About The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg

The Melting Pot is Fredericksburg’s premiere fondue restaurant. We offer both a romantic and family friendly atmosphere for your fine dining fondue experience. Our staff operates with one goal in mind - to provide you with the perfect night out.

1618 Carl D Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, American, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday:12:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 785-9690

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/fredericksburg/specials

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Romantic (33)
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Good for a Date (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (25)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fun (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Always enjoy The Melting Pot. The servers are great and the management is hands on and involved. What is not to love about Cheese and Chocolate? ? I have had the full course dinner as well. Thumbs up!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriends and I love going to the Melting Pot! We especially love when they have their endless cheese & chocolate nights, which is our favorite! The service is always great, the food is always fresh and top quality, and the environment is inviting and cozy. We will keep coming back for our ladies nights!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great! Very filling and a great variety

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our 1st time dining at the melting pot. We made reservations for 2 adults, 2 kids. I was happy to learn it was kid friendly. The food was ok but the service was so slow. We spent 2 hours waiting and dining on food that comes raw to the table. It's hard to say why raw food would take so long to make it to the table since it involves no work on their part. We sprung for a bottle of wine which was gone by the time the food came.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wish I could afford to come here every month!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service. We have been going Melting Pot for years as our Date Night. No matter which location we go to we always get outstanding service.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Went to the melting pot for a first date and it was so much fun! Being interactive with the food made everything really entertaining. The staff was very attentive and patient and our server was very well versed on the entire menu. We could not have had a better first experience here and hopefully will come back again for our next special occasion!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and great service! Awesome place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, great service, great time. Birthdays and anniversaries are always celebrated at this Melting Pot. The staff is great and make for a memorable occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was our first time going to The Melting Pot and we can’t wait to go back!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server (wish I could remember her name) was extremely friendly and very helpful to my girlfriend and I, who were both first-time customers. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was cozy and relaxed. Bit out of my price range and we only went because I had a gift card, but I do hope to return again soon.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious as always but 106.00 for two people to cook their own food without drinks is rather pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time. It was very enjoyable. Everyone had s great time. We had first time guest with us and they stated they would come back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband and I have been coming to the Fredericksburg Melting Pot since our junior year in high school. It was our pick for both homecomings & proms. We continued the tradition by going every year to celebrate our anniversary. This year was our third year married and seventh year together total & yet again, this was our first choice. The food was delicious, as always! The wait staff and manager are always on top of things and I know we’re always taken care of!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Way too expensive. Only go for special occasion and expect to spend a lot of money.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter was the sweetest and offered a few notes to our conversation and didn't make the aura awkward or tense. He was very kind towards us and helped us through the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

nice for a special dinner, costly. gave us something to concentrate on, less awkward meal

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We came for the second year to celebrate Christmas Eve as a family. The server was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very crowded, so there were long pauses between the courses. The portions seemed much smaller than the previous year and for the price the food quality was lacking. There were good gluten free options, but this just fell short for us, especially at the price point for four people. We will be looking for another venue next year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was great. Service a little slow. Waited at least 15 minutes before a server arrived.

Overall ok but prices a little steep.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to celebrate two birthdays. Too bad my email with a voucher for free chocolate covered strawberries didn't come until this week :(

Food was good, drink refills were slow

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great atmosphere and romantic setting. Love the food and worth the money!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a great time! Great food, great service, great restaurant for a special occasion. Definitely take advantage of specials.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was my moms birthday dinner, food was good and the service was fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always Great !

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious. We left very full & satisfied. Our waiter was exceptional. Overall it was a fun experience. Looking forward to going back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have dined at the Melting Pot in numerous locations across the US. This was our first time in F’burg. I believe we had an inexperienced server. Although very friendly and courteous, there were several areas his lack of experience showed.

When our cheese fondue was made, he filled the bowl less than half full. In addition, the cheese was very thin and soupy. We had to ask for additional cheese. That did help the consistency, however, the bowl was not filled to the norm we were used to.

Our salads were served within minutes of the cheese fondue and we were not finished with the cheese course. Then when our entrees were served, we waited and waited for the meat and seafood to cook. I had to turn up the heat in order to get a rolling boil so our food would be cooked within a reasonable time. When the dessert course was served, he did not blend all the ingredients. Simple fix...we blended it ourselves.

Another server actually cleared our plates after each course as he noticed in passing they had not been cleared.

At any rate, this will not deter us from returning on another special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waitress was great, for was good, and had a good time. Sunday is an awesome time to go because of the deal!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always great service. The cheese, salad, chocolate special is my favorite. Always plenty of food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server and the owner.. amazing! Food delicious! They go above and beyond at this location.. been to many.. this is our favorite one!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The waiter was wonderful and very helpful. Would love to come again and have him serve us. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my mom to celebrate our birthdays. We had not been to Melting Pot. So our first dinner we were not sure what to expect. We were pleased that our waiter guided us through the menu & we chose the four course land & sea. The food was excellent and we were enjoying our time and the tasting experiences!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good service and the meal was great and enjoyed the evening.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was a unique place and an experience like no other. Food was good but nothing to make it stand out from the rest. Overall I did enjoy.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was great, the service was great. I feel $240.00 for 4 people is a little over the top. I will only return on special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was good as always. Previously we had only dined there as a couple. This visit we came with 2 other couples to celebrate a birthday. We had 2 Fondue pots on the table. While that was nice to be able to have 2 different options of each course I felt the amount of cheese/chocolate offered in the 2 pots was the amount for 4 not 6 diners. The dipping items were plentiful, but the Fondue ran out before the dippers did. We never had this issue dining as a couple.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was wonderful and the server Tori was amazing! Very pleasant and accommodating to bringing an infant.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Melissa was wonderful. She came by when she was needed and didn't spend the entire time at the table. The woman must be telepathic, 'cause when we needed her she was there. She told us of the summer special and explain the different cooking methods and chocolate choices. Great time, great service. We'll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went to The Melting Pot for a date night, our server was awesome and the food was amazing. The owner checked in with us on the food and our service. It was an all around great experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It didn't start well the server forgot about us took management to realize we weren't being taken care once that was acknowledge everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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