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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

4.4
4.4
2045 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 & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Dessert, Swiss
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (301) 519-3638
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We have several different areas of the restaurant perfect for private parties of up to 45. Several groups have used the entire restaurant for lunch functions, which will hold over 150. Please contact us for any further assistance with large groups.
  • Private party contact
    Emily Nalda: (301) 519-3638
  • Neighborhood
    Gaithersburg
  • Cross street
    Shady Grove Rd
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 29 Days of Romance

    $52.00 per person

    Feb 18 - Feb 29, 2024
    Friday February 1st- Sunday February 29th| Optional 4 Course Valentine Dinners starting at $52 per person featuring the Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Cheese Fondue, Bananas Foster Chocolate Fondue & more! Visit our website for more information!
    29 Days of Romance Photo
  • NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience

    $84.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $84 per person This is the over-the-top 5-course VIP fondue celebration that will dazzle and delight all 5 senses: • First Bite: Green Goddess Bacon Tomato • Chef-Crafted Cheese Fondue served with six savory “Double Dippers” • Choice of Fresh Salad • Premium Celebration Entrée (additional charge for Ultimate Celebration Entrée featuring lobster) • Chocolate Explosion Fondue: arrives in a spectacle of smoke, fire, and sparkles, make sure you take a picture! • Choice of Celebration Flowers (choose one add-on bouquet option) Make any special occasion Ultimate – from a birthday, anniversary, new job, graduation, and more, this menu will give your big night the extra it deserves! Call for availability for day-of reservations. 301-519-3638
    NEW! Ultimate 5-Course Experience Photo
  • Balloon Package

    Multiple dates available
    $17.95- A bouquet of balloons, and a box of chocolate wafers.

What 2,045 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

2,045 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin was our server & the bartender. He was EXCELLENT and didn't miss a beat!!!! Thanks Kevin.

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  2. typhonmike

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to take your time and enjoy some fondue.

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  3. Louiser

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Me and my husband go every year for Valentine’s Day for the last 7 years. This year they only used a strict menu. I was very unhappy that I booked my table BEFORE I got an email stating that’s what they were doing. We have always been given the option to follow the main menu or chose something off the select Valentine’s menu. There was also an advertisement on the table for a special that was $52/person and stated it was available all days on February which it was not. The 10th isn’t even the week of Valentine’s Day, we live 2 hours away and wanted to be able to chose from the menu. We had a reservation and didn’t get sat til 15 minutes after our allowed time where we only were given 2 hours to have our meal. Our service was slow and we received everything late when asked. While we were not asked to leave, we were given our check before we even were finished our dessert. We have always chosen this location, but I was very unhappy with our visit. The staff that were waiting to seat people seemed very unorganized and were not apologetic of the late seating. While I understood it’s a busy time, that doesn’t mean to treat your customers that their time is not important.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food took awhile, and it’s was kinda dry. But desserts was amazing!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of service has declined. Our server didn’t explain the process to those at the table who were unfamiliar. We got a “scan the QR code” and walked away. I’m unsure if Melting Pot is no longer training to the same standard or if our server was subpar. Either way, it dashed a good part of the experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linux our server was amazing!! Made our experience very special. My wife is vegan and he made sure her dietary needs were met. He was attentive but not disruptive. We had so much fun we are going again this Friday!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience and not rushed at all which made it very relaxing.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriends and I haven’t been to MP in a while. But seems like not much has changed as far as menu and such. Our waiter was very nice explained everything. You do get a lot of food so the value is decent. I’d like to see just plain meats marinated in s/p instead of Teriyaki or other flavors. The Paloma from the bar was delicious!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointed. Service was slow then rushed cause they had others to seat.

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  10. KimberlyM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    There was 4 of us and we were sat at a table with one burner. Had to switch tables and sat with our coats on through half of the meal as cold air was blowing on us. After asking twice, they turned the air back. Server was polite and friendly. Food was good. Say very low in the booth. Had a dirty plate and seat had crumbs on it. Also got the birthday balloon package. Expensive and a sorry balloon package. One balloon broke before they sat us and asked if we wanted another one after we sat down. Should have just done it without asking for the price. Other than that it was not too bad an experience.

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  11. KaylaT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience, but tonight was especially wonderful. Our waiter Grayson was super friendly, quick, and on top of it!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waste of an evening! Our burner kept going out and the manager claimed to have fixed it. When it continued to go out they refused to move us to another table. No thanks on the undercooked raw dinner and bad service!

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  13. Briana

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken was rubbery. Overall food was very mediocre.

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  14. Mocofoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a pleasant time. Our server was friendly and constantly checked on us to see if we needed anything. The food was delicious as always.

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  15. Hello

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very good considering how busy the restaurant was.

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  16. JoeF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, and NYE experience! All the staff were so friendly and helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make it a special evening. The food was delicious, even more variety than when we went 6 years ago. Highly recommended!

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  17. MaryK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our New Years Eve dinner and our 2nd time there and it did not live up to our last dining experience months ago. 😥 Our waitress must have been new as it was obvious she really did not know the menu offerings or how they were offered, ie each person gets to choose or the couple must agree on the dish. We asked two different waitresses for a glass of water and it took over 15 minutes to get one. We asked our waitress for extra teriyaki dip and, never got any. We ordered the Bananas Foster for desert and sadly either our waitress did not know how to prepare it or did not know what temperature it needed to be set at to heat because even after she left the table it remained a cold dip and being such not very tasty. No information was mentioned as to various cooking times for our food but when we tried to verify this with our waitress she grabbed the menu and said “the cooking times are right here , that’s why I had left the menu”. To conclude the meal we were brought two sparkling ciders but no one bothered to say that they were brought as a $5/each extra charge. The meal was good but the service did not touch the service we received on our prior visit even for the $250.00 we paid for our New Year’s Eve special night out.

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  18. Joan5472

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful dinner! There were 6 of us and we had two of the cheese fondues that comes with veggies, fruit and bread to dip. Then we had salads which were the perfect size, not so big that you didn’t have room for the next 2 courses. Then 5 of us did the pick your own entree which is a choice of 3 items. My grandson at 9yrs just selected chicken from the kids menu. Many to choose from so there is something for everyone. I picked teriyaki steak, shrimp and mushroom ravioli. Others had different steaks, chicken and shrimp. There is also duck, salmon and a few others I can’t remember. You have your choice of 2 of the 4 or 5 types of broths/oil to cook your entree in. There was also veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini and potato’s to add to your meal. After that we had dessert and Yum was it great. Again pick your choices from different types of chocolate in which you have berries, bananas, Rice Krispie treat squares, brownies, and several other yummy treats to dunk into the chocolate. Our server was great and the other staff all helped to clear the table between courses and serve us. Only complaint was there was a lot of cold air blowing over our table and I had my coat around me as I was uncomfortable. Everyone was chilled at our table. It’s definitely a fun and enjoyable event but it’s not cheap. Our bill with only 1 alcoholic drink was about $345 before tip! This was a Christmas gift for my family so it was a special occasion.

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  19. CraigM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Gaithersburg Melting Pot was fantastic. Our server was excellent and very accommodating. We really enjoyed our night out!

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  20. Spartacus

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time. It was a date night, and we requested the 5 course experience. The wait staff was amazing, the hostess was incredibly considerate and kind. The food was delicious. And we got flowers at the end to boot! We are definitely returning. Thank you!

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  21. LaurieS

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very lackluster. We were also charged for an extra dinner for 2. 100+dollars. Luckily we reviewed the bill and caught the error.

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  22. JimC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I requested a two-burner table when I made my reservation, they said it was not on my reservation and they did not have any available. it made it very hard to enjoy our dinner with only one burner. I was also very disappointed that that you did not have bananas for dessert. also, it seemed the waiter was very new and got a bunch of things wrong. we have been coming to melting pot for Christmas eve for years. it may be time to go somewhere else.

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  23. PaulH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was quiet cozy romantic dinner for two. Exactly what I wanted celebrating my wife's birthday. The food, service, and experience was excellent. My only gripe would be the price ($100pp), but that's on me as I knew that going into the evening. We don't frequent them regularly but I do recommend this place.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Juan was excellent - very attentive. Food was perfect.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday and my first time being there. Our waiter didn’t know the menu we chose, because it’s new. I waited 15 minutes for him to go over it with his manager. I ended up just asking the manager for a different waiter. After that everything was great!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Maysarah our server was an absolute delight. She made our first time there wonderful. Would definitely go again. Atmosphere was lovely.

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  27. MaureenSG

    Treasure Coast

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. Fun! The ambiance could use a bit of a refresh and pricing is somewhat higher than I'd expect.

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  28. Leonardo

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spend every event in our family at the melting pot. Birthdays, anniversaries Valentines and any other special occasion. We have been going to the melting pot for the past 30 years since it’s first begin in Fort Lauderdale and we are member of the melting pot family since then. I have an incoming birthday, and I can wait to go back to celebrate it again thank you 

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fondue here always fun, but the cost increases over the last 10 years are ridiculous.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious and fun! Love the cheese and chocolate in particular,

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  31. SteveP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice experience. I think its a little pricey for the quality of food or meat specifically. Overall nice and the server was friendly.

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  32. MelaineK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was so nice and food was great! Highly recommend if you are vegan.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was phenomenal and we got a really private and quiet table!

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  34. Moose

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience in Fondue. Service great and quiet due to rabbit warren layout

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  35. allisons

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not like the Oktober Fondue Fest. And another server served our food to another table. And then our server said there was no more hot mustard trio to serve to us.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a phenomenal experience! Our food was delicious as always, but this evening was made even better by our amazing server Anthony. He was kind, attentive, and went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our visit. We were also appreciative of the manager, Max, who checked in on us during our visit. Thanks for an awesome evening!

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  37. MindyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. The kids and I had a great time and enjoyed everything. Server was super nice. Would go back in a heartbeat.
    The Melting Pot - GaithersburgResponded on October 17, 2023
    Thanks for the great review! We are so happy that you are enjoying Melting Pot! As always, our team is looking forward to your next visit. We're here for you anytime!

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  38. HOPEM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. It was my daughter's first time.
    The Melting Pot - GaithersburgResponded on October 17, 2023
    Hopem! Thanks for the great review! We are so happy that you are enjoying Melting Pot and that Kameryn took great care of you! As always, our team is looking forward to your next visit. We're here for you anytime!

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  39. EricR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lonnie was a great server. Everybody there went above and beyond to make it a special event for us. Highly recommend.
    The Melting Pot - GaithersburgResponded on October 17, 2023
    Thanks for the great review! We are so happy that you are enjoying Melting Pot! As always, our team is looking forward to your next visit. We're here for you anytime!

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  40. KendalKulikowski

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing dinner and our waitress was the best!
    The Melting Pot - GaithersburgResponded on October 17, 2023
    Thanks for the great review! We are so happy that you are enjoying Melting Pot! As always, our team is looking forward to your next visit. We're here for you anytime!

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FAQs

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 519-3638.

The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg is rated 4.4 stars by 2045 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 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Shady Grove Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Gaithersburg
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Dessert, Swiss
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We offer a unique, interactive dining experience like no other.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (301) 519-3638
  • Private party facilities
    We have several different areas of the restaurant perfect for private parties of up to 45. Several groups have used the entire restaurant for lunch functions, which will hold over 150. Please contact us for any further assistance with large groups.
  • Private party contact
    Emily Nalda: (301) 519-3638
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