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Melting Pot Social, Asheville, NC

Melting Pot Social

3.7
3.7
233 Reviews
$30 and under
Fondue
Come melt with us! Dip into our social dining experience, where we come together over whimsical cocktails and curated bites. Share dips, pics, and laughs with your favorite people. It's okay if you crave cheese tonight and soup with salad tomorrow, we've got you covered with mouth-watering chocolate and cheese fondues, Flambé flatbreads, unique burgers, and so much more! We’re all about ooey-gooey, cheesy goodness, and inventive cocktails and local craft beer. Create your own fondue curations with our pick sheet menu, or let our expert chefs’ recommendations delight you. You’ll discover your whimsical side as you select your own adventure and sink into perfectly paired bites and sips. Melting Pot Social offers new ways to dip. Creatively plating sharable bites and fondue in a place where it's not only all right to play with your food - it's encouraged. Launched in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, our menu goes way beyond fondue.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Burgers, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 377-6358

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jason Miller

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Parking details

    Covered parking is available behind Melting Pot Social at the 11 Sears Alley Parking Garage. Parking is $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. When parking at the 11 Sears Alley Parking Garage, use our rear entrance on Commerce Street - look for the painted mural with our logo, near the corner of Commerce St. and Buncombe St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 233 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Scenic View

  • Asheville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. K

    Kath

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was bland and portions were for a toddler. A half of an ego waffle for chicken and waffles? The breakfast bowl was literally one egg, a pound of raw kale, and 7 barely cooked mini potatoes? No flavor to anything. Waiter was nice but would not return.
  2. JM

    JeffM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dan, our server was on his first day at the job. This was our first visit. Dan was excellent! The food was very good though, since didnt come i the traditional fondue pot, it was a little unusual. We had the flaming turtle dessert was was very good! Overall Melting Pot was a lot of fun and great food. We will be back!
  3. M

    Monty

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Asheville's Melting Pot. We added pesto, garlic, mushrooms and bacon bits to the Alpine base. The fried potatoes were fantastic dipped in the cheese...the tomatoes and bread pieces were also very good. We chose dark chocolate with heath bar bits, almonds and caramel for dessert. Dipping strawberries, pound cake, marshmallows and rice krispies bars into the best chocolate I have ever put in my mouth was orgasmic. I wanted to pick up the bowl of chocolate and drink it straight, but I behaved myself. I wasn't a fan of the rice krispies bars, but the chocolate even made those bars tsste good. We left fully satisfied and planning to return very soon.
  4. D

    Dfar

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Was expecting more upscale dining experience. Not like other Melting Pots at all. Reminded me of a diner. Hostess was not friendly, then server never showed up after 15 minutes. Walked out.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This was a very poor experience. Our waiter Kirt LG made us uncomfortable from the beginning because he literally told my friend to scoot over and sat down with her while he took our order. He then proceeded to not come back to our table for almost an hour it was very unprofessional. During that time we saw him put his arm around the chair of other female customers as well. The food once we finally got it was very mediocre especially for the price. The burger I got was fast food quality. Very clearly came from frozen. We were almost late to our next event despite ordering the first time our waiter came to the table. I absolutely would never eat here again.

    Melting Pot SocialResponded on September 7, 2022Hello, we responded to your review on other platforms. We would love if you can reach out.

  6. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Brandy C is an amazing server. Loved it
  7. c

    culbay

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the cheese and chocolate fondues. It was fun. Wait staff were excellent in their service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Yucky would never go there again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was able to make a reservation for brunch and then showed up and they had a sign on the door saying they were closed for the weekend. So just beware they might allow you to make a reservation but they might be closed. Better to just make a reservation somewhere else, plenty of other great brunch spots nearby that have accurate reservation listings.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Not a very good experience food was okay the service was non existent.
  11. SD

    SarahD

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our server was maybe having a bad day? I wish these were traditional fondue pots instead of little ramekins without a heating source underneath. My husband loved his panini but I don’t think we’d come back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Everything we got was amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lunch time celebration for our twins 17th birthday with a few of their friends. The service was excellent, food was amazing (we did some fondue and some Al La carte menu items then shared some dessert fondues-so good!). The chef came out to see us, he’s hilarious and kind. Location is fun and place is upbeat, clean and comfortable.
  14. N

    Newtoconcord

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It was okay for brunch. Nothing amazing or bad.
  15. MM

    McMahanL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! I have a food allergy and the chef came out to personally talk to me about it.
  16. l

    lindsayb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Menu was confusing and not fully explained at first. Service was inconsistent. Only 3 of the 4 of us enjoyed our meals. It was an odd dining experience.
  17. NT

    NataliaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food is not great but the service was pretty poor. For overall value (pricey), I would not go here again.
  18. SP

    ShannonP

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We came here for brunch to celebrate my boyfriends 40th birthday- our waiter was called to the kitchen to sub for someone that called out. The new waitress was confused and there was not a warm hand off. We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks and about 30 minutes to order our food. Food was great- service was not.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was good. Our waiter was very slow for us. Servoce for others seemed good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was great but everything came out at separate times. There were obviously not enough servers and cooks. But everyone there was very nice, and tried their best with the little staff they had.
  21. U

    Ursa

    Key West

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It is a fun experience to share with friends or family. Try a few different cheese options. The chocolate dessert with added peanut butter is divine.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. This was our first time here. Hope Melting Pot Social expands and gets closer to my hometown.
  23. M

    mtnMarty

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, but service uneven. Will probably try it again.
  24. A

    Amyk

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Our favorites were the sticky ribs, veggie potstickers and the Caesar salad. The fondues were good but not the stars of the meal. Incredible service.. loved our waitress and her recommendations were spot on. Also enjoyed the spirit free lavender shrub and the old fashioned. Highly recommend!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great. Hostess was amazing and our waitress did great despite it being her first week. Food options were minimal though.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    When we arrived we were told they did not have our reservation, then come to find out it was registered 2.5 hours prior to the confirmation time they sent us. They were still able to accommodate us which was nice. Food was pretty good, service was average.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    First time here. Nice looking dining room wait staff very attentive. I love that they have some non alcoholic mocktails on the menu. Presentation was great, food just okay. Too many breads potatoes for dipping, extra protein consisted of a skewer with 4 small bites. Nice nosh but couldn’t quite call it “dinner”.

    Melting Pot SocialResponded on May 16, 2022Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Next time you dine, please don't hesitate to let us know how we can make your experience 5 stars. We're happy to pick some curated dippers, as well!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chef was SO awesome! He came out to great us and his food was wonderful! Loved all of the fondues. We got a cheese and a chocolate. Was a fun experience!
  29. B

    Branton

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We're local and our first time here was a good experience. We would return for small bites and drinks with friends. Not what I would consider the best place if you want a large meal or heavy entrees. This is more for socializing around small plates.
  30. C

    Chaps

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Food is very good, but there were serious service and kitchen issues. We waited a half hour before a server came over and it went downhill from there. We ordered six items and three of them never arrived. After being there almost 3 hours we gave up and left.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was great we got in really fast our men
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was nothing like the original melting pot. It was pretty disappointing overall, from the service to the food.
  33. AE

    AshevilleEH

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We went to Melting Pot Social with 16 other people 6 weeks ago and we enjoyed it. We had a great waitress and food was good, but not great. I decided to take family back and try different food. We went again today for Mother’s Day celebration, and it was a complete disaster. Our reservation for 7 was at 3pm, so not terribly busy even on a holiday … they seemed to have a lot of staff, and some seemed to be working hard but others (like our waitress) were barely moving!! When I made my reservation on OpenTable, I specifically requested a standard table and not a bar top because I have a bad back, and when I got there today, they said they could not honor the request (but there were other standard tables … they just didn’t take the time to set it). The chairs were low-back and uncomfortable. Our waitress was slow, she spoke softly and we couldn’t hear her, and she tried to make too much small talk instead of being efficient. Halfway through our time there, she decided to sit down at a table and chat with another waitress while only half of our party was served food!! Then, when she saw me staring at her, she got up and she tried to blame the kitchen by saying the food wasn’t ready yet, but we saw our food just sitting there waiting to be served. 🙄 The manager didn’t seem very effective either because we saw several other patrons complaining to her. Normally, I would give a restaurant a 2nd chance, but the food just isn’t worth it. We paid $1.50 for extra banana dippers for our chocolate fondue & it was only half of a banana! Oh … FYI … the stuffed French toast is deep fried, but it doesn’t say that on the menu! I asked for the sticky ribs that one of my friends had the last time I was there, and she said they were good, but I was told today they only serve those at dinner. A real disappointment … I really wanted to like this place!

    Melting Pot SocialResponded on May 9, 2022Hello, we responded to your review on Google.

  34. b

    bingading

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    I realize that Asheville is low on staff right now, but overbooking your restaurant on Mothers Day is probably not a smart move...as most of the crowd will be locals who will talk. We waited over 15 minutes, with a reservation, and got our first taste about 45 minutes later. By that time we were so hungry that it was hard to tell if the food was good. I am going to give this one more chance however. I think it's a good option for late nights, but not for a date or anything that requires intimate conversation. The staff we dealt with were nice and polite, but obviously flustered.
  35. M

    Mamasue

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was Mothers Day so service was a little slow as there was quite a crowd. Staff was good and very friendly. The food enderf.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We waited forever for EVERYTHING. First for a server, then to get drinks and then we never got several things we asked for because she was too busy and forgot. Never got the extra dippers we asked for. Never got one of the Mimosas we asked for. Server very too busy and overwhelmed. Food was good and atmosphere was very cool. But it was a little stressful due to waiting on EVERYTHING we asked for. And not even getting some of them.
  37. l

    lucy924

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Chaotic service, Live "jazz" music that sounded like three songs playing at once. Very overpriced. Restaurant layout is NOT a vibe. 0/10 do not recommend.
  38. TM

    TMon

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    As a whole, the staff seems to be disorganized and confused. Our server was great but appeared frazzled and forgetful. We waited 30+ minutes for coffee. The food was great when we received it. We had to wait for our check after having to ask for it. I witnessed a spill that was never cleaned up in the 3 hours I was there. Maybe they were short staffed? I would recommend if you're not in a hurry.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Good and service terrible. They comped a meal but is was absolutely terrible. Left hungry.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Took us three places to find somewhere that was welcoming and did not insult my daughter about being Gluten Free. Kayla was awesome and so helpful with navigating the menu. Every precaution was taken to ensure our meal was 100% Gluten Free We will for sure return when back in this area.

    Melting Pot SocialResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you so much!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Melting Pot Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 377-6358.

Melting Pot Social is rated 3.7 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Melting Pot Social

74 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3312

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Burgers, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Covered parking is available behind Melting Pot Social at the 11 Sears Alley Parking Garage. Parking is $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. When parking at the 11 Sears Alley Parking Garage, use our rear entrance on Commerce Street - look for the painted mural with our logo, near the corner of Commerce St. and Buncombe St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jason Miller

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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