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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

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1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 70
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
  • 3
  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in Altoona

This is the place for breakfast if you are in Altoona! You will not be disappointed. Great diner atmosphere. Love the mess! Pic below!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie H
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place for breakfast if you are in Altoona! You will not be disappointed. Great diner atmosphere. Love the mess! Pic below!

Thank Stephanie H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom and Joes has the best breakfast in the Greater Altoona area. Service is paramount, and the food is superb!

Thank Mary R
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to be entertained while eating breakfast this is the diner for you. Ask to sit at Kim's table.

Thank Ruby4312
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful meal. Real hash browns. The Mess is fantastic. George does a great job. I am new to the area and this will be a regular stop for me.

Thank Mark S
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a Greek omelet lover, had to take the advice of another reviewer and have the Greek omelet. It was truly the best I've ever had. The tomato sprinkled with oregano and abundance of spinach and feta cheese Is what made this so fantastic. Pancakes looked fluffy and delicious. The home fries were perfectly cooked-not too mushy and had a... More 

Thank skiingzs
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time we were there the food was very tasty and reasonably priced but this time the food was bland, no taste at all and higher priced.I am very disappointed in the quality of food that I ordered.I had the breakfast mess which is home fries and eggs mixed together while my hubby had over easy eggs, home fries, and... More 

Thank civilwarloco
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic 1950's style diner with great diner style food in a great old fashioned setting complete with counter stools and sassy waitresses.

Thank Peter M
johnstown, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Thinking about this place puts a smile on my face. The portions were huge, service fast, and the rest you need to experience yourself. Our waitress was working at least 20+ tables without missing a beat. Glasses were always full without asking, and the conversation between the guy at the front grill and back kitchen was a hit. Go and... More 

Thank Cindy L
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We ate at Tom and Joe's with friends one Sunday morning. The atmosphere and food were excellent and exactly what you would expect from a breakfast diner. The staff is suppose to be a little sassy and it is neat vibe. Go and enjoy this awesome little diner. PS get the scrapple.

Thank joseph W
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Had breakfast with a couple of friends...Nice size portions and really reasonable prices..had a coupon for BOGO service was great and food was good..coffee tasty and hot with refills..only neg is odd hours and a little hard to find and rear parking ..other the that great place to eat..

Thank George D

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?