The Melting Pot - Durham

4.7
51 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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AngelG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Our seating was very private whiff was perfect for date night and the service and food was excellent. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris our server was awesome!!

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vipGlutenfreeheaven
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I’m hesitant to write a mixed review, given I know that restaurants are going through a lot right now with lack of help…but given that it’s $50+ per plate, I feel like that level of dining should be held to a higher standard. Our server was very nice and got most of it right, but enough was wrong that we were left a bit unsatisfied but our experience. He never checked back up on us during any of the courses. Not once, until he thought a course was over. So we couldn’t ask for the spoon to fish the veggies out that he forgot to leave for us, for refills on anything, or the fact that our after dinner drinks never arrived. We told him to take them off the bill rather than try to get them when we were already done. And when we were in the middle of ordering the chocolate and after dinner drinks he just walked away in the middle of the ordering - half the table was like what about our orders? When flagged him down a few minutes later we asked what happened and he said he thought we were done ordering. It was all just very scattered and meh. This is the second time we’ve come since ownership changed, and this is the second time we were disappointed. In addition to poor service, it seems like the portion sizes for the cheese and meat has shrunk quite a bit too. We used to come two times a month at a minimum- that’s a lot of business…but the first time was so disappointing that it took a while for us to come back…and we’re disappointed again. Not sure when we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Looks pricey, but you get your money’s worth. The server was very attentive and patient.

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CodyS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Went for an anniversary, and had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.

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vipTammiR
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my son and his gf for his birthday. We had a lovely dining experience. Chris took great care of us, as did another gentleman whose name I don’t know. He had medium length brown hair and a headband. My berry limon mojito was very good…Never a bad time at The Melting Pot 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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BradleyT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We have been to many melting pots. This was our first visit to this location. It was noisy and you are seated right beside other families. The food was mediocre at best besides the dessert which was fabulous. I know staff right now in all jobs are overworked and underpaid, so I’m giving grace to her. This was not the experience at this location like I have had at many others.

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AllisMom
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, drinks were all fabulous, and the way the food is prepared at the table provides an entertaining experience as, well, like being in the studio audience of a cooking program hosted by a famous chef. Delicious fun! Kids would love it too!

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vipJGrigston
Raleigh
118 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I took off one star because they have removed the flexibility of ordering just what you want.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Such a nice date night atmosphere, staff always seems to be great, and food is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat the amount of food and the amazing sauces. This is our favorite place to treat ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Nicole B. did a great job!

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vipShantelS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was a great dinner!

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TarHealer
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive staff with good food. A bit pricey but OK value for an interactive 2 hour dinner. Always good for a special occasion.

JD
vipJamieD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant website prices are very different than the actual prices
Very misleading

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for my boyfriend and I’s anniversary and we had an amazing time! There were flowers on the table, music was great, good privacy, and of course the food was delicious. It was pricey so I definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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ShaqC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at this location in Durham!! The service was awesome and it was the perfect place for our after wedding dinner!!!

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AvisB
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We had a wonderful experience and had a great time. We had 5 people and we were giving plenty of food to satisfy our appetite. Will surely return

MM
MichaelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great and it is experiential dining. We loved it.

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Seendbl
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a dining event with a room for your group

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vipACfromDurham
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. It was a nice place to celebrate Father's day if you enjoy cooking fondue together. Service from Autumn and other staff was very good.

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scubarichie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is for those not in a hurry. Great service, good drinks and food.
It is definitely a pricey dining site, but makes for great family memories.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our experience Melting Pot - Durham. We got the 4-Course meal package. Josh was our waiter/cook and he was fantastic! He described the menu well and offered great suggestions and recommendations.

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vipvicbry
Birmingham
79 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Did not accept our open table dining rewards cards. There was no indication when we made the reservation that they would not. Reward process was properly followed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the end of the pandemic and us moving to the area to be close to the grandkids. We took the two of them here. It was their first time.

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AJSCary
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We were so happy to see that this location re-opened after we were last there on Valentine’s 2020 pre-COVID. Sunny was an excellent server, and Katie gave us an update on the new management and accepted a discount offered by the previous management to boot! Try the Wisconsin Trio cheese for something a little different!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but the service was excellent! Could not have asked for better service. Multiple people helping the waiter with keeping drinks full, asking if additional sauces were needed, clearing the table, etc. It was wonderful!

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MichaelB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Honestly I love fondue, but the real highlights are the cheese course and the chocolate course. So good! We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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AshleyL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always good! I should have requested a double burner to get two cooking styles. I’ll remember that for next time

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to enjoy the mother's day experience today. The waitress we had was very helpful with our choice selections
Each course was fresh and timely. We expected to be full and happy when we left, and that's exactly what we got!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the section I was in with the option to close my curtain if I wanted to. I did have to wait 30 min to be served but the staff was very attentive after that and the food was delicious as always.

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vipCatPen
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was great but service was extremely slow. I had 5:30 reservations, we got there at 5 and left at 7:45.

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WayneP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was unaware that you guys moved on me! No worries. Had a wonderful experience and the wife was thrilled. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was horrible. We wait

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vipjmc4cy
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and fun birthday dinner for my wife with friends. Would definitely recommend Melting Pot. They had some adorable private dining rooms for date night as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica was our sever and she was amazing!! Everything was great

LD
vipLDKM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around!

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 4.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

The Melting Pot - Durham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.meltingpot.com/restaurant-gift-cards.aspx.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.