In 1951, Otto and Annie Sofka opened the doors to the original Otto’s off an old two-lane dirt road called Memorial Drive. Originally, Otto’s was a small grocery store selling mostly canned and boxed goods. They sold 25 pound blocks of ice for 5 cents and farm fresh eggs for 13 cents per dozen. Soon after opening, “Ms. Annie” began grilling hamburgers and making sandwiches & chili at the request of some of her regular patrons. The hamburgers quickly became so popular that within two years, Otto had replaced all of the groceries with tables and chairs to accommodate his dine-in guests. The small store quickly became a “standing room only”, “line out the door”, “best food in town,” dining experience.