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

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 61
    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
A trusted neighborhood spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
judith s
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Newton, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Vancouver
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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 30
Cuisine: Italian, American, Irish, Pizza, Pub

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