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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

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1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 55
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    Very good
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  • 0
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great local pub

Always something for everyone at this local pub - pizzas, burgers, pasta, and fish. Great selection of beers including lots of microbreweries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
new jersey
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210 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever im in the area, a must stop for food and/or drinks. Pleasant surroundings, typical neighborhood bar. Great food, friendly staff.

Thank doc491002
Newton, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined here numerous times. It is a sports bar/pub with several televisions, but about 2/3 of the tables are in different dining sections that are less crowded. They stay open until 11:30 pm, but tend to close some of the sections at 10 pm. The menu is diverse and the prices are reasonable. We usually get a pizza... More 

Thank esj59
Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious - I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is upbeat and the additional space still lends itself to a homey atmosphere. The restaurant was full with waiting patrons but everyone seemed happy and to be having a good time. I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Alicelrose
Brookline, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always something for everyone at this local pub - pizzas, burgers, pasta, and fish. Great selection of beers including lots of microbreweries.

Thank calwinemd
Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we go to ohara's after hockey in season on thursday nights. the bartenders are all very friendly, attentive, and have a great sense of humor. there are lots of t.v.'s with hoop and hockey on. i would also like to note that there are many families there eating the great filling irish food with the occasional delicious italian dish! but,... More 

Thank formerlegend
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

O'Hara's is a GREAT Irish restaurant located in the village of Newton Highlands. Visiting O'Hara's last Sunday I ordered their Breakfast Pizza and was blown away by how good it was. Service, as always, was top notch. I (and my family) love the place and have frequented it for many (15-20) years.

Thank DRS02461
Newton, MA
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is technically a pub and they do have great beer. But the menu has a great variety and the food is excellent. Great service and friendly servers & bartenders -- a great place to meet friends after work. Relaxing and stress free atmosphere. Only negative is that it can get very crowded and will have to wait!

Thank brendamarsh1
Needham, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I work right around the corner from the restaurant. Our office orders out for lunch at least twice a week. We decided to order from O'Hara's for take out. First of all, the women who answered the phone and took the order was rude. When we received the food, it was a mess - sandwich wasn't even put together. I... More 

Thank Cara M
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I go here all the time. My only complaint would be its not the quickest lunch option but if your not in a rush its awesome. The Pork Chops are amazing. The Chicken Pot Pie soup is one of the best things you can get on a cold day. Service is good and attentive.

Thank Robert W
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Ate dinner here with my 91 yr old mom at her request. Food was delicious and they were extremely accommodating with her changing tables several times. Definitely go back again.

Thank Sue-Ann S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 965-6785

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Italian, Irish, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?