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. ~ Now serving Indoors and our Heated & Covered Patio.

  • Tuesday | Wednesday ~ Noon -10pm.
  • Thursday ~ Noon to 11pm
  • Friday | Saturday ~ Noon to 12am
  • Sunday ~ Noon to 10pm
  • Monday ~ Closed

Our Kitchen

We offer a wide array of dishes at Mill Street and 5 American house from classic pub favorites to our exciting house made weekend features. 

Fresh locally sourced produce is extremely important to us and we support local whenever we can. We have our own herb garden on site, so we have fresh herbs on hand all summer long. 

We take great pride in our house made salad dressing, sauces and hand cut French fries. We have fresh bread delivered throughout the week and a batch of delicious soup made each day. 

Every Saturday evening we have our Authentic Jerk Chicken on the feature menu. Be sure to check out our Features page to see what we are cooking up for the weekend. 

Our made in house desserts are fabulous! Ask your server what sweet treats we whipped up today!

  • 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.
  • High touch surfaces such as handrails and door handles are sanitized throughout the day.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Government, masks are optional for staff and guests.
  • Our management team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.