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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
+1 814-943-3423
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good ole fashioned diner with good food and a great atmosphere. The owner is very passionate and the wait staff is very attentive. Good lunch menu as well as you are served quickly and on your way for the day.

Thank Jimpsu92
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food at a classic spot! We had breakfast & left full & happy.... We really liked the freshness of the food & great service.

Thank CurveBaseball
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast spot. Great food & nice staff. Try the buffalo chicken omelette. It's to die for!!!

Thank Brent F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two days after Christmas we were meeting friends and family for breakfast and lunch. We were a party of nine and they accommodated us easily at a table, and that was the end of the service. We sat at a table for 30 minutes ( we looked at the clock) and we didn't have water. Two other tables came in... More 

Thank Heather B
Egg-ineer, Owner at Tom & Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

While I am sorry that you feel that you had bad/no service, I would like to provide a more accurate description as to what happened. First of all I want to say that you were definitely not waiting for 30 minutes at your table...I was there. While we were very busy at the time when you came in, as you... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Love the older look and love the home cooking just like gram used to make !! Will definitely be coming back there again soon yummy !!!

Thank Joyce S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Breakfast is your best bet...always crowded. The lunch hot meatloaf sandwich is very good. Wouldn't recommend the fish on Fridays. It's nothing special, not fresh, frozen. The macaroni & cheese was only so-so. Rather noisy with a lot of yelling from the help.

1 Thank travelingduoPa
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Scratch made Food, always really decent. Breakfast & Lunch both good, normally do breakfast, Anything is usually good . Stay away from the Greek Omelette, seems to think he's the know it all when it comes to that item. Service can be a little slow , but really busy place. Definitely recommend

Thank William M
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This diner is a favorite of locals! Things haven't changed much in 3 generations, handed down from Grandfather to Father to now Son. Sit on the upper level if your first visit to witness the hustle first hand. And, dare I say order the Greek Omelet...but everything is good!!

Thank lee2222016
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Have been trying Tom and Joes for lunch. This was a rare find of very good food and realy nice prices. They are only open til 2 so don't go to late......and Saturday only until 1.

Thank 123GO68
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife has bugged me for years to take her to Tom & Joes for breakfast, this morning she got her wish. This place is jumping on Sunday morning, people wait to get a table. The food is great, you've gotta understand what a greasy spoon was to understand this place, loud, lots of people, the cook yelling orders out,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-943-3423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?