Barbecue is a distinctly American art form, much like jazz music and feigning an understanding of jazz music. Celebrate patriotic cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of barbecue fare at Otto's BBQ and Hamburgers in Stafford.
Otto's BBQ and Hamburgers’ meat maestros prepare a slew of smoked meat delicacies, which beckon hungry stomachs from a mouthwatering menu of barbecued fare. A plate-sized protein buffet, hickory barbecue platters ($8.95+) allow diners to sink teeth into seven different kinds of smoked savories, including link sausage, smoked ham, and beef brisket, slow-cooked for 18 hours. Double-bacon cheeseburgers ($4.95) quell classic ground-beef cravings, and turkey ($4.95) and buffalo ($5.65) burgers halt hunger with more exotic flavors. The Smoked Rib Bonanza's ($11.95) hand-rubbed, slow-smoked pork ribs pack a hearty zest perfect for appeasing appetites or doubling as perfume. Diners can enjoy meaty bounties amid a cozy, wood-paneled dining room that, much like the cocktail lounge deep within Mount Rushmore, is lined with pictures of celebrity guests such as George Bush, Willie Nelson, and Liberace.
Otto's Barbecue and Hamburgers
When husband-and-wife team Otto and Annie Sofka first founded Otto's Barbecue and Hamburgers in 1950, they never dreamed barbecue would become the meat and potatoes of the family's livelihood. The small corner grocery store specialized in canned and boxed goods—that is until Annie started cooking up hamburgers at the request of hungry regulars. As the popularity of Annie’s burgers grew, the store’s shelves were cleared out to make room for tables and chairs to accommodate the growing lines of customers. Within two years, the Sofkas were officially in the burger business. By the ’60s, they were ready to add old family barbecue recipes to the menu, and Otto’s has been a favorite pit stop for Houston barbecue lovers ever since.
Three generations have now manned the kitchen at Otto’s, satisfying customers as varied as George Bush Sr., Liberace, and George Foreman with barbecue that has been smoked in a hickory grill for 18 hours. Chefs pair seven meat choices, including beef brisket, slow-smoked pork ribs, and sausage links, with a range of homestyle sides and giant stuffed potatoes, creating full meals that showcase the flavors of the South better than an art installation built from chicken-fried steaks. The chefs at Otto’s also serve up their own line of bottled sodas, ensuring enough frothy root beer, orange soda, and cream soda to wash down the saucy eats.
11222 Fountain Lake Dr.
Stafford, Texas 77477Get Directions