Pete's closes in West Boca, to be replaced by fish restaurant -...

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Pete's Restaurant , an institution that hosted weddings, special celebrations and regular business luncheons during its two decades, has closed and is scheduled to reopen at its location west of Boca Raton as ...
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The ghost of Wilt

Pompano Beach, FL

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Aug 21, 2007
 
Guess I`ll have to find another place to chase those old Boca hags.
Registered Nurse

Boynton Beach, FL

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#2
Aug 21, 2007
 
Gee, where will the old guys with the cheap toupees and fake Rolexes hang out now?
patrickfll

Hialeah, FL

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#4
Aug 21, 2007
 
Pete's had more viagra in a single room than anyplace in Boca.
Hoosier Daddy

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#5
Aug 21, 2007
 
Am I the only person who thinks that a combination restaurant/fish market doesn't sound terribly appetizing? Fish markets aren't exactly known for having a delectable aroma...
NO BIG DEAL

Delray Beach, FL

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#6
Aug 21, 2007
 
Now where will the old broads, and pathetic old geezers go??? Perhaps Century Village will welcome them??? Old is ugly especiallly at Petes
Truth

Pompano Beach, FL

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#7
Aug 21, 2007
 
Tuesday nights as well as the week ends at Petes, What a show!! A lot of fake people as well as plenty of wrinkles! Many nice cars however. How will Boca get over this??
SPAARKIL

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#8
Aug 21, 2007
 
The end of an era. Definately it is a sign of the times......it went the way of the Wildflower!!
Ho Hum!! Another pricey restaurant for a change!

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#9
Aug 21, 2007
 
Spoken like someone from a landlocked state. Fresh seafood has little to no smell.
Hoosier Daddy wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks that a combination restaurant/fish market doesn't sound terribly appetizing? Fish markets aren't exactly known for having a delectable aroma...

“I'd Rather Be 30 Off”

Since: Jan 07

Merritt Island

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Aug 21, 2007
 
Hoosier Daddy wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks that a combination restaurant/fish market doesn't sound terribly appetizing? Fish markets aren't exactly known for having a delectable aroma...

Bass Pro Shops in Dania USED to do this as I haven't been there in a million years but it was all fine and dandy. Its how clean you keep the place that matters and if they are opening a combo restaurant/fish market, I think it is going to be a LITTLE more "upscale" than you are thinking as I don't think they will be gutting fish right there out in the open ... At Bass Pro, you could buy shrimp, scallops, whole and cleaned fish and it was really nice. Quit being such a "typical displaced New Yorker/Yenta complainer" and don't criticise it until at least you've been there once.
steve r

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#11
Aug 21, 2007
 
my wife family and friends loved petes they had great prime ribs we are really sorry to see it close
GOOD RIDDANCE

Atlanta, GA

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Aug 21, 2007
 

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Pete Bonhead is a total aaa-hole. He abused his employees for years with threats and intimidation. About 12 years ago when a union movement was afoot in Ft. Lauderdale he threatened to "break the legs" of anyone who joined the union. He also fired a recently hired employee because he thought he was pro-union. Pete is a jerk who should have been run out of town years ago, all his other restaurants failed, due to his hitler-like personality, he got lucky at this location because of a bunch of old rags and tin cowboys who wanted to flaunt their puny wealth and needed a place to do it. Hey Pete, get lost and don't come back you ssscccumbaggg.
Larry Deetjen

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Aug 21, 2007
 
Oh goody, now my butt-buddy can come to Illinois and live near me again!
Big and meaty

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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Aug 21, 2007
 
I remember Pete Boines from Pete & Lennys nightclub in Ft. Lauderdale, he was a real tough businessman, and a total a-hole to work for.
Sandy

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#15
Aug 21, 2007
 
Pete we will miss you. Pete is the type of person that visited all his friends in others resturants, nightclubs and bars, just to say hello. He invented networking.....

WE LOVE YOU ...... Memories Loung
janet morrissey

Boca Raton, FL

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#16
Sep 1, 2007
 
It's great that's Pete Boinis is retiring from his restaurant and sold it for 2 milllion. But what about loyal customers who have recently purchased gift cards and are out some money? Has he made any provisions to compensate us?
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#17
Sep 1, 2007
 
No more dance of the dead? Where will all of the viagra users go? Probably Christophers to slum a little
Andrew E

Boynton Beach, FL

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#18
Sep 1, 2007
 
Ah, well, I've got some news for Buckhead CEO Karatassos...this is Boca Raton, genius, and the majority in this city does not cook fish at home. When the old bags 'round here "make" dinner, it usually involves a telephone and reservations.

Other seafood restaurants in this city have come and gone. If it doesn't involve either Italian, Chinese, or steak, forget it. I give the place 6 months until it's out of business.

That said, too bad Pete's closed. It was always worth a laugh to see those old, fat, bald headed New Yawkers in their black Benzes pulling out onto Glades Road with some bleach headed bimbo with fake nails in the passenger seat.
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Sep 12, 2007
 

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Glad to hear he is gone. What horrible person Over priced too
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#20
Sep 12, 2007
 
Pete was selfish,mean,greedy,rude,cheap ,just to speak about his better qualities. I hope the deal falls through and he loses everything
Larry

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#21
Sep 6, 2008
 
I met my first GF at Pete's and other women whom I had dated. Also my brother and his wife had their after wedding cruie party at Pete's in 2002

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