Tasty and Hearty

Our Menu

Inspired by home cooking like your Mom used to make.

Made the way you remember

Lunch/Dinner

All of Rose’s delicious soups are made fresh on the premises, and are never frozen. Each order is individually heated, this method may take longer but it ensures the quality and flavor.

Eight Fresh Soups DAILY

Soups

All of Rose’s delicious soups are made fresh on the premises, and are never frozen. Each order is individually heated, this method may take longer but it ensures the quality and flavor.

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 ❤️

Buy a Cookbook to make your own

$24.00

Choose from Never Enough Thyme, Hold the Chicken & Make it Pea, and You & the Horse You Rode In On. Many buy ALL three!

Salad the way YOU like it

Salad

Choice of Dressing: Blue Cheese, Italian, Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mandarin Orange or Poppy Seed

Tossed Salad

$5.00

Nori grape silver beet broccoli kombu beet greens fava bean potato quandong celery.

Salad with Chicken

$8.00

Nori grape silver beet broccoli kombu beet greens fava bean potato quandong celery.

Macaroni and Potato Salad

Sm $3.75 | Lg $4.25

(Available from May through September)

Testimonials

What People Say

We love hearing from our customers about what they love at American Hotel.

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.

All your favorites

Sandwiches

Choice of breads (white, whole wheat, rye or pretzel roll).

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.

Roast Beef

$9.00

Eye of round roast beef with your choice of breads.

Zweigle’s Red or White Hot Dog

$7.00

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

Grilled Tuna Melt

$9.00

Albacore tuna with your choice of cheese and breads.

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT)

$10.00

A house favorite.

Grilled Cheese

$7.00

Choice of five different cheeses: American, Mozzarella, Provolone, Swiss, or Cheddar.

Bologna – Cold or Fried

$9.00

Zweigle’s bologna served cold or fried.

Limburger Cheese

$9.00

The BEST limburger cheese sandwich in the area! (Ask about Limburger-by-the-brick to go.)

Crab Salad

$9.00

Imitation crab meat with sweet pickle relish and mayonaise.

Liverwurst on Rye

$9.00

Where else can you go for a Liverwurst on rye sandwich?

Albacore Tuna Salad or Egg and Olive

$8.00

Everyone has their favorite. Pick yours.

Wraps

$10.00

Chicken Wing, Philly, Turkey or Cheeseburger.

Flatbreads

$13.00

Pesto, Cordon Bleu or Balsamic Beef. Ask your server for a description.

All your favorites

Burgers and more

Choice of breads (white, whole wheat, rye or pretzel roll).

All your favorites

Burgers

Choice of breads (white, whole wheat, rye or pretzel roll).

Hamburger

$10.00

Classic hamburger on your choice of bread.

Cheeseburger

$12.00

Choice of cheeses.

Bacon Cheeseburger

$14.00

Bacon and cheese on burger.

Speidies

Marinated chicken, sauteed and presented in an Italian hot dog roll. Excellent with choice of Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, Mozzarella, or “American” Cheese and Onions.

Small

$13.00

Grilled chicken and grilled onions with melted cheese on a hot dog roll.

Large

$15.00

Grilled chicken and grilled onions with melted cheese on a Hoagie roll.

Grab a Seat

Comfort Food Wednesdays

Special Comfort Food Seating on Wednesday evenings

Relax while we feed you wholesome food like you remember.

Call to book and we’ll save you a seat.

Fresh Homemade

Cookies!

Made fresh daily. You can’t buy these cookies. They are our gift to you. We can’t guarantee there will be any left by the end of the day, but there will be a fresh batch tomorrow. So, come join us often to get yours.