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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

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1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
(617) 965-6785
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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477 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Outstanding gluten-free offerings in a neighborhood pub style restaurant. Steaks, burgers, pasta, and gluten-free beer

Thank Bob L
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I love the pizza, especially the buffalo chicken pizza. The steaktips are also amazing. I have been going for years and the food is always outstanding. Very casual and comfortable place to dine.

Thank janetheartist
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

O'hara's is a busy place... and now we know why. Though crowded, we were seated quickly. Great variety on the menu, and prices were reasonable. My wife and I had pasta dishes; both were very good, and so was the salad. Service was also good, the waitress was pleasant, though tested by a hard-to please customer sitting next to us.... More 

Thank rick1457

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?