Otto's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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German

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Otto's Brauhaus has been serving mouthwatering Prime Rib, Steaks, Seafood and German Specialties such as Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, Wursts, Spaetzle and Apple Strudel since the 1930's! Over the years it has become a landmark everyone knows among the Horsham community. Owners, Chris and Sia Balis are here to provide the best German and American cuisine to every guest. Whether you would like an American classic or to try a special German dish, we have what you are looking for! Combine well prepared food with an excellent staff, Otto's is a must try to every native and visitor of Horsham! We are also available to cater your event with as little as a 24 hour notice!
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FQ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Otto's a few times each year - never disappointing us! Server Chris is a friendly, professional face, always greeting nus with a smile. Food is uniformly wonderful. A gem!

d
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a very unique dining experience. The dining area is authentic as well as food.

E
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Love this place. Schnitzel a la Holstein is a classic, red cabbages is great, and the beer is cold. What else could you want?

MB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met for a family brunch to celebrate a casual Birthday and everything was wonderful and the staff were very accommodating.

D
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

After living in Germany for almost seven years, I was hoping to find a good local restaurant that served authentic German cuisine. I was sadly disappointed with Otto's Brauhaus. My first clue was the dirty silverware and glass. The spaetzle was actually chewy as were the filet mignon medallions. No Kartoffelsalat or Gurkensalat on the menu. The bread and service were good and decorating was nice, but that was it. Ich werde nicht wiederkommen.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

In town for a family funeral, we were greeted at Otto’s with smiles and answers to any questions we had. Breakfast was wonderful outside near the water feature!

PS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

While the service was excellent, the food was inconsistent. The rolls were some of the best I've ever had and the cream of chicken rice soup was delicious. The Weiner Schnitzel was adequate but the spaetzle was a complete miss,

MS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good. The service was excellent. I was hoping for daily specials, but I did not see a list and the waitress did not say anything about having daily specials. This was my first time for dinner there. The restaurant was not crowded. We were seated immediately upon arrival. They seem to have more of a breakfast crowd than a dinner crowd.

r
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We chose outdoor "Biergarden"seating which was pleasant enough. We have been going here for over 30 years. This review is very uncharacteristic of our previous experiences.

Service - terrible. There were a total of 3 occupied tables and 1 at an inside table. It took about 20 minutes to even get a menu and then more time to get a drink before dinner. The restaurant had 1 waiter covering everyone.

Food - Our reservation was Sunday 7:30 PM. We chose the $21.99 buffet which closed at 8:00 PM. They already removed the sterno heaters for the food trays. Everything was dryed out, heavily dried breading that rendered those items tasteless. The selection was unappetizing and sparce in my opinion. We will return, but never order the buffet. The desert was uninspiring.

Our waiter told us that the manager or person in charge simply left but not before closing out ALL our waiter's checks. So, he had trouble entering our credit card into the system.

It was a an uncharacteristically disappointing night at Otto's. This dinner was a one-off. Ordinarily, I would have given 4-5 stars.

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Friday night had band music and they were excellent (though nothing Germany about music). Food was not impressive. Had sausage sampler. For a German restaurant, they were very lacking. Server never came back to refill drinks. On outside patio, they still allow smoking and that was annoying.

SS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been coming here for my husband's birthday for many years and I have to say this was the worst experience. I had to get up and get our drinks from the bar because they were just sitting there. I ordered a salad but never received it. My husband ordered a prime rib medium rare and it came out well done. We were kept waiting alot. To say the least it was disappointing.

p
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food was horrible horrendous and disgusting. They will never see our faces again. Waiter was excellent. He should go elsewhere to make a living and they beats out of our 100 points on Open Table because nobody knew how to use the computer. But it’s ok cause if I don’t get my points, it’ll be the last time I use open table too.

RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you're constipated, this food is a cure-all.. went because we had a Groupon, but it wasn't valid on day we went.

LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little slow, but to be expected, since it was Father's Day

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast seating on the outside deck. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious.

JO
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The selection of German beers on tap is extensive with many of the traditional, hard to find in the US, German brands, for example Spaten Optimator. My meal of an assortment of German and Hungarian sausages with red cabbage and a salad with very good. However, my wife's roast beef sandwich was not as warm as she would like it. She sent it back. it was warm when it returned; probably microwaved. Overall Otto's is a great place to sit at the bar and enjoy a German beer. The food is secondary

GB
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Under staffed, mediocre food. No where near the old times

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love the outdoors and I grew up in Germany. We really enjoyed the platter. I miss spaetzle!!!

BH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Our waitress was great! The food was awful. Had the buffet and everything was dried out and over cooked. They didn't even have anyone carving the prime rib, you had to carve it yourself. I won't go back.

CH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

The restaurant did not recognize our reservation and did not see it ok their side even though I rec’d a confirmation text and email a day before asking if I was still coming.

R
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No reason to have a reservation if they don't hold the reservation.

HD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Delivered wrong order; another order had salad dressing poured over salad when on-the-side was requested; crab cake on third order was greasy and no sides were served; no refills of drinks were offered. Ladies room was disgusting. Felt generous tip was a charitable contribution. Otto is rolling over in his grave!

MS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very delicious meal.
We love the Greman specialties they serve. The employees are so friendly, and great food.We always enjoy Ottos.

y
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were here many times. The years go by, but remain unchanged: excellent food, beer for every taste, excellent service. Thank you.

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Otto’s a nice restaurant. The service was good, however, I was disappointed with the spaetzel, it was salty and I really look forward to having it as a side dish for my dinner. ( maybe it was the gravy) I don’t know. It wasn’t as good as I have had in the past.

TB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here a few times and It always has been pretty good. But this time it was outstanding. Great meals for me and my friend. The waitress was very attentive. As good as you can get, Sauer Braten. I will be back again.

BB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've passed by here many times but never stopped in. It was convenient to be able to reserve a table on Open Table. The building is old and layout a little confusing. You have to enter through the bar and walk through seating area to get to hostess. The staff was friendly and our waiter great. The food had great flavor and was priced well. We will be back.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decor is outdated and looks like it needs a scrubbing. Cafeteria type seating is not optimal for conversation. Food was ok, not great. I had lamb chops, which I asked for medium and they came out rare and bloody. I do not mind red or bloody, but this was really bloody.

JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The prices were super high and the food was not very good. I will never go back to eat at this restaurant!

G
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Much has changed since our last visit. Friday is now a talent(less) nite of sorts. Having a quiet conversation over dinner was out of the question.

JC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s just not good. The meat was dry and too salty and everything else was too salty. I’m not one for ambience if the food is good but the ambience is not good either.

BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Otto’s on Valentines Day. Our table faced the fireplace. We had a great meal and great service.

c
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Relaxing and cozy 'mid-afternoon' experience with excellent, much-enjoyed real German food...sauerbraten, bratwurst, and homemade red cabbage, plus awesome homemade apple strudel with vanilla ice cream...Marvelous !! We certainly enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, glowing fireplace, and good, polite service from a lovely, experienced waitress...If you love German food, you'll never be unhappy ordering it here !!

JR
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic German food with a great selection of German beers on tap. A great dining Experience!

SS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The waiter did NOT know how the food was prepared. Some in our party ordered a certain dish on the description of the waiter. What was plated was NOT as described. We waited quite a while for our food. Now this is expected with a larger party, however, once the food arrived, it was COLDl The rolls were raw inside and the strudel served for desert was also not cooked through. The restaurant is older and could use some updating

K
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you are looking for authentic German food give Otto's a try. Their red cabbage is delicious and the pork melts in your mouth. They also have a vast selection of American favorites.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Veal was VERY TOUGH!!!! Hard to CUT and hard to chew!

E
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed - food is very good and portion are large. Staff is very friendly and you never feel rushed. We at a 1 year old with us and there was no problem finding something on the menu she could eat. We skipped dessert this time since the portion were so big we had no room.

OS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We stood at the door and while there was no one seated at the table & only 3 people at the bar, not even the barmaid acknowledged that we had entered. We stayed for a bit & left without eating. The "ambiance" is poor - it looks like a corner bar in the inner city. We will not return. There may be more to this place but we didn't see any reason to stay. It was unwelcoming & uninviting.

Y
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

would recommend for everything. Only thing we didn't like is it was too bright, they should lower the lights a bit