The Melting Pot - Tucson
The Melting Pot - Tucson

The Melting Pot - Tucson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/tucson/specials
  • Phone: 5205756358x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30PM - 10:00PM

    Friday & Saturday : 4:30PM - 11:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot has private rooms for groups of 10-54 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Croft, tucsonmeltingpot@aol.com 5205756358x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Ina Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A parking lot is located in front of the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Tucson
The Melting Pot is the premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue, fine wine, and fun with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues, entrees cooked tableside that include filet mignon, lobster, and ahi just to name a few, and decadent chocolate fondue for dessert all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has several creative martinis and a selection of fine wines to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two or private rooms for 10+ are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is a unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.
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The Melting Pot - Tucson reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (35)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (4)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • The Melting Pot hits the spot
    Supers7ang
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Weither it's fine wine or fondue. The Melting Pot is the place for you. A Romantic place with privacy for you and your loved one. With many wines and fondues to choose from. You also get to choose dinner dishes that you cook yourself. The service was great and the experience was even better. We will definitely be back. It is totally worth the money if you have it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hasn't changed in years
    Golfingcooker
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Have dined at 3 or 4 Melting Pots over the years. This last experience was about the same as 5 years ago -- not much on "value." Not that it's too expensive, It's just small portions at upper moderate prices -- double order to have a meal. A $5 salad has 2 Tbls lettace. It's fun -- but Fondue pretty easy to make at home though. OK wine list. The Chocolate is excellent. I just didnt see the value then, and I dont see the value now. Service was fine. Wine list OK. Nothing special. Ended up on Wednesday -- which was "ladies night 2 for 1" -- I guess a way to finally deliver value -- 2 fo 1. The place was a "Zoo" with 20 and 30 something females yelling over each other -- watch out for special nights if you want a nice dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Above Average
    Gunslinger37
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have visited the Melting Pot in several cities and have found them to be always good, consistent quality and service at each location. A great place to bring friends and family for special occasions, like birthdays or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Party of Two
    PartyOfDeuce
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great dining experience for anniversaries, and special occasions. I highly recommend this restaurant for couples seeking a private dinner to spend quality time together with their significant other. Not for first dates; somewhat spendy for someone that may fit the shoes of a significant other. ;)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I went here for my anniversary and it was very intimate and fun! They even gave us chocholaye covered strawberries on a plate with "happy anniversary" written in chocolate. I would recommend the melting pot for everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and fun
    WJAW
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    If you enjoy bread & cheese and cooking your own expensive food in a bubbling pot, this is for you! :) I've loved The Melting Pot for years, and this experience was no exception. Highly recommended for a special and/or romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    marriedcouple
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had my one year anniversary here, and if doesn't seem like a lot of food for the prices they have, but its worth the experience, it was quite, romantic, they had a couples table with a curtain, so the privacy was nice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Greatfun
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our dining experience was wonderful. The experience was interactive and really fun and the staff was excellent. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful evening
    luvfondu
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My husband and I celebrated with an anniversary diner and it was excellent. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, I loved the ambiance, the private tables. The whole experience was amazing. This is the second year in a row we have celebrated our anniversary at The Melting Pot. Everything was outstanding right down to the people who work there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Foodcritic79
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I loved how they treated us our waiter was fun courteous and seemed like he loved working there wish more restraunts people who work in customer service was like this .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories of the 70s
    Lindy
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We met over a fondue pot when fondue was a fad in the 70s. So to celebrate a special birthday, the Melting Pot was the perfect venue. The portions are very generous, so our hostess suggested that we share a main course, and it was perfect! Lots of memories, and a delicious meal! we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Anniversary
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It was very good. We enjoy it on special occasions. The food was excellent as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Explain
    Chineseginger
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    First time and it wasn't really explained . I had no idea what to expect and disliked the prep for food because I expected something else entirely.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    NzwoolridgeAZ
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Always a good choice, always good food. Our table top cooking contraption didn't work very well, however--I think we should have been moved
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't know what happened.
    TSMhia
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My 10 year old daughter decided to celebrate Mother's day at her favorite restaurant. It all started wonderful until the last course. The server disappeared for a long while. What appeared to be the manager (because he never introduced himself) picked up all the plates from the main course and asked which type of Chocolate fondue we had selected to put the order in absence of the server. 25 minutes later the server arrived.We did not enjoyed it due to the long wait. Finally I paid the $127.00 and had to remind the server about the box of chocolate covered strawberries for my wife. At no point did anyone apologized for keeping us waiting. This was our third and possibly the last time. The price paid was not worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    Sofabay
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Melting pot is not just about the food it's about the experience. It's fun, entertaining & tasty. It's not an everyday restaurant as it can be pricey, but always worth it. I always love going to the Melting Pot. It's yummy & fun :o) It's one of those places you have to take someone so that they can experience it. I highly recommend that you go, it's soooooo worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Melting Pot
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is our "go to" place for an excellent meal! We enjoy all the choices although the 4 course choice is a bit much food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Special Dinner
    Paladin
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Service was very good. Efficient without haste. Food was very good. A true dinning experience not just a meal. Will certainly recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for those special dates!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My husband and I tried the Melting Pot to celebrate our anniversary. What a great choice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dining with privacy
    ScottsAnniversary
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    If you're looking for a romantic getaway for a special occasion, this is the perfect place. We had a private curtained booth. Staff knocked before they came in and were careful to be not disrupt the conversation and intimacy. Food was great and was brought out at a comfortable pace. The chocolate la ronge fondue was Fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 272 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Tucson reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The server did an excellent job. Our drinks were continually filled. He did a good job making our cheese. Our meal was taken care of in an timely manner. The manager of the night was friendly and did a good job at making us feel important.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night Out
    meltingpotlover
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I came with a group of 6 ladies for the "Girls Night Out". Half of the group had never dined at The Melting Pot. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the fondue experience! The food was fresh and well presented. The wait staff was attentive, responsive and made us feel as though we could spend the entire night there if we chose. It was quiet enough that our conversation was not interrupted and the mini massages, manicures, etc. made the evening something special. The Melting Pot is my "go to" place for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    HotCheadle
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great place!!! Food was awesome and service was good aswell. My only concern was that I made a reservation online but when I got there I still had to wait 20 mins for a table. #TucsonHotSpot #HotCheadle #Winning
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • easter
    singleMom
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    was nice that kids ate free (my meal was set at $40), although I was charged for his drink, I was also disappointed that I could not get just plain cheese fondue as apposed to the 2 that were on the menu, witch was silly I got the raspberry cheddar instead of just cheddar they wouldn't "not" put it in. turns out i didnt like it, so that was a waste they should have left it plain! they did have the Easter bunny handing out 1 egg per kid and they had free facepainting that was also nice :) however they did not do the adult raffle like they advertised (that was one of the reasons i even went) and I had to ask for my mimosa that was to come with the meal, I was given water but never asked what id like to drink, or my son. Disappointing Easter
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    Bets123
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to the Easter Brunch, which was marketed toward families -- the Easter Bunny was there and there was face painting available. The food was great (the kids loved it) but because it was marketed toward families, we assumed it would be more family-friendly. We were there over 2.5 hours, mainly waiting for our server to bring the next course. Since with fondue, the prep isn't very complicated, I'm not sure why there was such a lag where we never even saw our server...we couldn't ask for drink refills, extra dipping sauces, anything. So for that, we were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AS ALWAYS
    PIRATE
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    While pricey, the experience here was very pleasant. The server was pleasant and attentive to our needs. The food was exceptional and the fondue experience is always an occasion to look forward to. Relaxed atmosphere, good conversation and while you don't feel alone, you do feel private.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Reviewer
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was awesome. Service was awesome. Price was awesome. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our server (William) was great! The good was great. I also proposed there the staff and manager made it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family celebration
    Bomont
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We love going to melting pot to celebrate things as a family. It was a kids eat free night and my kids lived the chance to order their own cheese, entree, and dessert courses. Excellent service kept things moving so the kids were never bored. Great food as usual, and a special night out for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love going to The Melting
    Carrie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I love going to The Melting Pot. I've been going there for 5 years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday9
    reddog
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The menu has changed since the last time we where there, for the better. We had the 4 course, and we both could choose what we liked. The amount of food was just right, and the quality was top notch. The service was outstanding, our waiter Philip was there at just the right time to start the next course, not to soon, and not o late. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night
    Lori
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    As always, The Melting Pot was a great night of food and fun! We were there for dessert - super yummy!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my 10 year old and
    MyDiningExp101
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I took my 10 year old and her friends for an after dinner chocolate fondue experience and it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate!
    Jammers
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Had an AMAZING anniversary dinner at the Melting Pot. Yummy food, great service and so much fun! Definitely one of our favorite places to celebrate special events. They also offer a great military discount and when we had trouble with a coupon the manager came to our table and worked it out for us. AWESOME SERVICE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, best service I've
    Focalist
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great food, best service I've ever had at a restaurant, great experience. The manager came up after dinner and asked for suggestions. Earlier we had postulated that asian pears would go very well with the cheese fondue in addition to the apples. The manager offered that in future reservations if we made the request he could procure asain pears for us since he doesn't control the overall menu, but can accomodate special requests. I was very impressed with the Melting Pot and my wife was extatic when she found out we were eating there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Tucson
    project
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Great food and service. Can't wait to eat there again!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went on a Sunday night to
    beg3yrs
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Went on a Sunday night to meet up with another couple. It's usually just the two of us when we visit The Melting Pot so this time we wondered how the "negotiation" for fondue selection would go. It turned out great but ... if you go with others, be aware that picky eaters could make things difficult. We were last at MP for Valentine's Day and the contrast between then and Sunday was remarkable. It was much quieter and everyone was more relaxed. Not that the previous visit was bad, just a busier day. Sunday was great. Being quiet we could actually hear our dinner partners and have a nice conversation without having to raise our voices. An active dinner (dipping fondue, selecting the next piece, choosing sauces, etc) keeps things lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    wintervisit
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was a "fun" dinner. The attention the staff to us was second to none. The food was excellent. Although the portions were small we had plenty to eat. It is really a place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and yummy
    Sportbros
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Fondue is always fun and entertaining. The Swiss cheese is delicious as is the chocolate fondue. The salad appeared small but with all the other food you leave stuffed! It is located in the food court section of the mall with an outside entrance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our fondue fix
    Kokobean
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We went to Melting Pot to celebrate our 18th anniversary and had a wonderful meal. We often go to Melting Pot for special occasions because we love the cheese and chocolate fondue and it always feels like a bit of a splurge. We have only done all four courses (cheese, salad, entree and dessert) once and found it was a bit too much food and took a very long time to get through all the courses. For me and my husband, the entree is the least interesting and most expensive part, so we just skip that course and have cheese, salad and dessert and find it is the perfect way to celebrate. The enclosed booths help with the noise and keep the feel intimate to your group. We love it, and this visit was no exception.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.