Otto's Restaurant

3.2
319 reviews
$30 and under
German
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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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreAt food and service it’s a family gathering and they had something for everyone

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Some food was great . But should have stuck with German food. My son’s steak was a brick .

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vipScottL
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

We met another couple on a Saturday night. It's old, tired, rundown, dirty, and in need of a restaurant rescue. The waiter was good but the food was terrible. Will never return.

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Went there looking for authentic German food and what we got was pathetic schnitzel, sauerbraten, dry spatzele and desserts that look and tasted days old.

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Matt
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the service. In addition the prices were very reasonable!

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HBTheBull
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ottos must have been a great place for German food back in the day. Unfortunately, it appears rundown and the German meals were not very flavorful and was obviously reheated.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Haven’t been here since mid 2019. As with other restaurants in the area they are understaffed. We waited a few minutes longer than usual to get a drink. Once waiter took our order, soup came right out. Our waiter was working very very hard and he did a great job. Entrees did take a bit long. I m happy to say the food was as good as I remember. Portions were a good size.
Place needs some cleaning and updating, especially outside concrete and landscaping.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was pretty bad.

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Jess
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was wonderful. Food was mostly good. Not crazy about the crepes or cream spinach

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mother’s Day Dinner. Received a stack of dirty plates when we asked for some side plates.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch. Food was good. Service very slow. Understaffed. Took in too many customers.

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MaribethC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The quality of the food here was as bad as Old Country Buffet and Cracker Barrel. I am German and their idea of German food is no where close to authentic. The sever was very nice but the women tending bar were not very friendly. Honestly my husband and I are trying to figure out how a restaurant like this ended up on Open Table.

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BucksCountyDiner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Plenty of room and spacing under the outside seating roof. As usual, the service was efficient, friendly and expert.

I ordered the meat lovers omelet and it was disappointingly dry, but the others in my party were perfectly happy with their orders of pancakes, corned beef hash and Mr. McGregor's Garden, which was a veggie omelet. We are long-time fans of Otto's and so happy to be dining there again - we will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otto’s has been a favorite for years. Always excellent food and service.

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BruceM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Generous sized drinks, great beers! Superb German specialties!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was not good. All tasted like it came from a can. The ambience and service were good but the food. Blah. $100 dinner for 2 not worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Proper social distancing. Nice pub type atmosphere

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vip2funny
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good. Service is exceptional!

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CarolB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well done. Waitress explained different dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very limited menu. Food is very bland. One dish had gravy (that tasted like gravy & sauerkraut) that didn't state gravy on the menu. The schnitzel was dry, the sauerkraut was extremely sour (my mother in law is from Germany and she didn't like it either). Definitely not mouth watering. Drinks are expensive. Coffee was delicious!

We were sat right outside the bar which gave us a headache as the few people in there were social distanced, so they had to yell to each other.

We will not be dining there again.

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Chefie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and authentic German cuisine. I'll be back for the 3rd time, service was A plus!!

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CharlesF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Dingy decor, mediocre warmed over German Fair, good beer, better service. Don't think I'll be back anytime soon without a major update to kitchen practices to serve hot, fresh food.

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vipIreneS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor setting. Good for breakfast and lunch. Haven’t tried dinner.

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vipjane58
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate at a mid-p.m. time purposely, and avoided others...very very few people inside ! Our choices were beef stroganoff and pork chops with chunky apples...delicious ! Chris made us feel at home. Dessert was apple strudel shared, with vanilla ice cream...Heavenly! Good and safe time !

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SheilaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor eating area, well done & shady. Small lunch menu. Enjoyed a nice lunch with pleasant service. Will visit again!

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MIkey
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really like this place. Met some buddies the other night for some beers & food. Place was pretty empty, but it was a Wednesday night so to be expected. We requested a seat outside, and we were escorted out to the patio which was dark. They fired up the lights just for us! Waitress was attentive but not overbearing, the 22oz beers were nice and cold, and the food was great as always. Hard to believe with a massive outdoor space they aren’t busier. Definitely go to Ottos soon for some awesome brats and cold German beers!!

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Hatborogal
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Otto's for breakfast. So nice to see Tracy again.
Food was great as always, but we miss the "specials." We totally understand though. Hopefully we can soon resume having our monthly breakfast group meetings.

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vipShanaX
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had no idea they had a smaller menu these days than what is on the website, not listed anywhere. They were missing the one dish my wife and I both wanted to get, plus the main German side dish, Spätzle, they were out of too! How do they run out of this?? Menu was printed poorly, all crooked, no description of anything so we had to look them up on our phones at the table. Dish we both got was Sauerbraten, and it was like dried out pot roast with overly vinegar based gravy. Not good. Birthday dinner too, so disappointed. Used to go there often a little while ago, but will not be back.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There is still a restaurant around that serves German food! Actually, the menu has seafood, chicken and other options as well. Good service and large portions...the meals include sides and soup or salad, as well as bread. Plenty of parking and great German style bar. Biergarten for nice days outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and great food

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Celly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific breakfasts at Otto’s! Outside seating is nice when weather is good. Only complaint is the women’s bathroom, with is extremely small and difficult to maneuver, even for an average sized person.

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FrankO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Made reservations. Not needed as no one was seated in dinning room, no one. Waited 13 minutes to be seated and another 5 to order drinks. Waited about 5 minutes for those. Remember, no crowd. Finally ordered. Main course must have been cooked the day before and reheated. Veal was tough and hard. Now, for a German restaurant you expect more to detail for german food. German potato salad is not small cut regular potatoes with a little bit of oil and a sprinkle of cut parsley. A gazillion miles from real german potato salad. Beets must have been sliced from a regular beet in a sloppy way. Looked and tasted awful, dry. No rolls. Shouldn't have had to ask for extra napkins when ordered wings. They were ok, pretty hard to screw up wings.
Basically it was a restaurant in German name only. Germans didn't own the place. Not one person came in during the entire time we were there.
We will never go back. It is what it is.

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Linda
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable sitting outside in the beer garden. It was very clean and seating was not close to anyone!

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vipWoody
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent, authentic German food. Great potato pancakes and Pork Dusseldorf was outstanding.

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PaulM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Just a tired old place with awful food. Was always a fun spot but now it is way past it’s prime.

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RCD19027
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Hostess was rather curt and unfriendly. Despite having a reservation we were seated in the beer garden not the outdoor dining area. People in the beer garden are allowed to smoke so we had to move our seats to not have secondhand smoke blowing in our face is all night. During Covid smoking should NOT be allowed. Also the dining area is well lit and the beer garden is quite dark. Waitress was great but service was really slow. Food was good except my steak was definitely well done and not medium as requested.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superb German and Czech beer, great ambiance. My favorite place for Octoberfest!!!

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disappointed
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Outside seating was nice. The beer menu provided was not up to date. The spaetzel was gummy and tasteless. The schnitzel overcooked. Not a great dining experience.

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DawnC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the live music, outdoor seating, and the German food ordered was delicious.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great German dishes along with a lot of American favorites! Great atmosphere in the outside beer garden area. Large beer selection, both German, American, and Fall favorites to choose from.

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Otto's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Otto's Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 675-1864.

Otto's Restaurant is rated 3.2 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.