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The Melting Pot - Durham, Durham, NC

The Melting Pot - Durham

4.5
4.5
106 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Enjoy an unforgettable interactive dining experience with friends and family with fondue at The Melting Pot in Durham, North Carolina. We believe in celebrating the everyday, so you don’t need a special reason to come out for our delicious menu offerings. Whether you’re here for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to dig in to our four-course fondue experience, we know you’ll love every bite! From artisan cheeses to our decadent chocolate fondue desserts, there is something to tickle your taste buds in each pot. Let our friendly staff help you choose right fondue experience for your table tonight. Make reservations for everyone at The Melting Pot and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, American, Swiss

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (984) 244-7272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 106 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, had rose petals on the table and all.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  3. S

    Slow

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The one item I wanted on the menu (ahi tuna) was not available. The cost is extremely steep. $350 for four adults and two kids. It also took 3 hours. Very slow.
  4. MM

    MaMo

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was delicious and some gluten free options were available which was very much appreciated. When we didn't order cocktails and the cheese fondue to start, our waiter seemed annoyed and thereafter was not as friendly or attentive. Not sure if he was less enthusiastic about waiting on us if we weren't ordering all the courses and therefore felt he would not receive as large a tip or what, but we all noticed it. We all enjoyed our entrees and the chocolate fondue - though pricey for 5 of us. (which is why we didn't order cocktails and cheese).
  5. AB

    AvisB

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We was celebrating daughter’s graduation. We made reservations got there on time. We waited at our table for about 20-25 to get even recognized. We talked with the manger and it was lack of communication on the hosts. Our server was awesome wish I remembered her name. We finally got our order which food is always good. The manger on duty gave us our food on the house (wasn’t expecting that). We go here often this was the first time this happen. We will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Pace of food and plate clearing was great. Food was delicious. Price is a bit higher than I’d expect.
  7. T

    Tarheelmch

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty as usual and Josh was a great server! We will be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined for over 3 hours with some friends. It was very good. Our waitress was great. The food was excellent, I especially like the duck.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food substitutions were made with no notice or choice. You really shouldn’t replace the duck with chicken and expect it to go unnoticed. It was very hot in our closed up little room and we kept opening the door but staff continued to close it. Prices were very high for the amount of food that was served. Our white chocolate dip was served to us twice with no chocolate in it. Just sweetened condensed milk the first time, the second time they added the Carmel and bananas but still no white chocolate. We gave up. Won’t be going back again.
  10. BC

    BrittneyC

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of my favorite spots. Food was great but service could’ve been a little faster.
  11. JG

    JGrigston

    Raleigh

    129 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I really hate giving a bad review, especially to a restaurant I have loved, but tonight's experience was so horrible that I have to say something. First, they were out of a major vegetarian dipper that provides the protein for dinner. Fine, we switched to the Alpine Cheese. The waiter, while very sweet and kind, was incapable of making the cheese fondue. No one had ever trained him, and the hot pot of lumpy, stringy cheese showed for it. We asked for a manager who kindly remade the dish, but only somewhat better. We gave up and ate it, but we nixed ordering dessert for fear of more of the same food travesty. It really shows that the restaurant is under new ownership, because it is NOT the same wonderful experience we had had for years here. This is not a lack of staffing issue. This is an owner who does not know his product well enough to teach it to his staff. I can make a wonderful fondue at home myself, and at a fraction of the cost! I am going to The Melting Pot for the experience, and if it is going to be this kind of experience, what is the point in going??? I will give them one more chance to correct these issues, but if they do not, I will never go back again. The new owner would be wise to hire the previous owner as a mentor, because it would do his business a world of good!
  12. GB

    GailB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed celebrating our daughter’s graduation at the Durham Melting Pot. Everything was wonderful. Food, service, atmosphere. All of our servers (even one of the owners!) took great care of us. It was a very fun and memorable night!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Mother’s Day special. Everything was outstanding. My family had never been and it was everything I wanted for them!
  14. J

    Jeff

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Private room had not been cleaned very well from the previous sitting. Trash on floor and table was sticky.
  15. YA

    YvonneA

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our visit. Wait person was very busy but very pleasant as well.
  16. DC

    DonC

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Manager was Great! Service started slow and he stepped in to save the night. Also during our meal one of the table heaters went out! He found a gas table top unit and all continued on schedule. Applause for his dedication and service
  17. CA

    ChristianA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary at Melting Pot and Melting Pot is our go-to place for special occasions. Tiki W. did a fantastic job taking care of us the whole evening. Our food was outstanding as always. The spinach artichoke cheese course was absolutely perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed the flaming turtle chocolate course (candied pecans on the side), though neither of us had much room left at that point. :-) Overall a great experience, and we look forward to coming back to celebrate anniversaries and other special occasions in the future. Keep up the good work!
  18. TC

    ThomasC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The cheese and desert fondues were very good. The entree fondue lacked a lot of flavor. Service was slow. Not worth the money.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the service and the food. We will definitely return
  21. CG

    CharlesG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Only issue was the shrimp allergy was noted on reservations and while they remembered when seated it was not made aware to waiter. Took longer then expected but very pleasant and seated in a very private location.
  22. K

    Kurt

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was Pretty good - a little pricey in my opinion considering we were doing all the cooking! We did have just enough food for 2 kids and 2 adults by sharing a 2 person meal deal but it was still over $100 without tip...
  23. LT

    Love2Travel

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have never been to a melting pot to experience fondue, it is a wonderful experience. Evan and Tiki were our servers for the evening. They did an amazing job since so much explanation and preparation is done at the table. They outlined carefully our options and helped us select the best meal options. A lot of time and effort on the servers parts went into making our meal enjoyable. It had been years since we had been to a Melting Pot since the one near where we lived closed. Glad we moved close to one now!
  24. TF

    TinaF

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Place was very vacant (we were 2 of maybe 20 in the whole place) however we felt a little rushed. We ordered the big night out. We were seated in one of the private booths.
  25. c

    chamy

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Big party at table nearby got very noisy. We noticed they each had more than one beer !!
  26. CV

    ChrisV

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here often and always leave full and happy. Excellent, excellent service every time. And always amazing food. Can't get enough.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was me and fiancés 2 year anniversary and everything from the hospitality to the privacy was AMAZING. Will be coming back this week
  28. j

    jqelmore88

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Typically I love the melting pot. However, we went last night for our anniversary and were seated in a booth right near the door. We had lots of people lingering near our table while they were waiting for a table. Also, the server never came back after our initial drink orders to ask if we wanted any additional drinks. It took until the dessert course for more water. The menu prices in the restaurant are higher than the prices posted online and the portion sizes are smaller than previous visits to the melting pot. This visit did not meet my expectations and I do not plan to return.
  29. BC

    BrendaC

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It had been over 25 years since we had been to the Melting Pot. We met our daughter and her friend for dinner. It was so relaxing…we were there for over 3.5 hours! We didn’t feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Evan was fabulous and had great recommendations! Yes, it is expensive, but we knew that before going. If you can, I would encourage this experience at least once. Thank you for a wonderful evening with our loved ones!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always and awesome experience with 5 star service, this being my 5th time at the melting pot however my first time in the state of NC.. I’ll say the styles differ from PA however, they made the occasion very special and their private dining for two is the best for any 2 person special night out. 10 stars
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid food and service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my daughter's 17th birthday. My daughter is a VERY picky eater and I was afraid she wouldn't enjoy the food, but by the end of the cheese course she was hooked. We had a great time and the service was exceptional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and awesome experience. Will visit again.
  34. MC

    MortenC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The table wasnt very big for all the food we had ordered/people we had seated. The door to the booth kept getting jammed and was ruining the ambience.
  35. MM

    MiaMoss

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    1st time guest. The music did not match the vibe especially not for Valentines weekend but the experience, service, and food was awesome.
  36. NW

    NthabisengW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a MUST. Everything was just right, we enjoyed every minute.
  37. S

    Shannon89

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we had great service. I would definitely go back.
  38. M

    Maya

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Yummy and fun experience!! Service was great and seating was prompt with a reservation. Only downside was a little pricey! But overall, recommend!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went here for a date and the food was great, everyone was super friendly. Overall great experience.
  40. AW

    AlW1

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this Melting Pot location - we've become regulars now. Matt is a rock-star, and Mya is the best server there. Ask for her!

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Durham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 244-7272.

The Melting Pot - Durham is rated 4.5 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

The Melting Pot - Durham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 7 times today
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Durham

202 W NC Highway 54 Durham, NC 27713

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue, American, Swiss

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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