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The Melting Pot- Gatlinburg

4.4
1047 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
The Melting Pot sits on the second level of TGI Friday's and overlooks the Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg. Watch the passersby and take in the Gatlinburg skyline, or choose one of our more romantic and intimate tables. Whether you're craving a duet of cheese and chocolate fondue or want to experience all four courses, we've got you covered.

If you're looking to try something new during your next visit to the Smokies, we encourage you to visit The Melting Pot. We are the premier restaurant in Gatlinburg for celebrating a special occasion. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, wedding, anniversary, a long overdue date night or simply just spending an evening in Gatlinburg, let us make your special occasion even more sweet.

***Party sizes larger than 6 please call the restaurant directly

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1047 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and portions are huge beautiful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love loved this place ! Will definitely be going back!!!!

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IslandPilot
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Been to a few Melting Pots and this one is not up to par with the rest. Lettuce on the salad had brown edges like it had been made the day before. The dippers were soggy and there seemed an overall lack of quality control. Meh at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Fondue was reasonably good but they were in a hurry so the cheese and chocolate fondue were cold when they brought them so we had to wait for it to heat up at the table which too quite awhile.

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BrookeL
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Nice view of the strip

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and experience was absolutely amazing. Food was so delicious!

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PattiH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melting Pot is a dining experience - a little pricey, but so worth it for something special! This is where my daughter wanted to go for her birthday - we had the spinach artichoke fondue appetizer, shared a steak lovers entrée, and had the cookies and cream fondue for dessert - all were delicious!!

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GradyC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Server gave himself a 20% tip for inferior service
Long wait for drinks, Drink not as advertised.1st course delayed.
Meager servings
Checked on us once during our meal
Dipping sauce portions minuscule
Nothing like our 2 trips in the past
Scratching from our “must go” list

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star quality experience, food, service, and quality

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at The Melting Pot, overall was nice experience, but this is a dining experience about 2 hours.

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vipGlendaR
Western KY
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great tasting food. Good value on the wine specials. We really enjoyed the Quatro Fromagio Cheese on our cheese course! Bananas Foster on the desert course was also amazing. We had an excellent meal and left satisfied!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wife Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, anniversary and good grades.

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vipLookingforYUM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Our waitress spilled two glasses of tea on our table and all over one of our party. All we got was a sorry - and had to reseat ourselves as she tried to keep us at the table and clean up. Not even the manager came to check on us about the incident. I was sorely disappointed in the lack of concern from both the waitstaff and management at this location.

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JJohnson
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When we arrived they where out of salads, and veggies for the broth. Nothing was offered as a substitute till we asked.

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Bmeyer
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Service, Great Atmosphere, Friendly Staff! Great for Romantic Night Out with Your Honey! We will be back! A must try!! Food was to die for!!

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vipTallman
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great. Food great as well

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

MB
MariahB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our anniversary trip and so we planned for something a little different and a splurge. Overall our experience was okay. The food was edible and some parts were better. The cheese fondue that we chose was not very good at all and the bread choices seemed cheap and with lack of taste. The salad was nothing outstanding and the main coarse left us wanting for more, but was good flavor wise. The chocolate fondue was the highlight and probably the only thing worth the money. For $100+ for a meal for two I was underwhelmed and a little sad and regretful. Our server was also very inattentive and seemed to either lack drive, care or training. I am very saddened by this experience as I had heard such wonderful things.

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ConcordFoodie
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Keeping in mind that COVID has impacted restaurants' supply as well, there were a few details of the evening that did not meet Melting Pot standards in our opinion. The vegetables served with the cheese fondue course were soggy and sad. The carrots were frozen, not fresh. They told us the broccoli, of which there were only a couple tiny florets, were fresh and had been blanched. They looked like they had been frozen and thawed as well. Plus, why would you blanch a vegetable for the cheese course? There was no cauliflower. I'm not sure if this was a supply issue or a change in procedure for the restaurant. In either case, it was a disappointment. They did produce some fresh broccoli when we asked for it. The rest of the meal was what what we've come to expect from Melting Pot. Although, it was a little strange that they prepared the cheese and dessert fondues at the bar and then brought them to us. I'm not exactly sure if this was a COVID procedure, or just a lack of staffing.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience this time was very good. our waitress was attentive and friendly, and made sure not to make us feel rushed.

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vipDawnE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was very poor, no drink refills and not enough veggies to finish the cheese course we purchased. When we asked for refills of veggies and sauces we were told they don't give those out even though we have eaten here many times over the years. We sat in the bar area and one of the servers dipped a straw in a mixed drink setting on the counter to taste it right in front of our party. Very disappointed with this visit and will not return to this location.

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BrandyW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of friends (first time experience for many of them). Staff was accommodating to our request for a different table for my large group. Experience was amazing as always. Would definitely recommend!

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Sindy
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

It was okay; our waiter wasn't very social. Did tell her it was our first time there in hopes she can help us. Wasn't so helpful... I was a little bummed because I specifically chose to do it there for my girlfriend birthday, and she did not receive anything. It seemed pretty plain. When I did make my reservations I did state that was the motive I was going because of her birthday. We traveled to Tennessee for a more welcoming experience.

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vipMelanieM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The manager at the Gatlinburg location is on a major power trip! My husband dropped me off so he could park the car in a Gatlinburg parking garage. The hostess refused to seat me until my husband arrived. I asked for the manager. She came out ready for a fight spouting the “policy” of not seating incomplete parties over and over in front of others. She was SO rude and argumentative! Who in the world made her a manager?? The restaurant had very few people in it and she seated us in the bar area as our “punishment”. The server was nice after she found out that we were nice. But the disgusting manager should never be allowed to talk to customers! What an embarrassment she is or should be to The Melting Pot Company! The customer is NOT right at the Melting Pot, don’t forget it! The server actually made the rest of our time there pleasant. With that policy (she said my husband could be 30 minutes away from the restaurant; didn’t believe me that he was parking the car) and with hiring short tempered, disgusting managers that have no respect for the customers, I will NEVER go to ANY Melting Pot again. The food wasn’t that great anyway. She should be fired.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional. Clean. Great food at a fair price. My wife and I visit every chance we get

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my boyfriend and I’s first time going to The Melting Pot and we were definitely not disappointed. It did take the waitress a while to give us refills and my salad had honey mustard on it instead of ranch. But overall, it was definitely amazing.

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vipLeahW
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bachelorette party lunch for one of my friends. The food and service were outstanding.

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SteveW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the bigger dinner. Which was more food than we needed. So good though.

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AllenP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening out. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Excellent service.

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Make sure you have a reservation! We got the more expensive meal that comes with all the meat including Filet Mignon and lobster. The food wasn't worth the money. The only meat that came seasoned was the chicken and teriyaki sirloin. The sauces weren't great and they had no steak sauce. I know a good steak doesn't need steak sauce but an unseasoned filet needs either seasoning, marinade, SOMETHING not just plain.... Maybe some people love that but we found the food to be bland. The only thing that we enjoyed was the dessert. We had banana's foster and that was actually delicious. If we ever go back to a Melting Pot, it'll just be for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The experience was ok, but not phenomenal. I think it’s a fun thing to try once, but for a meal for two (including a bottle of wine), for $200, I prefer a little bit different experience.

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AlanA
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food, wine, and service were wonderful. A great date or special occasion destination. The only negative I had was the tiny size of the $11 add on lobster tail. ( 3 very small bites) We had a great time and left as full as we could be without making ourselves uncomfortable. Very satisfied.

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ZacharyR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was amazing same with food and drinks. Only somewhat downside was the price, our bill with food, 4 drinks, and tip came to nearly $200. Was a great experience but at that price itll be a once in a lifetime one

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vipJustinJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sat at a round table for 6 but only had 2 people and said could not move. Out of spoons. Out of potatoes. So much noise from slamming doors all the time and other issues. Just bad management.

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Lizhare81
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good, service was good. Love the melting pot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job and even had rose petals all over the table since we were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Family vacation so we decided to splurge. Service was very slow and our table was in a high traffic area that definitely detracted from the experience. First time at a Melting Pot. The meat and veggies were very good, but cooking for five people meant a lot of waiting. The potatoes never did get cooked well enough to eat. It was interesting but just not my cup of tea

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Spooky
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious. It was our first time at The Melting Pot, it was a good thing we had done some research to know what to expect, what to do because our server didn’t offer much info even though she had asked if this was our first time. We ordered the big nite out for 2 and could not eat everything! So much food. Next time, we’ll do cheese, salad & chocolate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small getaway for me and my husband. Food is absolutely amazing and service is great! Nice and quiet so you can talk without having to raise you voice like most restaurants.

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The Melting Pot- Gatlinburg is rated 4.4 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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