My family has been a fan of Melting Pot for almost fifteen years now. By my count, we have dined at 22 different Melting Pot locations and are adding new ones all of the time. Dining 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.
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, 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!
How To Order At The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot uses a portion based menu system; every item that you see listed on the menu is based on an individual portion. Thus, the price that 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 and choose 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, 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.
Each course comes with complimentary dippers for your fondue. You can always get more of these items, you just have to ask.
- Artisan bread
- Fruit (apples)
- Vegetables (cauliflower and carrots)
- Fruit (strawberries, bananas, pineapple)
- Pound cake
- Marshmallows covered in graham crackers and Oreos
- 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.
Six complimentary signature sauces come with each entrée course:
- Green Goddess (cream cheese and sour cream)
- Gorgonzola Port
- Ginger Plum
Again, you can ask for more of any of the sauces. I love the teriyaki, but Green Goddess is by far the most popular.
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.
Check with your local Melting Pot for details.
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 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 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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