About The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

The Melting Pot is Arizona's premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue and reconnect with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues; entrees cooked table-side that include filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp just to name a few. Include chocolate fondue for dessert and they all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has a full complement of beer, wine and cocktails to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two, private rooms or dining room tables are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is a unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.

3626 E Ray Rd
Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
2 miles west of the I-10, north side of road

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 704-9206

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/ahwatukee-az/welcome

Parking Details:
Well lit lot in front of the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We are a great place to host your next party. Our leisurely four-course dining experience is perfect for corporate gatherings, office parties, birthday parties, bridal luncheons, school functions and more

The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Cozy (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been to other melting pots this one by far has been the worst!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

CJ (Clayton) is the most incredible server. He enhances the whole experience with his wonderful attitude and willingness to make our experience as perfect as possible

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our dining experience very much. Everything was delicious. Our only complaint was that we felt the waiter interrupted us too often...his service was good....frequent "checking" on us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The Melting Pot is a place to go if you want more than just a meal, it is a real dining experience. If you order the four course meal expect to be there for several hours, although it won't seem that long at all. The food is fresh and high quality, and since it is prepared right at your table it is always hot and cooked to perfection. The participatory nature of fondue cuisine sparks great conversation, you won't see people staring at their cell phones. I can't think of a better place for a date night or group outing. It is pricey, so we generally only go on special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Freezing restaurant which they adjusted the fan but was still very cold, many couple around us were making out and/or talking inappropriately to the bus staff who they knew and we had a 9 year old with us.
Food was ok

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Love this place! It was amazing!! I would recommend this place to everyone!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Some recent reviews of the Melting Pot Ahwatukee caused us to second guess our reservation... the restaurant was excellent to us in the past, but sometimes great places devolve into not-so-great places after years of operation. But after our most recent visit... this place still impresses us.

My wife and I finally had time for a date night. When we arrived we had a slight wait for a table, but were seated right before our reservation time (we did get there about 20 minutes early).

We were used to their traditional menu, but they have fund raiser menus that they regularly run. The Entree portion of these menus offer never-ending portions of meat, fish, and vegetables. We decided to try the special menu, and were presently surprised by the quality and quantity of food we received... especially the spinach and scallops... they were cleaned extremely well, no grit or sand at all.

The service was fantastic, prompt, checked back often, had everything setup for us to enjoy the evening with minimal fuss.

I highly recommend this for a date night, expect to spend around $160 for dinner, drinks and an 18% - 20% tip.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We went here for our 1st wedding anniversary and we were not too impressed .... they are very expensive for mediocre food. While it's a neat idea to cook your food in the fondue pot at your table the food was very mediocre.... at best. We waited at the host stand for 7 minutes before we even saw 1 person working and the service is very slow. They also sat everyone in the same section which yes might be easier for them but most people are going for a special occasion and want a little privacy. If you insist on going I would say only go for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding and the food "okay to pretty good", but overall this place just isn't quite what it used to be.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We enjoyed our dining experience tonight for our 9 year olds birthday. Victor the GM was very hospitable and checked in with us several times to make sure everything was satisfactory. Stevie, our server as very sweet and paced our courses just right. We had a wonderful time together as a family and our daughter loved the experience. Thank you Melting Pot for a great dinner we won't soon forget.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2017

No recomendations. Very lacking on intimate seating. Bar closed, more than half the restaurant closed for the evening. Rushed to table despite being early for reservations. Host was rude when we said we wanted to have a glass of wine at the bar. Slow wait service when escorted to table early. Seemed a lot of confusion, even when ordering the non four course meal we confused our waiter. As well the standard Swiss fondue was a challenge to be made. Burner not hot enough, difficult getting constancy, too thin. Been here many times as well the melting pot in other states. Will not return to this location, has really let itself go. Considering, most likely not attending another melting pot again. Bad review but honest. Thanks.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall, great experience. Food was good and our server was fantastic. It was different and a good night out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Over all amazing atmosphere! Would highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It is very much on the pricier side, but it is VERY worth it for special occasions. The food was amazing, and everyone was very friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Our server CJ was fabulous. Great way to spend our anniversary.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nice experience but pricing is crazy. Food is good but the ful course experience for 3 people was around $250. Ambiance was kind of dingy in the booth we sat in. Would be great to simply have desert for a date night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was amazing. Service outstanding. Overall a good experience. Next time just cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. So filling. Yum

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My dining experience at Melting Pot is always a 5 star. If I'm going there with a few girlfriends from work or just an evening out with my husband it's always a delicious and delightful ever time. They are always able to accommodate my carrot and tomato allergy taking it very seriously. I always request CJ as our waiter he by far is the ultimate fine dining waiter. I look forward to my next visit.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great date there with my wife. Unique way of having appetizer, dinner, and dessert. Great service and nice ambience. A little pricey but we knew that going there. Overall a great experience.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

I took my mother in law for Ladies Night Out and it was a great experience as always! The food was delicious, we had the spinach artichoke cheese for the first time and it was incredible!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I was underwhelmed, the staff was friendly but not professional. Kept getting bumped by server. Not worth the money, we had to cook all the food. We would have spent less money at a Steak House and would have received better food and service.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great restuarant for a special occassion like anniversary or valentines. The atmosphere is romantic. You and your partner can cook together and they have the option to have a private both with a curtain for privacy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We are frequent visitors. Last month we had a yummy amazing time with family at the Melting Pot. However, this time we were disappointed to see menu changes, and $30 price increase per couple. Wow. Huge jump for a new menu(we didn't luv). Our service was still awesome and food was good. But we certainly didn't like the new changes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Way overpriced for what you get. The server was removing food off of our table before we were even done. They even brought out dirty dishes and silverware the server didn't even come back to the table for 10 minutes I finally had a busboy take the dirty dishes and utensils back. Not once did I have anybody say anything about it . And the busboy didn't seem too concerned either. Don't spend your money here. The Decour is outdated and the food and drinks overpriced. I felt rush to pay the bill when the restaurant wasn't even busy. The server did not seem like he was very well-trained. Not a very good experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great dining experience. A must try.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

This was the worst dining experience ever and I have been to the Melting Pot many times in the past. I had noticed the last 2 or 3 times it wasn't great but I wanted to give it one more chance and that was a bad idea. Bad idea and dropped almost $150 ( no alcohol) for a gross dinner and left to go eat somewhere else after dinner here. That's not ok!!!!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The hostess was friendly when we got there. they seated us in a booth. after we sat down we realized it was covered in ants and other flying insects. she move this rather quickly to another table. the food was great our server was great. it was a little disappointing that when the manager came over and asked how everything was he didn't offer us even a free cup of coffee for the table to make up for the table covered in bugs. you don't go to a restaurant like that and spend over $50 a person and expect bugs. my friend who had been there for the first time couldn't stop talking about the bugs and I feel like it ruined her experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I am visiting my parents and wanted to take my mom out for a mother daughter outing. I moved and now I don't have a Melting Pot close to where I live now, and love eating there. It ended up taking 2 hours! I have never had an experience at any of the other Melting Pots I have eaten at. The waitress took forever to get the food to us and the first and second course where served at the same time. Otherwise, my mom and I had a good time.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Our dinner our absolutely delicious and far exceeded my expectations the staff was great, very friendly and gave us tons of attention

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very nice ambiance and staff was friendly and courteous. Food was great!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Absolutely love Melting Pot! Great for Anniversaries or double dates. Would recommend to everyone! So great!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food is just ok. Nothing "wowed" me. The meat was very bland. It was very hot with those pots boiling. We were sweating. The booth only allows one way out and so if you're sitting against the wall everyone has to move for you to go to the restroom. The service was phenomenal! That I definitely loved. But the food is not worth the price or the time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The service was sub par. Our waiter was not educated on gluten free. He asked us if pecans are gluten free...
Ask us to take a photo to post on their FB but didn't ask if we were happy with our experience. The waiter rushed us through our meal and seemed put out that we were chatting and not ordering quickly enough. The food was ok with the chocolate fondue being the highlight. The filet mignon was tough, very disappointing. Overall for spending $100 per person, not a good value.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Server was great, very attentive and accommodating to our requests. The food itself was a little lacking. The salad was small and the meat for the fondue was subpar. The chicken was slimy and the vegetables didn't seem fresh.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food and experience was fantastic! I love the Melting Pot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We had wonderful service! It was our first time at The Melting Pot, and my husband and I really enjoyed it! It was a fun, romantic date where we could just spend one on one time together and enjoy delicious food! Thank you for the wonderful service, our waitress Amora (spelling?) was one of the best waitresses we've ever had! We will be coming back again soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Really went down hill... used to be my favorite place but quality and overall service is low. No more republic of teas, no more cauliflower for cheese? I eat low carb and was told it's too hard to prep and too expensive. The vegetables were stale as were the Dessert dippers. Very disappointing- this used to be a 5 star dining experience but it was rushed and comparable to fast food servers...

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We love The Melting Pot! Have been a patron for years, for all types of special occasions. Our favorite occasion is our annual wedding anniversary. Food, service, and atmosphere are outstanding. We always look forward to returning!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 3, 2017

It wasn't busy but took 15 minutes at the bar to get a drink. The drinks sucked. We got seated and ordered more drinks. They tasted like drinking rubbing alcohol. ordered a different drink. It was even worse, if that was possible. The food was ok. Server was good. Not a good overall experience for the money spent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food & service were great! Atmosphere is nice, prices just a little high, but overall worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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