The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.9
766 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
What 766 people are saying
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Edgar our server was exceptional. Food was great, nice atmosphere, very private booths and nice pace.

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FredericM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit!
Quality of the food was excellent as always. Had probably the best table in the restaurant as far as privacy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal to help celebrate my wife's birthday.

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TomL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Be careful here!! They sell you promotions and tell you that you can use them even though it said only 1 per visit....you bring that up and they tell you not to worry about it, they will accept it anyhow. Well, they don't!! there are time limits on them and they must expect customers to come every month. They aren't a "every month" kind of place. Last night they didn't accept the $25 off and closed my ticket using my gift card WITHOUT giving me a chance to even tip the waitress!! They are lucky we just happen to have some cash on us to tip the girl. How do you run a business like that? We have been going quarterly for TWO years!! We bought all the promotions because they were losing business due to covid and this is how they repay us. The Melting Pot has now lost us as customers.....We will NEVER return!! You need to learn how to treat your customers!!

Thomas and Bonnie Lemke

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

14th anniversary!! Everyone was sooo nice. We had a sweet card celebrating our anniversary at our table when we arrived and a sweet little candle on our dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st birthday celebration

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Jewel
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and the food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious from beginning to end and our server was fantastic!

KL
KristenL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous birthday celebration! The food was great, the service excellent and the experience memorable!

SG
SherrieG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week menu was wonderful. It was a great date night for us and Cassidy our server was personable and her attentiveness was spot on.

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vipAliciaH
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I dined here for the first time. My server Edger was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The food and presentation was great. I will definitely be back.

JR
vipJaleasaR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best experience I’ve had in a restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! The food and service was excellent and the manager made sure to check on us. Many others could learn from the Columbia Melting Pot.

BJ
BryanJ
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating after our daughter’s Class Ring ceremony at USC and made reservations on 10/17/21 for later that afternoon. The waiter was very patient, attentive, and accommodating. The food was great and everyone left full and happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & entertaining experience. Very enjoyable ♥️. They even had gluten free bread. 😀

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tristan was the best. Very attentive and pays attention to the needs of the customers. Without hesitation he moves like a pro. I will definitely be coming back to enjoy his service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

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anitac
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Nick our server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Our server Tristan was friendly, knowledgeable and kept on top of anything we needed

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Rock
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place hits all the high points. Food was great, service was outstanding in a relaxed fun atmosphere! We are planning our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was nice, I asked for secluded table and did receive one. But there so many tables so close around that it was a little noisy. But overall it was a good evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was great as always. Only thing we dislike is when they start getting busy - which happens. Then It will take a little longer to get some extra refills on food and drinks. We will definitely be back again though!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our experience tonight started off really good. Our server was very personable and helpful with suggestions. The table was perfect just what I asked for is secluded booth and the back as we were here to celebrate a special occasion. The first course came quickly and we were having a really wonderful time. Not sure what happened mid meal but everything sort of slowed down tremendously. I think we spent at least 45 minutes waiting for one thing or another during the latter part of the meal. The food was excellent as always! I have never had a bad meal here yet. However by the time we finally got our check and our boxes we were both extremely tired and ready to leave. Overall it was still a good experience however the moves between courses and then the wait for the check were very slow too slow. I definitely don't want to discourage you from visiting because this is an awesome place to spend a special occasion or a date night. We will definitely be back.

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vipGirishA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christina was our server and she was great and made our experience even more enjoyable. The food and experience was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

KL
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
8 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
10 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.

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 4.9 stars by 766 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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