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Our History

Welcome to Peninsula, Ohio!

The Canal Town of the Western Reserve.

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Thanks for visiting us!

We sincerely hope you enjoy your dining experience at Fisher's Cafe & Pub. "Laughter Is Brightest Where Food Is Best" is our philosophy. So relax, have fun and when you visit us again, bring a friend.

It is our pleasure to serve you!

Peninsula Ohio Fishers Cafe & Pub Sports Bar and Restaurant
In the Heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park...

Nestled in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, the historic village of Peninsula is a shopping, dining and recreational mecca for Northeast Ohioans and visitors from around the world!!


The village a national historic district, retains much of it's original

character even though shops, restaurants and galleries now fill the former general stores and railroad depots, there is still a certain "majesty" in the Western Reserve architecture of it's buildings.


Much of Peninsula's heritage flows from the Ohio Canal. On July 4th, 1827, Peninsula held a great celebration to welcome the first canal boats traveling from Akron to Cleveland. The Ohio Canal introduced Peninsula to Eastern and world trade. The sandstone quarries and mills and cheese factories soon prospered. Peninsula has the flavor of Eastern seaports with its fourteen "honky tonk" taverns and five hotels, along with the boisterous "canalers" who frequented them.

Local Links of Interest


The links below will take you to web sites of local interest and other great places to visit when you're in Peninsula...

Peninsula History


Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Boston Mills / Brandywine Ski Resort


Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Snowball fight

Seems like a good snowball fight is timeless...

The Advent of the Railroad...

The advent of the valley railroad meant the demise of the canal, but now a century later, the refurbished Ohio Canal Towpath Trail has opened as twenty mile hike and bike trail through the Cuyahoga Valley National recreation Area and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad now makes regular stops in Peninsula.


Peninsula feels like no place else.. Shop our antique & specialty shops, browse our galleries or rent a bicycle on a summer afternoon. Come to relax, to enjoy and to discover. Come feeling good and leave even better. You'll discover for yourself...
...Peninsula is a very special place!


Fisher's is a third generation, family owned cafe that was founded in 1958 by George E. Fisher Sr. Fisher's was built on the former site of a Model "T" Ford dealership. It is presently owned by his son Dick Fisher and is managed by his grandson, Rich Fisher.

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