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Al's Tavern

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2831 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-1907
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love their Buffalo Chicken Pizza and their sandwiches. This sports bar and restaurant enables you to view many sports programs. Service is fast and provides quaity foods to enjoy.

Thank JOLLY1937
Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice place for lunch. The meatballs were awesome and the wings were tasty. Some gentlemen at the bar were tasting different beers; the bartender was very attentive.

Thank Mimi H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Went to Al's for lunch a couple of times. We have been looking for a lunch place and have been trying several taverns in the area, Al's had good service and a very good lunch menu. The food was hot and experience was excellent.

Thank Fred M
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today. The food was good, as always, and Tammy took good care of us overall. Thanks for another good experience. See you again soon!

Thank Wolf_Moon_13
Altoona, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've been to Al's a few times since 2011. I have to say last night was the last time I will go there. This place is WAY overpriced for the area. I got a tuna steak sandwich - nothing on it (it came with a handful of chips and 3 thin pickle slices), I asked for dressing and blue cheese... More 

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Altoona, PA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The wings and sandwiches are good at Al's, but the service is regularly fairly poor. The prices are OK, about average for the area. The pizza is also good.

Thank slimtimm
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237 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

When I am hungry for wings I go to Al's Tavern. The wings are cooked the way I like them and the beer is always cold. The wait staff is very attentive.

Thank Truckie351
Reston, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good, honest food, served the way a person who wants to eat would expect it. Flavorful, and abundant. Great beer selection, too. Definitively going to hit this place up again when I am in Altoona.

Thank Jim Q
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Just have to say that I go to this place often. My friends and I love the food, atmosphere, and how well we get treated. We go there 2 times a month. There are many good wait staff there. The employees are all friendly. My group of friends prefer one one waitress/waiter specifically, but when they are working we will... More 

Thank jrobertazzi3
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good selection of well prepared food. A friendly neighborhood type restaurant/bar ... also having a mid-size dining area for a larger group. A casual, fun place to be.

Thank OCGIRL25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2831 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-1907
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 9449633

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