The Melting Pot - Columbia SC
My first time going and it was amazing, will definitely be coming back and recommending it. Our sever and the food was outstanding, the only downside was the older building with the old smell, and the ordering process could be complicating if you’re new, but my waitress made it easy for us to order and enjoy.
Love this place! Always a great time and experience.
Felt as though my wife and I were cheated out of trying different things. We were sat at a single burner table and were persuaded by the server to pic the same things so we wouldnt be there for 6 hours. We were left waiting for 20 minute intervals on several occasions. Drinks weren't refilled. As soon as we were sat down my eyes watered non stop from the smoke.....poor ventilation. I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to anyone else. This place put a baaaaad taste in my mouth for fondue experience. Waste of 160 bucks.
The BEST place to go for any occasion. There’s no other restaurant like it and we have no problem driving an-hour-and-a-half each way to get there. It is so worth it!
Our overall experience was excellent. Our server was attentive without being overly intrusive. She explained our different menu options as well as ensuring we had an enjoyable experience (it was my wife’s birthday). The price was a bit expensive, in my opinion, but we knew that going in. Regardless of my opinion on price, we will be going back.
This was a first time experience for myself & my 12 yr old daughters. It was a lot of fun & delicious! Our waitress, Lauren, was amazing!
Entire staff was warm and friendly.
This was an excellent dining experience. It is an intimate setting. The tables/booths are built so that it is very private and quiet. The menu can be intimidating at first, but the wait staff was very friendly, courteous, and patient. The food was great. It is a bit expensive, but for a treat or special occasion it is great. Will definitely return. Eugene was our server and his attention to detail was perfect. He was attentive, but not overbearing, and anyone who has never been there should request him.
We went for our anniversary. It was amazing. From the hostess, manager and our server Eugene, everyone made it special. We will definitely be going here again.
The experience is one of a kind. A place that stands alone in Columbia, SC.
Good service delicious food so going again would recommend strongly
Had great service Cassidy went above and beyond to make out anniversary very special thank you so much the food was great to
Wonderful experience. Great food, even better service! We will be back!
My family love the restaurant and food. Love love when they have a Groupon!
Awesome staff very friendly, worth the money, great experience
Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait 15 minutes for a table.
Once seated, there was a long wait before a server arrived even to take drink orders. Everything seemed chaotic and out of order. Our appetizer arrived before our waters. We were half way through before the drinks got there.
The food was great though! It depends on what you are looking for. Be prepared to wait (anticipate about 2 hours for a 3 course meal)
It was a great experience overall. Our Server, Roseana was great. The ONLY complaint I had was that it was SO loud in there because a large group of very loud women were seated on the other side of the partition next to us, and we could barely talk and hear each other because of them. I am certainly not blaming the restaurant for that, but it was a LITTLE annoying.
A very elegant and romantic experience!
It was for a birthday and graduation celebrations. The server made sure it was special for us all. She was very patience to explain the choices, different styles and best pairing options. Thank you!
The service was great. The price is moving up a little higher than the food merits. The spices on the chicken and pork weren't working for me.
Great food and service. Our server Cassidy offered perfect suggestions and made a great night even better. Our hostess Mikayla also couldn’t have been more helpful. We enjoyed the evening and will definitely be back again.
Rosanna was the best server we have ever had at a Melting Pot. The staff made our 30th anniversary dinner very special. They even decorated our dessert with “Happy Anniversary” written out.
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!
Tremendous!! wait staff check on you often as well as management. No problem or need is to small
Graduation dinner celebrating start of family vacation! Server was terrific and attentive. Food was fresh and delicious.
Spent a wonderful evening with friends. Food and service were fantastic. Can’t beat this place for a great night out.
Excellent food and very friendly wait staff. Everything was great on our date night.
Our server, Erin, made the evening fun and enjoyable. All of her suggestions were perfect. Great experience.
It was my parents first time and they absolutely loved it.
Thanks, especially, to Josh! Great server!
PS - The table was a little too close to the bench -- just not comfortable.
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.
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.
We had a wonderful time. Our Server was nice, the food delicious, and we were made to feel very welcome! I'm going back!!!
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.
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.
Daughter’s 19th birthday
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.
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!
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.
It’s kind of pricey for what you get, but it was a nice experience. I think you should at least try it.