This week we focus on a township with just under 4,000 residents as part of our Michigan Small Town Series.  We asked you on Facebook, "what's your favorite thing about Otsego?"

5 Things Everyone From Otsego Knows

#5. Static-X Songs

Shenda Zapf Coy mentioned a song by Static-X.  I was shocked to find this info on,

Wayne Static of Static-X attended college near Otsego Michigan. He found the town so depressing that he named the song "Otsegolation" after it. On every album after the first there is an Otsego song: Otsego Undead, Otsegolectric, and finally Otsego Amigo.


#4. Our Table Family Restaurant

Pearl Statler and many others told us Our Table Family Restaurant is one of their favorite things about Otsego.  Luciano had this to say in his 5-star review on Yelp,

The food and service is always good at "Our Table". They are quick on getting your food to the table and everyone in there are very nice. I just wish their coffee was a little more stronger in flavor.  It good but just a bit more.

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#3. Mezzo Coffee House

Shelby Jo Schipper is among many who loves Mezzo.  If fact, check out this 5-star yelp review from Jessica V,

This is such a cute gem, hidden in downtown Otsego. The storefront has large windows to let in the light, and the interior is beautifully decorated.

Mezzo serves higher grounds coffee, our favorite roaster up in Traverse City. There is a wide variety of beverages, including artisanal coffee drinks, already brewed coffee hot and waiting, and tea. There are also baked goods!

There are tables and a few comfy chairs by the fireplace. The walls are decorated with art.

This is the quintessential coffeehouse - cozy, warm, artsy, with friendly baristas and great coffee.

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#2. Casa Real

Alyssa Scharenbroch is one of many that answered our question with Casa Real.  Check out this recent 5-star review on,

We enjoyed the good service throughout the meal. The server asked if we wanted refills without us prompting. The menu was more comprehensive than we expected, and the food arrived quickly.

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#1. Judy's

Logan Knight said Judy's Restaurant is his favorite thing.  In fact, that was the most mentioned "favorite thing" about Otsego on our Facebook page.  Here's what Mikayla had to say in her 5-star review on Yelp,

Loved the food! Good mom and pop place. So cool to have "the Judy" is still there  to serve you. Really great prices

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Did we miss your favorite thing about Otsego?  Let us know in the Facebook comments.


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