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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

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1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
814-943-3423
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Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast with free entertainment

For those that don't get it. The sometimes loud and brash waitresses is their shtick. Food is always good and hot. It comes off the grill and to your table in under a minute. Lighten up people. Enjoy the show !

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Todd W
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

For those that don't get it. The sometimes loud and brash waitresses is their shtick. Food is always good and hot. It comes off the grill and to your table in under a minute. Lighten up people. Enjoy the show !

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Bay Village, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Any time I get into Altoona to visit family I make an effort to have breakfast at this wonderful diner. This is the kind of place where the waitress already knows what the regulars will order and make sure the coffee cup is always full. If you sit at the counter you will get to see your food being cooked.... More 

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Definite Mom and Pop diner with a standard menu and basic meals. We both had the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. Very tasty and filling. The coffee wasn't the best but okay. This is a nice local restaurant. Clean and friendly.

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you love diner breakfast, this is the place for you. Definitely order the "mess!" Fresh cut home fries, eggs, meat, and cheese mixed into a pile of yummy! Third generation family place. We met mom and son today. Nickel jukeboxes still hang on the wall. Don't miss this experience!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was recently in town for business and was recommended to check out Tom & Joe's for lunch as it is an original local business located in downtown Altoona. I was so pleasantly surprised as I entered and the hustle and bustle was taking place in this cool diner. Orders are being called out and folks just seem to be... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Remember the table side juke boxes? This place has them and they still work!!! Our waitress, member of the family, granddaughter to Tom told us they have been there for 81 years. A lot of the help is related, and boy do they love working in their restaurant. Great place to eat a hearty breakfast. We smiled the whole time.... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Not a better place for breakfast! It's not only great food with a welcoming atmosphere but you're sure to be entertained by the show behind the counter!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tom & Joe's has been in operation for decades. An old time diner that is a must stop. Good food and sassy service at a good price.

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Margate, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Tom and Joe's has been a go-to place in Altoona for years. The interior is a step back in time, the staff is great, the food wonderful. The empty egg cartons stacked on the counter prove there is no egg mix used here. Food is freshly prepared, servings are generous. A visit to Tom and Joe's is a treat.

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I ate at this restaurant on October 22, 2014. The restaurant is known for its very generous sized meals and modest prices. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is open until early afternoon most days and it is best known for breakfast fare. I would highly recommend eating here. We will certainly eat here again very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 814-943-3423

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?