The Melting Pot - Annapolis
The Melting Pot - Annapolis

The Melting Pot - Annapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/annapolis-md/specials
  • Phone: 4102668004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our management team is available to help you plan a wonderful event. We provide the perfect atmosphere and experience for your office party, birthday party or your next girls’ night out! We can open for private luncheons for 10 or more guests.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Annapolis
Fondue is a fun and interactive dining experience - and for more than three decades, The Melting Pot has defined the niche across the American dining scene. At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Annapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)romantic (101)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (32)late-night find (15)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Love everything about it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been going to Melting Pot at this location since I was in high school (that's over 10 years ago!) Unfortunately, it isn't something I can afford on a regular basis, but I make sure at least once a year to celebrate a birthday or anniversary there with my hubby, or partake in the Ladies Night Out. This particular time was a date night for my birthday- we were sat at one of the cozy booths for two, which was perfect! The only bad part about the night was the screaming kid on the other side of the restaurant that did not stop crying the entire time we were there! Also, I remember a couple years ago for my birthday being brought a piece of cheesecake with our chocolate course, but we didn't even have cheesecake bites on our dipper plate :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service & Food
    theGREENSTREETS
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I would love to take the time to really acknowledge a staff member there. Our waitress's name was Chelsea. Chelsea did an outstanding job at making our fifteenth wedding anniversary both romantic and fabulous. We will definitely be spending more romantic evenings and group entertainment nights with your restaurant. We also will be personally requesting Chelsea for our future engagements there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    ox911kid
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great service from all of the wait staff. Very personable and fun to interact with. And all backed by a very professional and curtious manager.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    binderz
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a wonderful waitress who has been here for 12 years. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. She also laughed at my husband's teasing (which is a plus because it was his birthday). We really like this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Fun
    Funmom
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Melting Pot in Annapolis is a nice and fun place to be with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy delicious dining
    PickyEater
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A wonderful place to eat especially for those who like cheese. Very nice and cozy atmosphere. One small problem was light shades over the table. As a result I was looking at the actual light bulb and it was too bright for me
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT
    Gabrielquinones
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Absolutely phenomenal, I hadn't been since I was a little kid but recently I took my girlfriend out on a romantic date to The Melting Pot and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Excellent service, food, and atmosphere highly recommend for anyone looking for a great place to eat and experience somthing new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Evening
    stillsmiling
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were there to celebrate my friend's 60th birthday. She had never been to a fondue restaurant before. Our waitress, Chelsea, was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time. It was quiet because it was a weeknight. I don't know how noisy it could be if they were busy. But it's booth seating - very private.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exotic dining
    Dave
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A good place for "date-night" that combines an intimate feeling with energetic foodie experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here!
    Michelleeee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were able to get the same waiter as before, Danny. Hes so great! made sure we had everything we needed and was able to recommend great new food to us. Tried the lobster this time and it was amazing! great wine and drinks too! thanks for blowing us away again! Can't wait to come back! :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    TigerLSU
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I went on a double date this past weekend. The food was good, and our server was great. However, the hostess was a little rude. She took my name and then didn't say anything to me for several minutes while she talked to others. She didn't clearly indicate if I should step to the side, or stay right there. She was talking to other customers and staff. She didn't acknowledge that I was standing right in front of her. It started the night off with a bad feel. Once we were seated, the night was much better. Overall, it would be a place I would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Greatexperience
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I had our first date here give years ago. We have since relocated and haven't been back since. This past visit marked our one year wedding anniversary which also happened to be the day of our first date. To say the least our expectations were met and then some. We were able to sit at the same table and they even had the same wine that we experienced on our first date. Food was excellent and service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    SplOcasion
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Made our reservation on line; no wait. Our server Deanna, was great. She had great suggestions and was very attentive. The room was a little dark but the booth was cozy. We had a fun meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The cheese, main, and dessert were all amazing! We took the suggestion from the staff to add the crunchy peanut butter to the turtle desert....WOW...!!! :) Impeccable service, and w half off wine on Thurs... How can you beat it!!? Thx for making my friends bday a great one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    nyny
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    not for the lazy! everytime we go here, atleast one party near our table is confused by the way fact that you cook your own food. it's not a normal restaurant where you sit down and order food off of a menu. read about how fondue works before you go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as usual
    Roxy83
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We absolutely adore the Melting Pot. Our service has always been amazing, the food delicious, and the drinks good! Do yourself a favor and try it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    medamom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went for the sons 9th birthday. Always a fun time. Everyone had a great meal and was full.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try!
    troysmom
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It might seem like work because you have to cook your meat but it does not take much time at all and you get fresher food this way. I think this is a meal we must try. It is not the cheapest but well worth the experience. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Lovefondue2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food is always awesome. Service is always excellent. Love the uniqueness of the restaurant. Kept my kids busy and excited about eating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun night
    Beachbwve
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It takes about 2.5 hours to get through the four course meal, so dinner alone is a date. We took our time and savored the food, which made for a fun evening. Couldn't do it every Saturday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love the melting pot
    steel
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Me and my wife have celebrated our lady three anniversary dinners at the melting pot and would recommend it to anyone who asked for s nice romantic restaurant to celebrate special occasions at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    IndyAlisa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for our friend's birthday dinner. The waiter was absolutely wonderful. He made sure we were taken care of. He even went to the extra level to make sure our friends didn't need extra help with the baby. He did a great job making sure he could relate to everything he could.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really just not that good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The idea of this place is great, but the food isnt up to par. You pay a lot for very little in quality. The meat isnt anything special and they give you celery to dip in the fondue! Its just a really lame attempt at fondue. The ambiance is dirty and old. For the price, I would have expected a much nicer place inside. On the good side, our server was excellent! She was happy and informative and very attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service & fun for groups
    a2zins
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My first experience here. My wife, daughter and sister-in-law and I ordered the 4 course meal. We made reservations for on a Saturday night & were promptly seated. We had the traditional cheese fondue which was very tasty. I was a little disappointed in their choice of bread pieces. We each chose a salad for the second course. I had the California salad which was very tasty. We had ordered the "classic" four course experience. It came with a chicken, a pork, a shrimp, and two beef options. We had the milk chocolate fondue for dessert. It was delicious. It came with pound cake, cheesecake, fruit, marshmallows, and brownies. By this time, it was definitely sugar overkill.The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night with Grandma
    CharlestonVisitorsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    In town for a 60th b-day surprise for my uncle-in-law. Got in late night before and found the Melting Pot and enjoyed a late pre-surprise supper with wife and her grandmother. My first trip to a fondue restaurant and I will definitely go back when an opportunity presents itself!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but expensive
    Mikee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It is different cooking your own food at a restaurant, but it was fun and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experience
    Karen978
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It's different and fun! The cheese fondue is delicious. My niece had never been there and really enjoyed the experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    LaurenTaylor
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I visit this location a few times per year, and always have a great experience. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the servers are all experienced and helpful, and the food is always marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience it 1-time-but only once
    SailLaserVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The concept is fun, but the cost is a bit high for the type and quality of food and service. The 4-course experience includes salad, fondue course, entrée broth course, and dessert fondue. All were generally solid. It seemed the (cheese) fondue course over-relied on bread (a bit dry too) to create quantity. Service was so-so -- attentive at times and abandoned at others (although the manager himself identified the issue and stepped in to help clear dishes). The invoicing was confusing and did not align to menu prices -- although the total was correct (after scrutiny). The restaurant should improvement its invoicing. It's telling when the manager indicates, "...yes, we get that confusion a lot..." Overall - fine to try once.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Familiar and Romantic
    usual
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I come all the time whether for cheese, Chocolate, drinks or all three! We love Chelsea and Alex. It's becoming familiar, they treat is well and the food is great We always go for occaisions and more often just because we like being there :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Russ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was good as our previous outing. The prices are extremely high, especially considering there is no kitchen staff. The waitress explained that they put together all the ingredients for the night upon arrival. She was new (3 weeks as a first time waitress) and had not caught on. I asked for unsweetened tea and she asked if I wanted sugar or lemon. We told her about a birthday, no mention through the meal and especially at the end. Nice enough though it cannot be a regular event.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steady as she goes...
    JC2068
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Melting Pot never disappoints for that special occasion and always delivers consistently good food, high quality service and a fun dining experience. Having been several times, I never feel like I made a mistake when selecting the Melting Pot for an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service and Food
    payrollpatty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our waitress was great. Food good too. Daughter enjoyed her birthday celebration. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I went out with a group of girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. Everyone, except for two of us , had not been to a Melting Pot before. Once they got over shock of having to "cook" their own food, they quickly got into the experience and had a wonderful time. The service and food was superior!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Change Of Pace
    ChrisS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to the Melting Pot to celebrate a birthday as a change of pace. We were greated by a very helpful staff that helped us understand the menu and what to expect. Throughout the night the staff was very attentive and helpful. This was my date's first time at the restaurant and see was impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the part of cooking your own entree. This gave both of us the opportunity to try differnet things and mix up the sauces. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Surprise
    BlonD57
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I chose this location to celebrate one of the Pastor's of my church for her birthday. I order a few things to be on the table when we arrived and it was done exactly as ordered. The atmosphere was awesome and the music was great. It was a surprise for her and we brought her in blindfolded. When the blindfold was removed, she was amazed and very happy. She had never been there before. The balloon package came with a keepsake photo. She also received chocolate covered strawberries to take with her. The total experience was great. Our server, Danny, was the best. He helped to make the occasion special for all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun...but server was odd
    MamasHungry
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a great time and enjoyed our experience. Always a great selection of entrees and the cheese and chocolate are delicious. My one problem was with out server. He talked like he had marbles in his mouth which made it difficult to understand - like he was in a hurry. And he told really dumb jokes that left us feeling awkward each time he came back around. I didn't come for comedy I came for good food! It was just very weird.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Something you should try at least once. I didn't find it to be something I would want to do again. Went there to celebrate my husbands birthday and they never addressed it to him. That kinda annoyed me but otherwise it was nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change of pace
    fun4all
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Not a place for an everyday meal but it is great as a change of pace. It is fun and relaxing. You cannot be in a hurry at The Melting Pot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went for Girls Night. Fun time, quiet so we could catch up. Great food and service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.