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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
814-943-3423
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Ranked #12 of 142 restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I had read some reviews of this place, and made the time to stop in for breakfast on a long drive from Toronto to DC. So glad I did. Tom and Joe's is a classic diner-style restaurant serving American classics. While it is showing its age, it is comfortable, clean and friendly. Food is great, and plentiful, and the staff... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You can't beat their menu, it has a little bit of everything for everyone. Burgers are fantastic, handmade and not frozen. Steak sandwiches with REAL steak and bread that's soft and fresh. Service was also really good, there's a lot of traffic through the place and they keep things moving. We've never been for breakfast, but after looking at what... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Average overall, if you're expecting something extra special....don't. Variety and quality is good for the money, simple fare for the most part. The place gets pretty busy so take that for what it's worth. Limited free parking immediately behind the restaurant. Go, eat, have fun. They've been around a long time.

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Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place was touted as a diner with nostalgic atmosphere. The linoleum was cracked and the decor was a mishmash from different eras. They need to put some money into the building or close down. The food was passable, but the cream of tomato soup my husband ordered had little clots of milk - obviously, they must have allowed it... More

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Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

On a short stay in Altoona to see the HORSESHOE CURVE railroad track, my wife and I went to Tom & Joe's for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We were in our small RV so we had to park about two blocks away - but it was worth it! Wife had two eggs over easy, potatoes, wheat toast, and decaf... More

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East Freedom, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stopped yesterday and had their Reuben for lunch with fries. The rueben was great. I've had too many that have way too much grease dripping off them. The one at Tom and Joe's was perfect. Fries were also perfectly done. Highly recommended! Next time I check out breakfast.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A downtown Altoona institution, Tom and Joe's serves the best breakfast in the city. My wife and I go there on Sunday morning. The place is hopping, the food is outstanding, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Try the Greek Omelet, or if you're hungry -- order The Mess. You can't miss.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The best breakfast in town---extra large portions, cheap coffee, all served very hot!!! Service is good.

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ALTOONA, PA.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From a native of Altoona Tom and Joes has been a fixture of the community as longs as I can remember. It is a family run restaurant that's has some real characters working there so don't be to quick to judge if you hear a few off the wall remarks from the wait staff. It is all in good fun... More

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PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a long time family business. The atmosphere is so friendly and the breakfasts can't be beat! A must stop if you are in the area.

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