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Melting Pot Social, Asheville, NC

Melting Pot Social

3.7
3.7
246 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 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, Burgers, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 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 246 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Asheville

    Good for Groups

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville

    Scenic View

  • Asheville

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  1. A

    Alex

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!!! Food was quite good. Well prepared and delicious. The service was even better. Celestial, our server was great. She knew the menu very well and made spot on suggestions for food and drink. Well worth a second visit.
  2. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great! Food really good too! Had burgers, chicken panini, sticky ribs, cheese fondue, and charcuterie. All delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a really good experience. After reading some reviews I hesitated going but so glad we did. Devan was our waitress and the service was great. The only reason I gave the food a 4 was because we only got a salad as our meal so we could have dessert. The appetizer was great and the chocolate fondue was sooo good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We all understand being short staffed but the waitress repeatedly lied to us and tried to shift blame for not getting a single right. She forgot my friends drink for over and hour and then blamed the bartender, my friend when to the bar and got a drink in less than a minute, a half hour layer the waitress had still not brought her a drink. She told us there were only two wait staff and we counted at least 4, just repeated lied to us and shifted blame. Manager did try to make it right once my sister complained but in my opinion it was not enough. The food was great , but not worth the disrespect of being lied to. I made a reservation far in advance and they didn't have a table ready and apparently didn't even have enough ramekins to give more than 2 people ranch, put it something else then. I made this reservation for after my wedding, for only 7 people and the service was awful, for what you pay you should be able to get someone to put some ranch in a bowl if they are out of ramekins. At least TRY. Most of all don't disrespect my friends and family by lying and shifting blame. Take accountability. We will not be returning.
  5. KH

    KellyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was lovely- she was very patient and accommodating. The food was a bit of a disappointment. The shrimp were so over cooked that I didn't eat them. They were out of a few wine selections and the Chardonnay that my friend ordered came to the table at room temperature.
  6. MM

    McMahanL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    We had to wait over a hour. We where moved to a different table. Our waitress was amazing! The host cleared our drinks before we finished them :(
  7. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in recently and was pleasantly surprised to have some excellent food and great service. It wasn’t as busy as we had hoped and do hope others try this place out. The sticky ribs were EXCELLENT!! Definitely need to figure out how to make these at home. We ate at the bar and had a nice discussion with the bartender too. For dinner we had the Hot Chicken and Waffle- 5 medallion pieces of chicken on a skewer and it had a kick to it for sure! Also tried the chicken caprese panini.
  8. J

    Jahna

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food took 55 minutes to come once we ordered and it was inedible. Portions are ridiculously small.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The smoke was really terrible. It was a constant annoyance. I guess the cheese boils over in the over and burns?? Seems like a horrible place to work, has to be really bad for the employees to breath in all that smoke. Each guest from our party has to take a fresh air break outside due to the smoke billowing out from the kitchen. Also, it’s not like normal fondue. They bring the cheese and chocolate out to you already melted and then if congeals. I was expecting to cook at the table..like normal fondue. But maybe I missed where they tell you that…just doesn’t seem like they deserve the name melting pot. Our server majestic was really nice though! She kept a good attitude the whole time even though nothing seemed to be going right. Def an experience my friends and I will be able to laugh about later but at the time quite the poor experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The wait time for service and food was over an hour and a half! After we finally received our food our waitress went on break with no table hand over and we had to ask someone for our check after 20mins. The food was only okay and certainly not worth the wait.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    The drinks and queso fondue were great. I had the crispy chicken caprese panini and my husband had the grilled chicken and avocado panini. We were both disappointed by the lack of chicken on the paninis. There were three small pieces of chicken that covered less than half of the entire panini. We sat at our table for 15 minutes before being greeted by our server and putting in our drink order. They were busy so we were patient and tried to be understanding
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

  17. 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
  18. JG

    JenniferG

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else. This is not a fondue restaurant. The food is ok, at best. Total miss for us.
  19. 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
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Yucky would never go there again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting the city and came in for dinner. Food was amazing and it was a nice atmosphere. Our waiter was super friendly and helped us navigate the menu because it was our first time. We came in at a busy time so we had to wait a bit for our food but we could see our waiter running around with other staff taking care of other tables so we weren’t upset. The sunrise sangria was so delicious! I still think about that drink.
  24. SD

    SarahD

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Everything we got was amazing!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. MM

    McMahanL

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. SP

    ShannonP

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. M

    mtnMarty

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, but service uneven. Will probably try it again.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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  • 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 246 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 8 times today
Google Map for Melting Pot Social

74 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3312

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 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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