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Otto's Barbecue & Hamburgers

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500 Dallas St Ste T24, Houston, TX 77002-4701
+1 713-659-6886
06:30 - 17:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found ourselves in the food court recently and decided to try Otto's for a burger and fries, based on the recommendation of a friend. The burger was large, but thin. I think my least favorite part of it was the mustard, but I still ate the whole burger! The fries were fresh and hot, but lacked salt. A note... More 

Thank Diane R
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice to meet a friend for lunch. The first time, we had hamburger and today, we had Santa Fe salad with cilantro lime dressing. It had sliced chicken, lettuce, chunks of avocado, quartered tomatoes, cilantro, other greens topped with shredded cheese and corn tortilla chips. The cilantro lime dressing was so good. It wasn't that crowded at... More 

Thank Venust
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Came across this in the Tunnels in downtown Houston. Hungry male teens. Great food. Wasn't sure about it but glad we stopped. Just like an old fashioned burger.

Thank survivor5804
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

They have good food but a little overpriced compared to how many bbq restaurants are in Houston. They have excellent burgers!! My personal favorite is the mushroom swiss burger

Thank rockportmom
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

During a recent visit to Houston, I had the opportunity to try Otto's BBQ. I thought the ribs were really good. However, the baked beans were not very flavorful and the potato salad was not creamy. It was priced reasonably, especially for lunch, so I would go back and try something different for the sides. Not great, but definitely a... More 

Thank Rose R
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Here's a place that you can get a great breakfast taco at a good price. I like the brisket taco and ask for it to be made with egg whites only. No problemo....special orders don't upset them. The salads and baked potatoes for lunch are very good as well. This location also caters to the downtown businesses and does a... More 

Thank texaswinesnob
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Food is a 2-3 star affair - all cook offsite and delivered to the commissary kitchen but the people are great.

Thank Winglow
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

One of the better BBQ places around, and I think it beats Pappa's. It is less expensive, better BBQ sauce (to me), and good location in the tunnels, makes for easy eating even if it is raining outside. They have all of the tables down in the tunnels with a newly remodeled food court. Otto's even worked great to serve... More 

1 Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

try their bbq, best in town, hamburgers also fine meaty. good friendly service always a treat. dying to try the chicken blt recommended, thank you.

1 Thank ahvolare
Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

Stopped in at Otto's for lunch a couple of times. I've had both the BBQ and their hamburgers. All is good and hot. You can't go wrong.

2 Thank SpringTxDigger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Dallas St Ste T24, Houston, TX 77002-4701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-659-6886

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?