The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.7
742 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us at The Melting Pot for an exclusive 5 course meal on New Year's Eve. This is the only menu we will be offering on New Year's Eve, you can view the menu here: https://www.meltingpot.com/columbia-sc/melting-pot-events.aspx

What 742 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The decoration in our table was really nice, food was really good.

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KellyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great anniversary dinner! We always love to celebrate our family’s special occasions at The Melting Pot.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was fantastic, ambience was perfect. If you are looking for a place to slow down, relax, and enjoy great conversation this is the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting college

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my daughter (daddy-daughter date). Kayla was an exceptional server - conversationally appropriate & professional.

MA
MissA
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time in a long time!!! The experience was great and the server was awesome. Stephanie really did help in providing great suggestions and made the experience even better. She’s definitely a jewel. I will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla is the best waitress I’ve had in a long time. She has the most wonderful smile. She wasn’t supposed to be our server but saw us waiting a little while and stepped in to take care of us. She is truly a hard worker and that’s hard to find these days in restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Elizabeth was excellent. Perfect Date Night!

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TracyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Lucas was great. Everything was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Big Night Out is an excellent offering and everything was delicious! Very happy with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my partner’s birthday and our anniversary— Olivia was AMAZING! great experience, worth the price!

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viplee9600
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait. Great server who was knowledgable w new menu. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our last few times here have been very disappointing. Service was incredibly slow and inattentive and food items were missing parts of the “normal” experience. We have been going since 2010 and it has been really poorly the last 6-8 months. Generally we love the food and the experience, I hope they take steps soon to remedy whatever the issues are.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

It wasn’t what I expected

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy dinner and superb service!

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vipdwayneb
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sevcice was first class and the food was fabulous! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVED IT

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. They made sure we had an enjoyable experience and had everything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was amazing. I mentioned to him that I hated cilantro when we were choosing our broth. When he brought the meat out he realized one of the selections had cilantro on it. He warned me about it and brought out some filet for me, without me even asking for it. He was very thoughtful!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

MB
vipMichaelB
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for friends, date, or special occasion.

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StevenC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at The Melting Pot. I made reservations for our 30th wedding anniversary and asked for the most private table possible with candles. Out table was on time and the setup was great. There was a rose for my wife, rose petals littered the entire table, a card signed by the staff congratulating our anniversary! Our table was so private that we could at no point ever even see another customer. This type of dining is time-consuming, we were seated for about two hours. The entire experience is very intimate with your other diner. As usual, there was someone's toddler running up and down the aisle next to us the entire time but we never had to see him, only hear him. The whole experience with cooking your own little pieces of meat and veg is a bit gimmicky tho. All of the ingredients were fresh and of high quality. How your meal turns out is however all up to you. Since you have to cook every bite of your entree one at a time, it takes a while. If you have bad food here, it's your fault. Overall The Melting Pot did a great job without anniversary dinner. The bill was about $150 for two people with a 25% tip, not something I would do more than once a year (that bill includes the mac daddy levels on all courses and a few beers) Tip: When asked which of the four cooking styles you want for your entree, don't take the familiar deep fry oil choice without thinking it over. Deep-fried filet Mignon is not as good as it sounds and deep-fried lobster is downright not good. . Next time we will try a seasoned broth cooking style.

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Magneto
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little pricey, but it makes for a fun date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Bad service

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D720
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Matt
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just wanted to take my wife and daughter to a nice place and the Melting Pot never disappoints. Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was our 14th wedding anniversary. Food was great as always .the only bad thing we had a server who had only been there 3 days. So he only filled up our waters once which was at the end. He forgot a few times to bring things like the ingridents to start the pot. His attitude was great which tells me he will eventually hopefully be fine . But for my wedding anniversary I wish we would have had a experienced person. Overall I could eat the melting pot daily. He did do great on bringing us our extra desert items.

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RhythmLuvr
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Caesar salad wasn’t as fresh as it normally is. Service was rather slow but restaurants are struggling to get workers now that the government is paying a higher wage. Overall very tasty.

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CarrieK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and fun. The table we sat at was alittle cramped.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my wife’s birthday and we were not disappointed! Friendly and welcoming greetings as soon as we walked in. Our waitress Cassidy was very attentive and we were never left wondering when she would check on us and she kept the courses coming. She has a great personality and she made us feel very welcome. We don’t live near Columbia as we were on our way from a vacation and chose to stop for dinner here but we would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was wonderful. The waiter was new but did a fantastic job. Thanks!

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SteveB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great leisurely dinner with great food. Great anniversary spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Normally my experience is pretty nice. Unfortunately this time my waiter was horrible. Literally took him 30 min or longer to resurface. Requested additional sauce, 40 min later he returned to bring the check but no sauce. Just wasn’t a good experience.

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SLeitner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex is a fun, energetic and knowledgeable server and we highly recommend you dine with her!

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ScottV
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to visit The Melting Pot in Columbia, SC.
Our server on Mother's Day 2021 was outstanding and helped recommend some choices that we loved.
We especially love the privacy of the seating, which adds to the fun of the visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are the best around! Great experience. What can be improved is the seating. The booth was too tight for comfort and the springs in the beach were totally shot. Wonderful restaurant but lousy seating.

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 731-8500.

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC is rated 4.7 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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