The Melting Pot - Destin

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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Turn up the heat during your next evening out. The Melting Pot brings all of Florida’s finest qualities to the table, from personable southern service to savory entrees. Dip your appetizers into flavorful blends, or dive into one of our famous cheese fondues. We may be known for our desserts, but interactive displays and delectable sweets aren’t all we have up our sleeve. Every entrée is carefully crafted with local flavors. Appetizers start with artisan cheeses and signature salads add just the right touch. Craft unique, customizable flavors that complement your particular tastes. From our table to yours, allow us to welcome you to an inviting, friendly restaurant just as welcoming as home.
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome great Mother’s Day !!!

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vipMandavegas
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS VERY GOOD FOOD WAS FRESH AND GOOD ENJOYED IT

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just ok. Took forever to get our entrees and they weren’t busy

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Arrived early before the reservation went to the bar waited 10 minutes no one waited on us then finally a guy brought a menu but did not return to take our order. Then arrived at our table waited another 10 plus minutes to order a drink we had the four course plan they recommend food was decent just service was so slow couples on each side of us set down after us were done 15-20 minutes before us. It took over 2 hours to eat and we weren’t trying to rush but 2 hours was way to long doubt we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cheese and Chocolate fondue courses were superb. Be prepared to be there for a while (we spent 2 hours from start to finish). Our server was excellent, but didn’t care for the fact that our meal was around $100 for 2 people and we had to cook the entrees ourselves. We definitely will be coming back for the cheese and chocolate. The Yin & Yang martini was delicious- I had 2- so definitely a must try. I recommend this place for sure if you have the time and extra money.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish this melting pot made valentines more romantic. Need private booths I think to help set the mood!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great. Only thing that kind of put a damper on our night was the service and the grill top. The waitress didn’t seem to know how to operate the grill top properly so for our entire entre we were being pelted with hot grease. The grease was everywhere(no exaggeration), in our drinks, our clothes, our arms and hands. On top of all that, we saw the waitress maybe once besides the 3 times she came with each course. We only got one refill for our greasy drinks and that was after we received our bill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Probably the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. Made reservations one month in advance and specified it was for a child’s birthday celebration but when we arrived we still got seated in the bar area. Sat for 20 minutes without anyone greeting us - despite the fact that we were literally right next to the area where waiters pick up the drinks for their tables i.e multiple servers saw us sitting for over 20 min with no water, drinks, food etc. I finally went to the hostess stand to complain and the manager that came to help was actually one of the exact same ladies who I saw helping waiters with their drink orders and literally passed our table a million times and saw us sitting with no water, or food, or service for 20 min. Apparently its more important to help others who have already been greeted and ordered their alcoholic beverages than it is to help customers who have obviously not even been greeted for over 20 minutes. She apologized and said that as a gesture of her apology she will move us to a table in the main dining area rather than the bar AND will ask one of her servers to greet us and wait on our table - incredible - clearly an over and beyond gesture of apologizing- (definite sarcasm here). At least they’re consistent in their - her specifically- level of customer service. The waiter that finally greeted us was very nice but the dinner entree absolutely not worth the price and tasted ok at best. Save your money, time and peace of mind and go somewhere else - especially for a special occasion because you will feel anything but here.

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EagleEye
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I didn't like the preset menu for Valentine's Day. Service was also significantly delayed between the entree serving and the dessert serving. We paid for the experience, more than the food. Other times, it's been great, but not on a holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going here. The food was very good. The service was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice date night out. We did feel our server was rushing over the menu and trying to move us along but overall good experience.

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vipsweet
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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susanc
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always! 💜

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DKBeck95
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our son has wanted to try the Melting Pot for a few years and we finally found the opportunity to go. The restaurant was very clean and the staff super friendly. The food was good, but we didn't realize how long dinner would take. Cooking your own food in the pot is fun, but after the 4th or 5th piece it got kind of tiresome. I think dinner took us about 2 and a half hours. If your not in a hurry and want to try something different for a dine out experience, then the Melting Pot is a great place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for an anniversary date, the staff went beyond in making it a special night. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our dinner started out great but the service got increasingly worse as time went by. We were there a total of 2 hours, and within 45 minutes of getting there, our server was given a large table that seemed to become her main focus. We waited an hour for a refill on our drinks (a coke and a water), and for the server to bring out our dessert. It seems she was stretched a bit too thin to give us the quality service we expected from a pricey dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Lucinda and Manager Skylar have provided excellent service each time we have been in to dine rather it be for dinner or for celebrations we can count on this location to make our experience one to remember. We have dined at several Locations this one by far sets the standard for such an establishment and is the Best Melting Pot in the surrounding Georgia and Florida area! Can’t wait until our next trip down, excellent food, excellent. Service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner, tried the grill top with the steak lovers and it was delicious!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us went on a Tuesday night, for my birthday. Was not busy so noise was not a problem. Chris was our server and was fantastic. Explained process well and very knowledgeable. He said it was his first night, if that was true, kudos to your training team!! Food was good, but the experience with family was why I wanted to go. Put the cell phones away and have some fun.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Very slow service. Not sure if they were short handed or what, but the 2nd worst service we've ever encountered short of PF Changs in Sandestin which never even waited on us at all. Not sure we'll ever return to this location. It did not seem very busy.

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ByronF
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and super friendly as always. The food and experience were also excellent. It was a great evening out. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Food was outstanding. Will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boys weekend

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KimB
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time ! Best way to celebrate our anniversary 💚 Service was excellent and they even had a card on the table for our special day!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at the Melting Pot and loved it!!!

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vipCoyS
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

This is a experience can’t say that we will do again

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TomB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I took my family there while vacationing in Destin. It was the first time we had ever tried anything like it. It was a lot of fun and a different experience for sure! I think they should have a bit of an expanded kids menu as the most mild cheese they have is a beer based cheddar with Worcestershire sauce in it. Also, I think there should be two fondue warmers on each table to everyone isn’t stuck with one type of cheese or chocolate. The food was good, but not great by any means, but we will go back because it was a lot of fun.

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KeMc
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Experience was Awesome. My Husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. We will be back.

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VincentR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to the next time we return.

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adtaylor
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and great service. We highly recommend coming here when in Destin.

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ELuvsFood
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to celebrate my birthday! Love the 4 course meal! We had the artichoke cheese fondue and the s'mores chocolate fondue, it was so delicious.

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GreatChecko
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, food is alright. Some of the meats were exceptional, but most were just okay. Service felt rushed from the moment we sat down. It had to be the first time I’m my life when a server stated, “I’ll be back in 2 minutes to take your drink order,” when we had literally just sat down, and she meant it. I felt like we were pushed into the next course. Overall, you can do much better in the area for $50-60 a person. If I was visiting and on vacation, I’d skip this restaurant and enjoy the many other exceptional restaurants we have to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good didn’t like how you had to cook your own food and couldn’t see when it was done cooking cause it was dark.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We made a reservation for 9:30, we arrived at 9:20 and they told us that the kitchen was closed for the meat fondue! They should’ve told us when we made the reservation.

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Great
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great, loved the food. You are encouraged to enjoy and relax. Desert was equally as delicious.

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vipAlissa
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was not very friendly, and was visibly annoyed that we had a child in a high chair because the high chair gets in the way of the buttons for the burners. She gave my husband attitude about moving the chair out of the way, even after he repeatedly moved the chair and then moved it to where it was no longer in her way for the rest of the meal (but to where I could no longer reach my child). I had also asked her what parents normally order for a young child (my son is barely two years old), and she pointed to where we could choose a meat option for him. I didn’t realize that we were then ordering a three course meal for a two-year old! We ended up paying $26 for a toddler to eat a couple apple slices and a few bites of chicken.

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and attentive service! Our server was wonderful about getting things to us quickly and answering any menu questions we had.

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Ninjaneer
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable about Melting Pot. She was attentive, yet allowed us to eat at our pace. Thanks!!

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Plarkin
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The meat was way too highly seasoned ... almost unbeatable . The cheese and chocolate fondue were excellent

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