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Your Melting Pot Dining Guide

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Melting Pot is the original fondue restaurant; perfect for any occasion. Our Melting Pot Dining Guide will help you have a great experience.

My family has been a fan of Melting Pot for almost fifteen years now. By my count, we have dined at 22 different locations and are adding new ones all of the time. Eating at the Melting Pot for the first time can be overwhelming because the menu is extensive and uses a unique portion based system. Our Melting Pot Dining Guide will help newcomers understand how to order at the Melting Pot and learn what to expect.

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About the Melting Pot

The Melting Pot was the original fondue restaurant, opening in 1975. It is perfect for any occasion: everyday dinner, a get-together with friends, a romantic meal, or celebration. The Melting Pot experience is incredibly unique and unlike anywhere else.

My favorite thing about The Melting Pot is that you get to create your own meal from a selection of cheeses, salads, entrées, and chocolates. There are even gluten-free items. You create your entire dining experience.

There is a Melting Pot location in 31 states plus Canada, Mexico, and Dubai. Every October through December, they host an in-store St. Jude promotion and online all year by purchasing chocolate fondue wafers to use at home. Fondue for a good cause tastes even better!

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How To Order At The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot uses a portion based menu system; every item you see listed on the menu is based on an individual portion. Thus, the price you see listed next to each option is the price “per person”.

If you want the full Melting Pot experience, you can make your meal four complete courses by choosing a cheese, salad, entrée, and dessert all for one price.

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The Melting Pot will provide you with some preset four-course menu options (we love the Surf and Turf), should you be interested in making one less decision. These typically include a combination of pork, beef, and seafood, but they vary by location. The Melting Pot also has a seasonal menu available with limited-time offerings.

Pro Tip: When my husband and I dine at the Melting Pot, we usually order one four-course meal to split and then add a serving of cheese or chocolate, depending on which we are most in the mood for.

Our Melting Pot dining guide explains how to order and eat at this fun fondue restaurant.


Each course comes with complimentary dippers for your fondue. You can always get more of these items, you just have to ask.

Cheese Dippers:

  • Artisan bread
  • Fruit (apples)
  • Vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots)

Entrée Dippers: 

  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
melting pot cheese fondue and entrees

Chocolate Dippers:

  • Fruit (strawberries, bananas, pineapple)
  • Pound cake
  • Marshmallows covered in graham crackers and Oreos
  • Brownies
  • Blondies
  • Rice Krispies

If you order from the specialty menu, your dippers may be different. The chocolate menu includes an option to “enhance your dippers” with seasonal cheesecake, cream puffs, and berries.

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Six complimentary signature sauces come with each entrée course:

  • Teriyaki
  • Green Goddess (cream cheese and sour cream)
  • Gorgonzola Port
  • Ginger Plum
  • Curry
  • Horseradish

Again, you can ask for more of any of the sauces. I love the teriyaki, but Green Goddess is by far the most popular.

melting pot entrees and sauces

Alcoholic Beverages

The Melting Pot has an extensive drink menu full of handcrafted cocktails, wine, and craft beer. Most Melting Pot locations offer Happy Hour specials on both food and drinks (in the bar area) Monday through Friday.

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Enjoy Your Meal At The Melting Pot

It seems as if most of the Melting Pot’s customers are regulars. Guests keep coming back because the food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun, and the experience is unique.

Our last piece of advice is to make sure you allot enough time for dinner, as it generally takes about two hours from start to finish.

I hope that this Melting Pot Dining Guide has prepared you for your dining experience. Have a great meal!

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kabobs with dippers from Melting Pot

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