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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
814-943-3423
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Ranked #8 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
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Altoona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

this place is a hidden gem in altoona. we finally visited them this last visit and we very glad we found it. great service, friendly people and the food was just great. got enough portions that you dont go away hungry. price is right for someone on a budget.

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Pa.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Everything is delicious here.The atmosphere the staff the owner are all really great breakfast is to die for!

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Altoon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stop almost every Sunday for breakfast. The way the staff interacts with each other is very entertaining. It's a small diner that gets very crowded so it may not be fast but well worth it

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