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The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

4.8
4.8
982 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Experience a new way to dine when you make The Melting Pot in Columbia your next dinner destination. From the first bite of our delicious artisan cheeses, to the last bite of our decadent chocolate fondues, you will know you have made the right decision! Whether you want to have the full four-course adventure or you are in the mood for perfectly crafted cocktails and cheese fondue, you can find what you crave on our tables. Our friendly staff specializes in creating your perfect night out. Come join us today at The Melting Pot.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fondue

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (803) 731-8500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer a variety of chocolate fondues to enjoy at any venue. Please contact Columbiasc@meltingpotfranchise.com for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a large party area that seats up to 40 people. We are happy to provide a large party menu and even open early for parties of 10 or more! Please contact us directly for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Allison Yoest: (803) 731-8500

Experiences

  • Thursdate

    $45.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Keep the romance going with our new decadent date night! Make a reservation with us any Thursday and ask for our "Thursdate" special. We'll seat you at a candle lit table sprinkled with rose petals. You'll also enjoy our Thursdate menu which features a 4-course dinner for $45.95 per person and our exclusive Sparkling Chocolate Fondue.
  • NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Celebration: $75

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Looking for an extra special way to celebrate big? The NEW! Let’s Celebrate 5-course experience is our most exciting menu yet and is perfect for any special occasion – birthdays, promotion, new job, graduations, and much more! The experience comes complete with smoke, fire, and five courses including: • First Bite of Green Goddess Bacon Tomato • Chef-Crafted Cheese Fondue with our fun new “Double Dippers” • Fresh Salad • Premium Celebration Entrée (Ultimate Celebration Entrée additional charge) • Chocolate Explosion Fondue: A smoking and flaming chocolate fondue! • Seasonal Bouquet Give us a call for more details. Call for availability when pre-ordering for day-of reservations.

What 982 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Columbia

    Best Food

  • Columbia

    Best Service

  • Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • Columbia

    Best Value

  • Columbia

    Healthy

  • Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. We will certainly return for another date night.
  2. michael

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the staff was amazing. prompt, courteous, professional. The personalized touches were very nice on the celebration package. we eat there a fair bit and the food was of normal hood quality. We really enjoyed the experience. The only thing that was not great was the price tag. I ended up spending 300+ with tip for dinner for 2 people. and thats with only 1 glass of wine. I knew going in, wasnt a surprise but still mulling over value. UPDATE: i was contacted by the melting pot the next day and it turns out there was a coding error at the terminal and dinner was actually under 200. they gave me a 150 dollar refund and a profound apology. I certainly will be dining there again.
  3. Tatyana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a Great time with there Thursdays experience. I definitely will be back!
  4. AmberF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My baby and I decided to have a date night and our overall experience was amazing!
  5. JoshuahD

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful as usual and service was great.
  7. BrittanyB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my family’s first time, and the experience was wonderful. The food was very good and the service was top-notch.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening. Everything but cheese and drinks was planned for us. Food was amazing. Worth every penny!
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for our wedding anniversary and it was everything we hoped for and more
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner
  11. ChrisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The table was on an awkward position for our server, Arlayna, but she didn't complain one bit. Arlayna was prompt, funny, polite, and excellent at her craft. Our experience was great BC we love The Melting Pot, but its was PHENOMENAL bc of ARLAYNA!!!!
  12. KCElw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    "Valentine's" reservation 2/2, for 2/16. Had pick of seating times so we must have been among the first to make reservations on that date. We arrived a few minutes ahead of our reservation time of 715. There were parties outside waiting, the lobby area had several parties in it, and the bar was full. We checked in, noted how busy it was, and hostess informed us "we're booked out to Monday". Ok. We went to the bar to get a beer and even though my husband who's over 6' tall was at the bar, the 2 bartenders were so busy making table drinks and serving their bar clients, he couldn't even catch their eye. We were sat 15-20 mins later, at a 2-top INTERSECTION AISLE table, where EVERY server, EVERY customer, constantly walked by our small table. I asked if there was an alternative and hostess said "we're booked out to Monday, I'll check but i can't promise anything", and "I'll revise your profile (?) so that next time you make reservations, you get a more private table" (I thought that's why most went to the MP and pretty sure i put on the reservation notes this was for "Valentine's Day" meal). Anyway, we took the seats; hostess never came back. Server showed up about 20 mins later and took our drink order. by now we'd been at the restaurant for 40+ mins, no drinks. After 10 more mins she brought wine and 2 waters, but not my husband's beer (!). We told the server we wanted to start w/cheese so she started heating the pot when she brought the wine/water; due to the constant foot traffic it was like my husband was in a steam bath until the server returned and turned it down to mix the fondue. Parties walked past us to their more private tables, including families whose children were extremely casually dressed. Server Lauren was great, food as expected. We spent $100 in 1 hour. We don't go to MP for "$ value" but we do go for ambience/experience as busy professionals who don't treat themselves as much as we should). Felt more like cattle, wont book VDay week again.
  13. SavannaB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time at the Melting Pot. Haley , our waitress, truly made our experience memorable. She meet all of our needs and we never had to ask for anything. She was on top of it! One of the best service experiences we’ve had in a long time! On top of that we enjoyed the selection they had for Thursdates and the taste of each course. We will be back!
  14. AmandaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was out 18 year anniversary first time and loved it would definitely go back again
  15. MichelleR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day date
  16. LucienL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always with an absolutely outstanding service staff. Made for a great early Valentine’s Day date!
  17. JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! We really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere of the place!
  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines
  19. AlanC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melting pot was excellent and the server was phenomenal.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Everything was fresh. Recommend doing the “big dinner” to ensure fullness. 10/10!
  21. Stephen

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. Will definitely return and recommend to friends
  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great, it’s a different spin on the dinning atmosphere. It’s a great way to switch things up, the food and customer service was excellent! Our server was Jordan he did a fabulous job, this place is well worth the money, the experience is top notch I will definitely be coming back.
  23. AndreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arlayna was awesome! She was friendly & attentive. We came to celebrate an 81st birthday & she made him feel very special. She has a great personality & interacted with the whole table. The food was delicious & the atmosphere was relaxing.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Anniversary
  25. JustinL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic and the whole experience was great. It’s been years since I’ve been to a Melting Pot, but I’ll definitely be coming back.
  26. NicNac

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was a get together with friends to celebrate the birthday of their twins.
  27. VictoriaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Johnny S was truly outstanding! So kind and knowledgeable about the menu it made the experience that much better. We brought our infant and he was so polite when we got worried about her crying. We’ve been to the melting pot before but this was easily our best experience.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!! The all around ambiance and service was outstanding
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to bring our kids. Food was great. Service even better.
  30. CherylK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. The candy bar fondue is excellent and I dare you to find anything better than this fondue. Always have excellent service and food at The Melting Pot. One of my favorite places.
  31. NicNac

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was my regular date night with my son, I thought it would be fun for him. Not only was it fun, he loved the food. Also, our server Tim was amazing!!! We’ll be back
  32. AaronR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Tim for a waiter. He was excellent!!
  33. SherriD

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Worth the cost and being crowded at a table. I do think reservations should be for more room not less.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twins boys 18th Bday!!!! KENARD, our waiter, was phenomenal! He made everything soooo special. From start to finish. He made sure we were comfortable (a party of 8 oversized individuals :-) ). He doted on my boys and their guests the whole 2+ hours we were there. Awesome personality and very attentive! Also very well prepared. He anticipated all our needs and wants! (I also witnessed his interactions with other customers. Same as above!) Very well worth the money and time! Highly recommend! Ask for KENARD!
  35. Julie

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason, our server, was fantastic, excellent courses and meal was entertaining, fun and delicious!
  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice and relaxed setting. Amazing customer service and overall pleasant experience.
  38. MikeM

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience and our waitress Alex (sp?) made this time that much better. She was very patient with us, helpful and friendly! The food was great as usual. Looking forward to the next time!
  39. JaimieG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience with food and service and a must return
  40. Melissa

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to go for special events. Always a great dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 731-8500.

The Melting Pot - Columbia SC is rated 4.8 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

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 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Melting Pot - Columbia SC

1410 Colonial Life Blvd W, Columbia, SC 29210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fondue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (803) 731-8500

  • Catering

    We offer a variety of chocolate fondues to enjoy at any venue. Please contact Columbiasc@meltingpotfranchise.com for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a large party area that seats up to 40 people. We are happy to provide a large party menu and even open early for parties of 10 or more! Please contact us directly for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Allison Yoest: (803) 731-8500

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