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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went early enough that we did not need reservations but it did fill up quickly.This was our second visit. We would go back again, food was very good. Very diverse specials. Bleu Cheese burger and pumpkin raviolis were tops. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank Peter T
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

small noisy but fun place, food always fresh, service good and very affordable, parking near by easy to get to restaurant

Thank arnemarc
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place for a good dinner, a good beer and a nice environment. It is always super crowded every day of the week, but you can drink some good beer in your waiting. Their burgers are delicious for the bread that they use for them: crispy and soft at the same time. The Montana burger is my... More 

Thank Federica V
Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our neighborhood restaurant so we eat here often. Their haddock Florentine, hamburgers, fish tacos and nightly specials are always good and sometimes fantastic. We have eaten here dozens and dozens of times for lunch or dinner and never had a bad meal. i also have a nearby B&B and feel confident when I suggest my guests eat here... More 

Thank CapeMayMarsha
Georgetown, Texas
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134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place wasn't full, though it was busy. We walked in the door but no one greeted us and there wasn't a sign so we didn't know what to do. We stood a minute, then walked in farther, then stopped. Then we walked into the next room where an employee was standing. A gentleman walked up behind us and told... More 

Thank oldhagggg
Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often go to O'Hara's and it is consistently a pleasant dining experience. The food is better than the usual pub fare. The service is good and the atmosphere is pleasant. The menu is quite varied. The fish dishes are very good. The burgers and the pizza are also good. We have enjoyed the steak tips and we love the... More 

Thank 999wanderlust
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Quality bar and restaurant, with good service, tends to get busy with locals which is always a good sign. Reasonably priced for locality.

Thank t0pturner
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We've been going to Oharas for years and take out pizza from there regularly. Not what you might expect from an Irish pub but what can I say. Great service and a really nice local place

Thank Reuben F
Boston MA
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478 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Mac and cheese with pulled pork: chicken pot pie (served in a bread bowl); and hamburger and fries were all wonderful. Very affordable and always very busy. No reservations so you can wait awhile but it does turn over fairly quickly. Great service.

Thank mpd
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Stick to the standards of Irish specialties or regular sandwiches and you will be rewarded. Pizza also very good. Venture into chef driven dinner entrees and you will be disappointed.

Thank MJR1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 965-6785

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