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Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum

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Quainte pub style restaurant loaded with whaling and fishing memorabilia. The service was... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Toronto, Canada
Amazing history

After a visit to the harbour where all the visiting yachtspeople have made their drawings, it was... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Toronto, Canada
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All reviews gin tonic an institution whale bones eating and drinking young lady awesome food great place for a drink mandatory visit tuna answer questions locals and tourists entrance fee service was excellent cafe bar whale watching teeth sailors
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history behind it it’s something incredible, awesome food and quality attendance! Will repeat the experience for sure!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GuilhermeG2415
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Quainte pub style restaurant loaded with whaling and fishing memorabilia. The service was excellent and the food was very good served in sizeable portions! The beer called Super Bock was on tap and it is excellent.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 77brad
Reviewed 23 November 2018

After a visit to the harbour where all the visiting yachtspeople have made their drawings, it was nice to go for a drink at the famous bar where the trans-atlantic sailors meet up. Even though we didn't meet any sailors the evening we visited, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Family owned for 100 years, this popular restaurant is well known to locals and tourists alike. Prices are reasonable and the menu varied. Specials include a soup of the day (€1.75) and a dinner recommendation. The cream of spinach soup was excellent as was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CruisersRus
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The museum is small, limited and not terribly well presented but is still fascinating. The quality and quality of the exhibits is admirable, though a little more explanation would be helpful. On the other hand, the local guide/curator was excellent, knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This review is purely about the museum. We might have taken refreshments at the café but were driven away by the noise. Scrimshaw is a very old art and consists of engraving teeth/bone/tusks and then filling in the engraved part with a contrasting museum. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Every time I go to Faial, I always visit the Peter Café, gift shop and museum. For me, it's a must see. It's across from the port with all of the boats.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ravenhawk39
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed our visit, including beers, coffee and some appetizers. The ladies of the group visited the Scrimshaw Museum and thought it was very good.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank idmaster
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Peter's bar is a bit of a legend, and this year celebrates 100 years of business. Great G&T, good food. Friendly staff. What's not to like. If they are busy then service outside can be slow...so get up on your pins and walk inside to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maudibe
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Peter’s is basically the center of Horta. Always bustling and interesting. Great place for a drink, snack or full meal. Everything is tasty and the outdoor bar has a great view.

Date of experience: August 2018
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