The Melting Pot - Tacoma

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3124 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Situated in the hub of Downtown Tacoma, the Pacific Ave. location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a concert at The T Dome, a visit to the Chihuly Glass Museum, or a family outing at the zoo.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!

Special Offers

Wine Down Wednesday

Enjoy any of our 4-course dinner options and receive any bottle of wine $50 or less at 50% off.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 May 2019

Ends: 23 May 2118

Availability: Wed 16:00-21:00

Ladies' Night Out

Gather your girlfriends for Ladies' Night at The Melting Pot! Happy Hour drink prices meet your choice of cheese, salad, and chocolate fondue, and a cocktail for just $25 - all night long, in our bar & lounge! Walk-ins welcome!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 26 February 2019

Ends: 27 February 2118

Availability: Thu 16:00-21:00

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dip In for a special night on Christmas Eve! All who dine with enjoy a fondue dinner plus specials on non-alcoholic beverages, wine, cocktails and more. We look forward to dipping with you.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Pull out your feathers and fedoras fondue fans, we’re saying goodbye to 2019 Speakeasy Style. #DIPIN on New Year’s Eve for one last celebration with 1920’s-inspired cocktails, a five-course fondue dinner, and a complimentary champagne toast for all who attend. It's gonna be the bees knees.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 3124 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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TG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant only for the convenience of parking and dining before an event at The Tacoma Dome. However, on our day the service in the bar for one of the six-top tables was ridiculously slow, and the bar & restaurant was far from busy. The server laughed at one of our guy's orders of a lavender cosmo (he's a big burly guy, but...) and then things just went downhill from there. Everything from cutlery to drink orders had to be reminded several times. Perhaps they just had an off-day.

w
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We don't get in here often, but when we do we do it up right. Another fantastic meal. We are always thankful for great meals like we get here.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Dinner

KI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite spots to go for date night.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was great. Wish I knew his name. Ugh

B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

What makes this place so great is the unique concept. Dipping your food into cheese, broth, and chocolate is fun and it forces you to slow down and visit more. Our kids love this place, but my husband and I would never go here on our own.

AW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lexi was our server and she was great! Food was delicious as always and restaurant week offered a great deal :)

h
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! The food was very good. We had the 4 course weekday dinner special, which included a chocolate decadence...and ate way too much of everything. Good thing we walked back to our hotel!

HS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved the Melting Pot. You are greeted by a warm fire at the entrance. The meal was entertaining and delicious. We left with chocolate cookies as a thank you for parking with the valet. It was a bit pricey though. I would save it for a special occasion.

J
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. My two little boys have never been and were upset I made them go, but after we were done and they were all smiles. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Our server was very helpful

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice and tasty

SM
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the BEST service ever. Leilani is exceptional. Great service, without exception. The food was great. Fantastic way to celebrate our daughters 16th. We were here in September celebrating our other daughters 20th.

LR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughters birthday

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional. The experience was great. Our first time to the melting pot. The fondue is mixed and prepared at the table. Unforgettable evening

WC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time and is now my new favorite restaurant!

AW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of of favorites, we frequent as often as possible.

n
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been regulars for over 10 yers food service and experiece are always great. Honestly have not visited as often lately as there have been three significant price increases over the past year with no additional benefit to the customer. I understand the 4% cost of living surcharge as minimum wage in our state has rocketed recently but thats in addition to an across the board increase on the menu of 10% to 15%. Plan on spemding over $200 a couple.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Service was great and food was yummy. I do enjoy the melting pot but think it’s a bit over priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The server came to the table and introduced herself then asked us “what do you want to do”. No have you been here, do you know how this works etc. Luckily we have been there before and knew the drill. In the beginning, it seemed like she was rushing us. Wanted us to order drinks and meal all at one time. She forgot my wine flight twice.
We were seated next to the kitchen and could constantly hear the staff talking. The light above me was so bright and tight in my eyes.

SM
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating daughters 20th. Great service from start to finish. Must try the cast iron grill - the meats were delicious grilled Enjoyed the manager stopping by to visit. Great waitress too. Another great experience at The Melting Pot, Tacoma

G
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fun treat for the kids to eat here. Definitely do groupon as it is expensive. Fondue cheese, and chocolate delicious! Entree and Salads just as wonderful! About 2 hours of eating!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was super nice and the food was very good!

LV
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a nice birthday celebration! A different experience cooking at the table, but the food was great and everyone stuffed when leaving! Fun experience.

LE
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Our waiter was the worst. He never brought us water. Even after asking him for it twice. We had our cheese and salad before we finally asked someone else. He never came back to check on us. It was a very underwhelming experience. I have another reservation there this weekend. I hope for a better experience this time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience5

Hella Expensive

U
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We got there way before any other tables around us. They were on there 3rd course before we got our 2 nd course. In order to get drinks refilled we had to ask. It took 3 1/2 hrs to get out last course the fruit and chocolate. It was our 1st time and I definitely won't be going back again. We were there because my son's fiance wanted to go there for her night out before the wedding.. A big disappointment.

MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I took my son there for his first time. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, but not overly intrusive. The food was delicious. We were there in the early afternoon, when it wasn't busy at all so the environment was very relaxed. Overall great experience.

DR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to have a quiet dinner with my girlfriend. The ambiance was excellent. The food was excellent and plentiful. Fondue is a great way to eat. It allows you to enjoy your food while have conversation with the person your with. Our service was excellent. Megan was attentive to us and the food came at just the right times. WE did the four course menu option and shared it. We will be back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the experience. Food and service was great.

KL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Very well be valued great staff. Went above and beyond for our 11th anniversary

R
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

I got the ultimate romance package for our anniversary. The package promised a private table, which was a booth with an extra wall to create privacy. Felt a bit claustrophobic. The roses on the table were in a vase with plant food and no water. The dessert plate that was supposed to have a special message written on it never made it to the table at any point.

As for the restaurant location, if you are looking to spend 2-3 hours having food cooked at your table in a place with no air circulation or A/C, then this is the place for you.

Our server Alex was great. Having only been there for 2 weeks, she did a good job.

HL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The night started out awesome! Booked a table for my husband and I for date night!
Unfortunately halfway through our salads a family with loud children was seated right next to us.
Pretty unfortunate and inconsiderate considering we told the hostess we were celebrating a special event.
I hope they take this into consideration for the future not just for myself but for others!
This isn’t a cheap restaurant and it sucks when you have kids throwing a fit one table over because they don’t have ketchup or barbecue sauce for their fondue chicken....

P
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Took a friend here for her Birthday dinner this week and it was quite the experience! The whole process of a 4 course meal is going to take well over an hour and if you are having good conversation and company, plan for at least two hours. Ordering a full meal is kind of intense, there are a ton of options and choices you have to make even after you’ve decided which meal you’d like. It’s pretty spendy... there were three of us there for dinner and we ordered two full course meals for the three of us to share and we all left feeling very very full, happy, satisfied and content. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are prepared to spend a lot, take your sweet time to eat, and are ready to cook your own raw meat (yep). I would go back for another special occasion, but this is definitely not the kind of place you go on the regular.

CM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always my number one indulgence for my birthday and it never disappoints!
Absolutely worth every calorie.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a very good meal, excellent service....very fun!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Over all good experience. The hostess seated other parties ahead of us even though we had reservations.

TA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Waiter was unresponsive and extremely forgetful.
Some of the food delivered was not what was ordered.
Drinks were not refilled, it seems the 4 percent surcharge has made the staff not care about service.
I could have taken my wife out for her birthday at a much less expensive location and had way better experience.
Very disappointed.

SS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was wonderful, very attentive!
Great ambiance, just a wonderful time

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to restaurant for a long, romantic date night. Always good food, good ambiance and good drinks.

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