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The American Hotel Creswick

$$ - $$$, ,
90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
+61 3 5345 2510
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef cheeks” (15 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the American as a group of about 15 people for lunch on the weekend, and everything was great. Everybody really enjoyed their meals, and my husband and mum were overjoyed to see steak and kidney pie on the menu. I had a steak...More

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 12 for Saturday lunch - great meals,wine list and service Would highly recommend a visit the meals where excellent and enjoyed by all

Thank rhb70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst I went with a standard Parma the group was big enough that I got to see virtually all items on the menu. No issue with the Parma but the pick of the group looked like the slow cooked beef cheek. Huge wine list. But...More

Thank Banksy18
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are staying over in Ballarat or Creswick this is one of the best pubs for lunch or dinner. The main dining room offers a great range of dishes, everyone in our group was very happy with their choice. Servings are generous but more...More

Thank EJBeck
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The staff made me feel welcome and relaxed. It is a family friendly pub for an evening meal. The food is delicious

Thank Rox P
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We love The American!! The service is brilliant, the meals are divine and the wine list is perfect!! The locals are friendly and love to chat! We had a beautifully cooked steak and tasted some awesome wines!! And the pints of xxxx were brilliant!! Thank...More

Thank Zoe C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Called in here at 1.50pm and asked can we still get a meal "Yes no problem" ,waitress Grace was extremely pleasant and helpful I had the peppered sausages on mash camaralised onion and peppered sauce absolutely delicious.Friend had the parma and side salad was nice...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner with colleagues on business and had a lovely experience. The staff were great and assisted with ensuring that any dietary needs were catered for. Food was delicious. Very enjoyable.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 17 March 2018

My family came up from Melbourne for a meal, and we had an excellent meal. My chickpea and pumpkin curry was very filling and amazing. Everyone loved their meals, and we enjoyed ordering a few desserts to share. The standout was the sticky date pudding,...More

1  Thank c0rnwall99
Reviewed 27 February 2018

With few choices of where to eat in Creswick (many places were closed for all of February) we returned to the American several times. Very friendly service, great pub food, a good range of options and a decent wine list.

Thank Margwill
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Questions & Answers
22 September 2015|
Response from Brendan S | Property representative |
We are open for dinner all week except Sunday nights. Opening Hours are every day from 10.30 am all day through to approx. 10.30pm and later if the trade requires it , and on Sundays we close at 4 pm. Kind Regards Brendan... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Creswick
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5345 2510
  • E-mail
The American Hotel, ("the heart of Creswick") is a celebration of enduring quality. Built in the days of "Gold and Glory", The American stands to day as a unique link with Victoria's gracious and colourful heritage. It is personal and private, where time is un-hurried. Situated in historic Market Square since the 1850's the American Creswick is renowned for its great meals prepared by our experieced Chefs, excellent selection of tap beers, fine wines and extensive variety of liqueurs and spirits, , which can be enjoyed either in the comfort of the restaurant, wine bar or relaxing in the Cafe next to the covered Alfresco area or the Garden. The Lindsay Room and the Green Room have been renovated and offer unique private function facilities. There are six rooms providing romantic accommodation to cover all eventualities. The American Creswick is the perfect venue for intimate dinner parties, lunch with friends, catered functions or dinners to impress. Located approximately 80 minutes from Melbourne along the Western Freeway, 20 minutes from Daylesford and just 12 minutes from Ballarat. The current caretakers of the American, Wendy and Brendan Smith are committed to the ongoing restoration of the American and the continued development of the business model to establish a modern operation while retaining that open welcome, sense of History and genuine hospitality that have been an integral factor in the longevity of the American and an the social fabric of the community.
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