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The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.8
4.8
938 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 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 4:00 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!

  • Private party contact

    Allison Yoest: (803) 731-8500

Experiences

  • Thursdate

    $45.95 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 $45.95 per person and our exclusive Sparkling Chocolate Fondue.
  • New Year's Eve

    $70.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate your New Year's in style! We are offering a pre fixe 5 course menu with selections hand-picked by our staff. First Course: Roasted Red Pepper Bisque Second Course (Cheese Fondues): Crab Imperial Cheddar or French Onion Gruyere Third Course (Salads): Aegean or Caprese Fourth Course (Entree): Irish Whiskey Salmon, Vanilla Rum Chicken, Peppercorn Filet, Lemon Garlic Shrimp, Teriyaki Marinated Steak, Lobster Tail (one lobster per couple) Fifth Course (Chocolate Fondue): Choccocino or Dark Mint Cookie or Banana Pudding Tax and gratuity not included in price but will be added to the final bill. Accommodations can be made for food sensitivities/allergies.
  • Silver New Year's Eve

    $87.50 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate your New Year's in style! This package includes two 5 Course meals, two champagne toasts, a candlelit table sprinkled with rose petals, and a mini bouquet. We are offering a pre fixe 5 course menu with selections hand-picked by our staff. First Course: Roasted Red Pepper Bisque (Cheese Fondues): Crab Imperial Cheddar or French Onion Gruyere (Salads): Aegean or Caprese (Entree): Irish Whiskey Salmon, Vanilla Rum Chicken, Peppercorn Filet, Lemon Garlic Shrimp, Teriyaki Marinated Steak, Lobster Tail (one lobster per couple) (Chocolate Fondue): Choccocino or Dark Mint Cookie or Banana Pudding Tax and gratuity not included in price but will be added to the final bill. Accommodations can be made for food sensitivities/allergies.

What 938 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • South Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Best Service

  • Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • Columbia

    Best Value

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. The Thursdate special is perfect for date night. Towards the end, the restaurant did get a bit crowded and loud. There were a couple of young children that were very loud but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Everything else was great!
  2. SS

    SarieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Out anniversary was amazing here!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. Hannah was our server and she was EXCEPTIONAL. The food, beverages, service, ambience, everything was beyond our expectations.
  4. SA

    SANDYP

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Service was very good… very enjoyable having all the family together! It was a fun experience!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! It’s always our favorite place to go although it was our first time at this location in Columbia, SC. Food and service was terrific!
  6. FP

    FaithP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful experience! My husband and I did the Thursdate for our anniversary and it was our first time there. Jason was our waiter and was so much fun! The food was delicious and the entire experience is more than we could hope for. We will definitely be back!
  7. IW

    InitraW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Melting Pot is a great place for date night or for a nice night out. The multiple courses allow for plenty of time for conversation.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Seated immediately, and server was ready for us. Felt rushed a bit by the server wanting us to move to the next course. Overall great experience and enjoyed it.
  9. J

    Jwat

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic service and food! $150 for 4 of us to dine but I think it was worth it.
  10. J

    Jess

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. She made suggestions and even joked with us a little.
  11. DS

    DarylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jasmine was amazing. The salads seemed to be old with browning of the lettuce. The apples seemed to be pre cut to early because they showed slightly brown but everything else was wonderful
  12. NS

    NinaS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Melting Pot is amazing. Just remember, dining is an experience, so plan for at least 1.5 hours. Service is always wonderful and the team makes you feel like you are really welcome. The portions are HUGE and the menu is really diverse.
  13. LW

    LisaW

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always and our server was very attentive! We will be back!
  14. RM

    RichardM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely experience, great food, atmosphere and service. A bit pricey, but taking into account the service and the meal as an experience is well worth it for a special occasion.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Bread was stale. Steak was tough as shoe leather. The 3 shrimp were the best part of the meal. Waitress only filled our drinks once. Then never came back. Ended up leaving the how much it should have been on the table after waiting 15-20 minutes for her to come back. Yes I still left a tip. Bread and cheese appetizer and 2 entrees $100. Will never be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s always a nice way to spend time with family since it takes around 2 hours to complete dinner.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good. The cheese was phenomenal. Our waitress was great. Such a good experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service the waitress was outstanding
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tristan was amazing
  20. NA

    NeelyA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (cannot recall name but she has blue hair) was excellent!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jasmine was absolutely perfect!! The food was outstanding and exactly as promise!!
  22. J

    Jwat

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Justin is a great server!! The service is always great.
  23. I

    Iwannaski

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Had asked for a slight substitution in my salad. The one item was removed, but the substitute was never added. For my main course, I had ordered something with Panko and it was never brought to the table. Asked the server again and he said he would bring it right away. Never happened. Food was just ok. Bill was $200 for 4 people. I don't think I will go back.
  24. AS

    AnttraveseSmith

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a memorable date night. From the beautiful roses ordered, to the seamless dining experience. Great way to showcase outstanding service. Hannah was awesome!
  25. R

    Renee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as usual but our server Alexander was phenomenal. She made great recommendations for cheese and drinks options. Would love to request her next time.
  26. JK

    JacobK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience last night was great. I went with my girlfriend as a last minute date and we couldn't have asked for a better dinner.
  27. LC

    LCDiner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Alyssa took great care of us. We were also visited by Wilson, one of the managers, to wish us a happy anniversary.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Great food like always
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Delicious food!
  30. NS

    NinaS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!!! Staff and service are the absolute best!
  31. SF

    ShamekaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything went well it was my first time and it definitely won't be the last.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did Thursday Date night for our anniversary! We had a fabulous night!
  33. SH

    SteveH

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first time ever at a Meltng Pot; outstanding service and attentiveness were top notch. A truy unique dining expereince.
  34. LV

    LoganV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Our server was amazing! My partner and I came for their birthday and had an amazing time! Our server took great care of us and helped my partner have an amazing 21st birthday. He got us a special drink off the menu for a first drink and offered awesome suggestions for first-time drinks! Our service was quick and efficient, with us only staying for around 2 hours! The food was amazing, and the banana fosters is the best chocolate on the menu, hands down. The manager came to check on us and was extremely kind, and the flower petals on the table along with the entire rose were amazing, thank you so much. The only tiny problem of the night was the table which was sat behind us. They were extremely noisy and somewhat distracting, but it did not take away from the experience at all and I know that has absolutely nothing to do with the crew, who was FANTASTIC. Thank you to everyone involved in our dining experience and thank you for making my partner's 21st birthday such a special night. I 100% recommend the Melting Pot to anyone considering celebrating someone or to anyone who just wants to have a fantastic night out!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tim did a great job. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of all the menu items that we asked about.
  36. A

    Angela

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Time with my college daughter
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first time at the Melting Pot. Will be returning!
  38. J

    Jill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was fantastic. The service was great. Our only issue was the melting pot has recently introduced a new cooking method with a grill pan. We happened to be seated near a party which had multiple grill pans which caused the room to be extremely smoky. I hope they intend to install better ventilation.
  39. J

    Jermp

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ken's level of service was nothing less than EXCEPTIONAL! He was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and really made our date night one of the most enjoyable ones we have had in a while.
  40. JB

    JamesB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner. It was great!

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 938 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 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

1410 Colonial Life Blvd W, Columbia, SC 29210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 4:00 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

  • 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!

  • Private party contact

    Allison Yoest: (803) 731-8500

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