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The Melting Pot

4.3

202 NC-54
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (984) 244-7272
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Photo of Nancy Domnic Nancy Domnic
Jun 25, 2019 5

This place makes eating out fun. Such a fun experience. A little pricey but worth it, especially for special occasions like birthday etc.

Photo of Rob Woods Rob Woods
Mar 27, 2019 4

We love the food and the service is impeccable. If you arrive with a family in off hours they give you your own booth with doors as well. Just don’t expect anything to happen quickly, even simple things. As long as you have time this will be a great time.

Photo of Mayur Nag Mayur Nag
Apr 30, 2019 5

Had food with my friends in here. and it was a amazing experience. we took 4 course meal and everything was delicious. It took us 2 and half hour for food and fun part was you cook in front of you.

Photo of Keshia Best Keshia Best
May 18, 2019 4

Celebrated Mother's Day at this location and had a Great time with my mom. The 4 course meal was amazing. I would like to try the other locations to compare the experience. Definitely recommend to anyone who's never had the chance to experience.

Photo of Dana Farrar Dana Farrar
May 21, 2019 5

This was a new experience for me. It was actually fun after I got the hang of it. Our server was truly a guide who explained the process. Yes, I will do it again but it is an experience to be shared. Don't try to do it alone.

Photo of J Hooker J Hooker
Apr 26, 2019 4

We drove two hours here to celebrate my birthday. We had reservations and were seated early, which was nice. Our waiter, Josh, was very nice and knowledgeable. He had a great attitude and demeanor. It was my second time to a Melting Pot, and my husband’s first time. The only negative experience we had was out of the control of the staff. The lights went out and power was lost for a few seconds. No biggie. Overall, food and service was good.

Photo of Whitney Benton Whitney Benton
Nov 28, 2021 5

Our experience was amazing. I haven't been before, but I had so much fun. Our waitress was amazing! She kept us happy the whole time with making sure we had everything. The food was delicious. I got the steak lovers entrée, the Wisconsin cheese, and the yin yang chocolate. A lot of food! I definitely want to come back again. We went for my birthday and they gave me a beautiful sweet treat with a candle. I loved it. Thank you to our waitress and other staff that helped celebrate my birthday.

Photo of Eric Bradley Eric Bradley
Feb 13, 2022 3

I've been to a few Melting Pots in a few states and this one is by far the worst. I'm not saying that the food or the service is bad, but one thing I have grown to love about Melting pot, is the atmosphere. It is supposed to have private or semi private booths and low atmospheric light and soft music. This location had none of this. It was designed to be more of a family eat out, but yet still cost as much as the other ones. I will never go back here.

Photo of Anna Mindel-Benoit Anna Mindel-Benoit
Mar 12, 2022 4

We went here for the first time and it was delicious! They make everything in front of us. The staff were incredible. The only down side is how pricey it is. We ended up paying about $200 for our meal. But overall was great, a fun way to blow $200.

Photo of Heather H Brown Heather H Brown
Mar 29, 2022 4

Great experience! It’s been years since I last visited, food was good! The waitress could have been little more informative and at the end had to chase someone down for refills on our drinks. For $200 bill, I don’t feel as though we got the best customer services. But all in all it was good food and we definitely got the experience of it

Photo of EMS Life EMS Life
Jan 29, 2021 5

I have been here a few times with family and i will say i absolutely love this place even with family for special occasions. I highly recommend going to this place for special occasions.

Photo of Monica Hawke Monica Hawke
Mar 1, 2020 5

Great date night spot. Private table for two was romantic and made it feel like a 4 course meal with a private chef. I liked the wine pairings for each course as well. When we each ordered our "pick three" for the main course it meant we have 6 different proteins to cook. I would have liked little tags to keep them labeled. After I cooked one, I forgot which was which on the other chicken and pork selections. But overall, still a wonderful experience. Not a typical evening for dinner. Cooking fondue gives a much relaxed pace for eating, as it should be.

Photo of Andy Furlong Andy Furlong
Feb 22, 2020 5

Wonderful dining experience. Fresh and delicious food. Very expensive, but good for special occasions. Also keep your eyes open for Groupons to make it more affordable.

Photo of Ekaterina Filson Ekaterina Filson
Mar 16, 2020 5

Amazing place for a date or to spend quality time with family and friends! Great service! The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered four course meal. It includes: 1. a salad; 2. vegetables and breads to dip in melted cheese of your choice; 3. four different types of meat to cook in wine of your choice; 4. fruits and sweet snacks to dip in chocolate mix of your choice. The meal consists of many different items, so every other minute you are trying some new flavor which was a very interesting experience! The portions are not big. Usually people spend at least a couple of hours in this type of restaurants because of the way food is cooked. I would definitely recommend this place!! It is pricey though.

Photo of Ekaterina Filson Ekaterina Filson
Mar 16, 2020 5

Amazing place for a date or to spend quality time with family and friends! Great service! The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered four course meal. It includes: 1. a salad; 2. vegetables and breads to dip in melted cheese of your choice; 3. four different types of meat to cook in wine of your choice; 4. fruits and sweet snacks to dip in chocolate mix of your choice. The meal consists of many different items, so every other minute you are trying some new flavor which was a very interesting experience! The portions are not big. Usually people spend at least a couple of hours in this type of restaurants because of the way food is cooked. I would definitely recommend this place!! It is pricey though.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 4, 2020 5

Haven't been to a Melting Pot in a while and first trip to this particular location but it's still a fun (long) evening. Lots of private alcove tables at the Durham location. The menu is what you'd expect from a Melting Pot. Our server could've been by a bit more often but otherwise no issues.

Photo of Andy Furlong Andy Furlong
Feb 22, 2020 5

Wonderful dining experience. Fresh and delicious food. Very expensive, but good for special occasions. Also keep your eyes open for Groupons to make it more affordable.

Photo of Jessica Phillips Jessica Phillips
Feb 28, 2020 5

Great! A good server who knows their timing is key, and we had that today. So nice to slowly enjoy a gradual meal rather than eating through a single entree as soon as it arrives. The owner also went to the store and bought additional hot tea bags as soon as they realized they were out, and delivered to our table. Wonderful service!

Photo of Monica Hawke Monica Hawke
Mar 1, 2020 5

Great date night spot. Private table for two was romantic and made it feel like a 4 course meal with a private chef. I liked the wine pairings for each course as well. When we each ordered our "pick three" for the main course it meant we have 6 different proteins to cook. I would have liked little tags to keep them labeled. After I cooked one, I forgot which was which on the other chicken and pork selections. But overall, still a wonderful experience. Not a typical evening for dinner. Cooking fondue gives a much relaxed pace for eating, as it should be.

Photo of Jonah Schwartz Jonah Schwartz
Feb 2, 2020 5

I first became aware of The Melting Pot in 2003 or 2004, but never had an opportunity to go until last night. But my memory of it over ten years ago was still vivid. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. We were there for a friend's birthday, and we all did the $50 4-course meal which was absolutely delicious. The service here is phenomenal with friendly and attentive servers. The hole experience was completely pleasurable and worth the money, sodium, and calories. I honestly see this as a once-a-year type place because it's a lot of food, but also you don't want a stale experience of making it mundane by repeat and frequent visits. Part of what made this special was how rare it is. I will definitely be back but for special occasions.

Photo of Paul Feiger Paul Feiger
Jan 12, 2020 5

Awesome experience. Service was outstanding, food exquisite, dessert - wow. All this comes at a price, well worth what you get. A must visit for that special occasion or special business meeting. I loved it!

Photo of Vincent Lewis Vincent Lewis
Jan 19, 2020 5

Great food, great music, great waiter, and overall great experience. The atmosphere was perfect for my girlfriend’s birthday. Very intimate setting with some amazing recommendations and service from our waiter, Josh! 10/10 would recommend. Thanks again Josh for making our first visit special!

Photo of J B J B
Dec 11, 2019 3

I went here because the other place locally closed(Little Dipper.) I will not make this a place I hit up all the time. It’s expensive, but the Groupon helped. We waited to get a table a long time, we were told many times it would be just a few minutes. The manager asked if we were helped, I tried to explain that we were but nobody had gotten back to us within 20 minutes of being told it was going to be very soon. He responded with what I thought or received as a rude response of ...” so you are being helped, that’s all I asked...” Ok? We waited a long time for our waiter, long time for ordering and drinks. After the food came out it was more pleasant. I’m only rating 3 stars because of the food quality. I feel the customer service lacks greatly.

Photo of XandostheMasked . XandostheMasked .
Dec 30, 2019 5

Very nice, had a secluded cubby for two. The service and quality of the food were top-notch. We enjoyed all four courses immensely. Thanks!

Photo of Anna Howard Anna Howard
Dec 24, 2019 5

We have come to this location multiple times over the last year. We have always had good service and good food. On one occasion the manager worked with us because we weren't aware that they weren't accepting the groupon on this particular night. He still allowed us to use the groupon and was very kind. This is a great location and we always enjoy our date nights here!

Photo of Somayya Al-shishani Somayya Al-shishani
Dec 17, 2019 5

Had to wait a bit although we had reservations but once we were seated the service was fast and steady. Our waiter was very polite and took his time to make conversation with us while preparing our food. We were able to swap out the wine from preparation for broth instead which we appreciated. Also got the turtle chocolate fondue and were able to swap out the milk for dark chocolate.

Photo of Steven White Steven White
Dec 13, 2019 5

This is a great place for date night! Be prepared to spend $80-100! It was a great first time experience. Dan the manager took care of us because our reservation took a while for us to be seated. The food was good but I was shocked that we had to cook our own food, well place it in the broth and let it cook, its simple and allows for conversation. And you should still have room for dessert! If you love chocolate like me, YOU MUST GET DESSERT!! Ill be back for sure!

Photo of Artavia Lineszy Artavia Lineszy
Nov 2, 2019 5

This was a great birthday lunch. I've never been to The Melting Pot. I wanted to go somewhere different for my son's 18th birthday. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We all agreed it was the best birthday celebration; at a restaurant. The server was very nice. The food was an adventure. I never would've thought I would enjoy paying to cook my own food. This is an awesome spot to celebrate.

Photo of Cheryl White Cheryl White
Oct 6, 2019 3

The Durham location has moved to a new location of HWY 54, in a little shopping area few doors down from Harris Teeter (across the street from Sprouts grocery store). This location has more small intimate sitting areas with privacy for snall groups and couples. The Melting Pit is over priced, staff is nice, food portion size is ok. The grill option is smoky. I didn't like it. Don't go anywhere after dinner, you will smell like dinner. The booth option was not ideal for our party. We had to reach and stand up to cook. It was a fun experience with family.

Photo of Faatiyma Gary Faatiyma Gary
Sep 5, 2019 5

Came here for our anniversary and had a awesome time. Dan explained the menu to us because it was our first time eating at The Melting Pot. Our Waitress Tanasia was really nice and even offer us one of her favorite desserts that wasn't on the menu anymore. It made our night even more special. The atmosphere was cozy. I'm glad we choose The Melting Pot. To celebrate our anniversary.

Photo of Joshua Alvarez Joshua Alvarez
Jul 9, 2019 5

Staff was accommodating and waitress was friendly. We asked to be seated somewhere else because we had a big group and they put us in a private room. The private rooms are awesome when you have a family of 7. I would suggest trying it out if they have one available.

Photo of jessica davis jessica davis
Jul 29, 2019 4

It was a really nice date night place. I wouldn't eat there every day, but it had a very intimate vibe. Our waitress was also very good. I would go again.

Photo of S Lee S Lee
Aug 18, 2019 5

It was my first time at Melting Pot and I must say everything was delicious.. Our watier was very attentive and the booth was very romantic.... Will definitely visit again.. Will also recommend to my friends and family.

Photo of Jacqueline Diaz Jacqueline Diaz
Jul 25, 2019 5

Melting pot is a great intimate place for a fun creative meal. Be prepared for an experience and at least an hour and a half. You cook your own food which is a lot of fun! The menu is a little confusing so ask your service person who can explain. Other than that, this is a great place for a date or celebration!!!

Photo of Natalie Roberts Natalie Roberts
Aug 17, 2019 3

I've been a returning customer to the Melting Pot for years, and honestly, the overall experience is getting worse, not better. During my most recent trip to the Melting Pot, our server was nice, but we hardly saw her. We had to wait entirely too long for drinks and we were done with courses before we would see her for another 20 minutes. The food wasn't at its best quality, either. I'll probably still return to this restaurant, because I can't resist good cheese and chocolate, but I'll definitely be trying out other restaurants for future celebrations.

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Jun 24, 2022 5

Absolutely wonderful!!! Obviously, prices have gone up slightly, but still just as fabulous of an experience. PRO TIP: Go Monday-Thursday for an even more calm and relaxing experience.

Photo of Maleesa Roberts Maleesa Roberts
Jul 28, 2022 5

Such amazing food! The staff is always phenomenal the bartender really knows what he's doing and the experience is astonishing! We love this restaurant for special dates.

Photo of Dayna Wesley Dayna Wesley
Aug 17, 2022 5

Came here for a date night. The place was real cool. We had a nice quiet spot. Staff was friendly. Tasty food. Drinks amazing. Clean bathrooms. Will definitely come back. Coming from LA the price wasn’t bad for two people.

Photo of brenda sexton brenda sexton
May 18, 2022 3

I believe really going to this type of restaurant is mainly for the experience of just going. First of all waitress was really good and honest she has been there 4 yes and enjoys her job wish I could recall her name. That doesn't matter though she was nice. The atmosphere was nice and quiet comfortable for conversation. The 1st course of cheese and breads fruits was good, saleds good. But the Entres was just ok maybe because my first time there and trying to figure out what I might would like. But definitely need to find a new supplier for lobster tail it wasn't very fresh. Now desert fondue was great we got Bannana Foster was excellent!! All and all good but alittle over priced. $142. for 2 people that didn't include the tip of $30 which I was glad to give for a good waitress. Maybe they should give free tea or coffee or lower the menu prices or give free desert fondue just suggestion. So wouldn't be so expensive. Like I said I think these types of restaurants are for once in a blue moon dining experience.

Photo of Emily Long Emily Long
Feb 3, 2022 5

Edit: The manager called me and ask my husband and I to come back and they proposed a solution that completely made it up to us, we will be back. We had a reservation for 7:30, finally got seated around 8:30, waited another 20 minutes no one had come to our table so we left, we were really disappointed in this experience as we used to enjoy coming here.