The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg
The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg

The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/fredericksburg/specials
  • Phone: 5407859690
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday:12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, European, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg
The Melting Pot is Fredericksburg’s premiere fondue restaurant. We offer both a romantic and family friendly atmosphere for your fine dining fondue experience. Our staff operates with one goal in mind - to provide you with the perfect night out.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)romantic (48)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)hot spot (6)Show More
  • We really enjoyed our meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Visited for a special occasion, and our first time eating there. Will definitely be back. We received everything we requested (which included a quiet table away from the restrooms). Our server, Melissa, very happily and efficiently educated us on what to do, she was lovely. Food was good (although I would leave out the nutmeg on the new Alpine Fondue next time). When it was time to pay the bill, my requested box of chocolate covered strawberries was delivered as requested. Restrooms clean and nice, liked the folded paper towels. Not a place suitable for small kids. Overall, good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • welllllllllllll
    food101
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was expecting more of unique dining. The restaurant was beyond cold and very uncomfortable and the cheese fondue was fair not warm enough until the waiter came back several times to correct the temp.. Waiter rushed thru how to use fondue to really be able to enjoy. He was very rushed and for the price we would have expected better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Never had to desire to go hear as I thought it was just cheese and chocolate. Well, I decided to give it a try. A lot of great food selections and went with the build your own trio...chose duck breast, shrimp and ahi tuna. I found it fun and very good, especially all the different dipping sauces. Tuesday, any glass of wine is $5. I also never order dessert but was compelled to try. It too was very good. Tried the dark chocolate with a Cointreau. Once again, very good! I want to go back with a friend next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was great but the cost was outrageous for the amount of food you get!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    Goodeats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you're looking for a nice evening to sit and relax, this is the place for you. The food is great and never that rushed feeling like at other restaurants. Service with a smile and knowledgable staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very friendly staff and always on top of our food order :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the night
    fburgfoodguy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    You don't eat fondue every night, but Melting Pot is good for a special date night. Food is tasty and the setting is nice for private conversations. Be prepared to take your time. There are a couple of up charges related to cooking method but it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience
    GIBOE
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We're tried many other restaurants in Fredericksburg but always come back here for special occasions because we know it will be great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as Usual.
    SilverNitrate
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I have been to the Fredericksburg location three times and each time did not disappoint. We have had the same server each time, Michael. He made our experience that much better. Prodessional yet friendly and talkative. We love him.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    Willtryagain
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was our first time at the melting pot and my 50th birthday. The great food was only surpassed by the excellent service and the ambience. I felt it was important to their employees that we had a great experience which we did.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 21st Birthday Dinner
    luv2Etout
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very attentive waiter. Abundance of food! Fun experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for the expierence only .
    Anniversarydinner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We went for our anniversary. Food was ok. Resturant was good. Server just ok; not real friendly. Would not go every year even if I could afford. Way overpriced for amount of food you got. Once again, only went for experience and to say that we have done it. Would not go back or recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Great
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We took our son for his 14th birthday and it was great! The waiter was very friendly and provided outstanding service. There was 7 of us and he kept up with all our needs and none of our glasses went empty. He also made sure to make our son feel special and when he brought out dessert, he had placed a candle in the sponge cake, which was super awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduations
    Emts
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our granddaughter said she had always wanted to go so we brought her here for her high school graduation. She loved it and we all had a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First Time for Friend
    spiritd
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We brought someone who had never been to a Melting Pot before. It was a fantastic first time for her. They were very attentive to our food allergies. Perfect night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The service was top notch! the food was very good! will go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Such a romantic and quiet evening for my boyfriend and I-the service and the food were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Megs
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Normally I would give you all 5 stars the only downfall was that because we stayed closer to closing it was much noiser. I would've appreciated a bit more quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese, chocolate, YUM, YUM.
    RenLady
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Have been to Melting pot several time but this was the first unlimited cheese and chocolate outing. It was wonderful. My friend and I also each got a salad that was a little extra but not much. We could have as many pots of different cheese and chocolate fondues we wanted for $20 each so literally stuffed ourselves. Great food and nice quiet place to enjoy the company of others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining not eating
    Blessed
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The Melting Pot is a family favorite. Put away the phones and enjoy a social dining experience or a romantic date. You are not rushed and the owner maintains high standards for his staff and the food he serves. A very different restaurant worth trying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    SlvsY
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My wife and I enjoy a memorable date night. The food, from cheese to chocolate fondue, was delicious and was appropriately cut. Being able to add special amenities to receive before, during and after the dining made the experience more enhanced. The waiter was very in tune with the menu and blend of foods, and very polite. The owners presence throughout made us feel that they actual care about you as a customer. Great place, great food and great staff; highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Crutch
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was good, but the service was better. Very good experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    boomboxboy23
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I went here with my mother and we used the Summer Platter deal they have going on all summer, and it was awesome. The 4-course dinner was all fantastic, Scott was an awesome and thorough server. Go in and mention the Summer Platter, and you won't be disappointed, I promise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Gatoralum93
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    From the cheese fondue to the salad to the entrees to the dessert, the entire experience was pleasing to the entirety of our tastebuds. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, just a great dining experience fit the entire family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • purple17
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food and a good amount of food to try so you can enjoy a 3 to 5 course dinner or lunch. Just a fun thing to do and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feelingalittlecheated
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Nice, but a lot of work. We had not planned on having to cook our own meals. MP came highly recommended by friends. Booths are very romantic and very small. Steaks are better cooked as a whole and then cut into tiny pieces as you eat it. MP is worth a try, but be prepared to spend a small fortune. May return with kids, but my husband will not be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server
    Zimko
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The server was fantastic. We had a gentleman with us who was drinking his water rapidly and the server managed to keep it filled without being asked and without us even really noticing. We were able to continue with our conversation without being interrupted while he saw to our drinks and dishes. We've had him before and it was the same great service. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were Melting Pot virgins!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    After having been baby sitters for the grandkids while their Mom and Dad went to The Melting Pot, and THEN having to listen to them rave about how great the experience had been, we decided to see about it for ourselves. Well, our experience was everything we were told to expect and more! It was fantastic. And our server Victoria, guided us through every step of our dining experience. She was more than great, she made us comfortable and allowed us to enjoy our night out to the n'th degree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Bre67
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Took my fiance here for Fathers Day. He was really impressed. The amount of food you get, along with the ambience, makes the price worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 24th Anniversary
    Walkdog07
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Me and my wife had an awesome time. Mood and setting were right and our server was more than willing to assist us. Great place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricy but good & different
    NewYorkItalian
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great service. Drinks priced to market but food was a little overpriced, especially for the entrees.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    First time eating at Melting Pot during the Early Dining time frame. Very quiet and relaxing time to go. We enjoyed that as well as the summer drink menu very much!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic restaurant!
    Songbird646
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Brought my husband here for a date. It was absolutely amazing! Great food, great service and it was very romantic! We had never been so they were very kind to help us along the way with how to's and what sauces are best. :) I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to everyone. It is a little pricey but it is so worth it!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We've eaten at The Melting Pot many times and this was the worst service we have ever had there. The wait between refills (did the endless cheese and chocolate) was too long and the waitress often had to go back for something (spices/bread etc). She kept saying "I'll get that in right away for you" and we waited and waited. Love the restaurant and will go back but this time was a disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • manofsteele
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Outstanding experience both visits we have had to the Melting Pot Fredericksburg, VA. Service, Atmosphere, and Food was excellent. Recommend this facility to any couple looking for a romantic quite location to celebrate a special occasion or just some together time. Would also be great for small to medium size group dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg reviews archive.
  • Amazing experience!
    katinva
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have heard about Melting Pot for years and finally made the time to go, it was to celebrate Mother's day a week late. We had the best time! The place has nice clean decor the staff was amazing! and the food....was so fresh and so good! Cannot say enough good things! Will definately go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • double date
    Advice
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was amazing, however when sitting down into the booth, both my boyfriend and I bumped our knee on the corner of the burner. I was wearing a dress and it actually cut me and left a welt/bruise. It might be a good idea to find a way to put something on those corners to avoid cuts and bruises as they are sharp. Overall though I was in heaven.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    BeachLover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was an awesome way for my son and I to spend some time together! He had never been before and the experience was top notch...waiter was really good with him! We lost my husband his dad a year and half ago, so anything that puts a smile on his face makes me equally happy! Thank you so much....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time!
    Dave
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday for the first time ( ever, not just for a birthday :P ). Food was great, service was great and we had what was probably the best seat in the house. Will be going again!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic
    ROMANCE
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nice romantic dinner for couples who like to take etheir time and cook their own meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet