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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
+1 617-965-6785
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (37 reviews)
“beef stew” (5 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
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Reviewed 3 days ago

O'Hara's is usually packed because they offer an extensive menu and great drinks at reasonable prices. The pizza is among the best in town. Excellent salads and grilled meats. Super-fine, friendly service. A good choice for lunch, dinner or late night drinks.

Thank traveler1567
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food, nice ambience, no warning posted about the following... BEWARE of the shady parking lot owners next to the 7-11. Parked my car there as I saw no signage that said I could not. My car was towed in less than an hour. There's...More

Thank LabsRock
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised how busy it was for a Wednesday night, however after eating we understood why. My wife ordered the short ribs – which she said was excellent. I ordered the beef stew which was great. The mashed potatoes were perfect and the stew...More

Thank piccode
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This neighborhood pub is a town favorite, and deservedly so. The options are numerous, the food is very good, and the wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating.

Thank SisBoston
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to eat! Warm welcoming staff. Good food and atmosphere. Walking distance from my B&B. True Irish Pub. A joy to have a quiet dinner and not be rushed.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times and would like to keep going. The biggest problem is the wait staff. Our worst experience was a waitress that apparently upset that two of us were seated at her larger table (not by our choice) She even said...More

Thank susansX197DY
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had lunch here after visiting Boston College. Not too far away. Liked the atmosphere in the restaurant...sat in a great booth, very comfortable. Had a friendly, knowledgable and attentive waitress. Liked the menu too. Food came out good but not great....burger was overcooked but still...More

Thank lovestotravelmom
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We went for an early dinner. We were seated right away. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. The menu had something for everyone from authentic pub food to some very upscale choices. My wife had clam chowder which she said was the best she'd ever...More

Thank nhunt1
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Tues night- went for a drink with chorus members. The barman was obnoxious. You'd think a little business would be welcome on a week night. Despite the Irish name, there was no Irish welcome at O'Hara's.

1  Thank Angela4Travel
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been to O'Hara's several times. The food is excellent and the service is the best. This is a place a lot of locals go to but everyone is welcome. I enjoy sitting at the bar and have a few drinks and something good...More

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Carolyn B
19 October 2017|
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Response from Voyager2480 | Reviewed this property |
I have never had a problem finding a parking space either in front of the restaurant or on any of the neighboring side streets.
27 April 2016|
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Response from Conradls | Reviewed this property |
While O'Hara's is a great place to eat, it wouldn't be my first choice for Sunday brunch. I prefer the brunch at either the Fairmont Copley Plaza or the Ritz-Carlton on Boston Common both are on the pricey side but the array... More
Robert B
5 July 2015|
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Response from Iintrepid | Reviewed this property |
O'hara's did not used to take credit cards but they have for some time now. They do not take reservations, but since their addition, waits are not so bad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: +1 617-965-6785
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