Fred P. Ott's Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas has a nice variety of daily specials and several standbys including Fred P. Ott's "Biggie," a 8 ounce hamburger. The biggie used to be 10 ounces, but has down sized and the price has also dropped Ott's is part a local chain owned by Kansas City, Missouri's Haddad Restaurant Group. Haddad also owns Winstead's, the Plaza III, and Timbercreek Bar and Grill in Louisburg, Kansas.
Fred P. Ott's is open seven days a week with the kitchen open until 10PM weeknights and 11PM Friday and Saturday.
The meat served at Ott's is the same as the Plaza III steakhouse, although the cooking is not quite the same. No matter how I have tried ordering the Biggie, it always comes well done. The kitchen did perform better on the fillet that I had when revisiting on a Tuesday evening. I ordered medium rare, but it came medium - which is what I was hoping for. The fillet was very tender.
Service at Fred P. Ott's has been inconsistent, largely due to high turnover. I don't think I have ever seen a server there, that was working at Ott's on a previous visit.
Ott's small local chain began on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri and has a second Kansas location at 6700 College Boulevard in Overland Park, Kansas (913-451-2999).
Classic video arcade game fans may enjoy playing a 1981 Galaga at the Olathe Fred P. Ott's Bar and Grill.
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