We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mill Street Bistro

$$ - $$$, American,
15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 226-384-2277
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (35 reviews)
“bison burger” (4 reviews)
“baked brie” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

New management, the opening of the cellars next door, the elimination of the music and patio seats to next door, all render this place as a dive now. Only the upstairs is now open. Service is cut to a minimum, so no waterfront seating. Prices...More

Thank ric i
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating view, smart ambiance, delicious food at lunch, charming servers and staff. It is worth the drive from Toronto or elsewhere. (Reserve and ask for a window view.) The Citrus Char is sharp and delightful, the Seafood pasta deliciously garlicky, the Pork Chop tasty and...More

Thank Gourmand2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great lunch wth three friends on a rainy day in Elora. Great food. I had the Barley/lamb soup and the Chicken Club sandwich. Yummy. My friends had the mac and cheese and the same soup. All were pleased.

Thank 476cherylk
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The restaurant is quaint on a positive,the serving staff was polite,helpful and charming,the food was excellent, a great place to have a Friday afternoon lunch visiting small cities in Ontario.

Thank ronmaislin
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We spent the weekend in Elora with family. Looking for a spot where that might have room for a few tables of relatives and seeing this place with tables empty we inquired. We were abruptly told that we would not be seated with no explanation....More

3  Thank Terry M
Reviewed April 30, 2018

It was a cold and windy Friday night in Elora and we had tried two places that were noisy at the bar, and we wanted peace and quiet after a long day. This was perfect. Small, accomodating. The waitress was very attentive to not just...More

1  Thank egailb
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We had a very bad experience at the Mill Street Bistro. Do yourself a favour and go to the Elora Brewery or another restaurant in Elora. We ordered the Elora Three Fields beer and we were told the keg was broken. The smoked chicken sandwich...More

3  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed October 10, 2017

we were trying this restaurant for the first time, we wanted our own experience of it. There were few people inside but the waiter was visiting with a customer and it took awhile, about 10 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink. We...More

2  Thank ButchMercer
Reviewed September 15, 2017 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 September 7, 2017 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
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
The Village Inn Elora
104 reviews
.54 km away
Best Western Plus Fergus Hotel
174 reviews
4.76 km away
Wayfare Motel
9 reviews
17.72 km away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Guelph
181 reviews
17.80 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Cellar Pub and Grill
218 reviews
.03 km away
Elora Brewing Company
261 reviews
.27 km away
Cork Restaurant
256 reviews
.26 km away
Box Social
69 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
353 reviews
1.21 km away
Elora Gorge Falls
47 reviews
.52 km away
Elora Quarry Conservation Area
101 reviews
.64 km away
Grand River Raceway
53 reviews
.89 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
March 19, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Fran W | Property representative |
Cheryl K
August 5, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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?
Improve this listing

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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Mill St E | Ontario, Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Centre Wellington  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: +1 226-384-2277
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing