Good food and good service go hand in hand at The Knickerbocker Tavern. Fun to say and fun to visit, the tavern is an ideal place to visit for a quick drink, a full sit-down meal and after-dinner aperitifs to while the night away. Named after a Philadelphia-style row house complex that was built on the site in the early 1900s during the Pennsylvania Railroad boom, it was originally built as a hotel for passersby and for workers in the South Altoona Foundry. Good beer, wine and martinis accompany its extensive menu of tavern specials, salads and sandwiches, which take their influence from across the United States and beyond.
Since 1992, people have been drawn to Mike’s Court time and time again for the friendly atmosphere — with a warm welcome from the eponymous Mike himself — the cold beers, and the famous roast beef. There are changing daily specials, subs, pizza, and salads, but if you are only going to try one thing, let it be the roast beef.
As is customary in ‘real’ Italian cuisine, Villa Capri puts family dining at the heart of everything it does. The atmosphere makes you feel like you’re back at home in your mother’s kitchen, and you will often see families having a big get-together in the restaurant. There is a whole host of pizzas, pastas, salads, strombolis, subs and meat and seafood entrées, plus the curiously named but delicious Wedding Soup, to enjoy.