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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 - 12:00 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank red67convert
East Freedom, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Older type restaurant with wonderful service.You will not be disappointed.The people are really nice and treat you great.

Thank alshaw2016
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is an old family restaurant that serves great breakfast lunch and dinners. Local color and atmosphere between chef and waitresses great dinning experience with very good homemade fresh food

Thank Larrysavino
Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We use to go there late at night for breakfast after going out for the evening. Each booth has it's own little juke box. (Blast from the past). It's been updated, but still retro. We've gone back since then. The food was always good. Still is.

Thank velvetlilly1005
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Always a hometown favorite for post night shift breakfast. Parking can be a bit limited at times. The menu has a lot of options and it's also very affordable. There's a lot of seating including bar stools closer to the kitchen. This restaurant has a very old fashioned layout and vibe to it with jukebox's by the tables and those... More 

Thank Kiersten O
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Owner screamed at my 81 year old parents because they complained that there was no pork in sauerkraut, just hot dogs. Told them to go buy a pork roast and cook it at home. Then threw them out. Will never step foot in the place again!

Thank smf57
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Been there 3 times now & each time was an amazing portion for the price. Family owned & operated, like a trip back in time with the counter & kitchen communication. Busy as can be so you know it's good.

Thank John_MO1328ZJ

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?