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Melting Pot Social - Asheville, Asheville, NC

Melting Pot Social - Asheville

4.1
4.1
335 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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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Burgers, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 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, walk around our building to the front where you will enter through the main entrance.
  • 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

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

335 Reviews
  1. MaryA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I usually do not write negative reviews, but literally they were out of everything I tried to order-including tuna, salmon, shrimp, and even grilled chicken.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat immediately upon walking in, our waitress was attentive and friendly, our main course of dessert was delicious. We’ve been to this location several times and we will be back again ❤️
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback and for visiting us!

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  3. ArleneP

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Our first visit and we will be back! Our waitress, Hannah, was outstanding! All the food was delicious! Can’t wait to bring our friends in for a fun meal!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on February 29, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were terrible. The hostess could barely be bothered from her phone to seat us. Our server spent more time sitting at a table by the kitchen with another worker than waiting on our table. Fondue was ice cold. We complained so it was then brought out boiling hot and was more soup than fondue. Chicken and waffles and chicken tenders were burnt and my veggie omlet was cold and flavorless. Not to mention I had to ask 3 times for my Bloody Mary and it was brought out at the end of meal. If you get a chance skip this restaurant.

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  5. Steve

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. And service was excellent. Waitress was friendly and helpful.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff. Very nice people, and a great restaurant location
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on February 9, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback!

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  7. AnnieM

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made reservations for four to have lunch and participate in the Disney Trivia event. The restaurant was fairly full, with about 18 trivia teams ranging from 2 to 8 people. There appeared to be only two servers for the dining room, and, once it filled up, it was rare that our waiter approached us. We had to hail them just to get more water. Food came out in good time, but it seems expensive for what is served. The broccoli dippers were turning brown, and the pot of cheese, though delicious, quickly cooled down as the warming flame did not last long. The dining room was also freezing—and we weren’t sitting anywhere near the door. One of our party kept his winter coat on the entire time. My partner and I both regretted not having coats with us.

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  8. Hendersonvillemama5587

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Though we reserved a regular dining table, all that was available when we arrived was high top. Those were a little uncomfortable. Told the waitress it was our first time there, however no suggestion were made or direction given on the menu. Ordered a fondue pot first and steak frites. Fondue pot didn’t come until about 15 min after the steak. The food quality just wasn’t there and we really just did not enjoy it. Our waitress was really sweet. Probably won’t be back though.

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  9. StarrM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service! We especially enjoyed the freshly made cocktails. Would love it if you'd bring a Melting Pot Social to Seneca or Clemson, SC.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback!

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  10. JoshV

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was not good. Tables were crammed together, making it hard to sit down because of interference with the table next to ours. We waited 20 minutes before a server came over to help us. The overall experience was not good, was not pleased that it really wasn’t a melting pot. We didn’t like the selection of food on the menu. The melting pot items were small and didn’t have the flavor like a real melting pot. We felt sorry for the server because she had like 7 tables at once serve.

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  11. BobbieM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fondue!!! Service was great. Love the location. We eat there every time we visit Asheville. Excellent value for two people and dessert was awesome,
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback!

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  12. Eiesha

    Charlotte

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience with great service and excellent food.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok and the extra proteins that I ordered was meager.

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  14. TraceyJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for Trivia night, and had a very good time.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on March 4, 2024
    Thank you for visiting us, and for your feedback!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the family to brunch with Santa and it was fabulous. Our 2 yr old grandson LOVED dining with Santa (he was great), the waffles and chicken were amazing and the manager made sure to check on us multiple times. Definitely already planning our visit next year.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for visiting and coming to see Santa! We can't wait to see you next visit!

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  16. AmandaW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The fondue is ok. The taste was great! However the candles didn’t stay lit cheese hardens fast. My main course was very underwhelming. The food took forever and the sever was very nice but just not a good server. I find that almost every restaurant in Asheville has terrible service. You pay an extreme amount of money to have dinner and be waited on and you are failed. It’s like there is no standard for dining out. Servers have no idea how to take care of guests needs. They are there to collect their tip and go home and have forgotten that there is a job to do to earn that tip. Dinning in Asheville just sucks anymore. I would be surprised if this restaurant is open in a year.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Took my two children for the Santa brunch experience, and it was lovely! The kids and I both enjoyed our food. And Santa and Mrs. Claus were very kind. We would definitely do it again next year. 
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on December 5, 2023
    Thank you for visiting for our Santa event and for your feedback!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails and service. Not too busy on a Friday so easy to get in.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on December 12, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fondue and service were great. Salads, vegan burgers, and soups were ok. I would dine here again due to the variety of fondue options including various dippers other than bread, cheeses (a vegan option), chocolates (vegan option also available), and the overall novelty of the experience.

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  20. KellyC

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice. Enjoyed the experience . Different and unique.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on November 30, 2023
    Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback!

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  21. SherriD

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this unique restaurant! Especially when you want just a little something and not a huge meal. The fondue is great and plenty for 2-3 people.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on November 15, 2023
    Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback!

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  22. EmilyS

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time! Bartenders Jack and Celestial wowed us with their creative concoctions! If you get the chance, try the fried pickles!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on November 15, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! So happy you had a great time!

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  23. MaryS

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As others have written, this is not the Melting Pot you may remember. The candles used to heat the cheese are too small, thus the cheese is not hot enough. The other food on the menu is "ok". The chicken panini would be better with slices of chicken and not little chopped up pieces. The service was superb and the French martini was delicious!

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  24. Mimibow

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there, not for fondue, we only wanted a lite dinner that night so we ordered the flatbreads. They were very good and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on October 30, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback and for visiting us!

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  25. tourist

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great visit to Melting Pot Social. We had the cheese fondue, alpine, which was excellent. We had burgers that were really great too. The tomato bisque was excellent especially the cheesy bread for dipping. Service was also great.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on October 9, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! Appreciate you visiting us and hope you will visit us soon!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jack is an AMAZING bartender! He’s very personable and friendly. He makes the best drinks. We will definitely be going back to see him and get more drinks!!!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on September 28, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! So glad Jack took great care of you!

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  27. Showstopper

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a bar. The food is not fondue, and whatever it is it is not good.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Karren, yea with 2 “k’s” was the best server we have had in all of Asheville. She was amazing, attentive and sweet. Food was great. THE best chocolate fondue / dessert we have ever had. Can’t wait to go back.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on November 3, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! We will be sure to let Karren know!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Melting Pot Social twice while vacationing in Asheville, everything was amazing both times.

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  30. JessicaM

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Maybe it was a bad day for them, but our experience wasn’t the best. We did not have reservations and we were told it would be an hour wait….the restaurant was not busy. I hopped on Open Table, made a reservations for 15 min later. When I told the hostess that I did actually have a reservation, she sat us immediately. We then waited a while for a server to greet us and we needed up waiting even longer for our drinks and food. We ordered a charcuterie board, a small plate of Mac and cheese, and two orders of cheese fondue. The charcuterie board was just ok. The cheese fondue was good but they were out of some of the items that come with to dip. I’m not thrilled we wasted an entire meal here. Our server was pleasant and it wasn’t his fault. Overall the experience wasn’t great. Long food wait times and the food wasn’t impressive.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food wasn’t great. Luge warm cheese, older bread, tomatoes & apples to dip. Server forgot to ring in the salad. Drinks took a while. Staff was pacing back and forth between the show kitchen and back kitchen. Poorly designed restaurant. For people being on vacation not worth spending a dinner there

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  32. SilverCrow

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was perfect for a couple , shareables, delicious things of all sorts . The staff was amazing . The vibe was good . Must go and see for yourself !!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on August 4, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback and for visiting our restaurant!

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  33. AmyE

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Filled with young people, so I am sure it is fun. Not the best for older adults.

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  34. Bftnative

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank goodness for Frank, our server, or we never have figured out what to order. We ordered the alpine fondue and was very pleased with the choice as appetizer. 2 of us ordered the caesar with chicken and really liked it. One ordered the fondue burger and like it. I ordered the sticky ribs and loved it. Reasonable portions and good prices. Would recommend.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on July 28, 2023
    Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback! We will be sure to let Frank know!

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  35. AlexisM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very overpriced for the quality of food, it was tasty though

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our server was very nice! the food was outstanding would absolutely go back!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on July 25, 2023
    Thank you for visiting us and your feedback!

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  37. MichelleE

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was fun and food was excellent! Great place to celebrate with family!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on July 13, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! And appreciate you feeling it's a great place to celebrate with family

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  38. TeriC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fondue, great service, and fun place to dine!
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on July 8, 2023
    Thank you for visiting us!

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  39. ledname

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Server made multiple mistakes, service was slow, food was meh.

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  40. Caysea

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    THE best service I’ve experienced in a restaurant in a long time! Excellent food.
    Melting Pot Social - AshevilleResponded on July 7, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback!

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FAQs

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

Melting Pot Social - Asheville is rated 4.1 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Melting Pot Social - Asheville

74 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3312

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, walk around our building to the front where you will enter through the main entrance.
  • 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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