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Thread: Which Restaurants charge a SHARING charge?

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    Which Restaurants charge a SHARING charge?

    Recently one of the forum members dined at Madame Janette's.
    They were a group of 11.
    The sharing charge was $8.

    How do you feel about a sharing charge?
    Have you ever shared?
    Other restaurants with a sharing charge?

    My experience with a sharing charge was at Madame Janette's.
    We shared an appetizer (I assume bang bang shrimp)
    My dinner was a monstrous caesar salad and Paul's was the rack of lamb.
    We were charged the sharing, brought it to the attention to the server that we did not share and it was removed.

    Maybe places, like MJs should rethink their portion size and then folks would not be tempted to share?

    My sharing fee opinion? I do not object.

    (our sharing charge at MJs was not for us sharing the bang bang appetizer. It was assumed that we shared the rock of lamb ...we did not).
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    We come across sharing charges here at home as well as Aruba. I don’t really have an issue with it but I do wish MJ would pair down their portion sizes a bit. Tom and I never want to order the same thing so we never want to share. Since we’re staying at a hotel we don’t have facilities really to reheat it plus I’m not big fan of restaurant leftovers. I can’t remember seeing any sharing charges being listed at places we went to in May.

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    As I recall, the sharing charge at Mme J's does include another side dish.... potatoes or veggies.... and I'm OK with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    As I recall, the sharing charge at Mme J's does include another side dish.... potatoes or veggies.... and I'm OK with it.
    I was thinking the same thing. If a side dish comes with it that kind of makes it a wash.

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    I would pay the additional fee just for the creamed spinach at MJs or the augratin potatoes!

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    I have mixed feelings about share charges. Here at home when you share a plate the split the protien but you get a full side portion. Seems fair to me that way. If they just split the serving in two, you're ripping me off for an empty plate.

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    I somewhat agree with the sharing charge when it includes an additional side, especially when the side alone would likely be around that price. A sharing charge with no additional food or perks really does not sit well with me.



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    20 days for you jacki!!
    I am betting that this is the most well deserved vacation of your life!

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    It will be a short trip - only 1 week - but I can not wait to get there! I really do need it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    20 days for you jacki!!
    I am betting that this is the most well deserved vacation of your life!
    OMG...I didn't even notice the ticker.... I was so happy just to see Jacki posting! Good to see you Jacki!
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