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The Melting Pot - Durham, Durham, NC

The Melting Pot - Durham

4.5
4.5
220 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, American, Swiss
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm 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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Experiences

  • NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $89 per person This is the over-the-top 5-course VIP fondue celebration that will dazzle and delight all 5 senses: • First Bite: Green Goddess Bacon Tomato • Chef-Crafted Cheese Fondue served with six savory “Double Dippers” • Choice of Fresh Salad • Premium Celebration Entrée (additional charge for Ultimate Celebration Entrée featuring lobster) • Chocolate Explosion Fondue: arrives in a spectacle of smoke, fire, and sparkles, make sure you take a picture! • Choice of Celebration Flowers (choose one add-on bouquet option) Make any special occasion Ultimate – from a birthday, anniversary, new job, graduation, and more, this menu will give your big night the extra it deserves! Call for availability for day-of reservations. 984-244-7272
    NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience Photo

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Kid-friendly

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for groups

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Durham

    Kid-friendly

  • Durham

    Good for groups

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Good for special occasions

220 Reviews
  1. JoiB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is awesome! Great food, atmosphere, and experience!

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  2. EveM

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terry, our Server, was fantastic! We couldn't be happier with our evening!

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  3. DanS

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not know what to expect, however, the food was really good, but the overall cost was very expensive.

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  4. PapawDK

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m sorry I can’t remember our servers name, old age , but she was so personable and professional ! She made the visit even better!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was okay tbh the food amount was absolutely ridiculous for 180 i could go to publix and get everything for max $20

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  6. KarenC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justin was great. We loved the new (to us) menu options.

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  7. Amberp

    Greensboro

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible experience. Took over 3 hours to get all of our food. The cheese and chocolate were burnt before we got the dippers and most of the broth was gone before our meat arrived. This was by far the worst experience we have ever had there.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful time there. It was my first time but most definitely won’t be my last. Our server Jewel was a delight and so knowledgeable! I would request her section again just for the great service she provided.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved our 5-course experience. The food was good overall...we actually thought the meat of the teriyaki steak was superior to the filet mignon! Loved the mocktail lemonage with the sage as well. Our only downside to the experience was how loud it was being sat by a larger party who had their children roaming around. A lot of that the restaurant can't really help, but after the group left we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves!

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  10. AvisB

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite place to dine. The waiter and waitress are always pleasant and knowledgeable. I love the dining experience.

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  11. EZongalez

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome server. She was attentive and willing to help every step of the way

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  12. EmilyM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations for 7:30, we waited until past 8 just to get our bread and cheese fondue. Everything tasted amazing but the service was so slow. We didn’t leave until 9:40. Salads came out fast and entree but as we were eating our entree they took it away from us without asking first and preceded to say they he assumed we were done after it was gone. We finally got our dessert we had asked for macaroons and we never got them but he brought the check out fast. We paid in cash and waited over 10 mins to get it back when he brought it back I didn’t even get all my change back . Food tasted amazing but the service was so bad and we got forgotten about a lot that i rather not come back again. It was our first time experience there and for how much you are paying better service would be more appreciated because i did not want to stay there for over 2 hours because of us waiting around for him, it was a slow night so im not sure why we waited that long.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner had such an amazing time here our server was amazing and made our anniversary night amazing,love it !!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was perfect! We completely enjoyed everything and will definitely be back!

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  15. SelectiveCaryMom

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was the best experience I have had dining out. Terry was warm and attentive and a delight. The food was very good,, and the four course meal was fun. We all liked choosing each course and sharing back and forth. Terry made our evening even more enjoyable and celebratory. Thank you for a great time!

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  16. RobynH

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at The Pot! Food is always consistently tasty and the servers are always friendly!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The melting pot never disappoints! I always leave happy and filled to the brim!

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  18. angelak

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Melting Pot in Durham is always outstanding. We LOVE the cheese dip. We had Alpine this time, and they serve with 2 kinds of bread cut bite-size, and apples, carrots, celery, broccoli, I believe. The servers & service are amazing. We only seem to go about once a year due to the cost but it is so worth it for the flavor and unique experience. If you've never been, I would recommend the full course experience to try the cheese dip, the entree, and the fondue dessert (and salad, I believe) but we were dieting and did a la carte without the dessert this time. If you are strict vegetarian, you may want to choose to share a pot with another vegetarian. This is the first time I actually decided to share with someone eating beef but I made that decision and couldn't taste the beef. The garden pot had 1 veggie meatball and 1 ravioli, and had a lot of asparagus, some artichoke hearts, onion slices, some green pepper strips, and zucchini. It was plentiful & our meal was served with about 4 mushroom caps, and small potatoes, which all went into the pot and was sooo good. I think last time, I had more than 1 ravioli and polpette, which I would prefer but no complaints. That ravioli was the bomb. Treat yourself or a loved one for a special occasion.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The server we had was horrible and we ended up being there for three hours.

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  20. GaryG

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect spot for an unhurried, quiet, amazing meal/conversation. The restaurant was busy, yet we felt we were alone there. No push to get us out, service was impeccable, food was great, overall an awesome experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was excellent and the manager came by to ensure we were happy with everything. They now offer vegan cheese which was delicious and exciting for a vegan!! Will definitely go back!

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  22. rickT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoy the Melting but our server (Keyla) was fantastic and made this a truly enjoyable experience. She was personable and very attentive to our needs. The restaurant is open and spacious, very different from the feel of the Raleigh location on Six Forks Rd. Neither is bad; they are just different. The manager stopped by our table to check in several times during the meal, which was also appreciated. We had a great time and are looking to visit again soon!

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  23. RuthannT

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat here every month and it’s great! Love the great spot and non rushed environment

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  24. BureBabe

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fun at the Melting Pot. Couldn't eat it all but I tried. Lol. Our server Terry was great. It was my sister's birthday and he sang to her. That was a nice plus. It was the ugly sweater night and I forgot to get the promised coupon for a chocolate fondue in the future. I guess that was my fault. I'll be back. Always am. Waiting for grandkids to get a little older so I can introduce them to Melting Pot like I did my sons.

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  25. GregH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was off this time, not sure what happened. It will probably be a little while before I come back.

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  26. TracyC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve eaten at the melting pot many many times. The last two visits we have been very disappointed with the service and the quality of the food. The cheese was rubbery cold, we had to remind the waiter multiple times to bring missing items (dippers for cheese, water glasses only, pot burning on the table). Very dissapointing

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! As always, we loved the food, especially the s’mores desert.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first and last time at the Melting Pot. I made a reservation for my daughters 18th birthday, because this was where she wanted to go. Not only did I notate the occasion in the reservation, I told the hostess as well as our waiter, who said he's going to school to major in hospitality to own his own business one day. We heard two other parties having birthday celebration and our waiter never acknowledged my daughters. Not on the right career path if you can't pay attention to important guest details. The dining experience took 3 1/2 hours for 4 of us and we found ourselves waiting for long periods of time in between the four courses. The restaurant was not crowded at all so it never should have taken this amount of time. Finally for the price you pay, the food is not that great. So disappointing, especially for a special occasion. Will not be back!

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  29. Lynn0514

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress (daughters name was Zoey) was amazing. Very informative and always checking on us.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience and our server was excellent!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots especially for the Thursdate we will always come back.

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  32. magno

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They gave our granddaughter a wonderful 13th birthday experience.

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  33. ElizabethT

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for my birthday dinner and we were seated in a very secluded spot for just two people and this was so unexpected and special! I’ve never felt more private eating dinner in a public restaurant full of other people. 10/10!!

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  34. RabiyyahH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience for their Thurdate promotion! So worth it

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time here, sadly i don’t remember our servers name but he was amazing. So patient and kind, didn’t feel rushed at all and he was a big help. Really great experience for my girlfriend and I.

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  36. TarHealer

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here many times before so we knew what to expect. Excellent food, attentive service and quiet ambiance. A bit pricey. The staff made a couple of menu adjustments for us.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We noted on our reservation that we were both gluten free and told our server and they still brought non gluten free food out multiple times. Wine was delivered 20-30 mins after we ordered it. Server was very nice but not the experience we are used to.

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  38. YvonneA

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a family meal and had a great time. The server was very kid friendly.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dining experience at the Melting Pot! However, I did not know that stating we were there for an anniversary on OpenTable meant that the restaurant would place rose petals on the table. It was a nice touch until I got the bill and was charged for the rose petals without requesting them.

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  40. RickG

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to this restataurantt o celelebrate an anniversary. Food was very good- but not great. Though the steaks/beef were best. Odered a lobster tail with meal but it never arrived to table. Server was very kind and she was attentive.

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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 220 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Melting Pot - Durham

202 W NC Highway 54, Durham, NC 27713

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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