Otto's Restaurant

3.7
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267 Reviews
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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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Woody
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best German food in Hatboro Horsham
None better in Philadelphia suburbs

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CharlesC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding authentic German cuisine. Charming and authentic atmosphere. Charming an authentic waitstaff.

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MarilynR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. As far as the noise level, we added a great deal of noise due to laughing and telling stories and had a great time!

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RichardO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to Ottos while in town for a funeral. This was my Mothers and Fathers favorite restaurant for many years.Family atmosphere yet a nice bar area if your interest was just to chill out with a drink. menu variety was wonderful and prices, especially the specials, was very reasonable. The meal included soup or salad an entree and a dessert.

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Gini
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

At a German restaurant I expected HOT potato salad. It was cold. Sauerkraut was not sour. Snapper soup was salty.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Portions were more than generous. The sauerbraten in particular was a big hit!

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vipElmer
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was better than ever, service was exceptional, and the beer was cold. Couldn't ask for much more. Thanks!

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BethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Might be great if not a holiday; buffet room was small and resulted in a long line of "waiting" diners. Crowd may have been too much for buffet lay-out / hostess. Our server was wonderful and we enjoyed the authentic costumes of the servers. Food was just okay. May try again on a regular day.

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vipdj94
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server was very nice and got everything right but the service itself was slow. Sometimes holidays are like that. Two people in our party liked their food, while the other two didn’t, so I guess it just depends on what is ordered, or on one’s personal taste. All in all it was a good breakfast, and we will probably try Otto’s again sometime.

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FrankQ
Philadelphia
6 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!

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vipdeb4
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipElmer
New York Area
125 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?

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vipMrBenz
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.

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Dave
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipPatS
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,

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MaryanneS
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.

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redhand32
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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SusanS
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.

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vipplister215
Philadelphia
35 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.

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RiamC
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.

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vipLindaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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new2abing
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JOHNBEE
Philadelphia
43 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

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!!!

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BethH
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.

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vipRobert
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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ChrisH
Philadelphia
7 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.

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HawkeyeDriver
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!

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MarcellaS
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.

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yakovtyu
Atlantic City
5 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.

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Mike
Philadelphia
5 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.

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TerryB
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.

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BillB
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 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.

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JulieD
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!

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vipGuido
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.

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JamesC
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.