P.F. Chang’s new Happy Hour prices make us really, really happy

Earlier this month, P.F. Chang’s launched a new Happy Hour, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. every day.

Every day.


A quick glance revealed nearly all of the items on the Happy Hour menu are at least $2 off their usual prices. Most of the items I compared were $3 less.

Happy Hour items are priced from $3 to $6…get it? 3 to 6 p.m. — $3 to $6 prices? Clever, huh?

Of course, there is one item (a glass of Pabst Blue Ribbon) that’s only $2, but let’s pretend we didn’t see that.

We stumbled upon the Happy Hour this past Friday afternoon at the Victoria Gardens location in Rancho Cucamonga.

The result? For $20 and pennies per person (including tax, but not tip), we had a delicious, filling meal that included a wide variety of food, a high-end Margarita and dessert.

Follow the jump for more details.

For our $60.80, we got:

  • Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps (Happy Hour price $5)
  • Egg rolls (Happy Hour price $3)
  • Crab wontons (Happy Hour price $4)
  • Salt and pepper calamari (Happy Hour price $5)
  • Mongolian beef ($14.95)
  • Three organic agave Margaritas (Happy Hour price $6)
  • Flourless chocolate dome ($5.95)

Looking at the list, I think next time (which I hope is soon), I’d probably substitute one order each of shrimp dumplings (Happy Hour price $5) and seared ahi tuna (Happy Hour price $6) for the full-price Mongolian beef.

Also, I’d probably bypass the Margarita (as good as it was) for a large jar of Gekkeikan Sak (Happy Hour price $4) to share.

Did I mention that the Happy Hour prices are in effect every day?

Another point which needs emphasizing is that the discounts are available both in the bar and in the dining room, which is a huge plus.

You can see the whole glorious Happy Hour menu for yourself by clicking here.

Tips for travelers: P.F. Chang’s Happy Hour is only in select states right now, and certain locations in participating states are not offering it (the Planet Hollywood Casino, Las Vegas, location is one).

It appears that all four Inland Empire locations (7870 Monticello Ave., Rancho Cucamonga; 3475 Tyler St., Riverside; 3445 Grand Ave., Chino Hills; and 40762 Winchester Road, Suite #400, Temecula) are participating.

If you’re a P.F. Chang’s fan (Hi, Traci!), this is a great way to get your fix and not spend a lot of dough. If you have never tried their food, this is a great way to give them a try without a lot of risk.

If you have gone, or decide to check it out for yourself, feel free to leave a comment below.

  • Don

    And….everything is FREE when your brother gives you gift certificates to P.F. Changs!

  • John Plessel

    Yes, indeed. Thanks, Don!