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O'Hara's Food & Spirits

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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1185 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1240
+1 617-965-6785
11:00 - 23:30
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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pleasant bar atmosphere...good service; better than average bar food...separate diningroom. It is a good place for lunch...food is average not especially imaginative good enough for the price. Atmosphere is great. A warm neighborhood place.

Thank genserleslie
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

O'Hara's is a friendly neighborhood restaurant with a pleasant environment. One room is a bar and the other rooms are for restaurant diners. Sometimes the music is too loud. However, the waitstaff and manager are always accommodating. There is an extensive menu. Food is good. Not gourmet. However, I have never had a bad meal here. Always good and the... More 

Thank Donna1653
boston, MA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very welcoming neighborhood restaurant with a lively bar scene. The beer list is extensive and the alcohol is priced very reasonably. The food is OK but not great.

Thank lorenzo47
Newton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a weekend night when bar and restaurant customers were sparse, probably due to a Sunday night Patriot's game being played away, and were told to pick a table. It was quite cold inthe two restaurant rooms and although the manager said he'd turn up the heat, it remained cold the entire time we were there. The waiter... More 

Thank GrammarGrandma
Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 19 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 18 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 29 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 

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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, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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?