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The Melting Pot - Durham, Durham, NC

The Melting Pot - Durham

4.6
4.6
124 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 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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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What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Good for Groups

  • Durham

    Special Occasion

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  1. BC

    BetseyC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The food was good, the price was what I expected, the waitress was outstanding. Not only did she do a wonderful job with her usual duties but she also handled my mother's dementia related questions and comments with extreme patience and kindness.
  2. BC

    BrittneyC

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    I have dined here numerous times, but never have I ever had such a terrible dining experience as this one. The service completely ruined the experience. It was evident that our server was new and not trained very well. She couldnt explain the menu, didnt know the wine menu, didnt bring out everything we needed, wasnt well versed on how to do the cheese. The list just went on and on. Normally their servers are extremely good but this one didnt know what she was doing. The cheese was way too thick even after we kept asking for her to thin it. The salads didnt taste fresh and looked limp. The meat course was delicious and so was the dessert. Proceeded to wait nearly 20 minutes on our ticket before stopping another server to ask for it. Not to mention, we took our daughter there for the first time and it just didnt go well. Will visit another location next time.
  3. M

    Mario

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have been dining at the melting pot for decades and have always been delighted. This time very disappointed. The cheese wasn't made correctly and was so thick it was difficult to eat. The Oktoberfest courses didn't come with everything on the menu and it took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive and the restaurant was nearly empty. :(
  4. AA

    AshleyA

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed a nice dinner to celebrate a birthday. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated in a private booth tucked away in a pod, of sorts, behind frosted doors. Enjoyed this seating as opposed to the general seating for this event. This location also has Lovers Lane private booths for 2.
  5. AW

    AlW1

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're regulars, and the experience is always fantastic. New server Tyler this time really rocks!
  6. MS

    MichaelS

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, very attentive service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    A lot of fun! Enjoyed a 4 course meal. The food itself is okay, but the experience is great. I saw several diners dressed up, but the place has a casual feel in general.
  8. d

    deniseg

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time.
  9. MO

    MissOpheliaRose

    Raleigh

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely wonderful time! The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. The manager checked in periodically to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. After the dismal experience we had last time, and our not sure stellar review, we thought we had lost Melting Pot forever. The new owner has apparently taken notice and tried to learn from the previous owner. Kudos for taking feedback to heart! We appreciate it.
  10. RP

    RickP

    County Durham

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought a friend to her first experience at The Melting Pot and we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food was excellent and the service was just outstanding. The dining experience is totally different than that of a normal restaurant, and that difference is very positive.
  11. K

    Keith

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our evening was perfect the food, atmosphere, and experience were all amazing! The bartender did a wonderful job and our waitress Tori (Victoria) was outstanding for this just being her weekend job she took amazing care of us and never missed a beat!! Definitely would recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great night out.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The little date books they have are ADORABLE! Service was great, could not have been happier!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and the quality of the food was excellent!
  16. DJ

    DavidJ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Would have preferred different seating, but didn't make a fuss so that's on me. Service was slow. Food was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a promotion. Service was amazing as always. Food was wonderful and fresh.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. BC

    BrittneyC

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

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

    MissOpheliaRose

    Raleigh

    138 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    138 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. YA

    YvonneA

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    DonC

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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
  34. 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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible, neglectful, service. Would have gotten a better meal at a gas station. Never again.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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...

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 4.6 stars by 124 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 21 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–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

  • 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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