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Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum

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Address: rua Tenente Valadim 9, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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9-9900-027-292-292-327
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Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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It's a friendly little cafe / bar

Right on the harbor. Small and has lots of cool sailing knick-knacks as decoration. Drinks and simple bar food. Gets crowded at night. You can gets postage stamps there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
coyle101
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the harbor. Small and has lots of cool sailing knick-knacks as decoration. Drinks and simple bar food. Gets crowded at night. You can gets postage stamps there. Looks like they sell scrimshaw souvenirs. Pleasant place, friendly crowd.

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Thank coyle101
Lisbon, Portugal
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371 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum is the epicenter of the world where people from all over go there to have a gin, talk about trips, adventures, and where you can also see the carved items in the museum. In the cafe you can also have a meal.

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2 Thank Miguel2770
London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Peters is an amazing place. The bar, the scrimshaw museum upstairs, the way you sit with strangers who don't speak your language and yet by the end of the evening you have made many permanent friends. Peter's is a family run business (Peter was awarded the keys to the gates of London for his contribution to the allied war effort... More 

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2 Thank dooobydoo
Pompano Beach, Florida
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191 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Beautifully carved items. A must for scrimshaw collectors. Many locally made items. Very nice visit.

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Thank mel s
South Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a local favorite place plus extremely popular with tourists. We had two meals there during our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed them. Servings are generous and the food is very tastey. Great value for your money. There is a local flavor as well as it appears to be a gathering spot for sailors coming in and out of... More 

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Thank agbarry
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were told not to leave the Island without a visit to the Scrimshaw museum which is apparently World famous. Went early one morning and we were the only couple there until just before leaving. I was impressed(My wife not so) with the large amount of Scrimshaw present in various forms and sizes which must be worth much money. i... More 

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Bradfordwoods, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

"Peter" seems to have a lock on the tourism in this town, and it's easy to see why. The Scrimshaw Museum is located above the cafe, and for a few euro, a guide will go in with you and explain the history of the place and all you ever wanted to know about scrimshaw. I thought it would be a... More 

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1 Thank Juliet K
Oregon, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Just got into town and went here. The service was quick, menu had good variety and beer was cold. Place has character.

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Thank Dave S
Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Interesting to see what sailors have made of pictures and portraits on whaleteeth! Here are really many items of schrimshaw art.

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Thank kjarns
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just above the harbour it is a very conveniently located cafe doing good food and drink at very reasonable prices. If you can get over the fact about killing of whales in the past the scrimshaw museum is also worth a visit

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