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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
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Ranked #17 of 229 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Irish, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly service; good food; pleasant atmosphere. Dependable local place with an Irish flair. I eat more often at Paddy's Pub, same owner - same menu, a bit closer to my home so more convenient for me. Very good quality food. I enjoy the beef stew, the chicken pot pie, and the meat loaf. Not much in the way of deserts,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Located in a suburb of Boston, O'Hara's is the type of place a single woman may come, sit at the bar, and chances are pretty good the bartender or the elder gentleman sitting nearby will protect her like a sister or daughter. But not to worry, everyone, whether patron or staff member, is friendly and well behaved. It's what one... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good food with a diverse menu. Much better when food is eaten there then with takeout. Fair price and good bar scene.

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Newton, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been to O'Hara's countless times. alone with friends, with family. Each time the service has been exceptional, the staff is welcoming and offers unusual attention. Drinks are perfectly mixed. My favorites are Martinis and O'Hara's offers wonderful specials. The food is always well prepared, tasty and promptly served ( I often go there with 3 -4 young grandchildren... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Situated across the street from the Newton Highlands T stop, O'Hara's turned out to be wonderful location for a holiday lunch -- convivial, warm and traditionally decorated for Christmas. The lunch menu is expansive, with many appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and traditional comfort foods, such as mac & cheese, beef stew, and many more. The service was gracious and accommodating;... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It gets crowded at night because the food is reliably good and unpretentious. I was there for lunch with friends. Service was excellent and food was good.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had eaten here before so when my wife suggested I take a day off and we would go for lunch I recommended O'Hara's. The menu had changed and there were more items that sounded good. My wife had the fish and chips on my recommendation and I had the fish tacos. There were 3 smaller size tacos and a... More 

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02468
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Now as I think the phantom gourmet calls it a "hidden gem". This place might be one of two in newton. We went there the other night and thankfully there was no line. Yes the remodel is great. More tables, more seats and same great food. Menu has so many options I am not sure how you could not find... More 

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Newton, MA
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A reliable neighborhood favorite. Good menu and very reasonable prices. Mostly bar food, but very good. Can get very busy at times. If you live in the area, you know O'Hara's!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went on a Friday night and the place was packed. Had a cocktail while waiting for our table. Wait staff was pleasant and the food was good and hot.

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Additional Information about O'Hara's Food & Spirits

Address: 1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
Phone Number: (617) 965-6785
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Irish, Italian, Pizza

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