The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.6
473 reviews
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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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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually prefer to eat at local restaurants rather than chains, but we love fondue so we tried The Melting Pot years ago! We love it and have come back multiple times and introduced our nephews to it as they have gotten old enough! It is great!

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VP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous!! wait staff check on you often as well as management. No problem or need is to small

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly wait staff. Everything was great on our date night.

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Erin, made the evening fun and enjoyable. All of her suggestions were perfect. Great experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my parents first time and they absolutely loved it.

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n
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks, especially, to Josh! Great server!
PS - The table was a little too close to the bench -- just not comfortable.

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the melting pot. The food was amazing and our server was really nice and knowledgeable. You will spend at $100 but it was worth it for our anniversary. You gotta try it out at least once. Great experience.

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HM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I definitely enjoyed our time and service at The Melting Pot - Columbia. We will be going back and bringing our daughter! Hannah(I think was her name) was phenomenal and did a great job on her first night serving. All in all great experience and lots of great food. Unique experience but pricey - slightly worth it though.

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LL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our Server was nice, the food delicious, and we were made to feel very welcome! I'm going back!!!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

As always, TONS of food!! Food was good. Service was friendly but a little slow. This is always a slow meal but I particular waiter was a little slower. But again, very friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A unique dining experience, with courteous staff, excellent food, very good presentation, and some special extra touches because it was our 50th anniversary. Privacy in the alcoves makes for a very nice setting.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s 19th birthday

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service we have had at that melting pot. Johnny was great. I’m usually not impressed but Johnny did a great job, was attentive, and we didn’t wait for anything.

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CT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at the Melting Pot a handful of times but my boyfriend had never been. I reserved a table online and was very pleased that the table was very private. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the amount of food that was served. When we left, we were astonished at the volume of people we saw as we left. The noise level was very low considering the amount of diners. Perfect for date night!

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k
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed the experience. We had not been there in a few years, it is not local for us.
Our waiter was wonderful, and so was the management staff. We had fun talking to them, we were told we made their night more enjoyable also. The food was great, easy to over eat.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s kind of pricey for what you get, but it was a nice experience. I think you should at least try it.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We pick this Restaurant for special occasions and we are never disappointed. Looking forward to the next special occasion!

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NM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Our burner was broken and instead of offering to move us to a different table we were just told to let the food cook longer. It was the only time I have been disappointed with our visit.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it here. Whether you’re just getting dessert or the full four courses, the Melting Pot is the best place to feel utterly relaxed and enjoy every bite. I love having dates here or taking family. You have a lot of control over the flavors of your meal, so it is flexible to suit different people and tastes.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassidy is great! Highly recommend her as a server very personable and cares for you experience!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Manager Was Very Very Rude And Unattentive

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the waiter knew everything about everything that we asked.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife enjoyed everything. Reservations was easy and our server was very good with suggestions.

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WR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word that describes the experience, food, customer service EXTRAORDINARY!!!!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day celebrations

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

This trip to the melting pot did not live up to their usual standards. Part of the problem was that our waiter was new but also there seemed to be a limited menu compared to our previous visits. We still love the melting pot and will go back but I would hope they would bring back some of the prior menu items such as the meal deal and the mushroom salad which is just a personal request. Also I feel that maybe new servers need more training on the details.

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FF
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent at the Melting Pot. Our server, Shannon, was also excellent. Very thorough, attentive & personable. We were celebrating my sons graduation & she brought extra cake with a candle.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Let's face it - you don't go to The Melting Pot because you want an inexpensive meal, so in that regard, it is what it is. That said, the food was excellent, and our server, Nicole, was OUTSTANDING. The only slight detraction was that it was prom night, so there were a couple of larger parties of high schoolers who were first walked by our table to get to theirs (tight quarters in giant dresses = too close for my comfort), and once they were seated they were at times loud-ish. Nothing major - they were having fun and weren't being disrespectful at all - it just wasn't quite as romantic as the anniversary meal we had envisioned.

I have no doubt we'll go back. Delicious food, the unique dining experience, and wonderful service make it a great place to dine.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing but the food is only okay for the price. It could definitely be better but the whole experience was great

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AM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

Very overpriced. The meats were not tender.

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at The Melting Pot and it definitely won’t be last. It was absolutely amazing and the food was amazing... the cheese fondue, the meats, and the dessert was delicious... we will definitely be coming back soon!!

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TN
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassidy was amazing! Everyone really enjoyed the food. Our son has Celiac Disease, it was great that he had so many options, he really loved the bread.

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LW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best dinner there! The food tasted great and the service people were attentive without being annoying. Loved it!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I have gone to the Melting Pot in Columbia several, several times. I usually spend anywhere between $150 to $200 per visit. This last visit was a joke. It was for the Cheese promotion on Thursdays. You only get to pick between 2 cheeses for the appetizer, 2 for the main entries and 2 for the desserts. Now this is where it gets down right and disgusting. For every meal (i.e., appetizer, main course and dessert) they give you the exact same fixings. (i.e., bread, cauliflower, carrots) for the entire meal. So for the appetizer I am eating the exact same thing for the dippings as I would for the main course and dessert. The insides looks tired and worn. The place isn't the same with the manager Andy who has left many months ago. Never were we visited by the manager and when entering into the facility everyone looked busy with something else instead of attending to the customer

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Pricey for condition of restaurant, quality of food, and ambiance. Service was good. A child next to us whined, screeched, and was loud the entire time.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too many kids. Baby shark was playing loud. Something fell, people yelled and a glob of brown gravy landed in my hair. It was too expensive and I got home and was hungry. Won’t go again. Just not worth the price.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at the melting pot was amazing. Our server promptly brought out every food item, dish, and drink. Other servers and managers worked together to make sure everything ran smoothly. Also, the Cajun steak was AMAZING, and I highly recommend it. Our server, Cassidy, was highly personable and I really enjoyed our experience with her

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S
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience! Food was great just very limited portions. Dessert and drinks were delicious!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was difficult to get our water refilled, even though it was incredibly slow during our dining time.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Absolute favorite restaurant. Definitely recommend

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