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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
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Ranked #17 of 228 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Irish, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It gets crowded at night because the food is reliably good and unpretentious. I was there for lunch with friends. Service was excellent and food was good.

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had eaten here before so when my wife suggested I take a day off and we would go for lunch I recommended O'Hara's. The menu had changed and there were more items that sounded good. My wife had the fish and chips on my recommendation and I had the fish tacos. There were 3 smaller size tacos and a... More 

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02468
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Now as I think the phantom gourmet calls it a "hidden gem". This place might be one of two in newton. We went there the other night and thankfully there was no line. Yes the remodel is great. More tables, more seats and same great food. Menu has so many options I am not sure how you could not find... More 

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Newton, MA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A reliable neighborhood favorite. Good menu and very reasonable prices. Mostly bar food, but very good. Can get very busy at times. If you live in the area, you know O'Hara's!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went on a Friday night and the place was packed. Had a cocktail while waiting for our table. Wait staff was pleasant and the food was good and hot.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I've heard a lot of great reviews of this place and finally tried it out. I was underwhelmed. The Mac & Cheese tasted like Kraft. If I wanted Kraft Mac & Cheese, I could have made it myself for about 1/10 the price. Maybe I just picked a bad choice or it was not the chef's best night, but beware.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a wonderful neighborhood pub. Very warm and attentive service. We usually come in for dinner during the week, and see a lot of familiar faces. They seem to have a lot of repeat customers. For a pub, this is very good food. Solid menu, and some nice specials as well. This is a warm and inviting place....I always... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for lunch or dinner when you are not sure what you or your guest(s) would like. Large and diverse selection: fish, burgers,diverse entrees, salads, Irish stew, excellent fish and chips, etc. Attentive and friendly service. Fairly priced, especially given location and popularity. Speaking of which best to arrive on the early side - gets busy, but thankfully, not... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

O'Hara's is a wonderful little neighborhood gem that has a cozy bar area with tvs and a cute restaurant area. The food is good and basic and they serve something for everyone's taste. The servers are friendly and helpful, and the prices are extremely reasonable. This is a great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner, and feels as... More 

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Additional Information about O'Hara's Food & Spirits

Address: 1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
Phone Number: (617) 965-6785
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Irish, Italian, Pizza

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