Otto's Pub and Brewery

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 10 reviews )

2235 N Atherton St, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, 16803

Serves meat, vegan options available. Its pub food menu includes a walnut burger, a portobello burger, a couple veggie sandwiches with cheese (vegans ask to leave it out). Offers weekly vegan Wednesday specials. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

10 Reviews

First Review by PennsyltuckyVeggie

Options, but not the best execution - Edit

Lots of Vegan menu items, some better than others, but a great casual place for ALL to dine.

I know Verve Cafe has been all the rage lately for the vegan scene, but Otto's has really stepped up their game in the past few months. They had a handful of vegan options, from soups to their soft pretzel app, onion rings, some salads, a couple sandwiches, and even an entree dish.

I chose to go with the tofu wings and the cashew and grain veggie burger. Both items weren't out of this world, but they also we're terrible by any means. The peanut sauce for the "wings" which seemed like tempura battered tofu, was very good. The flavor profile of the burger was very light, honestly lacking any sort of defining taste. The meal was healthy and filling, but didn't make me crave either dish.

Always friendly staff and a great drink menu. Thanks Otto's!

Pros: Choices, Fun atmosphere for sports

Cons: Average meal

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Definitely will go back, would recommend for vegans and vegetarians - Edit

This is a really nice restaurant. They have a surprising number of vegan and vegetarian options, and the service is excellent. There is a large bar and overall good atmosphere. The whole place is clean and the bathrooms are nice as well. They even have outside seating. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable. I had a vegan supreme pizza which only cost me $6.36 including tax for a decent sized pizza (about the size of a frozen pizza you would buy at the grocery store). The food was good and everyone who went were satisfied with their meal.

Pros: lots of vegan and vegetarian options (clearly labe

Cons: none

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Many vegan and vegetarian options - Edit

My husband and I ate there this evening. There were several vegan and vegetarian options-- more than any other restaurant in the area (except Cafe Verve of course). We had the black bean Burger which was pretty good, and cleary home made. I wanted to try the vegan chocolate dessert, but they were out! Waitress said it is very popular. I'd like to go again and try their vegan pizza.

Pros: lots of options

Cons: go early if you want the vegan chocolate dessert!

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it's fine - Edit

I've had pretty much everything I can eat at Otto's, besides the Wednesday specials, which are never the same. Taking the entire menu into account, there are more vegan options than at many other restaurants, but it's still only a handful of items. I've gotten pizza there, since they have vegan cheese, but to be honest...I can make better pizza at home. The fries are great, and so is the chili. The cashew burger could use some improvement; it always falls apart. The food is good, but I've had it all already. There are PLENTY of vegetarian options, but most contain milk, so there's no way to substitute anything in them. I should just plan to only go on Wednesdays.

Pros: good food, Wednesday vegan/vegetarian specials

Cons: needs more vegan options/substitutes , most vegetarian dishes can't be made vegan

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Awesome bean burger - Edit

This is a great place to dine if your looking for the atmosphere of a great brew pub. Vegan options like pretzels and bean burgers are sure to fill you up.

Pros: Plenty of vegan goodness to fill your belly

Cons: Wouldn't hurt to have more vegan options

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Beer and Vegan - Edit

Excellent vegan burger and vegan pretzels. The beer made there isn't bad either.

Pros: Great tasting food , Nice atmosphere, Nice location

Cons: Not a lot of Vegan choices, busy / crowded

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Fantastic food - Edit

I'm incredibly happy that a place like Otto's exists... they have vegan appetizers and entrees clearly marked, and the food is delicious. The staff is friendly and willing to help you out, meanwhile it's usually pretty lively and the atmosphere is fun. It's basically my favorite restaurant to go to in the State College area if you want a meal that satisfies you!

Pros: good food, good atmosphere

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Vegan Ravioli is excellent - Edit

Very impressed with the Vegan Ravioli and steamed snow peas I had on March 23, 2013.

Pros: Excellent food, Lovely presentation, Nice vibe

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Veg Specials Wed. Nights!!! - Edit

Check out Otto's on Wednesday nights! Many interesting and creative vegan items on the specials menu! Last week my family had vegan chocolate cake, vegan risotto with mushrooms, vegan soup that was YUM...
Vegan items are clearly listed on the menu!

Pros: Vegan choices!, Local ingredients, Creative options

Cons: noisy, shrank the outdoor seating area

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Vegetarian Wednesdays!! - Edit

Updating my review is a pleasure now that Otto's has added regular vegan and vegetarian specials on Wednesdays as well as the regular menu. Some of the best in the area, I am glad to say! Full review here:

Pros: great ingredient choices, local farms supported, Menu with clear veggie friendly markers!

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