The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE
The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE

The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/wilmington-de/specials
  • Phone: 3026526358
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant
  • Private Party Facilities: The Melting Pot - Wilmington can accommodate semi-private & private parties for both lunch & dinner. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brad Obeholzer, wilmtmpot@aol.com 3026526358

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Foulk Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & fabulous four-course dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups. The Melting Pot always hits the spot. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)romantic (70)good for groups (50)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (14)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great nite out for Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We always wanted to try the Melting Pot and went for my birthday with my family of four. It is expensive, but a unique experience that everyone should try! I think it would be a fun ladies night out as well with drinks and dessert fondue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic anniversary
    Kuntryboy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took my wife to celebrate our anniversary again this year. The experience was great as usual. Our hostesses made sure everything was ready to surprise my wife. They went above and beyond what I expected! Not only did they have the choc covered strawberries, balloons, sparkling cider, and all ready they also gave us a card signed by all the staff and put rose petals on our table. Gary was very personable and a great waiter! The whole experience really impressed me and my wife was so happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    melt
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All around a great restaurant experience. I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Wills
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was a birthday dinner for our teenager and she loves fondue, specifically the cheese and chocolate. We opted for the 4 course selection, but that is a lot of food, especially given the heaviness of starting with the cheese. I was a bit disappointed, for four people they gave us little fruit and vegetables, but two containers of bread. I would have preferred the latter. In retrospect, I think I should have done as my teen had wanted, and just ordered the cheese fondue and then jumped to the chocolate fondue. Too much food otherwise. Great place for a first date or occasion where people need to start talking, the activity will help you along!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it, he didn't.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was our first time, I loved the great selection of foods. Salads were great and our waitress explained the process well. Unfortunately our first few bites were raw despite cooking the recommended time. Once we got the hang of it the rest came out well. I wasn't a fan of cooking my meats in the same pot as his seafood but we made do. Also we tossed in the veggies first as instructed, they just took up too much room. I'll definitely return but will probably just try a cheese fondue and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite an experience
    JimmyC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had never been there before. It was a bit difficult keeping track of the cooking times but the chocolate fondue for desert made it all worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • smoothed over every hiccup
    DebORawr
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Called to warn we were running 15 min late for res, table ready the moment we walked in. Had to ask for beer glass, then new beer as bottle had chipped, and were accommodated. Waited forever for broth to boil, finally discovering burner was broken, burners switched, and dessert comped for our trouble. All while smoothly and respectfully handling our Groupon. Ended up a lovely evening. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Experience, Fun Times
    LazyChef
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I went to The Melting Pot for our 29th anniversary. We'd never been there, and had avoided it due to the rather high cost. But for a special occasion, I think it was fabulous! We had the three course and our server, Robert, was really great about explaining how it all worked, keeping an eye on us without being overbearing, and just serving with flair. It was really a fun experience, and the food was good. I'd love to go back another time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal again!
    2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Melting Pot never disappoints! We enjoyed a wonderful and fun meal. I highly recommend the Quattro Formagio cheese fondue. It was excellent with all the new dippers. We always look forward to dessert and the chocolate pudding fondue was fantastic. Lisa provided excellent service and the managers were over twice to ensure we were enjoying our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Dining Experience.
    firecracker
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fantastic service! Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive staff. Great food and a novel dining experience that is both interactive and unique. Delicious food. Fun! Also great location; easy parking, clean, safe and attractive décor inside and out. Although on the pricey side, worth the investment for a great night out with family, friends or a romantic outing. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nomegusta
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The server didn't know about the special, which was advertised on their website and through email. She had to leave the table to find out what it is, and overall the service was awful. We have been there many times, but we have never had to wait so long for food in between courses. The fondue would be boiling because another server brought it out, but we would have nothing to cook in it. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always top notch
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I always love going to The Melting Pot. I celebrate all my special occasions there. The dining expereince is always amazing, the food is excellent, and the staff are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    Mpot
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Felt rushed by waitress. Food was great. Table was
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POOR POOR SERVICE
    MLCR
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Normally I would NEVER write a bad review but our server was NOT good, we waited aLONG TIME for everything. Starting with the cheese course it took forever to get bread to the point when we did get it the cheese was getting hard at the top. Salad was good then came the main course he kept turning the burner down which was hard to cook the food. Dessert was never hot barely warm and we couldn't get refills on drinks never asked, it took over 2 1/2 hours, if we were not there for my daughters birthday I think I wouldn't be as mad but she waited so long for that night and left soooo disappointed, and she doesn't get the kids meal so it was very expensive for such a disappointing night!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This experience was wonderful! My boyfriend and I were able to share a romantic dinner together without a lot of noise and with wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was great as always! Our server Gary was awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I joined another couple out with none of our kids. The place was great drinks and conversation, not to mention the food was delicious too. Absolutely recommend to others and will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melting Pot
    Krisj613
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    After being seated at the table, I quickly scanned the menu and knew immediately I was going to try their Caprese Salad, which I would definitely recommend for all to try. It was delicious! My husband and I both decided to do the Fondue by You options, which being my first time actually having dinner there, I didn't realize I had to actually cook my meal. The wait staff are well prepared and inform you how long each piece of protein needs to cook. Fondue by You is definitely worth trying because you are allowed to pick 3 different protein items, so it's like creating your own sampler. And then of course the people in your group can choose different options and you are able to try theirs!! And while there, dessert is an absolute must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    sweetmaggie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very pleased with a visit to the Melting Pot, selections, server, manager, quality and taste of food all great. Our food came in a timely manner. Will definitely recommend it to our friends and we will return again for sure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice experience
    myboat53
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I'm not usually one who likes to have to pay to cook my own food but The Melting Pot is a lot of fun and a different dining experience. We've been going about once or twice year for many years and have always enjoyed the evening, whether just my wife and myself or a large group. Going with others gives an opportunity to order and share different appetizers, entrees, desserts and cooking styles. This visit was in celebration of our anniversary and we weren't disappointed, though we were both quite full when we left! Service was a little slow but the waiter was very friendly and helpful. He seemed to have too many tables to serve and for some reason, it appeared some of his tables were on one side of the restaurant and some on the other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Great for Kids
    SusH
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Delicious choices for fondue, don't miss the chocolate course! Kids love it because it is interactive. And they eat veggies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 33rd Anniversay!!!
    Jackx61
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Wonderful food, service was outstanding from the time we walked in the door the staff was friendly and well trained on customer service. We enjoyed everything about it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Dinnerdash81
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great spot for interesting takes on food. The main course is served raw and needs to be cooked yourself. The whole of the meal is very fulfilling and satisfying. All in all it was a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is my daughter's favorite restaurant and we have gone there for her last 3 birthday celebrations. The food is consistent. The 4 course option is a lot of food so allow plenty of time to eat. The good thing is the wait staff don't rush you to finish. They must have the table turns worked out well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner.
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We thought we'd try Melting Pot for our special dinner. Reservations were easily made. Our waitress was new & needs more training. Even tho she apologized, service was slow. When making our reservation, we filled in the space, that asked if it was a special occasion. The hostess brought us a card, signed by the staff. We thought that was kinda weird. Can't imagine they couldn't have given us something like a dessert to celebrate. Also watched as another couple were seated & their server was a no show for over 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was good as always, but felt a little rushed this time around. We've been here many times before and never had a complaint. If you love cheese and chocolate, this place is for you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect every time...
    humvwannabe
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have visited the melting pot several times and I am always impressed with the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Macmac9800
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I had to beg my husband to come here several years ago and half way through the main course he was ready to make the next reservation. We come often and for the first time last week I brought my two teenagers and they loved it as well. Can't say enough good about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nanadines
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Expensive. Food was good but we did not get enough veggies. Good selection, would be a great place for a party or with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service
    DigitalViking
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My son and I had a fantastic experience. We did the 4 course meal and ate slowly but surely. Great food selection -assisted by a fantastic waiter -Gary. Another smart menu item was the 4 wine pairing option. Overall, Gary made the experience a great one, combined w a perfect menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Awful
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The portions got smaller and they got rid of most of the chocolate desserts that were good! They even changed the dessert menu. Not a fan of the melting pot anymore
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    wurstd73
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I love The Melting Pot. It's a little pricey, so I don't splurge and go there often, but the food never lets me down. They're also incredibly accommodating for things like food allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    ShannonSteve
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Love this restaurant!! We try to get here at least once or twice a year. It's a little pricey but the food is fantastic and you leave completely stuffed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a perfect restaurant to go to for a date! I've been here and tried just about every fondue on the menu and they're perfectly filling for a dinner! The service is very nice and understandable. I love this place so much, I go there every chance I get.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good
    Rjohanna
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was pretty good. Dont want to eat all day, its alot of food. Its more about the experience of cooking your own food. Not an all the time kind of place, i would only go back for a special occasion. But in all food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Anniversary Restaurant
    SirSheldon
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I took my wife here for our anniversary and it was an amazing experience. The food was very delicious and it was fun to cook it right at our table! The service we recurved was also very good. I would recommend this restaurant for aa special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not typical
    Ldf71976
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It was unusually loud on this visit. Food was same. Service was fine.... Not the best we've had but not the worst.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    Foodies4life
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I celebrated my birthday here and it was a great experience from the service to the food. I would definitely return if I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Dineat9
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good food, good service, decent price. The amount of food for the price is ok, the service is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Mother's Day Celebration
    Erlynstar299
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    WE decided this year to do mothers day on Saturday night instead of the usual Sunday. My wife and daughter always raved about the melting pot, so I decided to make reservations there thru open table. When we got to the restaurant they seated us right away in a secluded booth away from the crowd. We decided to try just the cheese and chocolate courses. Both were great. Our waitress, who it turns out, is the only mother among all the waitresses, was attentive yet unobtrusive. She made sure we had everything we need. I can highly recommend the melting pot, not only for special occasions, but for a romantic evening for 2. I think I'll be going back but next time with just my wife.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic