Come get some

Home Cooking

Eight homemade soups made fresh daily. Plus your favorite salads, sandwiches and burgers. Join us for Comfort Food Dinners every Wednesday night.

 

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We ❤️Our Customers!

The historic American Hotel is at the crossroads of Western NY and has been home to our family for three generations. From hand-made soups to a place you can always call home, we’re excited to have you as a guest!

Winner of the Livingston County Small Business of the Year Award.

Soups

With over 200 soups to choose from, Rose cooks up 8 fresh pots of soup daily.

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Rooms for Rent

We're not called American "Hotel" for nothing! Rent a room and enjoy the overnight charm as we share our home with you.

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Sandwiches & Burgers

We serve fresh food that you will recognize as your all-time favorites. Simple and delicious.

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stanroc
stanroc
2021-10-02
Best soups in upstate! Best soups in upstate. We stop here whenever we are in the area for lunch, now dinner. Great soups, we had cheeseburger chowder, minestrone. Grilled cheese and cheeseburger great also. Quaint architecture is very comfortable. Prices are good. A great place to visit!
Margie29
Margie29
2021-08-25
Somewhere in Time Absolutely love it...my husband and I were in the area and decided to stop in for a beer....ended up with with a delicious sandwich and the beer!!! I love old restored buildings and the owner was very informative and service was excellent. Different soups everyday! It was an original hotel and they still have rooms to rent. We are definitely coming back in the Fall to spend a weekend and enjoy the area. So happy to see that this is lovingly taken care of...so impressed but I'll stop now...😃
Melinda L
Melinda L
2021-08-01
Great food, flavorful soups and burgers! Great food! The soups were amazing and the burger was awesome. Try the burger with their salted pretzel grilled bun. You won’t be disappointed! We will definitely be back! A little pricey but the food is worth it!
Bobbie S
Bobbie S
2021-07-10
Quality soups with historical ambiance This place is dinner in a window of history. The atmosphere was simple, but rich with times long past. The service was truly wonderful! We each had a soup and it was 90 degrees out - the soup was that good! The food isn’t fancy, it is high quality. Simple soups and sandwiches. An exceptional experience!
Tour56993
Tour56993
2021-01-07
The best soups you will ever taste - homemade each day!! The service is so quaint - relaxing - service with a smile!!! Couldn't ask for a better small town restaurant. When you are in the area please take the time to stop in and enjoy the best soups around - ps the meals are excellent too, just they are known for their soups.
Amanda S
Amanda S
2020-11-21
Loved our visit I’d first like to take the time to point out how different of an opinion we have than the person who reviewed right before us. You know walking into this great old building that it’s going to take you back in time, and you’re not walking into a Michelin Star establishment. This is an amazing piece of history that has been in the same family for a very long time based on the article we read in the counter and from speaking with the owner. So there is no busboy or extra staff. Everyone that we encountered seemed to be friendly and really enjoy their job. Anyway, onto the important part... The food is so homey and delicious! The atmosphere lets you experience a piece of history and it IS DEFINITELY CLEAN. We enjoyed our homemade soup and sandwiches very much and they even gave us some cookies for dessert! We would definitely recommend the American Hotel to anyone who appreciate this type of experience!
Joanne M
Joanne M
2020-09-15
A trip down memory lane. We used to live in Pittsford, NY and would drive here for a special treat of soup and sandwiches. We moved away 13 years ago, but recently were back in the area. We had to stop at one of our favorite places. As was the case years ago, the soups were fabulous and our chicken speidis were as good as we remembered. How comforting to know that despite chaos around us, some things never change. Thank you , American Hotel.
Lee J
Lee J
2020-08-29
just a step back in time I love this place, great food nice people and the spedies are amazingly delicious! quaint, old days atmosphere and the largest urinal I have ever seen
CJMLVM
CJMLVM
2020-03-29
Delicious!!! Best chicken speidies you will ever eat!!! Ordered take out (due to Coronavirus shut down) and it was packaged to go so nicely (even sturdy plastic ware inc) and was delicious as always ~ loads of tender marinated grilled chicken, grilled onions and melted cheese, plus they were huge! We shared one and saved one for the next day. Rosie and Pat are doing a tremendous job still serving the village of Lima and surrounding area during this difficult time.
Special Selection

From Our Menu

Gumbo beet greens corn soko endive gumbo gourd. Parsley shallot courgette tatsoi pea sprouts fava bean collard greens dandelion okra wakame tomato.

Turkey Reuben

$9.00

Sauerkraut, turkey, 1,000 Island dressing, and Swiss cheese on rye.

Italian Sausage

$9.00

Italian sausage link, with peppers and onions on a hot dog roll.

Baked Ham

$9.00

Honey baked ham on your choice of bread.

Zweigle’s Red or White Hot Dog

$7.00

Eat a local favorite. Have your choice of Zweigle’s red or white hot.

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT)

$10.00

A house favorite.

Cup of Soup

$4.00

Choose from one of our eight daily soups. Made fresh, with love ❤️

Bowl of Soup

$5.00

Choose from one of our eight daily soups. Made fresh, with love ❤️

Hamburger

$10.00

Classic hamburger on your choice of bread.

Cheeseburger

$12.00

Choice of cheeses.

Bacon Burger

$14.00

Bacon and cheese on burger.