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 visible. 

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


Welcome to Mill Street & 5 American House. ~ Our Heated & Covered Patio is Open. Take Out is also available.

  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • Noon to 8pm
  • Please call 905 690-1058

Outdoor Dining and Take out

We are open:

Tuesday to Sunday

Noon to 8pm.

We are pleased to offer you a comfortable and cozy outdoor patio experience. We have many heaters, blankets and seat cushions for you.

Please dress accordingly as we do have portions of the patio open to the elements in accordance with government regulation. 

We are not taking reservations at this time. We encourage you to call ahead so we can advise on available seating. 

Take out is available. Please call 905 690-1058 to lace your order.

We are looking forward to resuming indoor dining Tuesday February 1st.  

  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • Guests are required to wear a face covering upon arrival and departure.
  • Our management team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.