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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
Always Good

Been going here for 15 years. I can tell you that there have been ebbs and flows as far as the food, but recently it's been very good. Prices are higher than before, not as much a value, but still great pub food. The people there are great, we do love it and go there all the time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Martha C
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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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  • Families with children
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English first
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My coworker and I always try and avoid chains, and I was feeling like Irish pub food. This was perfect! Pros: shepards pie was excellent, fried pickles were KILLER, and service was super attentive a fast for how packed it was. Cons: just that... It was packed. There were only 2 of us so we got in lighting quick, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We live in a neighborhood in Boston that has really nice family places to eat. We wanted to give this a try and we loved it. Our waitress was very fast and attentive to our children's needs. This is also a restaurant that has food for the adults and the children. It has some of the usual entrees that pub's... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Been going here for 15 years. I can tell you that there have been ebbs and flows as far as the food, but recently it's been very good. Prices are higher than before, not as much a value, but still great pub food. The people there are great, we do love it and go there all the time.

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boston, mass.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Even though it looks like "just another neighborhood pub" from the outside, O'Hara's actually has very good food--and a wide variety at that! It certainly has the traditional pub food of fish and chips, burgers, and pizza--not to mention a broad array of specialty beers and old-time favorites. But, it also serves up a broad array of fish dishes that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

O'Haras is a staple in Newton Highlands - a real neighborhood type place frequented by both regulars and newbies. The wait and bar staff are friendly and helpful. O'Haras never disappoints - the food is very good, pizza is a great value, drinks excellent, and the atmosphere is fun. And if you haven't tried the brunch, go! I wouldn't have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

coming from London it was such a great surprise to see an English or rather Irish pub in Newton🎊🎊🎊flowers baskets hanging outside. Than inside wooden "atmosphere" wonderful bar and big sitting area. We shared excellent crab cakes, than I ordered Haddock over risotto. Was so big I took some home and very tasty. My friend had a rap with turkey.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you want good food and don't mind not being able to talk with your company, this is place for you. Ate in large back room where there was a party of 10 or more. No warning about noise level before seated. With three others, and absolutely impossible to hear myself even think, let alone what friends were saying. Left... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This family owned and run spot is consistent, well priced and an asset to Newton Highlands.The service is always friendly and competent, and the food is plain cooking in the best sense - no surprises, and satisfying. Since the addition opened there is not so much waiting for a table, at least not at lunch time. It serves a broad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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

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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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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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