Otto's Restaurant

3.8
240 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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BH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

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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CH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

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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R
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

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HD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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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MS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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y
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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TB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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BB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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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G
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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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JC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 !!

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JR
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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

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K
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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E
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

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Y
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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DH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sauerbraten was delicious. Portions are large, and we brought some of our meal home and had it for dinner in a couple of days.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Please have spaetzle next time. My absolute favorite

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with friends. The noise level was high. Great service!

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B
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small group of women went for lunch. Food selections were decent for lunch. I had the salmon which was very good. Service was attentive and they didn’t rush us at all.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good. Appetizers were quite large portions.
The dinner was delicious.
The soup was absolutely amazing.
will definitely be returning.

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p
Philadelphia
745 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great German restaurant in Horsham. We all ordered the Weiner Schnitzel and various sides. Loved their cream of spinach. Service was good!

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KD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I was more than disappointed by my dining experience at Otto's. I was looking forward to our dinner. It had been many years since we had gone to Otto's. We used to go there often, as we know the former owners. I first ordered a small garden salad. The lettuce was yellow iceberg, yuck! My dinner entrée was supposed to be a veal dish. I am not even sure that's what it was. Half of the meat was so overcooked that I could not eat it. My husband's entrée was a sampler of German meats. It was enormous plate of overcooked sausages and chops. The side dishes were also awful. The mashed potatoes had no flavor and the carrots looked like they had been cooking for a week. Our server had absolutely no personality, which was never the case years ago. The place just feels like a (bad) diner, but the prices are at the fine dining level. It's a real shame, because Otto's was such an iconic restaurant with great food and a great staff.

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SB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we have been to Otto’s. We both enjoyed our meals for lunch. The portions were perfect and there was a great variety to choose from on the lunch menu. We both had Weiner schnitzel with sides. This was probably the best Weiner schnitzel I ever had. We sat inside and the atmosphere was cozy. We will definitely return again.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was very poor! Waited 10 minutes to be seated. 25 minutes for someone to come to our table. Very understaffed. Ordered drinks and then waited another 10 minutes for someone else to take our order. After we got our order no one came back to check how everything was and we had to ask for our check. Have been there in the past and have not had this problem.

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IC
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The outdoor patios area looks to be great for tail gate parties. The indoor is charming, but the food is only so so. Perhaps a place for more drinking than dining.

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RF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Otto's is amazing!!! food is more than delicious -- it's scrumptious! this was my first visit but certainly not my last. And now they have take out. i'll be stopping there for that too, after work!! Authentic German dishes and kind, friendly people!! reasonable prices! What else is there to say???!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The steak was INCREDIBLE! Very good portions. Service was okay. Great German food and beer. Highly recommend. We will be going back very soon.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Service. The most negative issue was an Understaffed service team that was in desperate need of a busser. The app plates were still on the table when the entrees were finished. The manager sat by bar’s expo window talking w/ his friend the entire time we were seated & was oblivious to what was going on except to seat incoming patrons.

Food. The snapper soup tasted like a salt lick that no amount of sherry could overwhelm.

The french onion soup was delicious yet served tepid.

The wife’s way over priced lamb chop salad had decent yet fatty chops but the salad looked like a Rubbish dump of cut ends and unidentifiable wilted shoots that was completely flooded in an awful tasting vinaigrette. Served w/ a gravy boat filled w/ an awful tasting vinaigrette.

The kids chicken fingers & steak fries tasted like deep fried grouper & was completely inedible. Thinking the breading had been scraped off the fish special & repurposed onto the chix fingers. #gross

The potato pancakes were soggy & the single serving sour cream dipping portion was down right cheap. With 4 people at the table & a no double dippy policy always in effect ottos really let us down.

The roll Mops would have been decent fare but no butter came w/ the dish or was brought to the table at any point. The herring was seemingly dumped out of the jar onto the plate w/o being strained first so there was a lake of unwanted liquid that soaked through most of the rye bread making it inedible. The onion serving was for 5-6 people yet the three tiny pickles were enough for one child.

The filet mignon could have used a good trimming before cooking to get the fat off but other than that prep mistake the ordered “medium” steak was served at a decent “medium well.”

Dessert. We got the check & a “ you didn’t want dessert right?” Well I guess not.

Conclusion. Should have sent everything but the beer, steak, Spätzle, & Beets back & walked out having only spent $ 30.00 instead of $ 120.00

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E
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Second visit - as much fun as the first. Enjoyed the German appetizers and the Dunkel. The Jaeger Schnitzel wasn't quite as good as the Weiner Schnitzel, but overall had another great meal and enjoyed the comfort food. Service is friendly and accommodating, though relaxed. A fun spot!

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OT
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good authentic german food. Nice friendly atmosphere.

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BK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Otto's. Great menu, fun outdoor seating in the summer time. Our young children love listening to their music in the beer garden and nice selection on the kids menu. We LOVE the food and the beers are great. Fun for our family AND fun to get together with friends.

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TM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I got there on time and the place was empty...no staff working, nobody! I waited, inside the restaurant for almost 10min, I tried to call someone in the kitchen and nobody answered so I decided to left and search for another restaurant. It was 1pm on a Saturday.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

I love German food. This old line German restaurant is a shadow of its reputation. Truly sad to see.
HUGE portions do not make up for quality. That said, this has a great location, right among a big German population as well as a very long track record. It needs a makeover and a new kitchen philosophy.

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