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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our server was very friendly and attentive. I'm sorry to say I didn't get his name!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My wife and i went here for a nite out at the last minute. There was no problem getting a table. the staff was friendly and attentive. The whole experience was memorable. We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My daughter is 10 and loved the experience of all of the food! The cheese fondue was delicious and all of the different meats we got were amazing! The best was the chocolate fondue at the end. The only warning I have is: we had a groupon and it was not calculated correctly. Luckily, we brought it to our waiter's attention and he fixed it after a few tries."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed every part of our visit. From the time we got there to the time we left. The food was fantastic. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food, service, cooking instructions were great! I took my son here for his birthday and it was a success! We had an enjoyable evening and we will return in the future. Melting pot is now offering a four-course dinner for under $40 per person, which works well for our budget. The only thing that I will complain about is that the cheese course was on the skimpy side: we blew through the cheese too fast and wanted more chesse (and dippers). The cheese course is my favorite course of the meal."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything up to our mid meal time was great. We made reservations for a quiet secluded table to celebrate our 19 year anniversary. All was flawless until 3 drunk, loud, obnoxiuos ladies were seated right beside us(They were pretty lit up when they came into the bar prior to seating). There were tons of seats all over the restaraunt, but our quiet location turned into a "lets get out of here as quick as possible" experience. We had to rush our dinner and forgo dessert just so we could get some more quiet time outside. Thank you Melting Pot for an almost grand experience."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had an incredible dining experience. Our server on Monday evening was incredible. He was friendly, courteous, thoughtful and enthusiastic. The food was exactly how we expected it to be - delicious! The food presentation was beautiful, and the atmosphere allowed for intimate conversation. We will definitely dine again and again!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food was very good and we had an enjoyable experience. The downside was the service was slow and dinner took several hours. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything was great. I expected the food to be good, but when dining the biggest variable is service. Our server was Jose and he was Awesome. He certainly had a big part in making the experience so wonderful. I hope I left him a big enough tip. Lol "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I must admit that I was a little bit skeptical of going to a Fondue restaurant for a special occasion, but I absolutely loved it! The seating areas had high walls to give you lots of privacy, and it was nice and quite in the restaurant. We both got the four course meal along with the four course wine selection, and thoroughly enjoyed everything. While it doesn't seem like there is a ton of food in each course, I left absolutely stuffed, so it definitely adds up. It is not cheap, but I definitely felt like we got good value for out money. I would recommend this to everyone! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great and friendly service. Many choices on food, drinks and wine. Will be back with more friends ;)"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service was great, but I really felt the food was mediocre at best. We spent $108+ dollars for 2 on poor quality product. Never again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was a great experience! Food and service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It was our first time to go to the Melting Pot. Great place for a celebration, a little pricy, but a fun "experience date". Don't be in a rush, your experience will take 2+ hours if you choose to do the 4 course deal. I Highly recommend The Melting Pot, and will definitely return. Our server, Mary Ann, was very helpful and perfect for the job telling us how things would progress throughout the meal. Excellent Service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014