A Legacy of 8 Decades
In 1951, Otto and Annie Sofka opened the doors to the original Otto’s, located off a two-lane dirt road called Memorial Drive. Originally, Otto’s was a small grocery store selling canned goods and sundries. 25# blocks of ice sold for 5 cents, and farm fresh eggs sold for 13 cents per dozen. Soon after opening, Ms. Annie began grilling hamburgers and making sandwiches at the request of her regular patrons. The hamburgers became so popular that within two years, Otto replaced all of the grocery aisles with tables and chairs to accommodate dine-in guests. The small country store quickly became a “standing room only”, “line out the door”, “best food in town,” dining experience.