The Melting Pot - Birmingham

4.5
328 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue

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We invite you to continue to enjoy fondue at the nearest Melting Pot location in Huntsville, AL. Please visit meltingpot.com/locations for location details.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue, American, European
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Hours of operation
We regret to inform you that The Melting Pot of Birmingham has closed for business indefinitely as of Monday, August 27.

We appreciate the opportunity to have served the Birmingham community for over 11 years at this location.

We invite you to continue to enjoy fondue at the nearest Melting Pot location in Huntsville, AL. Please visit meltingpot.com/locations for location details.

If you have purchased Melting Pot gift cards, please note that they may be used nationwide at any of our locations and have no expiration date.

We appreciate your support of The Melting Pot and apologize for any inconvenience






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Phone number
(205) 981-8001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Melting Pot can make your next event one to remember! We’re perfect for all of your gatherings whether it is a small, private affair or a large company event, we have the right ingredients to make it special!

The Melting Pot truly makes it a unique and interactive experience that your guests, colleagues or employees won’t forget.
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Private party contact
John or Bob: (205) 981-8001
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 280 East
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Was in there Saturday night, 8/25 the manager actually, literally no exaggeration, jumped on our waiter in front of everyone. The worst part, he was giving an explanation of the menu to 3 tables, including ours. Ridiculous. we never got anything except the water they bring out to everyone and we had been there nearly 30 minutes at this point. Nothing else. Worst experience ever. After the menu presentation, the manager continued at the waiter so they walked off. We sat there waiting for about 5 minutes and finally walked out. I stopped by the host to tell him the fondue pot was still on, nothing in it but still; and the manager was there and I said "the fondue pot is still on, managers are arguing with waiters and we still haven't been served we are leaving." The manager just turned his head. I wish this story was made up, but sadly, it is all true. There is a lot more I could say but I think this is enough. I will be contacting someone higher up over this. Worst dining experience ever and didn't even get a chance to dine.

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B
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were absolutely devastated to learn that as of midnight on August 26, 2018, this Melting Pot will be permanently closed. We have had so many great family dinners here. It will be missed!

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AR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great our waiter Alexander was very knowledgeable and great overall!!!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was well received by me and my boyfriend. And the food was delicious.

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DH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot is by far the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. I will be going back a lot, besides it’s my girlfriend favorite restaurant.

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SM
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caleb was an awesome server and took excellent care of our group for dinner. Drinks were kept full and he gave very thourough explanations of everything on the menu.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and overall experience; have liked the Melting Pot for years and it never lets me down. Keep in mind this is definitely not a place for a quick meal, though it is a great place to spend an evening.

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RP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant for a date night or even a double date! So much fun- the best part is definitely the dessert so don’t skip out on that part.

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KL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Marcus, was great, food was amazing as usual. Great place for a special outing

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DB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly, attentive service. We also celebrated our daughter’s birthday, and they decorated a small plate with a small piece of cake with a candle. It said Happy Birthday on it, written in gel. Very nice! Food was easy to cook and delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for a first time visit! Definitely will be there again!

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Marcus Miller, was so much fun, and brought so much to the experience. Will definitely request him again when we return!
Food was great- dipping sauces for the meats were delicious.
Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Father/Son trip to Birmingham.

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U
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meat was tough, poor service, portions were small for pricing, however kid’s meals are great value!

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both wonderful. Excellent birthday dinner.

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander was a great server! This is not a quick pop in pop out kind of place but great for a good dinner and a chat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and our waiter Marcus was awesome. Explained everything throughly also gave great recommendations. We will definitely be back and will request Marcus

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TP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here for my birthday. It was a little over an hour and a half away from where we live, so I was super-excited to go. The Melting Pot did not disappoint! Our server walked us through the entire experience and gave us great suggestions. We had a blast! Thank you, Melting Pot, for making the last birthday of “my forties” so much fun!

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PG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, service was friendly but it took over 2 hours. We ordered cocktails when we arrived, got them 35 minutes later

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as usual. The chocolate covered strawberries were delicious!

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always. :)
It's a bit of a drive for us but we don't mind because we always enjoy it thoroughly.

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j
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melting Pot is our favorite special occasion restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there! Great food and great service!

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t
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. I really enjoyed myself and will be going back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good experience even though we were not contacted about the note added to the reservation. We were celebrating an 8 year olds birthday and asked about a flower or balloon. Call if you have questions.

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ME
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went based off a recommendation from another friend and had a great time. I do recommend trying the 4 course to get the full experience. However I don't recommend here if you're not willing to pay for when you're really hungry. The 4 course was split between 2 people and the portion was fine. I definitely would go back just for drinks and desserts.

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ZO
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve been going to Melting Pot for over three years and the service has always been excellent until the more recent months that I’ve visited more frequently. On my last visit of May 9th the service was awful. This visit was to celebrate my best friend’s birthday and the server acted as if he hated his job and people of color. Not once did he smile and I waited on him about 15 minutes after being seated before my drink order was even taken. As the night progressed, the service worsened. I was very disappointed! Since Melting Pot is my favorite restaurant, I decided to give you all another try. On my visit last night, my server was Thomas. Thomas was fairly nice, but very inattentive. I literally had to wave down other servers to get what I needed. Thomas seemed to disappear quite a bit. By the time I was offered a refill on my beverage, we were about to leave. The flow of the meal was was unacceptable! The cheese and the salad came pretty much together, which is not how it’s been done in the past. Once we were finished, there was at least a fifteen minute wait with no food on the table before Thomas arrived with the entrees. Dessert was pretty much on time, we ordered the flaming turtle. I noticed the prep was different, which caused it to taste different. I believe it was 151 that was used before and now it’s like a cooking spray. Horrible!! Also, he failed to stir the chocolate and left the pecans just sitting on top without stirring and just walked away. At Melting Pot you’re not just paying for a meal, you’re paying for an experience and needless to say.....this experience was just awful.

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WS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was polite helpful and atmosphere was pleasant and overall great first experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was slow to begin with but our waiter made up for that. Cheese and chocolate were great, entree and salad were mediocore for the price.

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WH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 7 year wedding anniversary, they gave us a card and special plates that said happy anniversary. The server was fantastic and so was the food. We only went for dessert, but it was amazing and fun! Definitely recommend!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall another enjoyable experience

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A
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to celebrate Mother’s Day!

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j
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The Melting Pot is our family's favorite special occasion restaurant. It missed the mark this time. The service was the worst it's ever been. We never got forks for our dessert and had to eat them with our skewers. The staff wasn't dressed as nicely as normal. It was a disappointing experience.

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AE
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had fun for my first visit. Waitress was great. Very friendly and helpful. I do think they should give people a heads up on how long you will be there. Also the menu/pricing a little confusing. But overall we had a great time and it was a neat and fun dining experience. Will come back next time without the kids! (Prices for kids too much imho)

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melting Pot is always phenomenal and this was no exception. Honesty was our server and she was amazing! Will definitely be back. Melting Pot is expensive but you pay for the experience, not just the food.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great so was the Food and Service. Will be a return Guest!

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M
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My mom, sister, and I came here before my sister and I went to prom. The experience was neat. We loved being able to have an appetizer and dessert fondue as well as cook my own food right at the table. The food wasn't as tasy as I expected, but it still was good. Our waitor was super patient and accomodating, as my sister has a stomach problem that requires different menu items/smaller potrions, and my mom has an extreme shrimp allergy. Overall, I loved going here but not sure I'll be returning with mom and my sister so I can try other things on the menu haha.

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SH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family loves the Melting Pot. The management at the Birmingham location is excellent. We feel like we are reconnecting with friends when we visit. The food and atmosphere are excellent!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a birthday in a fun but low-key way. Everyone loved the food, and it is a fun experience every time. Our waiter was Alexander, and we all liked him very much. He did a great job.

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CC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food was delicious as always. Our awesome waiter was a college student from Vestavia Hills.

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KP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for one time or speacial occasion. My family came in for the first time and unfortunately, they were really taken aback by the prices. We had cheese and dessert. Our waiter was great. Our food was great. The prices are too high for people to enjoy the experience. My family said they would not be back even though the food tasted great.

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