Where to Eat in Tyrone: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Tyrone is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Altoona, on the Little Juniata River. Tyrone was of considerable commercial importance in the twentieth century. It was an outlet for the Clearfield coal fields, and it was noted for the manufacture of paper products. There were planing mills, and chemical and candy factories. In 1900, 5,847 people lived here; in 1910, 7,176; and in 1940, 8,845 people resided here. The population was 5,477 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for County Tyrone in Ireland.
Things to do in Tyrone

1. Mac's Market & The Gridiron

1658 Columbia Ave, Tyrone, PA 16686-2181 Television, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Pizza Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 21 +1 814-684-0660
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Mac's Market & The Gridiron

Reviewed By Michele B - Tyrone, Pennsylvania

We eat at Macs a few times/month and I can honestly say we have never been disappointed. The favorite in our house, the spicy raspberry boneless wings. They recently added (a few months ago) a new roast beef sub - DELISH.

Grab a buffalo chicken dip out of the cooler to go. It's great reheated for a quick snack for the fam.

2. Gardners Candies

30 W 10th St, Tyrone, PA 16686-1506 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 814-684-0857
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By 76desert - West Virginia

We stopped here because we saw a notation in a PA travel guide for a candy museum. It took just a few minutes to look around the museum--if you're into candy you'd appreciate it more, as there's various molds for the holidays, etc--and another bonus was seeing Jimmy Carter's signature on the wall of visitors. There's also a movie detailing the candy making process. The real attraction, however, is the candy store in the front and the ice cream parlour in the back. The ice cream (Hershey's), though expensive, was plentiful and it's a nice way to just "chill" after a day of traveling. What's really refreshing is that this is a mom & pop store, instead of a big, colorless national chain. We parked in the front, at meters, but there's also a regular city parking lot in the back, nearest the ice cream.

3. Family chill and grill & fire house pizza

1767 Old Rt 220, Tyrone, PA 16686 Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Pizza Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 814-684-1990
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Reviewed By RMB634 - State College, Pennsylvania

It was a busy Friday night but we had no problem getting a table at 6:00 pm. My wife ordered a personal 10” pizza with sausage, green peppers and mushrooms. The toppings dominated the pie! The sausage was large chunks of meat. The crust was nicely done. She said it was among the best pizza she has ever eaten. It was so large for a small pizza that she brought half of it home. I sampled it and agree that it was a very good pie. I had deep fried oysters with Mac and cheese and stewed tomatoes, also very good. The next time I want to try their meat lovers pizza. It should be good.

4. Firehouse Pizza

1767 Old Route 220, Tyrone, PA 16686 Pizza +1 814-684-1131
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Firehouse Pizza

Reviewed By Victoria H - Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania

This little joint has the best pizza around! The Stromboli was my favorite and worth the 30 min drive!

5. Nino's Pizza Italian Restaurant

6 E 12th St, Tyrone, PA 16686-1628 Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 814-686-0110
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Richard12_13 - State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Pizza, subs, salads (side or as entree), stromboli, sides, appetizers - you can't go wrong. Great french fries! Homemade bread served hot. It's ALL delicious! Clean and tidy dining room. Street parking.

6. Thelma's Cafe

966 Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 1, Tyrone, PA 16686-1530 Diner Breakfast, Lunch +1 814-684-1663
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Thelma's Cafe

Reviewed By nriemen - Winchester, Virginia

After a few hours driving, we needed a lunch spot. Found this location using Google and so glad we stopped. We love locals places with the local people and this spot fit the bill. Sunday around noon time, lots of friendly folks in there happy to see you and easy to talk to. Three of us had the big burgers and they were HUGE! 2 patties on buns with all the fixings! Messy but oh so good! It's a small place with a really warm and friendly feel. Cash only so make sure you are prepared. If you are in the area, make it a point to stop in and support a local cafe. And meet some very nice people! Great food with very reasonable prices!

7. Nino's Pizza

1212 Pennsylvania Ave, Tyrone, PA 16686-1618 Italian, Pizza Lunch
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Nino's Pizza

Reviewed By TOM H - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This little Italian restaurant is located in the heart of Tyrone, PA. We happened to stop in while traveling. I ordered an Italian wedge and my wife had a meatball sandwich. Both were large enough for us to save half of each for another day. The prices were reasonable, the food tasty and the service was great.

8. Polizzis Original Italian Pizza

40 W 10th St, Tyrone, PA 16686-1506 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner +1 814-684-5560
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By 5377fam - Tyrone, Pennsylvania

The bread is delicious and the Italian subs are my favorite! We dine in often and order take out at least weekly. This past week, I've visited them 3 times...I love OIP!

9. Dottavio Italian House

1302 Pennsylvania Ave, Tyrone, PA 16686-1620 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 814-684-2500
Excellent
37%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By Michele B - Tyrone, Pennsylvania

We have been coming here for years. The menu is extensive. You can get everything from Pizza (of course) to a variety of pastas dishes. But my absolute favorite is their chicken salad. Their servings are plentiful. Dinner items come with their own hot baked bread.

10. Subway

1264 Pennsylvania Ave, Tyrone, PA 16686-1618 Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By BangForBuck - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

They had they typical subs that we are accustomed too. It seemed like a popular choice with the kids and younger folks. I seen families enjoying some of the cookout while the kids had a little taste of home. They advertised the deal of the day which made me comment to those with me. It's very accessible and I would imagine this would make it cheaper to eat on the beach than some of the other options.

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