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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

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1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
Website
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
lively pub in Newton

great neighborhood pub; always seems to be busy; service is very good; selections are extensive; they have gluten-free clam chowder (hard to find in other places) and several other gluten-free options. Drinks and food are reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
1972rick
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

great neighborhood pub; always seems to be busy; service is very good; selections are extensive; they have gluten-free clam chowder (hard to find in other places) and several other gluten-free options. Drinks and food are reasonably priced.

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place for lunch. I'll meet some friends for lunch and eat at the bar. I usually get the burger and a fresh guinness and have never been disappointed. I can honestly say I've never had a bad meal there. Bartenders are attentive and friendly.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

O'Hara's is the comfortable local pub/restaurant most people are looking to find. They have an active bar, and a large dining areas to accommodate the always large crowd. The menu is unusually varied, and value priced. The service is generally good, and the staff is quite friendly.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes, the pizza here is terrific, but so is almost everything else on the menu -- and at reasonable prices!

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

O'Hara's is a well established local restaurant/bar with a steady and enduring clientele. Very consistent with good food, pleasant service and a friendly atmosphere. You can't go wrong eating here at any time. The interior is dark wooded with a traditional pub atmosphere, family friendly and always welcoming.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Irish, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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