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Otto's Pub and Brewery
Ranked #4 of 242 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We're nuts about fine beer and fresh, local food. Otto's is fiercely committed to quality. Our beer is handcrafted with the finest ingredients available. Our American bistro cuisine is made with fresh ingredients from local farms, wineries, and bakeries. Our brewery and restaurant are co-located and feature a family-friendly and casual atmosphere. We're located in State College, PA, minutes from Penn State.
state college, pa
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I visit this bar/restaurant frequently with friends/family. Always good food,though the menu can be limited at times. They really practice "buy fresh, buy local". Great beer selection. Wait times can get REALLY long on Friday and Saturday evenings. I suspect the poor service reviews were on these days. But if a bar is busy, it usually means it is pretty good. And this one is. Great historical signs/memorabilia related to PA breweries.

  • Visited November 2012
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State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, Great Beer”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I'm not sure where some of these other reviews are coming from....unless of course their reviews were written on a home football weekend, right after the move to the new location, or during the expansion of the brewery. We eat at Ottos approximately once a week for the last several years, and what I have grown to love about Ottos is the food! The food is all local and made fresh. It might not be quite as consistent as other places, because they do not get their food shipped in from somewhere like US Foods. It's all made fresh and in house. That being considered, the prices are extremely reasonable. They are consistent with local chain restaurants, and the food is prepared by an in-house chef! The beer is fantastic. After traveling to multiple breweries, I always keep Ottos in my top 5 ranking. I also appreciate their constant efforts to improve their business over the years.

  • Visited November 2012
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Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“new location is better”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Alot of good beer on tap and good food if youre sitting at the bar or a regular. If you come in a group, service gets laim and food can keep up. To sum it up..dont go here if there are more than 4 of you.

Visited November 2012
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food but poor seating policy!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We were told it would be a 45 minute wait which was okay but we realized after an hour that larger parties arriving after us were actually being seated before our party of 2. When we inquired about it, the hostess simply said, "Welcome to the restaurant business." We were seated about 70 minutes later, after the entire lobby of parties, many of whom had arrived after us, were all seated. Hostess stopped by our table and said the manager would be stopping by to apologize for the long wait, but guess what? No manager ever came by and the restaurant was practically empty when we had finished. Fortunately, we had a nice waitress, food arrived promptly, and everything was delicious.

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic IPA”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We were traveling for business that required us to stay in Sate Collage for a few days. Unfortunately we did not go to Otto's until the last night as this is my kind of dinning experience. Great on site brewed draft and good food. Service was great but the cold IPA was even better. Maybe it was a good thing we didn’t go here until our business was done or it could have been a couple rough days on the jobsite, lol.

  • Visited November 2012
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