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The Melting Pot - Tacoma
The Melting Pot - Tacoma

The Melting Pot - Tacoma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/tacoma/specials
  • Phone: (253) 535-3939
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Hours:

    Monday-Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm- 11:00pm

    Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
    7 Days a Week 4:30-6:30
    Every day Late Night 9:00 - close

    Happy Hour in the Bar Only:
    Friday 4:30-6:30 & Late Night 9:00 - close

    5 Items for $5: Pure Chocolate Fondue, Cheese Fondue, Any Salad, On Tap and Bottled Beer, and Happy Hour Wines.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
    Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends, host a luncheon, or hold a business dinner. Our managers are there every step of the way to guarantee the success of your event & to create a memorable and successful experience for you.

    We can accommodate personal & professional parties of all sizes: Cambria Room seats up to 16
    Rainier Room seats up to 40

    Special Occasion Packages:
    Whether you're joining us for a romantic evening for 2 or creating memories with family, friends, & colleagues, Celebration Packages & Keepsakes are available & will be set at your table, ready to surprise & delight upon your arrival!

  • Private Party Contact: Sean Hanson (253) 535-3939
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour in the Lounge
    Monday - Friday 4:30-6:00 &
    Every Day Late Night 9:00 - close

    $4 off cheese & pure chocolate fondues; $4 off brie plates; $2 off all salads. $5 well drinks & $7 select wine pours. Beer specials.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Ladies Night Thursdays!
    Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 for valet parking
A word from The Melting Pot - Tacoma
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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Our waiter could not have been better. Food was great. I asked If they sold the melting chips of chocolate. Waiter came back with a small bag for me to take at no charge. It's the little things that make the most impact. I could never afford to eat here. Got an excellent groupon. Will be back for happy hour in te lounge when prices are more reasonable."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was good, but the server took 15 minutes to even show up to ask us if we wanted a drink. The meal took us almost two hours, Partially because its fondue, but mostly because it took forever to get anything. I would still recommend it if it was cheaper. But for 45 dollars a person you'd better have better service than that."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Have loved the Melting Pot forever but disappointed with a recent birthday at Melting Pot. I loved the proactive pre-call offer to arrange the special occasion. But, that night the waiter wasn't knowledgeable of menu or special occasion arrangements made in advance. We told him we were hungry when we arrived so we wanted to start on cheese right away but it didn't arrive until 1 hour later! And, the serving was for 2 not 4 as ordered. When dessert came the waiter didn't bring the special occasion plate with customized message I had pre-ordered. There was a 10 minute delay afterwards on getting that. In general we were not taken care of by the wait staff to our satisfaction. Disappointing for a normally great and fun restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Don't go for dinner. Too little food for the price. The cheese and chocolate are awesome though."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The Melting Pot is my favorite place for a special celebration with my best friends. It's a true dining experience and the nature of the shared fondue inspires laughter, conversation and palate-pleasing oohs and aahs! The service this last time was slightly off but normally the service is impeccable too. I recommend the Melting Pot to anyone looking for a treat in a dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Entertaining waiter, great food, very spendy so appropriate for a special occasion. Very fun!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Five of us ladies visited before a concert..The whole experience was great from the time we got there til the time we left...Great service , great, food,service...its a fun, quiet, different experience...Cant wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to the Melting Pot in Tacoma about 5 times. The first time was wonderful. The second time, our waiter was distracted. It went downhill from there. This time, our waiter took our order and disappeared. We had to flag down the passing manager to get more veggies. We both had the distinct impression that we were inconveniencing our waiter with our presence. We won't go back again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We always love goiing to the Tacoma Melting Pot as a couple or on group dates.. Always wonderful food and service. JD was our server this time and he was just lovely The Manager even stopped by to fill water galsses and chat with all the tables.. All the satff were super friendly and attentive.. We never wanted for anything beacuse someone was always stopping by to ask if we needed more bread, vegis, fruit or anything"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I go to The Melting Pot every year for her birthday, and we always walk away very satisfied. The staff are always so nice to us when we come in, and the waiters and waitresses are always helpful with explaining the new meals. I personally would like to thank everyone at The Melting Pot for another great time, and thanks for helping me score "points" with the wife..........again. We just need to try coming in for a regular dinner sometime. Thanks Again!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday here. What a fun experience! First time for all of us, our server was friendly and helpful with explaining the menu and the whole Melting Pot experience. Plan for a longer meal (we were there for 2 1/2 hours) if doing the 4-course meal. Everything was done in a timely manner, but it truly is an experience. As a family we had time to chat, enjoy each other's company and eat at a leisurely pace. Definitely get the DESSERT fondue! It was delish, but make sure you leave room for it! Overall, a fun experience, but is on the pricey side. For a special occasion though...totally worth it!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The melting pot may be a bit pricy, so be sure to get the Groupon"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service and food was fantastic! It can be a bit spendy, but well worth it for that special occasion. For us, it was my parents visiting from out of state. We wanted to give them a moment to remember. Well done, "Melting Pot", well done."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My wife and I attended for our 19 y anniversary. The staff was amazing our sever Dominic, wow! We ended up in the lounge for a drink after dinner the staff in there was just as amazing friendly very attentive and helpful. Our overall experience was I would do it again! It was one of the best experiences we have had in a very long time"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I go here for our anniversary every year. The food and service are outstanding!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband & I came here for our first time with a Groupon offer. Food was great and surprisingly filling. Service toward the end of the meal was extremely slow. And prices w/o Groupon are pricey. The dessert was delicious!! The Carmel Turtle is a MUST try. Would like to see more fruits with the dessert, only because the sweets with the chocolate was overwhelmingly sweet."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent . When the food came out it didn't look like much but we left very full. I don't recamend eating there every day but for a special ocation it's well worth the experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit and it was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our second visit in 2 weeks and probably our last. The food and our service was great the first time on a busy weekend night. So we used a groupon to return on a wed night bc we had really enjoyed it. HOWEVER this time the service and seating was incredibly poor. They crowded us Into a booth wedged amongst others when clearly there were others open. The waiters demeanor absolutely changed when he noticed the groupon. The food was shoddier too. I tipped well $20 for a meal that only cost $55. Disappointing double standard- if you don't want the customers then don't publish the groupon."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7:15 and we didn't actually get seated until 7:40. I was initially getting frustrated but it all worked out just fine. I believe the hostess was new and had some trouble organizing the dinner reservations appropriately. Overall it was still a great experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly and attentive. I'm sorry to say I didn't get his name!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to this place with a Groupon deal. It was great! Friendly, fast, helpful service with quality food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to the Melting Pot to celebrate our 45th Anniversary and had ordered the celebration package which included champagne and a single red rose on the table. Even though we had a reservation we had to wait 20 mins to be escorted to our table which was tucked into a dark back corner. I had to really look to find where the rose was and the champagne was tucked at the back of the table.The setting looked anything but special. Our server took his own sweet time to come to us and it didn't get any better as the evening went on. Despite the disappointments encountered we had a good meal and a nice evening however for our next special occasion, whatever it may be we will probably not choose to go The Melting Pot."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were seated in a corner booth, which was the worst place in the empty room. It was claustrophobic inducing. We asked to move, which was done. The red roses, which were ordered for our anniversary were not red. The waiter did not explain things clearly. He referred to us (senior citizens) as "Do you guys want water?" The food was terrible. We did not know we were being served lobster until it arrived. The steak pieces were tough and gristly. We brought home the remaining bland food for our dog to enjoy. Salad was just ok. Dressing had been applied instead of on the side. A fork was dirty and was not replaced by the waiter. On the plus side, manager removed all of the costs except for the Groupon cost. Very poor. ' Walter"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Servers are very attentive, food was good a plentiful. We had such a fun night"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I took my daughter and my son my in law here on 06/25/14 for their 3 rd year Anniversary. They both had never been there only heard of the place from my Son Or I. The food was out of this world more so than last time since i was my first then, in San diego, Ca. This experience was much more, due to sharing it with loved one's the pictures i took while there , tell a lovely story. We were able to just be ourselves and enjoy every thing set out before us.My daughter loved everything including the chocolate dessert's. I will let my friend's and other family member's in on this lil hidden gem in Tacoma,WA. The staff was knowledgeable and welcomed us, treated us exquisitely thank you so much we had a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was a 2 1/2 hour dining experience, and we had such a nice time. The courses are brought out with plenty of time to enjoy and take the time you need. While quite 'spendy' this is a very nice place to have dinner. My 13 yr old son went for the first time and thought it was "so cool"! Very good service, and our waitress Taylor was so sweet."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is a great place to share an anniversary with family and friends. lots of great food and great service. we also enjoyed our 6 dipped chocolate strawberries after the fact."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The server was awesome!! Her recommendtions were spot on!! The amount of food we recieved for the price, worth it!! I would go back, again and again!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our 5th Anniversary with you, and were very impressed with the quality of service we received. I was also pleased that they gave a special congratulation to me for finishing my bachelors degree at UWT. Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "If you need a night away from the kids and stress of home and family, then the Melting Pot is perfect for you. An intimate setting and evening lighting only add to the feeling of peace and quiet. The wait staff are ready and available to answer any question and offer suggestions should you be stumped by the large menu. Although the portions may seem all at first remember that they come out in courses and before the night is over you will feel full and satisfied. Enjoy the Melting Pot with your special someone on special occasions or even just for a much needed night out. Delcious food and excellent service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "First time ever going to The Melting Pot. I was skeptical at first because I had no idea what else they would serve besides fondue. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and wine list. She was friendly and took her time to go over the basics with us since it was our first time. Food was AMAZING! Very well seasoned and fun to cook. We had the Yin and Yang Chocolate Fondue for dessert and it was the best chocolate any of us have had in a long time. I highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is an occasion restaurant, whether birthday, holiday, anniversary or Tuesday evening. The service and food is all part of an experience that is as special as you want to make it. Dress up, dress down, doesn't matter just go and be prepared for up to two hours of fine dining. Not ready to eat the full four course meal? My husband and I enjoy have the cheese fondue with salad, skip the entrée and have one of their dessert fondues. This combination is available in both the bar and dining room. Don't be shy, tailor your experience to your exact preference. Unique dining and the staff is exemplary."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed food and had fun with family but I think we had a new server because he was horrible. We were there for about 3 hours and majority of the time was waiting for the server. We wanted to order more food but didn't want to wait for server. Plus, I ordered chocolate covered strawberries but they never came. Soooooo happy the food and family fun made up for the new server."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service, food and everything was overall great the best thing here in my opinion is definitely the chocolate fondue"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very fun family time with two teenagers! Dinner allowed for quality time with laughs and good family discussions over dinner."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great for a special occassion with family or very close friends. Service was excellent and great place for drinks before dinner in the bar."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a fun place to eat with a group...lots of food."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was alright but the price was way too high. I would never return. It's not worth the money"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It has become a tradition to celebrate my children's birthdays at the Melting Pot. Every time we dine there, we look forward to returning the following year. The manager went out of his way by decorating a plate with a Happy Birthday message, lit candles, and some treats. The waitress explained how to use the fondue throughout our 4 course meal. The restaurant was quiet, relaxing, and clean. The service was prompt and accommodating. Even thought we arrived early, our hostess allowed us to remain in the lobby until we could be seated."
    Dined on 6/8/2014