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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 - 9:00 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of friends and I had a good dinner here on 7 August. I had a Harpoon Ale and the Short Ribs. Both were very good. The portion was large enough to take half home for lunch the next day. My friends both had the Cobb Salad and devoured them. We split an Irish Cheesecake for dessert and it... More 

Thank Faxon B
Bensheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

upscale pub food with down to earth feel. good eats and good vibe. we come to the area on business and make a point of eating here every time.

Thank lani c
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

O'Hara's has had great food for as long as I can remember. Their pizza is excellent and the rest of their pub grub menu is also very good. The beer selection is decent (I would like Harp on Tap). Overall it can get crowded but is worth the wait. The owners aren't the friendliest, but the service staff is wonderful.... More 

Thank cliff2026
Boston, Mass
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

O'Hara is a neighborhood pub with good beer selection, friendly staff, and, usually, excellent food. Lunches are usually excellent, and I have had fish there as expertly cooked as at top tier restaurants. Dinner last night was a bit disappointing. I ordered a steak medium rare, and it came well done. My wife's fish, on the other hand, was fine.

Thank Russeljm
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Unassuming place with very good, very reliable pub food coming out of a tiny kitchen. Very friendly wait staff. Going off hours, either ahead or behind crowds, means you will be able to hear each other over dinner.

Thank violetnj
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Locals know this landmark watering hole and restaurant as the place to be in Newton Highland's. SIster restaurant to Paddy's in West Newton, it offers good service, classic pub food, and now with more salads and clearly delineated GF options. They could take gluten free a little more seriously by having the plate delivered separately but otherwise they seem to... More 

Thank KBBostonBoston
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Ate here with friends who go fairly regularly. Friendly pub atmosphere, cheerful wait staff, good bar, Guinness and Smithwick's on tap (along with many other beers). The food was not by any means all Irish, but was all very good. There's quite a list of specials in addition to the regular menu. Our friends say it's often crowded and noisy,... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?