The Melting Pot - Madison

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263 reviews
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Fondue
At The Melting Pot, fun is cooked up fondue style, creating an out of the ordinary dining experience. You"ll discover all the ingredients for a perfect evening, including attentive service, private tables, & an atmosphere of casual elegance. In addition to the cheese & chocolate fondues which have made The Melting Pot famous, they offer a fine selection of beef, chicken, seafood, vegetarian & gluten free entrees, as well as an exceptional wine list & a full bar. You may enjoy a romantic evening for two, a special occasion with forty of your closest friends, a dining experience to impress your boss, or a night out with the family. Whatever the occasion, an evening at The Melting Pot is always a celebration. Call directly to inquire about the Romance Packages in The Melting Pot’s private curtain booths for two.

Specials

FIVE-COURSE FONDUE DINNER with Wine $99* PER COUPLE

The Melting Pot of Madison has the perfect ingredients Sundays through Thursdays - an all-inclusive five-course fondue dinner, including select bottles of wine for only $99* per couple!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 2, 2019

Ends: May 3, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-9:00PM

Join us for Melting (Happy) Hours - Everyday 5-7 pm

$2 off beer, wine and specialty drinks. Our Happiest Hours: Every Day from 5 pm to 7 pm. These specials are available in our bar area.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 12, 2018

Ends: October 13, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 263 People Are Saying
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WE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot was awesome. Went to one in South Carolina and loved it so had to go back once I found one closer to home. The whole experience along with the wait staff was exceptional.

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JP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for birthdays or other special occasions. Go there once a year and that is enough.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! It was our first time. She explained the entire experience and made us feel very welcome and at home! She gave great recommendations and input and helped make the evening super special!

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

This was my first time here and it was my birthday dinner. Our sever was just not very friendly. One of my guest ordered a drink and it took over 30 midtown get it. She never apologized for it taking so long. Also we were very cramped. I was really looking forward to a great experience, this is a place I always wanted to go.

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AP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I both greatly enjoyed our time Abe experience at The Melting Pot. It was for our one year anniversary, we had our own private booth with a curtain for privacy. Booth was a bit small and lighting was a bit dark, but we enjoyed it still. Our server was phenomenial. Our experience was a 5 out of 5.

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a 9:30 pm reservation and the restaurant closed at 11 pm that night. Upon arriving no one was at the hostess stand so we waited. Upon seating we saw no waitress so we waited. Upon ordering our drinks and food we saw no waitress bringing our drinks so we waited. Upon receiving our order we asked our waitress for some additional sauces and veggies and began to eat while we waited. Eventually we needed the additional sauce and refills on our beverage but still no waitress. After some more time my spouse got up and met the waitress around the kitchen area where she was chatting it up. Not the experience I expect when paying at least $45 a head.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had 5pm reservations and were seated quickly. However, it took until nearly 5:30 for us to even get water brought to our table. That was surprising.

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LIZ WAS AWESOME AND GREAT FOOD AS USUALLY AND FUN LNO!

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our date: services, food and atmosphere was amazing. We are definitely looking forward to going back.

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JE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice quiet evening and it was my girlfriends first fondue experience for my girlfriend... she loved it and enjoyed her meal thar I cooked for her. Our waitstaff was perfect and took care of us well.

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and server was especially attentive without hovering. She explained things well and made good recommendations. Place was quiet, but quite full for a weeknight. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely incredible. So happy that there is now a vegan option! The vegan beer cheese was heavenly and melted just like the real thing. Our server, Brad was great too! Very tentative and lovely to talk to. We’ll be back soon!!!

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SA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic server. She really knew what she was doing. So many choices! She helped us make our decisions and we really enjoyed our food and drinks! Such an enjoyable time.

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun, yummy experience. Unfortunately would only do once because of the cost.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was worth the experience, for sure. The server was stellar! She was friendly, prompt (almost spooky how she'd show up *right* as we were finishing our course), skilled, and very knowledgeable. Though the portions of each of the 4 courses were quite small, we left full and satisfied. It's still a tad pricey in my opinion, though.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, and our waiter great, but I was very unsatisfied with how management handled our bill. We paid with a meal for two Groupon— they had stated that the original value of the Groupon was $87(this is the price of two four course meals). However, apparently the Groupon didn’t include cheese fondue, even though the original price of the Groupon would have covered two cheese fondues. In spite of this, management refused to give us the cheese fondues (ultimately what we came for- the entrees are never very good), so we had to buy them, and ended up paying nearly full price for the meal. It made date night extremely stressful and frustrating. Usually, the melting pot is our favorite place for date night, we’ve been there multiple times, but I left questioning whether or not I would ever come back. Extremely unsatisfied.

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UW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great place with delicious food and bottomless choices.
Will forever remember the day - got to propose to my girlfriend. P.S. she said "Yes"

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J
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Server was not knowledgeable. Our cheese never melted and oil wasn’t hot- we told her several times and never remedied. Our salads and entrees came out wrong twice.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

Jessica, we are disappointed to see your visit with us wasn't perfect. I'd like to hear more. Please email me with the details of your dining experience at meltingpotofmadison@yahoo Thank you. Dave - Owner

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LIZ WAS A GREAT SEVER!! Everything was awesome and my mom and I had a fantastic time at ladies night!!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We're so happy you enjoyed Liz and your Ladies' Night Out! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food experience. Waiter, Henry, was friendly and helpful with our table of fondue rookies. Three relaxing hours were full of delectable foods and great friends without being rushed. We had the four course experience and were all thrilled with our choices.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

NiciH, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed Henry and your fondue experience! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our granddaughter and she had a blast! Would have like a few more kid friendly choices for her though. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. She went over all the meat choices, but we were a bit preoccupied with our granddaughter and missed some of them. Would have been nice to have something written down to identify which meats & sauces were which - esp the hot / spicy ones. Overall a great experience and we will be back

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

RicW, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, our waiter, Thomas was great, not overbearing and not neglectful either. Our only annoyance was the waitress at the table next to us was really loud. We will definitely go back and recommend that everyone go here at least once.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

DavidS, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter who explained everything to us since it was our first time there. He tried to give us pointers to what our likes would be. We had our own little area behind curtains which made it seem real private. The food was great but not a lot of meat. Chocolate fondue was a highlight for us.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

LisaF, Thank you for dining with us and for your 4-star rating and your thoughtful review! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was awful. The waiter blamed everyone else.

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BG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was good! The service was terribly slow, we spent 3 hours at dinner with lots of down time. We had to ask for water again after the entree was completed. We never got our drinks we ordered. For the price, I definitely expect more.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

BrianneG, we are disappointed to see your visit with us wasn't perfect. We will be using your comments to further train our staff, and we thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts with us. We hope you'll give us another chance to delight you in the near future. Thank you. Dave - Owner

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GZ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

It took us 3 hours to eat and we only had our waters and drinks filled twice. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed dinner at the Melting Pot. We came here for a birthday celebration and staff was very sweet to acknowledge that from our reservation and even gave us chocolate covered strawberries to go. Would definitely recommend!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

SabrinaS, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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BO
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fun joint for special events. Fun joint for special events.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

BobbyY, Thank you for dining with us and for your 4-star rating. We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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T
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful! We will be back soon! Loved all the choices.... left completely full and satisfied. Sharing experience with all our friends!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

Tracya, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating and your kind words! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had to ask for service after waiting for at least 10
minutes when we got there. Once we got service it was attentive and our server was very friendly and accommodating.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

LindaB, I'm sorry for the slow beginning to your visit. I thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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a
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and was very friendly and did a good job of explaining things to my boyfriend who had never been there.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating and compliments! We hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Dave (owner)

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and atmosphere can’t wait to go back again. Beautiful date night!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

KerriD, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Waitress was very sloppy with preparing cheese. Splashing cheese everywhere. Cheeses were not prepared well. Was not attentive for drinks, or special requests. Extra salad dressing and the salad seasoning was never brought to our table.

Table and burners were not wiped before dessert.

Played with her hair and had to put it back up in a pony tail at our table and then didn’t was her hands.

Never went over cooking times or safety of raw meat.

The Littleton, CO location has set the standard very high and we frequent there at least once a month and always the same consistency for the past twenty years.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

I am very sorry you did not experience the perfect night out at our restaurant. We'd like to make this right. Would you please email me at meltingpotofmadison(at)yahoo(dotcom) so I can respond more fully? Again, my sincere apologies. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Dave - Owner

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

How often is eating more of an experience? Time goes fast since there is always something going on with preparing the food.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your 4-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and truly a dining experience.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

MelissaB, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the melting pot. It's been great every single time I've been there!!!

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

ShannonH, Aw, thank you! Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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PH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Went on a Saturday night and arrived a few minutes before our reservation, ended up being told it would be another 30 minutes before we could have a table (even with making a reservation). Watched as all the other people showed up for their reservations and were told that they also had 30 to 40 minute waits. Why take reservations if you don't honor them? Then when we finally got a table the meal took around three hours. For being served food that isn't even cooked this was very shocking. I really enjoy fondue but will not be returning.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

PHon, I am very sorry you did not experience the perfect night out at our restaurant. We'd like to make this right. Would you please email me at meltingpotofmadison(at)yahoo(dotcom) so I can respond more fully? Again, my sincere apologies. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Dave - Owner

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always great. Lovely atmosphere (when they don't set families with young children, in the evening, near the couple's seating)
Great drinks! I recommend the Melting Pot Mule!
Plan for a dining experience and relax.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

JustMe, Thank you for dining with us and for your 4-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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H
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, but pricey. Recommend for a special occasion. The Groupon was a lifesaver in terms of cost.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

Hannah, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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K
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience and food for a date night. Enjoyed the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Would definitely come back here again.

The Melting Pot - Madison
Responded on May 1, 2019

Keeks, Thank you for dining with us and for your 5-star rating. Best, Dave - Owner

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