We live in Harrison, which is about 25 minutes from the heart of downtown Cincinnati. It’s a small town, which we like, and we’ve found a few things that are unique about it.
While our families were here, we tried to go to dinner at Market Street Grille, but were unable to get a table due to a special event. But we’re definitely going back. Built around 1850, the restaurant’s menu ranges from jambalaya to meatloaf, all at fairly reasonable prices. It also hosts special dinners, such as the bourbon dinner on July 21.
Market Street Grille, 205 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio
Monday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Before we had Internet at our apartment, I needed Wifi, which lead me to The Coffee Peddlar. I had a white chocolate mocha while I surfed the Net, and it was fantastic. It’s the perfect place to spend a quiet morning or catch up on the town gossip.
The Coffee Peddlar, 112 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Unlike my hometown, Harrison has a local bar: Triple Cats. There’s a full menu too (their wings are phenomenal). Triple Cats also has a slew of events during the week — Monday is Men’s Night, Tuesday is Ladies Night, Wednesday is Trivia Night, Friday is Karaoke Night and DJ Robb is there every Saturday night.
Triple Cats Bar & Grille, 1151 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio
Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon to midnight
Like any legit small town, Harrison has a bakery: Harrison Home Bakery. It has all kinds of goodies, from breads and rolls to pastries and cookies. Try the cherry danish, it’s fantastic.
Harrison Home Bakery, 224 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio
Tuesday to Saturday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon