that's not always the better deal ; depending on the item , Publix can be a tad bit more expensive. This location has street parking as well as a covered parking deck. From the covered deck there is elevator access into the grocery store. My cashier, Jake was very friendly and polite! I really like this location because of the convenience factor. Birmingham really needed a quality , chain grocery store centrally located. This is a great addition to the downtown area!
January 2020 by Rachelle M.
Publix always seem to amaze me. They keep everything stocked and easy to find as well. Every time I come into this place, the employees are always generous and nice. My favorite part of the store is the seafood section. They are always on top of keeping the freshest food ever. You ever want to cook a seafood boil, come to Publix!!
October 2019 by Keith L.
Two days in a row tried to get a sub...ridiculous waits both times (gave up yesterday) and only one choice of bread available at 4pm. Would NOT recommend!
June 2019 by C C.
I visited this locations deli today. The ultimate sub was on special for 5.99. However they carry boars head deli meat. So I decided to pay the higher price and go for the boars head brand. I found it strange that the deli meat was already sliced and in a cooler below. It had no labeling or anything to identify what brand the meats were. Once I got home and started to eat I very highly doubt if the meats on my sandwich was the boars head that I paid for. I lived in New York for 11 years and ate boars head brand freshly cut from the corner bodega. Very disappointed and will not trust this deli again
April 2019 by Greg H.
Great service and fresh fruit. Aka the lines move very quickly. I like Publix because the strike is clean and well stocked .
April 2019 by Janet K.
I was in this store this particular day simply to grab money off my debit card for a Toga Party so I could Tip the wait staff at the event. It was between 5-6 and the checkout lines were all long. The previous visits in the store were impressive with everything stocked, fresh and a very nice staff. On this day I just wanted to buy mints and hurry back to my function. The young man behind me had someone he wanted to get to in a hurry as well. Management failed to plan for traffic patterns and I was particularly upset due to the crime factors in the city. The news have people killed for the most trivial and asinine reasons, so I was in fear of my life why waiting line. While I could surf FB to past time, the young guy behind me was on his phone yapping about shooting up the place using awful foul language. I turned to say something to him and saw he had a bullet wound healing in his neck. I promptly turned back forward and keep my mouth closed. I tried to get the attention of the BPD Officer working security but she was busy talking on her phone too. The vision of me being harmed in a Toga while standing in line to buy gum is funny now but I assure you I was extremely scared then. My safety concerns were all due because those in control didn't plan properly to have the express lanes opened on a Friday in peak hours and I had the misfortune to have a young impatient tough guy with tattoos covering his chest and arms that had recently been shot in his neck, buying sushi for his pregnant side piece, loudly cursing to one of his buddies on his new burner phone. (Nope, I wasn't about to say a word about her eating uncooked discounted grocery store fish or anything else about his phone conversation)! My low review is for Publix not seeing I spent 34 minutes in line for one item and opening an express lane, poor staff planing, relax rules for their security Officer, the anxiety I experienced because the dude behind me was obviously irate and should have been noticed by loss prevention, management on security cameras, the cop being paid to protect me and all the other nervous customers within ear range of the dude cursing on the burner phone. Why do I keep bringing up the cell was a burner? He had left his ankle monitor and real cell on his front porch on his dog!!! This guy may have been making his phone conversation up but I believed him. Publix disappointed me that day. 34 minutes in line for one item!
March 2019 by Jason B.
Absolutely love this store. The store is always clean, well kept, and the staff is always SUPER friendly. The prices and variety of food is fun and very reasonably priced. Centrally located in the heart of Homewood and very close to I-65.The outdoor parking lot is well lit, grounds well kept, and no trash to be seen.What else can be said, good job!
March 2019 by Samuel V.
What your typical grocery store experience should be like. The staff was friendly and helpful. The store layout was convenient and the displays were appealing to the eye. While not the most economical choice, I would recommend Publix as a convenient option to pick up supplies downtown. I would have given 3 stars but the nice cashiers upped it to a 4.
January 2019 by Danielle P.
My first visit! Very good, I must say. We had seafood steamed by Shelah and he was so pleasant and helpful. We shopped some while our food was prepared and things were neat, easy to locate, and reasonable. When we returned, there was a wait and was assisting someone else. She was an older lady, with many questions, but Shelah remained really cordial and professional. He offered her great tips such as seasonings and where to locate stuff. There were employees on the aisles to ensure you found what you needed. Definitely will return!
December 2018 by Ishita T.
This is the closest supermarket to where I live, so I come here a lot. They're usually very well stocked, the aisles are clean and organized, and the staff is helpful. They have a bakery/kitchen, and it churns out decent stuff. My only gripe is that the veggies are expensive, but they often have good deals going that make it more economical.
December 2018 by Sabrina M.
This is a review update for this Publix to solely say if you are really wanting a particular item or need specific items for a recipe then I would go ahead and go to a bigger location in Birmingham just because I have come across this a few times now needing a specific herb, vegetable, or cut of meat and they didn't have it! So to save yourself some time if you need specifics I'd go elsewhere but if you're lenient on the items you need then this is still a great location and Publix!
November 2018 by Kevin L.
I live a block from this Publix and frequent it once or twice weekly. The employees are all very friendly and I haven't had any bad bouts of food here. But, although convenient, the biggest complaint I have here is the long lines. The lines have actually deterred me from going here a decent number of times. Even with 4-6 checkout lanes, lanes will back up to about 4-7 people long. I think the best solution to this issue would be to hire a couple more cashiers during the busy shift and actually installing another lane or two of registers in front of the elevators. Also, sometimes I'll run in to try and grab a quick chicken tender dinner or have a deli sandwich made, but at busier times, I've waited close to 25 minutes. Overall, love this Publix, I hope they'll cleanup some of the logistical issues in the future as the new buildings that are being built around it go up and more people frequent this location.