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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
+1 617-965-6785
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to live in the neighborhood to enjoy O'Hara's, they treat everyone as if they're a local. Very good pub food - a cut about the average. Served by an energetic & pleasant staff. Watch out though - Friday and Saturday night it get's busy and noisy. Not to worry, sit back on your bar stool and have... More 

Thank 777Trout
Putnam, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose O'Hara's based on Trip Advisor reviews as we had not been in Newton for several years. Their menu seemed to include pub favorites and prices were moderate. I agree that service was good, portions were satisfactory and the atmosphere was pleasant. My Cobb salad was delicious; my husband's burger was excellent and cooked to his liking. I expected... More 

Thank susanwinetasting
Thomaston, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 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 28 September 2016

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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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 17 September 2016

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 13 September 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 12 September 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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-965-6785

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