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The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.8
4.8
1133 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (803) 731-8500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We offer a variety of chocolate fondues to enjoy at any venue. Please contact Columbiasc@meltingpotfranchise.com for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large party area that seats up to 40 people. We are happy to provide a large party menu and even open early for parties of 10 or more! Please contact us directly for more information!

Experiences

  • Standard Reservation

    Multiple dates available
    Select this to order off of the standard menu
    Standard Reservation Photo
  • NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience

    $73.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $84 per person This is the over-the-top 5-course VIP fondue celebration that will dazzle and delight all 5 senses: • First Bite: Green Goddess Bacon Tomato • Chef-Crafted Cheese Fondue served with six savory “Double Dippers” • Choice of Fresh Salad • Premium Celebration Entrée (additional charge for Ultimate Celebration Entrée featuring lobster) • Chocolate Explosion Fondue: arrives in a spectacle of fire and sparkles, make sure you take a picture! • Choice of Celebration Flowers (choose one add-on bouquet option) Make any special occasion Ultimate – from a birthday, anniversary, new job, graduation, and more, this menu will give your big night the extra it deserves! Call for availability for day-of reservations. 803-731-8500
    NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience Photo
  • Thursdate

    $52.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Keep the romance going with our new decadent date night! Make a reservation with us any Thursday and ask for our "Thursdate" special. We'll seat you at a candle lit table sprinkled with rose petals. You'll also enjoy our Thursdate menu which features a 4-course dinner for $52 per person and our optional exclusive Sparkling Chocolate Fondue.
    Thursdate Photo

What 1,133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Best Service

  • Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • Columbia

    Best Value

  • Columbia

    Innovative

  • Columbia

    Healthy

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

1,133 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere, food, and service were second to none. A few of our fellow diners, however, left quite a bit to be desired when it came to common courtesy and consideration for others.

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  2. JamesB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful visit! We had a large party of 10 people and our server, Lauren, was amazing! The manager, Victor, was helpful and courteous. Thank you for accommodating us.

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  3. BethanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at the Melting Pot was great! This was our first time going and we will definitely be back. The server was great and explained everything to us. We even had the assistant manager stop by our table to check in on us. We went for a birthday and everyone made sure to say happy birthday! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The overall experience was terrible. We had to ask 3 times and wait 30 mins for our drink order, our cheese sat cooking for 15 mins while we waited for our cooking skewers and utensils to be brought to us, we weren’t given a spoon to get vegetables out of our entree cooking pot, and our chocolate had the ingredients plopped in the pot and not mixed in. We had to figure out what temp to set the pot and stir it all together on our own to eat. It was my birthday and it was never mentioned by the staff. The manager Wilson came over to ask about our meal and my friend told him it wasn’t going well and wanted to know if they were going to acknowledge my birthday as our reservation was set up that way. He assured her they would be sending out a decorated plate. Nothing came out or was mentioned. 20% gratuity was added to our bill even though there were only 5 of us. Our server DID NOT earn this gratuity in any way. This birthday dinner was memorable if only for how bad it was.

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  5. Alishal

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice setting, experience was amazing. I had a birthday package. Definitely loved the cheese. Cooking the food was a little challenging due to my party size. But over all great experience

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  6. TTerry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really loved this place. It was our first time going and our server helped us understand what to expect. The only thing I really could’ve passed on was cooking my own food. I get the experience portion of it, but had I known I would be cooking my own food I would’ve just done the fondue, salad, and dessert. I cook every night at home, so going to a restaurant I don’t want to cook my own food on my night off. Otherwise, we really loved it and the quality of food was great.

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  7. ChristinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great date night at the Melting Pot last night! We mentioned on arrival that we were sorry to have missed the October fest special menu as it had just ended. They went above and beyond to make it happen for us! Enjoyed our meal and our server Lauren was top notch - friendly, efficient, and awesome suggestions. Hope to visit again soon!

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  8. Luthersmom

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was outstanding! So helpful navigating the menu.

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  9. QuintenE

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed it immensely, we recommend to all!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Had to try several times to order beer because they didn’t have featured German beers on ice. Lots of loud dropping of dishes or something in the bar/kitchen near our less than desirable table. Our waiter was good, but his handheld device for orders was obviously slowing him down. Go back to taking the order and then entering it away from the table.

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  11. Missie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time for our friend's 50th birthday. Always delicious!

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  12. DaynaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was fantastic, we came to celebrate our anniversary and the staff all signed a card and put it on our table beforehand :) that lovely touch is going in our scrapbook. The meal was great too, the food was fresh and delicious. Our server was probably the best part of the experience. I believe their name was Kennard. We never felt rushed, yet we never had to wait for anything. They were knowledgeable about the menu and even which sauces paired best with our meat choices. Great experience overall and weve decided melting pot will be our anniversary spot from now on.

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  13. Southernyankee

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our anniversary. It was amazing. Food was delicious, ambiance was there and the staff was phenomenal! Highly recommend. Maybe not for a random evening but for a special occasion, 100%!

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  14. SteveL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! The introduction of the griddle really changed the game for them in our opinion. We’ve eaten at the Columbia Melting Pot and it has yet to disappoint.

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  15. EngomL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the Oktoberfest special, only did the three course, and was severely disappointed in the portion sizing. At $46 a person you would think that between the two of you you would have more than one total bratwurst and pretzel for dipping even the braised pork was sparse. The pretzel bread was cold, like it had just been taken out of the refrigerator The experience and ambience was fine. The wait staff was attentive and courteous. Bar drinks came quickly.

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  16. SugK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John was our server and he was FABULOUS! he was very attentive to the group, answering any and all questions. He assured that all drinks were filled and all requests honored. I appreciate his kindness to my friend whose birthday we were celebrating.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to eat for our Anniversary, Felt rushed during our meal though. Supposed to be 5 courses, spaced out approximately. Instead we had course 2 being served simultaneously with our first course, and we had barely touched our cheese when we already had our salads in front of us. Shoveled our salads down so the server could take the our plates and bring out the entree. The skillet didn’t even have time to heat up before our server was putting meat in front of us so we ended up eating some raw veggies while we waited to cook our meat. Still had food cooking when our server asked to take our skillet, luckily it was just some vegetables so we could eat them without worry. The only thing they weren’t in a hurry for was to give the check. They did ask 3-4 times about our desire to donate for their charity drive though, checking if maybe we didn’t understand the reward tiers and offering to answer any questions. Once the check was dropped off we finished our meal and had to flag them down to pay and leave. Great place to eat and we will be returning at some point, but message received that the experience isn’t meant for a night out. Socialize on your own time, they’ve gotta flip those tables and get ready for the next group, even when the restaurant is half empty.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience, fabulous service, friendly atmosphere.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Karli was amazing! Patient and so professional. She made our experience that much better

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. The food and service was outstanding. We will be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful, food was great and yummy

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was fantastic, your tables are pretty secluded and the waiters don’t go around and check on you too much. The food is amazing and is a bang for your buck

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service. The prefect place for a celebration!

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  24. CDVEAL

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best. Love this restaurant and how it feels so private in your little nook. All the staff are wonderful and extremely attentive. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  25. LeighaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion Unique dining

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  26. MatthewS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    All appetizer dippers were very stale. Steak was too tough. The desserts were stale and bananas were brown. Asked waitress to substitute certain items as we were allergic and that did not happen. Not the anniversary we were hoping for. Not worth the money and Will not return.

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  27. IainJ

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an enjoyable experience eating at this restaurant. It's a little different.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun dining experience and the service was exceptional. Started off with drinks and appetizers at the bar, and our servers Luke and Tristan were amazing! And Alyssa, our server in the dining room was fabulous!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fantastic, super friendly. Everything was great!

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  30. MichelleP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our evening at the Melting Pot was wonderful. Our server Jason was attentive without being overbearing. He was friendly and genuinely seemed like a great person! Thank you for a wonderful meal and impeccable service!

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  31. NinaS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic dinner - the team is always incredibly kind and knowledgeable. The food quality is great, the selection is wonderful, and the experience is fantastic!

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  32. LeAnnB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful. The food was great. We really enjoyed the yin Yang dessert.

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  33. HARV

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steakklover and the flaming chocolate is outstanding.Although my wife,son,and daughter-in-law would say their entree were outstanding Really enjoyed the whole meal.

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  34. Suzy

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong at The Melting Pot! Kayla was an excellent server!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was superb and my server Alex was awesome.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first time, the staff were amazing and they were very helpful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our first visit to The Melting Pot. The courses were delicious!!!! Everyone was great. Our server, Nick, was such a delight and fun to chat with. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! We loved it. We will go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. Willis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! The whole experience was perfect!

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  40. StephanieJ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reserved this restaurant for my parents' anniversary celebration. They enjoyed their experience from the beginning to the end. Service was great, good selection of menu items (portions are small) and beautiful ambiance.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.8 stars by 1133 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 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

1410 Colonial Life Blvd W, Columbia, SC 29210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (803) 731-8500
  • Catering
    We offer a variety of chocolate fondues to enjoy at any venue. Please contact Columbiasc@meltingpotfranchise.com for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large party area that seats up to 40 people. We are happy to provide a large party menu and even open early for parties of 10 or more! Please contact us directly for more information!
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