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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
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Ranked #11 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Irish, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One of my go-to places to meet a friend for lunch (or occasionally dinner). The Irish pub decor led me to avoid O'Hara's for a long time, but its food is better than the typical Irish pub. Their entree salads are big, fresh and delicious. Burgers are excellent, too. Service is very friendly and responsive. No attitude. I especially like... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've been to this restaurant five times now -- each different order -- and each excellent food and service. Great value! The pizza was surprisingly delicious!

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Needham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have enjoyed many meals at O'Hara's Food & Spirits, but I have to say their pizza is one of the best for a specialty pizza. Yesterday we had a Salvatore pizza. Caramelized onions, sausage, ricotta and mozzarella cheese with a perfectly spiced sauce. The crust was just right, not too thick and just enough of every topping. The price... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to O'Hara's many times over the years for both in-house dining and take-out. It is pub food at it's best. Sumptuous burgers, great steak tips, juicy chicken dishes, and tasty pizza. The service is friendly and prompt. The new room in the back allows for more tables and shorter waits. And there's a lively bar scene with... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great local pub. Always a line to get in but when you do the food is good an a great value. They have expanded the seating so is now much easier to get a seat.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was a fairly regular customer of this fine establishment but, for no apparent reason, it fell off of my gastronomy chart. However, two days ago, I stopped in for lunch and enjoyed it thoroughly. My favorite is the meatloaf and the portion on my plate along with its quality had me wondering why I suddenly stopped going there. The... More

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Boston MA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Broad menu with lots of comfort food, generous portions, decent prices. We were happy with the food but our waitress was a ditz. Did not know what beers they had on tap or which of them were wheat beers - hey this is a pub! She also told us about the dessert - "Irish pie," and when I asked what... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Food was average pub food. Service was not good. Had to ask for silverware. The tables are way too close together so we were not able to sit comfortably and decided just to eat and run. Probably won't be back.

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East Coast
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were here for a late lunch after the Mayor's Inauguration in January. It was fantastic. ON THE SPOT they accommodated a large group - about 16 and provided exceptional customer service. I would rate the food as good - not exceptional bu tgood "American" fare - however, the service and the welcoming atmosphere make this a 5 star choice.... More

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We visit Newton often to visit our daughter and family. She has 2 children. We always go to O'Hara's for an early dinner. The staff is very accommodating and kid friendly. Very prompt service which is important when dining with toddlers. Good food. Good beverage. Good value. Gets crowded early on weekends. We will return.

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