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The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot - Knoxville

The Melting Pot - Knoxville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/knoxville/specials
  • Phone: (865) 971-5400
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered spots are free after 6:00 p.m., and free on Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise, the closest parking is right behind our building at Central Parking. There are also several other parking lots around The Old City.
A word from The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four course dinners. It is perfect for a romantic evening, corporate dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, a wide variety of entree selections and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts are offered.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've always loved The Melting Pot, and when we brought our three year old with us for a family night, they made sure it was a pleasant night for all! Great customer service. Our waiters went above and beyond for us. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Too pricy for the amount of food."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "There was a group of 5 of us. We normally go to MElting Pot for a special occasion but this time it was just a night out with coupons we received from HalfOff Depot.. There were a couple of new items on the menu and we tried them both. The chocolate dessert is always to die for. Our server did a fantastic job. Melting Pot remains a favorite in our family!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here several times for special occasions. The most recent visit was for our anniversary, and as usual, we weren't disappointed"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was my first experience at Melting Pot. It was quite interesting and I did have fun with my friends, but there were times we were like, "where's our server? We need refills." The food was good but not great - not for the price. I liked the wine list but not particularly the wines that came with the special we had purchased on line. The only reason I'd go back is if someone was paying my way or for the desert."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The overall experience was good. We have been before (2x) but this last time the serving size was far less than previous. Rather costly for what we received. The server (Daniell) was nice and helpful. Both my wife and I had difficulties hearing the greeter and also the server. We both found ourselves having to repeat our responses and hearing the options from the server."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at melting pot and he made it great from the cheese fondue to chocolate."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My wife and I had a truly wonderful time here. The food is excellent as is the service. Our server took the time to explain everything to us each step of the way. He even offered to bring soda water for my wife when she got chocolate on her white shirt! Now that is going above and beyond. We have found our new date night gem!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The hostess was quite rude to both myself and my friend, who ate with me. She actually argued with my friend. The food was okay, but the cheese fondue was runny. Our meals were quite rushed, with salads coming out before the cheese was finished. The chocolate menu was placed directly in front of me, not even halfway through the entree. I had to move the menu out of the way to get back to the fondue pot, which caused my wine glass to spill. The servers decided to clean their sections around us, even though we left over an hour before they closed. The restaurant is not well maintained, and a little shabby. I expect better service, food and atmosphere when choosing to dine at a place like The Melting Pot for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food & experience was very good ..relaxing enviroment & fun"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "glad I finally tried it but have to say it was overpriced for the food & experience & don't feel compelled to do that again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is experience dining. The food is great, but the environment and ability to cook your own food is something you can't get at other places. Thats why I come back and love it so much."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting this restaurant and I really loved it. The food was delicious and the server was very courteous and entertaining. Ask for Danielle and I'm sure your visit will be fun and just as memorable."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is the best special occasion restaurant of all times. We love it every time we come!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious and really hit the spot on a night with two special occasions. Fred was a great server."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Food is alyways great. Too many changes to the menu and not easy to understand. we've been going once or twice a year for 15 years. Price has increased while portion and selections have decreased. Couldnt really understand our options. Almost ordered too much food at twice the price. instead we paid what we normally do and still left a little hungry."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We celebrated our 5th Anniversary by doing a 4 course meal. The atmosphere, service and food were all amazing. We had a quiet and relaxing evening to just unwind and enjoy time together."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had a great time. They even had an anniversary card waiting for us. Could not have been more pleased with the entire experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I are Melting Pot fans, and the one in our town closed a couple years ago, so we don't often get out to them. This year, we decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary and her birthday (all on the same day) by driving up to Knoxville and enjoying the Melting Pot there. I informed them of our reason for celebrating via the Open Table system, and we found our table in a secluded corner decorated with hearts, a pretty table centerpiece and a happy anniversary card signed by the staff. Our server was very cordial, prompt and attentive. The manager on duty stopped by also. We were unbothered by other patrons, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and our food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is always my special treat for those times when I want to celebrate happy life events, enjoy a romantic evening and even pamper myself. The food is always wonderful and the dessert is divine. I mean warm chocolate and cheesecake, how can that not make life better right?"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was the 3rd time my family has gone together to The Melting Pot. Two were for 21st birthdays and this time was to celebrate other milestones for our children. We have enjoyed each time we have been here. Lots of sharing - of food and conversation."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was great, our server brandy was awesome albeit her first night! I would certainly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening, we only looked at our phones to check the timer for cooking, unheard of nowadays! Price is on the high side to value but all in all great place to eat."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Cheese and dessert were great. The rest was just boiled meat that wasn't good at all"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "When a special occasion arises, the Melting Pot is the place to take your loved one. Upscale, but perfectly fine to wear your nice shorts and polo for a nice evening out. Great food and lots of fun to prepare it yourself as the simple act of cookery becomes a conversation piece and it is hilarious when you loose something in the cooking liquid from your fondue fork and have to fish it out. I suggest finding a groupon or half off depot coupon the first time you go as it is rather extravagant in pricing for something you do yourself and a restaurant obviously can purchase in bulk creating a huge difference in the bottom line and the price charged. Overall, it was great, great service from our server and others seemed very pleased, too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our daughter worked at the melting pot in myrtle beach, so we had heard for years about the melting pot. On a recent trip we stayed overnight in knoxville and my wife surprised me with reservations at the melting pot. we had a great time! The food was great and the server was very nice and attentive."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I have been several times but 2 of the girls in our group have never been and our waiter Fred was spectacular. He was quite funny and entertaining. He made the night really special with his sense of humor and outgoing personality. He also took great pictures of all of us. There was another waiter, I believe his name was Scott possibly long brown hair, very handsome that stopped by our table to talk and make us laugh. He was such a sweetheart and also took our picture. One of the best ladies nights we've had and the other 2 girls who have never been there will definetly go back because it was just such an amazing experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and I have celebrated several anniversaries here and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We love the melting pot every time! It never disappoints! Very unique and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was not our first time dining at The Melting Pot, but it was our first time dining at this particular location. The food was amazing as usual, and the ambiance at this location was very nice. Our particular server for the evening was not the most attentive. When we did gain the attention of our server, it took longer than it should have to receive what we asked for. Knowing the standards of The Melting Pot, I am sure our experience with our server was rare. I still highly recommend The Melting Pot."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had a reservation, but 2 couples with later times seated before us. We were told to have a seat- but there were none, and my disabled wife had to sit on the staircase. Were told what we could and could not order. Loud, rowdy party behind us- could not talk to ourselves at the table due to the noise. Food so overspiced it was inedible. Both mine and my wife's, and the table behind us! We heard their complaints to the manager also. Offered no compensation, still paid $50 for melted cheese on bread. Never again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband and myself along with my best friend and her husband decided to celebrate my birthday at The Melting Pot. When we arrived I had a birthday card sitting on our table that had been signed by all the staff. Our server treated me like a guest of honor all evening and my dessert plate was served with a birthday candle! Our entire party was well taken care of and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Melting Pot is always a fun place to go -- combines good food with an enjoyable social experience. And our service was outstanding. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience, but it was pricey for the meal that we received. It is a unique dining experience that was very relaxed. You would not want to go to this restaurant if you have a tight schedule. It's great for a special occasion! They had an anniversary card on the table which was a special treat and our waitress was very helpful."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend for her birthday, it was both of our first time there. Heard great things about the food and it did not disappoint. The setting was very cozy, the music was outstanding and server Zari was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! She was very knowledgeable, she explained everything perfectly and MOST importantly she consistiently made sure we we alright. My girlfriend had a great birthday and THATS what matters most. We will DEFINIENTLY be back"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "You always know what to expect! Good food, great wine, good service. Always a excellent choice!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I had an enjoyable night with my wife celebrating our 20th. Most enjoyable part was dessert and company. Great place for talking and socializing......we liked dessert better than the main course but was an enjoyable night"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and requested a private table, which the restaurant accommodated nicely. We decided on the four course experience, we indulged on cheddar fondue, house salads, the classic entree, and s'mores chocolate fondue. The food was outstanding and dessert was exceptionally delicious. The wait staff was above par. All in all, a truly wonderful dining experience. One word of advice, don't burn your mouth."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The waiter was great. Super friendly, helpful, knowledgeable about vegetarian and vegan needs (I am vegetarian). The new menu offered a good vegetarian option and for that I was grateful. Unfortunately, the food was forgettable and very expensive. I understand paying for an experience, but it was way too much food and didn't really taste like anything special. It was just ok. This was my second time visiting and I just don't think I will return. It is a kitschy place and has a cool retro thing going on, but it's not my cup of tea."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed eating at this restaurant. But would just recommend for cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. The middle course was just okay and could be skipped to have an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to The Melting Pot for many years, opting to keep it on the list of places to go for special occasions. We've found it works for a romantic evening alone or with a large family group when everyone comes to visit. We used to get "The Big Night Out," but that's no longer available, so now we get either "The Classic" or the The "Land and Sea.""
    Dined on 5/31/2014