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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 - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and good value, but ask for a booth away from the bar

We had good food and good service for a reasonable price. Our waitress was friendly, very knowledgeable of the menu, and she regularly checked to make sure that all was well. The restaurant is set up so that there is a bar in the center with dining rooms on both sides. The bar has several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
newengland50
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

this is a traditional pub type atmosphere, with good food. Locals evidently eat here very often and recommend it highly

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Vancouver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Needed food after running Boston Marathon. Had the tuscan bread and fish tacos. both superb. Lots of food, hit the spot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

So we have been going here for 20+ years. Good as ever. Lots of ale on tap. I love the grapefruit margarita made with fresh squeezed juice. The bar has about ten big TVs tuned to sports.Love the fish selections-calamari, mussels, haddock shrimp dishes. Love the French onion soup. Burgers always tasty, cooked to your preference. Always hard to choose... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Whether it is lunch, brunch or dinner, it is tough to beat the food in this family owned authentic Irish Pub in Newton. The menu is extensive and the food is delicious and always served piping hot. I never get tired of the pasta dishes, fresh fish and traditional Irish fare like Shepherds Pie. Oh, and O'Hara's is my preferred... More 

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Massachusetts
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53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had good food and good service for a reasonable price. Our waitress was friendly, very knowledgeable of the menu, and she regularly checked to make sure that all was well. The restaurant is set up so that there is a bar in the center with dining rooms on both sides. The bar has several televisions playing sporting events with... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 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
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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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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: Italian, American, Irish, Pizza, Pub

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?