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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    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 LOCAL GEM!

I'm either here or its sister restaurant in Newton, Paddy's, probably once a week. Been going to them since they opened. Extensive menu, great beer selections, friendly and competent staff. As consistently good as you could hope for. Ans prices are reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
faheys
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02460
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waban
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we go somewhere else, we end up saying, "We should have gone to O'Hara's". The menu is great, up to date and everything is always fabulous. The portions are excellent, everything is always fresh, the waitstaff and bartenders are excellent. Love the seafood, the burgers, the salads and did I mention, they have the best Pizza in town.

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Thank fsneider
newton ma
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It just doesn't get better than this for a convivial neighborhood place. Very good food, very good service, and even if everyone doesn't know your name, you feel right at home. The maitre d' can remember everyone waiting for a table by name even when there are loads of people waiting and they are spread out all over the bar... More 

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Thank esbNewtonMa
Lowell, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent and food was awesome No complaints whatsoever Great atmosphere. Used a separate room. Gathering of 32 after a Funeral. I am a "foodie"

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Thank padraic2016
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Plenty of good beers on tap, and a good selection of bottled beer too! The portion sizes of their entrees are quite ample.

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Thank Michael N
02460
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I'm either here or its sister restaurant in Newton, Paddy's, probably once a week. Been going to them since they opened. Extensive menu, great beer selections, friendly and competent staff. As consistently good as you could hope for. Ans prices are reasonable.

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Thank faheys
Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Place has solid, great food. Excellent for family dinners, kid and baby-friendly. Always a favorite place to eat when in town.

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Thank Jetting79
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in the area for a high school hockey game. We passed by O'Hara's after the game. It looked inviting and decided to stop in and try it. Very happy we did. It has great atmosphere, food and service. Looking forward to returning.

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Thank seasideexp
Newton, Massachusetts
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253 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Plan ahead on a weekend evening - you may have to wait for a table at this neighborhood Irish pub. Friendly staff, solid food, and a menu with enough choices to satisfy just about anyone.

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Thank swelch
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Take the Green Line to Newton Highlands and right across the street from the station you'll find O'Hara's Food & Spirits a great place for food and libations. O'Hara's Pub is where the locals in Newton Highlands gather. The Fish & Chips are better than any you can find in and around the Boston area. Order them with Onion Rings... More 

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Thank Conradls
Utica, New York
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157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We sat at the lovely bar in this lovely pub owned by the same family for 30 years. So we were able to see many of the dishes others ordered in addition to our own. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked wonderful. I had the pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese and horseradish sauce, while my wife had the... More 

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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: Pub, Italian, American, Irish, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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?