The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.6
497 reviews
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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.
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TB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Always a great time and experience.

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

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LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Entire staff was warm and friendly.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KN
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience is one of a kind. A place that stands alone in Columbia, SC.

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G
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service delicious food so going again would recommend strongly

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R
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great service Cassidy went above and beyond to make out anniversary very special thank you so much the food was great to

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GG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Great food, even better service! We will be back!

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EM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family love the restaurant and food. Love love when they have a Groupon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff very friendly, worth the money, great experience

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AE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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)

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very elegant and romantic experience!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SS
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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VP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous!! wait staff check on you often as well as management. No problem or need is to small

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Graduation dinner celebrating start of family vacation! Server was terrific and attentive. Food was fresh and delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent a wonderful evening with friends. Food and service were fantastic. Can’t beat this place for a great night out.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly wait staff. Everything was great on our date night.

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B
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Erin, made the evening fun and enjoyable. All of her suggestions were perfect. Great experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my parents first time and they absolutely loved it.

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n
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks, especially, to Josh! Great server!
PS - The table was a little too close to the bench -- just not comfortable.

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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LL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our Server was nice, the food delicious, and we were made to feel very welcome! I'm going back!!!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s 19th birthday

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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k
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s kind of pricey for what you get, but it was a nice experience. I think you should at least try it.

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