Another reason to visit Fred's is for the service! Tonya (pronounced "tone-ya"), for example, is the best darned waitress this side of the Paseo. No, she's not a tall, red-headed Irish bartender, or any relation to Lois over at Paddy O'Quigley's, but she is however, quite possibly the most witty waitress warrior I've ever met--running handfuls of burgers and beers up and down Ott's rickety-looking staircase. Her humor is dry, and she may not always give you a straight answer, but she'll surely make you chuckle (and maybe even chortle if you're lucky, sending beer foaming from your nose) and you'll definitely enjoy her service-with-a-smile! When asked the completely random question of, "Where can one find posters of the Plaza?", she practically dropped her waitress tray to take us to the Plaza business office to see if they had any on hand. Talk about service! Definitely hard to come by these days! Needless to say, she got a nice tip! $$
Specials on draft beers and wells vary in price and run from 4-7 and from 11-close Monday through Friday. They also have select appetizers during those happy hours for $3.00.
So the next time you're on the Plaza, elbowing your way through elderly shoppers (like Magda from "There's Something About Mary"), get away from it all over at Fred's. Sneak off, and tell your significant other that you have some "special shopping to do." You'll enjoy the flying cherub hanging from the ceiling.
Oh, and be sure to tell Tonya hi!
(See the review for Fred P. Ott's, downtown)