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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
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Three Springs, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my hubby and I favorite place to have breakfast when we are in town. You must sit at the counter to watch and listen to the cook. Not only is the food good, but you don't pay extra for the entertainment. Staff are a hoot!

Thank bigbirdbard
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy here, just good breakfast food and lots of it. Expect some friendly banter from your waitress, that is just part of the experience at Tom & Joes. If you are thin skinned you better stay home. If you like the experience of friendly light conversation you will feel right at home.

Thank Raymond T
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom and Joe's is an institution in Altoona. From the original decor to the staff you'll know you're in for an authentic breakfast or lunch with the best home fries in town.

Thank brandt3004
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Altoona's most go to spots. It does have a legit breakfast. History laden. The staff comes off as rude that is just part of their schitcht.

Thank Danielle V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a weekend trip to Altoona. The place was clean, the staff is friendly, the food was GREAT!

Thank cji411
Parkton, NC
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This 3 generation restaurant is a gem. The food was outstanding and service was very good. There were 4 people in our party and all were very satisfied with their meals. Kim our waitress; was very good and a hoot to talk with. If you're looking for a 5 star meal in a 5 star atmosphere; this is not the... More 

Thank DT54
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Not only good food and service, the entertainment can't be beat. A little noisy but as orders are called out and food pickup announced makes it an experience.

Thank wayneinpa
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends for breakfast. The food was great and the price was low. Recommend this as a downtown Altoona must stop for breakfast.

Thank jrobertazzi3
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

80+ year old still family-run restaurant in your traditional Diner style. The jukebox even works. Great food and service that's sure to give you stories to tell and keep you coming back for more.

Thank robP5082PJ
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I bought a fundraiser book and found two BOGO free breakfasts/lunch coupons in it for this place..So never hearing of it my wife and I decided to give it a try..After I lil street searching we found it tucked away on a corner of 13th ave near the UPMC hospital..Found it a small cross between and old style dinning car... More 

Thank George D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 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?