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About The Melting Pot - Knoxville

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.

111 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European

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

Cross Street:
Jackson Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(865) 971-5400

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

Parking Details:
Metered spots are free after 9:30 p.m., and free on Saturday and Sunday.

---VALET PARKING---
$5 valet parking is available Monday - Saturday at the corner of S Central St & W Jackson Ave in the old city.

---FREE PARKING---

WILLOW AVENUE
24/7 Free Parking along the street.

FREE COVERED PARKING
24/7 Free Parking under the interstate overpass next to Barleys.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

The Melting Pot - Knoxville Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (43)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Good for a Date (36)
Fun (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I had dinner Friday night. It was her first time eating there. We could not ask for better experience then we had at The Melting Pot. The food was great, the service was wonderful, and I would recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great for a Valentine’s date! I really think everyone should experience this type of restaurant at least once! Only complaint was the server made us feel slightly rushed. Other than that it was pretty awesome!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was AMAZING. Well worth the price. You can honestly get cheese and chocolate fondue and be completely satisfied. Our waiter was very kind and helpful in helping us decide what we wanted.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter Evan was superb!! He was prompt, personal and professional. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday. He made our experience great!!!
Food was wonderful as well

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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was adequate, but not great. Too much time between courses. Needed to check in more. Price was not consistent with with provisions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Our every year Valentines Day event! Wonderful service, great food and I love getting the rose and seasoning every year!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

All around fabulous!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Was grated with 4 people

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a very nice night at the Melting Pot. We where out celebrating Valentine's early. Our waitress Marley was awesome, very informative and happy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waiter Aaron was fantastic!!! Definitely would ask for him again!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Whenever there is a special occasion, we gather at The Melting Pot. Whether it's Seattle, Denver, Maryland or Knoxville, Tennessee - the food is always great. This time, in Knoxville, we had a great time celebrating a birthday - We had a particularly GREAT server... Ian was great at making the fondues and was particularly entertaining. Thanks, Ian, for making our special night memorable.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good, but I got sick. It was my fault for not cooking it more.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our first time back in about twenty years! We loved it and won’t wait so long to go back. Our server was delightful, and the food was delicious. We really had a good time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

This place was fantastic! Never tried any romantic additions to the meal. The candle light dinner was amazing

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My mother and I had a wonderful time. It was her first time going. And the service was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

our overall experience was amazing. our waiter was awesome very informative. will definitely visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Was wonderful. Helped to make my daughter's 21st birthday great. Aaron was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service and food. We enjoyed the evening. I would have preferred not to be seated in the far corner starring at a very blank wall. Will know better next time to be very specific regarding seating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

A very enjoyable experience that began with our server and ended with a delicious meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious and our waiter Roland was very attentive and answered all the questions or concerns we had. I would recommend this place!!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have ate at the Melting Pot several times and have had great experiences until now. We waited entirely too long for our waiter in between the courses of the meal and then FOREVER to get our check. Also celery looked brownish and old that they brought out for the first course. Kinda sad it wasn’t a great experience because it was expensive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food as always. The 4 course meal with classic alpine cheese and MOJO cooking style was delicious. Smores chocolate was very good as well. Try their cooking timer app on their website. Just Google melting pot food timer. It was spot on for cooking the shrimp and lobster!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was great, and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was professional. efficient, and friendly. She knew the menu in detail and was able to recommend a wine that suited our tastes perfectly.

I have a severe allergy to gluten so dining out can be a risk, but our waitress did a great job of explaining my options and making sure we were served food safe for me. I experienced no symptoms of gluten reaction afterwards and would recommend it for people highly sensitive to gluten.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We came there for my husband's Birthday. It was very pleasant, the food was great, and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food, great experience. It was my 1st time there and I will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We've fallen in love with the Melting Pot -- both their Knoxville and Nashville locations! The food is always among the freshest and most delicious we've had in a long while, and the atmosphere is unique and particularly suited for a weekend night out for the couple.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

this place is great for small or large groups. one serving of anything is enough for two people. the trip entree is a great way to sample.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fondue at The Melting Pot is definitely a memorable experience and is great for special occasions. My boyfriend and I went to celebrate New Year's Eve. The service was great and we had a great time. The only negative we had, was that there was a set menu and the dessert course was smaller than usual.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Melting Pot restaurant never disappoints. We tend to go for special occasions, and it's always delicious, and really hits the mark for a special dining experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ian did a great job. The food and the entire experience was outstanding.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Things have changed to save money - the dippers for the cheese have changed - no more broccoli or cauliflower - instead they give you celery and cherry tomatoes to dip in cheese (yuk!). And the carrots were chopped so tiny you could barely pick them up with the forks. The quality of the meat seemed much lower and they have taken dippers off the chocolate fondue. No more cheesecake (unless you pay extra), they added pretzels (which are a cost saving item I'm sure!) and only one marshmallow (instead of two - usually it's one covered in Oreos and one covered in graham crackers) - just seems like they are trying to cut corners on the food but haven't cut any corners on the prices. We have gone to Melting Pot for many, many years, but not sure we will go back.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great staff and amazing food!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My daughters birthday and we were all very impressed had a good time.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

General Manager is great and has been there for many years. Server was not so good. He was very generic and rushed us. Food is great and this is my Childrens favorite special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The Melting Pot made my wife’s birthday memorable. We enjoyed the dining experience from the moment we walked in until we left. The food was absolutely wonderful and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great atmosphere for a special occasion or just a night out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was so good that I left my debit card there! In all seriousness though, I know it was a busy night, (Christmas Eve) but the server was not very attentive. Other than that, as always, the food and atmosphere were phenomenal. The signed card by the whole staff was a nice touch for my girlfriend's birthday as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful meal, wine and great service. Matt was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We always enjoy our time at The Melting Pot. It is never quick experience, so allow plenty of time before any events. We love the slower pace, the time to chat and the built in activity of the fondue. The food is amazing and the staff at the Knoxville location is so sweet and attentive. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great fun, pretty pricey, great service

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great as always . Aaron was the best waiter we have ever had

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