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Tom & Joe's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-3433
814-943-3423
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here over the weekend with my family. If you are looking for a quite place to enjoy breakfast, this is not the place for you!! The servers are constantly yelling back and forth to the kitchen and our server was in a rush and kind of rude when taking our order. Someone told me that is part of... More 

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Thank Natalie T
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good old diner atmosphere in old part of Altoona. Staff was friendly and service was good waitress kept our coffee cups full. Nice menu, I had an all meat mess and it was great. Without my GPS I would not have found the place. Very nice Diner.

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Thank nelsone104
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time we visited this restaurant and we've lived in Altoona all our lives. The waitress threw the bottle of syrup on the table and it fell over. She slammed our plates on the table. I ordered iced tea and it tasted like it had been in the pot for days. The pancakes weren't good. We have... More 

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North Huntingdon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to getting one of the best breakfasts anywhere, the staff at Tom and Joe's make you feel like you are one of the locals. We enjoyed our experience and meal so much on our first visit we had to return the second day before leaving town.

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Thank Jack B
Altoona, Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy the atmosphere first. I mean, it's History! Opened in 1933. There is at least 2 folks who have been there it seems since they were both little: a Mother and Daughter who are Waitress'. They are Related to Founders. Great Food, and Love the Aroma in that place! Definitely a great Diner to come for Breakfast and Lunch!

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Thank Michael M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ample parking, we do mainly breakfasts there. Service is always right on the spot, food is cooked to order, great place to meet people from the area.

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Thank Mary R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to eat a great breakfast. they are very small but big on hospitality. If you are traveling to Altoona, PA this is a must stop in and eat although they close right after lunch so you have to get there early

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Thank Honey L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great diner like atmosphere with friendly staff and good food. Excels on great breakfast combinations. You won't leave hungry.

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Thank carrulous
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had a great lunch at Tom & Joe's. My son had a hamburger and he told me it was one of the best he has ever eaten. I had the BLT and it was great. I would recommend this casual restaurant to everyone.

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Thank Anna R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trip Advisor find and did not disappoint! Visit if you are in town! The staff is friendly, I felt like I was a regular, decor is classic diner and food is delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?