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Question about Peach Farm Pricing

Velda Mae May 8, 2010 06:20 AM

We went to Peach Farm last night for the soft-shelled crabs, which were outstanding. I was surprised, however, when the check came and we were charged more for both items we ordered than the prices listed on the menu. When I questioned the price differential, I was told that the crabs were subjected to seasonal pricing and they hadn't had time to change the menus, an explanation that made sense to me. The hostess also pointed to the disclaimer at the bottom of the menu that says prices are subject to change without notice.

The second item was the buddah's delight, which should not be subjected to seasonal pricing. The staff made the adjustment and charged me the price listed on the menu.

On the way home I noticed the entire take-out menu carries the "prices subject to change without notice" disclaimer.

My question for the Peach Farm regulars is did I catch a rare error or are Peach Farm's prices a moving target?

Peach Farm
4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

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    9lives RE: Velda Mae May 8, 2010 06:45 AM

    What did you pay for the crabs.? They're listed at $18.95 on the menu. I paid $19.95 and didn't question it.

    In my experience, prices are always what's on the menu, x live seafood, which is verbally quoted.

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    1. re: 9lives
      Velda Mae RE: 9lives May 10, 2010 05:34 AM

      I paid $19.95 and the crabs were worth every penny. The price wasn't verbally quoted. As I said in my original post, I was only suspicious because the price I was charged for both menu items was different than what was listed on the menu. If it had been just the crabs, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.

      1. re: Velda Mae
        9lives RE: Velda Mae May 10, 2010 05:49 AM

        They have a small menu; which they sometimes give me for just live fish. Ifigured the $19.95 charge although the menu said $18.95 was because they were x large; which really cook up much better.

        If I had ordered Buddah's delight and been charged more than the menu, I'd have asked them about it too.

        I would suggest asking the price for geoduck, eel, live shrimp,crab, lobster etc, before ordering..to avoid an unpleasant surprise.

        This guy was $100+ and delicious. (thx E)


        1. re: 9lives
          CambridgeFoodie RE: 9lives May 20, 2010 08:10 AM

          9lives...because of the pic that you posted of your ss meal at Peach Farm (in another post) - we went last night and loved it! Thank you.

          Peach Farm
          4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

          1. re: CambridgeFoodie
            9lives RE: CambridgeFoodie May 20, 2010 08:29 AM

            Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it. I love sharing tips on meals that I've enjoyed with other CH'ers.

          2. re: 9lives
            aadesmd RE: 9lives May 23, 2010 08:54 PM

            I am so hungrey at thispoint looking at your pictures that I'm planninf a trip there Tues night- after giving a lecture on GI Disease that day. So yummy looking.

            BTW, did they have king crab perchance?

            1. re: aadesmd
              9lives RE: aadesmd May 23, 2010 10:21 PM

              There were King Crabs when we went. I'll call and ask them to hold a few soft crabs and a king crab for you..You going tuesday?

              I don't hold grudges.

              1. re: 9lives
                9lives RE: 9lives May 25, 2010 09:43 AM

                plenty of s/s crabs and a few of the big king's at PFS today...Enjoy!

      2. barleywino RE: Velda Mae May 8, 2010 08:20 AM

        yes they changed the price midway through the ss crab season last summer and didn't update the menu... just tell them that tips are also subject to change without notice PS. they're generally very accomodating to customer requests (including byob) so I don't usually complain

        1. kobuta RE: Velda Mae May 8, 2010 02:03 PM

          Can't speak to the Buddha's Delight but several Chinese restaurants I know of that offer SS crab do change their prices based on whether it's crab season. Fresh SS crab definitely more expensive than the frozen stuff served during non-crab season. When I ordered at one restaurant it wasn't listed this way on their menu, but they asked me if I wanted fresh for xx price or the frozen kind.

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