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.

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Welcome to Mill Street & 5 American House. ~ We have many dining options available including our Heated & Covered Patio, Extended Patio and Indoor Dining.

  • Our extended patio will be available until October 31st. We are slowly transitioning our Heated & Covered patio space to be cozy & comfortable all winter long.
  • Indoor dining reservations will be accepted for parties of 6 or more ~ First come first seated for all Patio seating.
  • 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
  • Curbside pick up available ~ Please call 905 690-1058 to place your order.
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Dining Options ~

We are pleased of offer many dining options.

We are slowly transitioning our covered patio. We will have an enclosed & heated patio space to enjoy all winter long. Our covered front porch is perfect for days with inclement weather.

Our extended patio will be available until October 31st or as long as weather permits. Tents and umbrellas are placed throughout our extended patio to provide some coverage.

Please dress accordingly for all outdoor dining.

Indoor dining is available for those in accordance with the current Ontario Government mandate. Please visit our Policies & Procedures page for details.  

We are looking forward to a comfortable & cozy patio season at Mill Street and American House. 

  • 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.
  • Contact tracing will be collected upon arrival
  • Guests are required to wear a face covering upon arrival, departure and travelling to the rest room
  • In regards to the current Ontario Government vaccine mandate, please visit our Policies & Procedures page for details.
  • Our management team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.