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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best place in Altoona for breakfast. Downtown Altoona. Always busy. Eat breakfast here two to three times a week.

Thank Tony5019
Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went twice. Seems to be the place to be in town for a weekend lunch. It was very busy. Service a bit slow but very attentive and friendly to out-of-towners. Food was cook to our liking.

Thank japerez21
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife dined here regularly when whe worked. I dined here occasionally. My latest breakfast was amazing. I sat at the counter and just managed to get the last seat there. I understood why when I received my omlet filled with all the items that I love: bacon, sausage, jalapeños, onions, vegetables and cheese. WOW! My taste buds were really... More 

Thank JOLLY1937
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast ! Crispy Scrapple...Nice crowd fantastic staff. Plentiful portions ! An old Town favorite in Altoona,an easy stop on route to the railroad museum.

Thank Makoshark1958
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Breakfast, and Lunches. Staff is all family and treats you wonderful. You can sit at the counter and watch the chefs cook for you. Alot of foot for a great price. Make sure you visit here.

Thank TravelkingAltoona
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat. We eat there often and haven't had a bad meal. Portions are large and serving personnel are friendly and courteous. Hours are limited with morning and lunch hours and not open dinner or evening hours.

Thank Robert Y
Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 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 February 2017 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 16 January 2017

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

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?