Business Spotlight Archive

Fischer’s Corner Bar

Fischer’s Corner Bar was purchased by Rich and Pam Fischer in 1985. The bar/restaurant is one of the oldest businesses in Elysian, with the building being built in the late 1890s. The Fischer’s purchased the business from Ralph and Lucy Faltersack, after they had owned it for 15 years.

Over the years, the Fischer’s improved the local business by reopening windows that had been boarded up during prohibition, adding more family friendly seating, renovating the entire kitchen, and revamping the bar’s menu, including the addition of Rich’s famous McFischer breakfast sandwich, among other specialties.

Saturday night is barbeque rib night. The beef commercial is another one of the foods that the business has become famous for. This has always been a beef commercial place,” Pam said. “We have beef in the oven 2 or 3 times a week.”

Over the years both Rich and Pam have spent countless hours at the business. Their children have always been a big part of the operation, with all of them having worked there at one time or another.

In this day and age, being in the restaurant/bar business for 3 ½ decades is something of an oddity, but something the Fischer’s are definitely proud of. “I don’t want to do anything else. I love what I am doing,” Pam said.

Rich and Pam work the lunch hour almost every day and have since the early days. “He and I do lunches together almost all the time unless he is farming,” Pam said.

After 37 years of working together, they have seen the ups and downs of the business. With the help of their family along the way makes this a special place. “They have all been through it with us. They are our best supporters,” Pam said. “Our kids are hard workers.”

Humor and hard work are two things the couple know well, but they credit their regular customers with making Fischer’s Corner Bar successful. The love of a business goes both ways for the Fischer’s. Rich will check on regular customers who may not have come in for a number of days, making sure they are okay. Loyal customers will also call when they are home sick, so the Fischer’s won’t worry about them.

Fischer’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Saturday. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Stop in for a refreshing cocktail, a tasty meal, or a game of darts, or an event such as Canvas and Cocktails. Located at 100 Main Street East, Elysian. 507-267-4948.