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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Always a great meal!

For breakfast or lunch, you can't go wrong. Their famous "mess" is made however you want. Great soups and food that is as good as homemade.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diana W
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For breakfast or lunch, you can't go wrong. Their famous "mess" is made however you want. Great soups and food that is as good as homemade.

Thank Diana W
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years, and I've never had a bad experience. The service is always friendly and attentive, and the food is always good, and well-portioned; if you leave hungry, it's your own fault!

Thank Wolf_Moon_13
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there for breakfast on the week-end I love the service and the quality of the food. Great atmosphere and value family friendly. I just love the place

Thank Rick L
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe I grew up in the area and only discovered Tom & Joe's just two years ago. Now it's a required stop when we're in town visiting family. We were there recently on the Saturday after Christmas and it was packed. We were blown away at the waitress's ability to managing the madness. The banter in that place... More 

Thank Sam M
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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107 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

If you like old style restaurants, this is a place you need to try. The prices are great and the breakfast is good. When you order a side of ham, you dont get the typical ham slice. You get real ham, like you have for dinner. Very good.

Thank Eric C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best food around. A small wait since everything is made from scratch when you order it, but it's well worth it.

Thank John D
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Have had breakfast there many times and food is always good. Great diner atmosphere. Should be on Food Network.

Thank PittAltoona
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Tom & Joes is a good local restaurant. It's a smaller place with an interesting ambience. Waitresses are very attentive and the food is good. It's a good varied menu. Try the "mess" if you have a big appetite. If you don't get your food fast enough, you may hear some loud yelling at the cooks.

Thank 020858
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I use to go here with my dad in the 70's & 80's & to my surprise it's still the same. But that can be a good thing. The food tastes homemade & it's the place to go for breakfast.

Thank Litagator2
Exton, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I really liked the vibe of this place. Everyone was very nice. They have jukeboxes on the tables. The menu was extensive. I had a buffalo chicken omelette b/c i had never heard of that and it was very good.

Thank liz s

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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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