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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
+1 814-943-3423
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tom & Joe's uses real food and it is GOOD. I love the entertainment there as well - the owner yells back to the kitchen what he needs and the kitchen yells back that its coming. A family tradition in Altoona for decades. Reasonable prices - good food.

Thank babyboomersdj
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for breakfast on a cold , snowy morning. We sat at the he counter and right away the waitress asked us if we wanted coffee. The coffee was hot, fresh and delicious. Our cups were always full. We ordered the "Special special" which consisted of two eggs, made our way, our choice of meats,... More 

Thank Helen R
Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place!! The atmosphere is great it is busy, people yelling around and cooking breakfast. The owner is great he cooks and works just like the other employees. He's definitely a go getter!! I get the mess with three meats it's is amazing. My wife gets the same but with ham she loves it. My son was 1... More 

Thank joegorsuch
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good ole fashioned diner with good food and a great atmosphere. The owner is very passionate and the wait staff is very attentive. Good lunch menu as well as you are served quickly and on your way for the day.

Thank Jimpsu92
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great food at a classic spot! We had breakfast & left full & happy.... We really liked the freshness of the food & great service.

Thank CurveBaseball
State College, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing breakfast spot. Great food & nice staff. Try the buffalo chicken omelette. It's to die for!!!

Thank Brent F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Two days after Christmas we were meeting friends and family for breakfast and lunch. We were a party of nine and they accommodated us easily at a table, and that was the end of the service. We sat at a table for 30 minutes ( we looked at the clock) and we didn't have water. Two other tables came in... More 

1 Thank Heather B
Egg-ineer, Owner at Tom & Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

While I am sorry that you feel that you had bad/no service, I would like to provide a more accurate description as to what happened. First of all I want to say that you were definitely not waiting for 30 minutes at your table...I was there. While we were very busy at the time when you came in, as you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Love the older look and love the home cooking just like gram used to make !! Will definitely be coming back there again soon yummy !!!

Thank Joyce S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Breakfast is your best bet...always crowded. The lunch hot meatloaf sandwich is very good. Wouldn't recommend the fish on Fridays. It's nothing special, not fresh, frozen. The macaroni & cheese was only so-so. Rather noisy with a lot of yelling from the help.

1 Thank travelingduoPa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Scratch made Food, always really decent. Breakfast & Lunch both good, normally do breakfast, Anything is usually good . Stay away from the Greek Omelette, seems to think he's the know it all when it comes to that item. Service can be a little slow , but really busy place. Definitely recommend

Thank William M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-3423

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