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Mill Street Bistro

€€ - €€€, American,
15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 226-384-2277
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place! A great location with a great patio; delicious food; great craft beers. You can't tell from the front what a gem this is! (Or how spacious)

Thank onedegree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and delicious for our client take out lunch. Variety of sandwiches on a tray with a salad for the gluten free patron. Everyone should stay for the patio overlooking the river. Very pretty location.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat outside on patio overlooking the river, very pleasant view. Beer was very cold and tasty, we had two local beers. Food was ok, NB stew soup was amazing. Service very good, pleasant. A nice place to take a break from shopping in Elora

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we tried this restaurant because of its patio with a view over the Grand River. The ambience is good but service is slow and the food is good pub fare. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Geoscientist
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were here Aug 5 for dinner. We walked in and saw the sign "wait to be seated". So we waited and waited and waited. The 3 ladies that were there behind the bar busying themselves made eye contact and then proceeded to ignore us....More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We ate at this "bistro" and were very disappointed with the food. We ordered fish and chips which cost $17 and were served an overcooked fried fillet obviously from a frozen package. We did not expect a $17 fish dish to be something that you...More

Thank BevMick
Fran W, Owner at Mill Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

we did not feel there was anything wrong with the fish, as it is baked and not fried and you neglected to mention that the waitress asked if she could bring you something else, which you declined.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a good place if you are looking for a table with a view to water. Staff is nice and attentive. The Seafood Cobb salad (including house-smoked salmon) and the soup we had were decent, but nothing special. The remaining selection of pub food...More

Thank DianaAndAlex
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Lunch recently Just wanted to say arrived with my Mom for a later lunch approx one ... Just a few tables occupied . Friendly greeting and drink Order taken ... 20 min later no beverages yet ... Ordered Cobb salad and given seafood Cobb salad...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My meal was great... comfort food, Mac & cheese, but the couple next to me were not pleased as everything they wanted to order had been used up already. I think if something is on the menu it should be available.

Thank jclarkphotoart
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of places to eat in Elora but I wouldn't put this one on the top of the list. Three of us went, the salad was about average but the "house dressing" was fantastic! The girls had the nachos and there was plenty of cheese...More

Thank Raynman M
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19 March 2016|
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Response from Fran W | Property representative |
Cheryl K
5 August 2015|
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Response from Fran W | Property representative |
Hi Cheryl we have a reservation for you for Saturday the 8th at 5 pm. Do you have a phone number we can include with your reservation? We do have a reservation that night for a Cheryl at 515 with an 832 number. Is that you?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: +1 226-384-2277
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Situated on the banks of the Grand River, Mill Street Bistro & Smokehouse offers spectacular views from our dining room, upper deck, and brick patio! We do off-site catering and on-site. Book our beautiful, landscaped park by the river for a reunion, wedding, community or corporate event. Classical music Friday nights, and live music and dancing on the patio Saturday nights in July and August. We have about a dozen Ontario craft beers on tap, and a great selection of Niagara wines. Our approach is farm to table, what we don't grow on the Bistro farm, we source from our neighbours! The Bistro is open everyday for lunch and every night for dinner in July and August, and for dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights off-season.
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