Mill St & 5 American House ~ In the heart of Waterdown since 1824

Mill St & 5 American House has remained in operation since 1824. It is known as one of the oldest hotels in Ontario. It has change ownership many times, yet the authenticity and integrity of the building's history remains.  The archways of the old stone structure that once delivered guests in a horse and buggy are still visable. 

It contained the last old-time stand-up bar in Ontario and maintained the segregation of men and women up until 1966.

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Welcome to Mill Street & 5 American House. ~ Patio Dining Available

  • Full Patio available during dry weather ~ Indoor dining and covered patio seating during rainy weather.
  • Wednesday to Saturday ~ Noon to 11pm ~ Kitchen Closing at 9.30pm ~ Last Call 10.15pm
  • Sunday ~ Noon to 10pm ~ Kitchen Closing at 8.30pm ~ Last Call 9.15pm
  • No Reservation ~ First come first seated
  • Parties of 6 or less per table. Parties of 6 or more will be seated at separate tables.
  • Curbside pick up available ~ 905 690-1058
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Patio Dining Options

We are pleased of offer many outdoor dining options including:

A fully covered section with TV and a covered front porch perfect for inclimate weather. Tents and umbrellas are placed throughout the patio offering shade. Full sun seating is also available for the sun worshippers.

With our extensive outdoor space with multiple seating options, we are able to accommodate many Guests comfortably while maintaining a spaceous and airy feel. 

As we enter Step 3 we will be offering our full patio on dry days. Our indoor space and covered patio will be available on rainy days. 

No reservations, first come first seated.

With 110 seats available, rest assured wait times are minimal, even during peak hours.

No need to call ahead!

We are looking forward to an enjoyable and lively patio season at Mill Street and American House. 

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    Enjoyable and Safe Experience

    We are committed to providing an enjoyable and safe experience for all of our guests.

    We are diligently following the guidelines suggested by the Ontario government and have implemented intensive cleaning practices. 

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    Dining Options

    Patio dining available.

    We are pleased to offer Covered Patio, Open Air Patio and Covered Front Porch Seating.

    Our full patio is available on dry days. Our indoor space and covered patio will be available on rainy days.

    Curbside Pick up is still availble.

    Please call 905 690-1058 to place your order. 

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    For Your Safety

    In order to keep our Guests and Staff safe and healthy:

  • Sanitation stations are available throughout the restaurant to ensure proper hand hygiene.
  • All staff members are required to complete a health check and temperature check before each shift.
  • Staff will be wearing face coverings and maintaining proper hand hygiene.
  • Debit machines are sanitized after each use.
  • High touch surfaces such as handrails and door handles are sanitized throughout the day.
  • Contact tracing will be collected upon arrival
  • Guests are required to wear a face covering upon arrival, departure and travelling to the rest room
  • Our management team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.