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Mill Street Bistro

) #12 of 24 Restaurants in Elora $$ - $$$ , American,
15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 226-384-2277
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (34 reviews)
“bison burger” (4 reviews)
“cobb salad” (4 reviews)
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 1 week ago

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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 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 16 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
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went for lunch and had beer and Cesar salad with chicken. Our server was pleasant but not overly prompt. The restaurant was not busy. No one in the building and two servers addressing five tables. She was great to deal with and the delay was...More

Thank Eric E
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

After a nice tour of the town and a small hike above the Grand, my daughter and I were looking for a quiet place to eat great food looking out on the river. A store owner, Cathy, and her helper directed us to Mill St....More

Thank Will F
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We like this restaurant for the view of the river flowing behind it sometimes with a swan swimming lazily by. We often get the baked brie as an appetizer which is delicious and finish off with some excellent tarts (raspberry and coconut) from the Belwood...More

Thank Jim678569
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There were no table available when we arrived. We were advised that one would be ready shortly, and it was. The server, was polite, attentive and informative. The food we ordered arrived timeously. It was great. We have been before, and would certainly return. The...More

Thank chrismcd0nald1
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19 March 2016|
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Response from Fran W | Property representative |
Cheryl K
6 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
  • Food
  • 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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