The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

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Fondue
Experience a new way to dine when you make The Melting Pot in Columbia your next dinner destination. From the first bite of our delicious artisan cheeses, to the last bite of our decadent chocolate fondues, you will know you have made the right decision! Whether you want to have the full four-course adventure or you are in the mood for perfectly crafted cocktails and cheese fondue, you can find what you crave on our tables. Our friendly staff specializes in creating your perfect night out. Come join us today at The Melting Pot.
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JH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food is always great. John was a phenomenal waiter. Highly recommend Melting Pot.

C
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for a special event that you want to last a LONG time!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jason was great! We needed gluten free and he was knowledgeable and helped us pick items that would be safe for my (celiac) husband. Jason was friendly, the food was delicious and we enjoyed a date night!

F
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Completed our celebration. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the best waitress we have had in a long time. She was pleasant, and was very attentive.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the restaurant for my wife's birthday and the food was excellent!!
I'll have to go back to try other ways to make the food. The choices are great and you better take an appetite with you. The price seemed a little high until I saw the quality and quantity of the food. Very fresh.

2
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Having been to a large number of other melting pots around the country, we can say with confidence that the employees at this location are some of the nicest!! Our visit was incredibly pleasant. The only downside is that we felt as though the portions for the salad and meats were significantly smaller here than other places. Don't get me wrong, we still left stuffed to the gills, but we're surprised by the portion sizes when initially presented to us. The staff, from our server to the manager, were all wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Eugene was great!

l
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Seated on time

LM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything is always wonderful and delicious when we go here

JN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it and can’t wait to come again. Our server Kayla was amazing!!!

JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was pretty bad for my wife and I. Maybe he was overwhelmed with another table but we found ourselves running low on everything and waiting on everything for quite a long time. We sat in our table watching 4 other tables be seated 10 to 15 minutes after us and be on their main course while we are still waiting around for ours. I was also personally very disappointed with the food it was my first time in and I did not know what to expect but I dont thin we picked correctly.

HT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, Brad, and I were going out for our 4 yr wedding anniversary on Sept 5 and a friend recommended The Melting Pot to us. This was our first experience there and it was simply amazing! Our server, Jason, was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and super helpful! We had no idea what to expect and we were blown away by the great service, feel of the restaurant, quality of food, and will definitely be coming back. Jason was very thorough and explained everything to us so we knew what to do and what to expect. He made great recommendations for cooking styles based on our entree selections, made wonderful drink recommendations, and even shared recommendations for pairing the sauce options with our entrees. We would highly recommend The Melting Pot to anyone and everyone! Especially those who want not just another meal to sit and eat, but a fully enjoyable experience!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and was super knowledgeable about gluten free food!

HG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the melting pot. The food is absolutely delicious and fun to make yourself. The way the tables are set up it’s almost as you are the only people in the restaurant. I enjoy the evening and the meal each and every time we go!!

C
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! The male server was extremely helpful.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, fun experience. I love this restaurant, for something different and fun, but be ready to spend a few hours!

CP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. The food is amazing. I would come every week if could.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service and atmosphere was amazing. will definitely be going again

LF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had the full meal. The server messed up the cheese and put WAY too much garlic in, giving us digestion problems for days. It would be a good idea to ask the patrons. Salad was soap. We had the unlimited. It took such a long time to cook and the pieces are so small we spent all of our time cooking. The chicken and serloin steak were so salty, couldn’t eat it. Shrimp was what I did at home, only smaller, and the price is high. The filet was the only decent option and such small pieces, was a nuisance. The dessert was great!

HA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience and it was amazing! Josh was a great server and helped us with making our decisions! He was very knowledgeable about the menu, and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was delicious and overall experience was fantastic! Will definitely be coming back.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing and service was as well. We truly enjoyed our date night. Just wish we were aware that the Groupon purchased that morning wouldn't work.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for a table in the back due to anxiety and we were given it. The manager came around at the end and even said they would mark this table in our profile for the next time that we come. Our server was really good and kept trying to add special touches, which was much appreciated!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food was great and the service was mostly fine. This visit was on a weekday, and after we were seated another couple was seated in a booth next to us. It was a very odd experience as their volume and wildly inappropriate conversation made it hard to enjoy our date night, let alone hear our own conversation. We really weren’t interested in hearing the foul language, racial comments or conversations about drug use. We were in the middle of cooking, so we pushed through it, as it would have been hard to change tables mid cooking. Just a tip, ask for a quiet table if you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience/ambiance.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very welcomed by all of the staff. The manager was very kind to us. The food tasted amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience. First time going. Service was great. Food was good and cool to cook. Waiter was amazing. Time was all around great.

CF
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Over the past 5 years I have been to the melting pot numerous times. The last two times the service has been horrible. Whenever you’re paying over $100 for dinner the service should be incredible. Our drinks were completely empty for a good 45 mins. Our waiter would disappear for what seemed like forever and then our bill was wrong. We will not be back.

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC
Responded on August 9, 2019

Good afternoon! Thank you for dining with us and providing feedback. We apologize that we could not provide the perfect night out for you on your most recent visit. We would love to speak with you and resolve this further. Please give us a call at 803-731-8500 and ask for Ally or Michaela.

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OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience. Lauren, our server, was super sweet and made sure everything was perfect. We had a great meal and enjoyed a nice evening with our son. He said Lauren was “probably the best server ever!” Coming from a tween who never talks, that’s a big deal. 😉
Thanks for a great night.

OH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating at Melting Pot. Our server Johnny was awesome and did an excellent job with his service and his recommendations. I would definitely recommend this for a quiet and unique dinner with your spouse. We will definitely be returning!

RS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, decent portions. Dessert was incredible.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the waiter josh was the best waiter we have had in a long time . He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

n
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

we were set in a cramped small booth-it was difficult to reach the fondue pot-the cheese course was good-the meat, not so much

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC
Responded on August 5, 2019

Good afternoon! Thank you for dining with us and providing feedback. We apologize that we could not provide the perfect night out for you on your most recent visit. We would love to speak with you and resolve this further. Please give us a call at 803-731-8500 and ask for Ally or Michaela.

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JP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

From a food standpoint, Melting Pot is top notch. Everything was amazing. My girlfriend and I both did “The Classic” 4 course meal and every part of it was delicious. Our server was very kind and checked on us regularly.

However, there were a couple problems that kinda irked me and probably won’t be the typical experience of those visiting. It was my girlfriend’s birthday and after making my reservation, I called to ask about a “Romantic Experience” (can’t remember if that’s exactly the name) package where you pay an additional $50 and get some roses, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of wine, and a framed picture of you and your date. I also told them that it was my girlfriend’s birthday and asked if they did anything special and the person I spoke to said they did like a personalized card and maybe a desert also. So I asked if I could do all of those things. When we got there, the person seating us asked “who’s birthday is it?” and we told her it was my girlfriend’s. The table was set with the flowers, wine bottle, and chocolate covered strawberries which were nice. However, after dinner I asked about the picture but they said they had run out of frames and that the manager could take the picture for us and email it (kinda defeats the purpose because I could just take a pic on my phone but alas) and nothing ever happened about the birthday things I had asked about (card and possible desert). They probably just forgot but it was a bit disappointing but again, atypical of the normal experience there so I wouldn’t factor any of that stuff if you’re going just for the food/experience. And even for the romantic part of it, it was pretty nice though that smaller stuff was forgotten.

NC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday and Jake was superb and professional. I am ready to revisit the Melting Pot.

NB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress explained all the menu options and best way to order. this was a great experience for our family.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Our waitress was excellent but it’s not worth what we paid when we have to make our own food! I could’ve paid less somewhere just as nice for food already made. That was our first and last time going to this place!

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Ashley. We appreciate your feedback and are excited to serve you again in the future!

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special date night and it was great as always! Great service, food, and ambience!

D
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Overall was a good experience. Johnny was an amazing server. I was disappointed with the lack of cleanliness of the menus and some silverware. At these massively high prices I expect clean food free menus and tableware. Prices are crazy!! We had waters, 2 adult bev, cheese fondue and dessert (price per person no way around it) and create your own entree at 28.00 a piece. $152. For 2 ppl. It's the melting pot. I don't think we'd ever go back unless we get a gift certificate. Be aware..your clothes, skin, hair will reek horribly of food. We both had to shower when we got home. The food was good, service was great but, I would not recommend to spend this kind of money at the melting pot rather a 5 star place in town with an amazing chef where you don't come home smelling of cooked meat and someone else does the cooking than you!

NM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and we were very impressed by the quality of food and service. Our server was very attentive and gave great suggestions for the combinations of courses. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner so much we’re going to make the hour trip to eat there a tradition!

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