The Melting Pot - Knoxville

4.6
2111 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four course dinners. It is perfect for a romantic evening, corporate dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, a wide variety of entree selections and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts are offered.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with the one that melts your heart! Experience our prix-fixe 5-course menu at one of the most romantic restaurants in Knoxville. ***REGULAR MENU OPTIONS NOT AVAILABLE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14***

What 2111 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CORedTraveler
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and attentive staff. Food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and great food. However the restaurant was too dark! I could barely see my food.

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JimKim
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time to go for a romantic diner with very low attendance for a Friday night

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NataleeH
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always LOVE this place! Great way to celebrate my birthday!!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on January 9, 2021

Hello Natalee. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us. We hope to see you again on your next special occasion for more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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BlakeW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to go for special occasions. This is the 2nd time me and the wife have ate here. The food is amazing.

The staff is amazing. Even someone in another group is causing a problem over the mask the staff step in and handle it very nicely and professionally.

The food is always fresh. They know all about their food. The drinks are awesome. Its a very romantic restaurant. Not a place for young kids. Which we love. We will be going back!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on January 2, 2021

Hello Blake. We are very happy to hear that you and your wife were able to enjoy her birthday here with us. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you on your next special occasion! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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JessaQ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not a good experience, rarely in our lives can we treat our daughters to a fancy/expensive meal. Table was dirty when seated, asked waiter to clean it, someone else came to question the table cleaning, the she wiped around dirty spots. The waiter then did not take our drink order, charged us for more food than we ordered, and 3 out of 4 people got sick after eating there.

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CourtneyO
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas Eve dinner at the Melting Pot was nothing less than amazing.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on December 26, 2020

Hello Courtney. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Christmas Eve with us. We hope to see you again soon for some more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 year anniversary

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DavidW
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fun experience but expensive for what you get and the food quality.

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viptointn1565
E. Tennessee
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love visiting the melting pot! Such great service and food always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre and rather expensive compared to restaurants of the same caliber.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my husband & i tried the melting pot in knoxville this evening for his birthday. we chose the four course meal with lobster. when i say this was the best meal we’ve ever eaten, it is with no exaggeration. the service was wonderful. the food was divine. the experience was like no other. 10/10 would highly recommend. we will be back soon!!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hello. We are so happy you two had a great evening with us. We hope to see you again on your next special occasion for some more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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Carl
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

If you want to spend $200.00 for dinner for the privilege of hearing screaming kids, then this is the restaurant for you! There is ZERO chance of a child younger than 5 or 6 years old behaving for a 2 hour dinner--yet the manager continues to welcome them with open arms. This is the second meal in a row here that has been ruined by the shrill screams of a wailing child. We will not be back until there is a minimum age. Otherwise, save a couple hundred bucks and sit at the ball pits at McDonalds or Chick Filet--the ambiance is the same. At least you expect the noise in those places, and you can save a boatload of money.

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TroyO
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating here, quite an experience! Our waiter was fantastic and explained everything. Much more than just a meal, we had a great time!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hello Troy. We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us! We take pride in offering a meal like no other to our guests. We hope to see you again soon for more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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kpoland
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening and our server Aaron was outstanding.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on November 8, 2020

Hello. We are happy to hear you had a good experience with us. We hope to see you again soon for some more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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BillM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We don't make it to the Melting Pot very often, as we are kinda spontaneous, and they are always booked. But we caught a table the other week and had a wonderful time. The food was good and the service excellent.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hello Bill. We are happy you were able to come in and dine with us. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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viptointn1565
E. Tennessee
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience tonight, server was very efficient and the food was great!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hello. We are happy to hear you had a good experience with us. We hope to see you again soon for some more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very disappointed in the service. The server took away from the birthday experience by being in a rush and providing mediocre service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite girls night out and birthday celebration destination.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on October 18, 2020

Hello. We are happy to hear you had a great night out with us. We hope to see you again soon for another girls night! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was ok. Facility has not changed or been updated since it opened in the 1990s

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vipValarieD
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Our server, Nick, was fabulous! However, the birthday party if screaming children ruined our evening... we were celebrating my Mother’s birthday. The kids were screaming, yelling, running through the restaurant with no shoes on, it was ridiculous! It was like being at Chucks Cheese! We were so disappointed.

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Luxfiat
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We've loved eating at The Melting Pot before; it was a favorite for special occasions. This time we were quite disappointed with the significantly smaller portion sizes and inflated prices. Our meal was easily over $100 more than previous times, and we left still hungry. The service was great - our waiter was very attentive, but we will likely not be back as the value is not there. We also felt rushed during the meal - Melting Pot used to be a long, relaxed experience, allowing for great conversation and encompassing the entire evening. This time was just slightly longer than a typical sit-down restaurant, similar quality food to a good chain restaurant, but at over 3 times the cost.

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vipeat2live
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Had a great night.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on August 24, 2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you had a great evening with us here at the Knoxville Melting Pot. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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Eddie
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Server was very professional and had a great sense of humor

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on August 23, 2020

Hello Eddie. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We pride ourselves on having servers that go above and beyond for our guests, and that includes throwing in a few cheesy jokes. We hope to see you again for some more fondue fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Memorable experience

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vipMichelleG
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron was fabulous as a server!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hello Michelle. We are happy to hear Aaron took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon for more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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Sparks
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant did not let me down. Incredible meal as usual!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your night with us. We hope to see you again soon for some more fondue filled fun! Warm Regards, Eve W.

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GregK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick K is AWESOME!!!! He made the night!! He was on top of things and was always happy to meet ANY request!! He can whip up a cocktail sauce that is the bomb!! We will request him every time we go to The Melting Pot! Can't say enough good things about the night. Hope the Management realizes how valuable he is to their success!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello Greg. We are so happy to hear that Patrick took such good care of you. We pride ourselves here at the Melting Pot for going above and beyond, and are very proud of the hard work our employees put in to creating the perfect night out for our guests! We hope to see you again soon for some more cheesy fun. Warm Regards, Eve W.

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MEBr
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for a special event. We went for our daughter's Birthday and it was perfect. They are doing a really good job with Covid precautions as well.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service. The meal was excellent! Couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience.

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KaylaK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the little private nook they put us in! Nicholas was our server and he was amazing!

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vipeat2live
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening celebrating my Mother’s birthday. Servers were excellent and food was superb.

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TianaL
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Made reservations and got seated in the back with a less than desirable ambiance. Restaurant definitely needs to be updated. Food was ok. Not worth the money. Not as good as other Melting Pots I have been to.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on October 4, 2020

Hello Tiana. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience here with us. We have been updating our restaurant, and would love to have you come by and give us another try. We would also like to hear more from you on what we can improve to make your next experience a five star experience. Feel free to email us and let us know. Warm Regards, Eve W.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service was good

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love to come to Melting pot to celebrate our anniversary! Love the ambiance and the fondue experience! The food is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and had called ahead and notified the Melting Pot. We’ve eaten here many times before and never had service as bad as we did this night. Our server would leave to get a plate because he didn’t bring enough and not stop back by for 10 minutes and then forget he was even supposed to bring it. When our sauces were brought out there wasn’t enough to even cover the bottom of the small containers they come in. Wa ask for additional sauce and about the time we were finished we received them. These were barely 1/4 of the way full. Not sure if this was the servers fault or if Melting Pot is try to cut back. We have noticed the the quality and quantity of food has diminished over the last couple years. No more special occasions at Melting Pot!!!

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Ernurz
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Our waiter was fantastic. Not hovering but always there when we needed him. Food was better than usual.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, will go again

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Knoxville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 971-5400.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville is rated 4.6 stars by 2111 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.