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 had change ownership many times, yet the authenticity and integrity of the builds 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. ~ Indoor and Heated Patio Dining available!

We are pleased to welcome you back for Indoor and Heated Patio Dining. 

Indoor Dining is by reservation only.

~ Due to the extremely low numbers of Guests permitted for indoor dining, reservations are required. 

Heated Patio Dining is by reservation & walk in.

~ We will be accepting a minimal number of Heated Patio reservations per day to allow for walk in guests. 

  • All reservations MUST be made by phone. Please call 905 690-1058 to make your reservation.
  • Your reservation time will be confirmed.
  • Parties of 4 or less are permitted.
  • Contract tracing will be gathered over the phone to allow for more time for your visit.
  • Upon arrival all party members will be asked to participate in a covid 19 questionnaire.
  • We ask that all party members sanitize thier hands upon entry.
  • We ask all Guests to please wear a face covering upon arrival, departure and when moving around the restaurant.

Heated Patio Seating

We are pleased to offer a warm and cosy heated patio at Mill Street & 5 American House. 

We will be accepting a minimal number of reservations to allow for walk in guests. 

With Winter temperatures still here, please dress accordingly.

  • Radiant heating and subtle lighting create a warm and inviting outdoor space to enjoy dinner or evening cocktails.
  • Join us for a bright and airy lunch date.
  • Catch the game on our outdoor TV.
  • Mill St & 5 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. 

  • Mill St & 5 American House

    Measures to Follow

    We are open for Indoor Dining, Heated Patio Dining and Curbside Pick Up.

    Reservations are required for Indoor Dining.

    Reservations and Walk ins are accepted for  Heated Patio Dining. 

    Curbside Pick Up is available.

    Please call 905 690-1058 to make a reservation or place your Curbside Pick Up order. 

  • Mill St & 5 American House

    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.
  • We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.
  • Our management team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.