The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE

4.6
1863 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & fabulous four-course dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups. The Melting Pot always hits the spot. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

Experiences

  • Thursdate 4-course experience

    $42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Thursday is date night at the Melting Pot! Join us every week for our special Thursdate 4-course menu: Cheese Fondue, Salad, Premium Entrée, NEW Sparkling Chocolate Fondue with rose petals and candles at your table for $42.50 per person. Minimum of 2 orders are required. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • BFF Fondue 3 or 4-Course Experience

    $39.95 per person

    Jun 30 - Dec 29, 2021

    Grab your besties and celebrate friendship with our Best Fondue Friends Forever menu! Enjoy cheese fondue with special BFFF Dippers including prosciutto, summer sausage along with the classic dippers you love. Enjoy a fresh salad of your choice too, then finish your meal with chocolate fondue and another round of extra-special BFFF Dippers including macarons, créme puffs and more! 3-Course Experience: $29.95 4-Course Experience: $39.95 Because guest and team member safety is of utmost importance to us, reservations are highly recommended to adhere to local capacity limits. Reserve your spot today. Minimum purchase of two required for 3- and 4-course options. Not valid with any other offer or on holidays

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1863 people are saying
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Jeff
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go a couple times a year for a little night out from the kids and it never disappoints!

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vipROJB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was amazing & may be the best service we have ever had. Never once did we ask for anything!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food.

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vipRichard
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful special dinner and great server..Stacey

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vipBeth
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ava did a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The experience was nice. My only complaint is that I paid $40 to get roses and the roses looked really cheap like roses you’d get from gas station. Some were limp and it wasn’t really pretty like I expected it to be.

Other than that the food was good and so were the desserts.

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Brooke
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've periodically dined at The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE for close to 20 years and have visited other Melting Pots across the country. This was our first visit to the Wilmington franchise since the pandemic and the experience has declined significantly. The quality of meats/cuts of meats has dropped while prices remain high. Service quality has also significantly declined. Staffing levels are well below normal and the existing staff is harried and stretched thin. Tables remained uncleared for long periods of time and servers were overtaxed to be able to reasonably take care of patrons. This fundamentally alters the dining experience - to the point where the price now exceeds the perceived value. I hope they get these issues resolved - we usually love the restaurant and experience.

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oreocat
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

lots of fun but menu is confusing initially. service was excellent which saved the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goodfood. Nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service despite a reservation that was fairly late. The waitstaff was wonderful to us, and we had a blast.

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vipDDEnterprises
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very poor service and reduced amenities made for a night that simply couldn’t be saved. This location used to be much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated 15 minutes before our reservation in a cute corner booth. The food was amazing!!! 10/10 food. Our waiter was awesome too(shout out to Jake!) and honestly made the evening for us. A little bit expensive, but for special occasions, definitely worth it.

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ChrisM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner and we were pleasantly surprised to receive a "happy anniversary" card from the staff. It was a nice touch. Everything else was fantastic, from the food to the service. Everyone we encountered was great.

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TerryO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake, our server, was outstanding! He was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. Definitely will be back!

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JudyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was outstanding.

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EvelynC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Are server was signing a lot and made us feel like we were bothering him. The receptionist and manager had great personality and were very helpful
My daughters enjoy the best and made her birthday beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! We love going here for date night !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was poor whenever we ordered drinks or refills 15-30 min wait. Desserts missing ingredients and was told couldn’t find them and that was it no offer to change it up or if we were okay with it. Server would say if you need more of the dippers let me know but would never return in time to find out if we did or not and if we waited the cheese or chocolate would of burned

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BrianM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a wedding anniversary date night, always great food, great drinks and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ava was terrific from the start. Very nice and professional. She was a little overwhelmed being busy, so we had a couple hiccups w timely service, BUT I have to be honest, this wasn't to her doing. She was very pleasant

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vipBeth
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. The filet was very tough and chewy. We did let the manager know

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Jodi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! We will definitely be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Great time.

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vipBeth
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The French break for the cheese was stale. We brought it to the attention of the manager. Otherwise everything was great

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Nancy
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was delicious! Highly recommend.

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KaitlynD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've worked for Melting Pot and frequent as many locations as possible and I gotta say, this one's the best. We had one of the last available reservations for MDW- 8:45pm, and being in the industry, our party of 4 was very aware of the work ahead of our server at the end of, what we assumed, was a very long work week. You can tell a lot about an establishment by how the servers respond to the pressures of their job and our server, Jake, was hands down the coolest and most easy-going server I've ever had, the manager was sweet enough to drop some Free chocolate covered strawberries at our table, which was so unbelievably generous. We were there for 2.5 hours and left with a new bestie named Jake! If you're lucky enough to get him as a server, ask him to make his special *off menu* Dark Chocolate Snickers fondue. Actually, just let him do his thing with everything you order, you will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, quiet evening with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Little pricey but a good time...

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vipDianeA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful family night out to celebrate my son’s graduation. Staff was efficient without rushing and made you feel welcome. Definitely a splurge, but we all had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 48th anniversary and I have an allergy to garlic and wine and the manager came over and made sure everything that I had did not have any garlic or wine in it very considerate very thoughtful and our waitress was very sweet and professional and she had only started working that week five stars loved the whole experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife an I had a really enjoyable time, the waiter was over the top accommodating... the food was an is as always delicious. Would come back a thousand times. Not only for a special occasion the Melting Pot is great for any occasion or just having a meal with friends...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We’ve been coming to the melting pot for years, but this was the first time since COVID. The menu has seen a lot of changes which were welcome. What was not welcome was the diner style service we received. Granted, it was our servers second night on her own, but you would still have expected her to be better trained.

We sat down with drinks from the bar, so when we both ordered a water to start, our waitress seemed annoyed. Came back quickly enough with the waters but then disappeared for entirely too long. When she made her way back to our table, the announcement came that this was her second night on her own. Expectations now lowered, we proceeded to order. Fairly regular order for us at The melting pot. Classic cheddar fondue, a few salads and entrees directly off the menu. Nothing special, but we said we would not be having chocolate for dessert. Again, she scoffed.

Cheese course came out and was splattered all over the table. The waitress said she’s quite messy when she makes the cheese. Before the cheese was even warm enough to eat, our salads appeared. Seems like this will be a quick second course. We abandoned the cheese to eat the salads and ordered some drinks, knowing the cheese will stay warm. The waitress came back with the drinks and started to remove the cheese accompaniments. We informed her we weren’t quite done and to please leave them. That may have been a mistake. She went missing again for a good 15 minutes, but did show up with our full meal, salad plates and cheese still on the table, but no broth to cook anything in.

Cheese was cleared, along with salads and the cooking broth was brought out, ALONG WITH THE CHECK. Up to this point, I was going to give her the benefit of the doubt that she was just new, but brining the check before we even had a chance to begin dinner was the last of it. I guess no more drinks could be ordered. At least she told us there was no rush.

We did make a point to stop and tell a manager. Hope it helped.

MP
vipMrPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Typically we visit another nearby location but this time we ended up here. The Melting Pot is visited by us for a number of reasons, such as for celebrating special events to everyday dinning. This time we indicated we were celebrating a birthday, which was not acknowledged in any way what so ever. Not even a “happy birthday!” or “thank you for celebrating with us!”. The food was not as flavorful as the many other countless times I’ve visited the franchise at other locations. The cheese seemed really lacking flavor. The server was kind and fun but did not offer an experience that one would expect at The Melting Pot. Just seemed a bit lackluster. I think the professionalism of all, including the hosts and management, should be improved. I will not be back as there is simply no reason to come back. I expect more of The Melting Pot. I will ensure I visit the location closest to me. While it wasn’t all bad, several small, important details of the experienced were missed, which were disappointing. As always, the food was fresh and overall delicious.

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vipMolmeg
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bring your ID if you want a drink. I am 74 years old and had to show ID to be served. Probably should not have bothered. The portion of gin was minuscule. Sent it back. First time doing that. Not sure if the issue was with the server or the bartender. The server was inexperienced, so she deserves a pass.

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Tree319
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to head up here for our anniversary dinner. Best Decision ever. Did the big night out for 2. Kaitlyn was our server, with all the jokes and a wealth of knowledge about the menu. Husband said Ceaser salads are ruined for him since their Ceaser is so freaking good. Pine nuts were awesome!! Loved the Teriyaki sirloin, lobster tail, and chicken for our main course. Chose the turtle for the dessert and so worth it!! Candied pecans!! Fantastic night. Super friendly staff. Easy parking.

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ElizabethC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd time coming to this location and it just keeps getting better! The food was delicious, great atmosphere, Waiter Jake was DA BEST, The drinks on point! Definitely will be back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Melting pot has never let us down! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful dinner. Our server Jake was great. The food was amazing.

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The Melting Pot - Wilmington DE is rated 4.6 stars by 1863 OpenTable diners.

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.

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