Otto’s Malt Shop

Apr 11, 2006 3:15 AM

Meat quality: ½-lb. beef

Type of fries: thin, crispy

Bun size: average, wheat

Drink: various beverages

Order method: tables, counter

Wait time for meal: 4 min.

Price: $5.50 approx

Atmosphere: homey, pleasant

Rating/comment: 5 Wimpys

Otto’s is a tribute to ingenuity and down-home Kansas City charm, encompassing 900-square feet into a charming restaurant. The burgers are boiled, not broiled. Something different that works. The rolls are on wheat instead of your standard buns, although they are available upon request. Otto and wife Ruthie do the cooking, while they chat and treat you like family. The place is adorned with antiques, including a cool TV that shows black and white sci-fi movies. Malts are the specialty, taking us back to our childhood days. Dr. Brown’s beverages are a huge perk. Just a fabulous experience, right across from UNLV. Expansion to different sites across Las Vegas is in the works. We can’t wait.