The Melting Pot - Knoxville

4.6
2131 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
What 2131 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptointn1565
E. Tennessee
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing! Our server though I can’t remember his name was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Melting Pot. Came from Chattanooga for a birthday celebration. Always a special place.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Party of 3. Had a reservation and arrived early but wasn’t seated until almost 20 minutes after the reservation time. Our server was very unhelpful with understanding the menu, even after asking if we had been here before and we told him we had not.

We ordered the multi-course meal and had to ask 3 times how to order since we didn’t understand and our server wasn’t helpful at all.

We finally get our first course (cheese fondue) and it was good.

Next our entrees come out because the server skipped our salad course. On top of that, the entrees he brought out were wrong. We told him what they should have been. He picked them back up and left and brought back the salads which tasted good.

After the salads, he brings our entrees back out and again brings the wrong entrees yet again. Also, this entire time he never once asked if we needed any more drinks and the drinks we asked for just cluttered the table the entire meal.

He eventually brings out the correct entrees on the 3rd try and we eventually asked for a manager who apologized and volunteered to take over the table.

We left before the final course because honestly, we were just over the experience.

Will never come back and do not recommend at all.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, however, more expensive than I was expecting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our after wedding dinner. We had a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made reservations for 7 and changed it to add one more person. The day before our reservation, we had 6 more people that wanted to join us. The person I spoke to in the phone was great in assisting us with adding the additional guests.
Our server, Aaron was amazing with our larger group. He was very efficient and polite and I just can’t say enough about him.
We had told him 3 of the guests were celebrating birthdays and he had brought out candles with the chocolate part of our meal. He made some great suggestions on choices of food and how to make a great experience with our large group.

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JasonB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch as always. The family loves eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I think If I was to change anything it would be that you could have the choice of the kitchen cooking your main meal . The appetizer, and dessert was great. Having salad and main meal cooked and brought to you would be better. Takes some time cooking your meat and veggies.

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KeithK
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was great, out waiter Aaron was fantastic. He made recommendations to help us out, and all were great. He was really attentive and I would ask for him when we go back.

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ronb
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time for my wife’s birthday and our serve Aaron was top notch... and made us feel special

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’ve not tried grilling the meat as a cooking style (which we had not), definitely try it. It’s different, but will do it again.

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Randt
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night! The food and service was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a Valentine’s date. ❤️

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JoyH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The 4 of us went on Valentine's Day. It was a special menu with two options $69 or $79 per person. We did not like that you had to choose only one cheese and one broth for cooking for 4 people. Everyone had to pick the same one. There should have been two burners since you had 2 couples. Bill came to appx $480 with only 3 drinks. They automatically added an 18% gratuity. The everyday menu is affordable with more to choose from. It is one of my favorite places to eat and relax. It still was a wonderful experience. Loved the chocolate fondu.

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ChrisW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Always a great place to go for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Aaron was fantastic. He made they visit worth while and really upgraded the experience. Knowledgeable, entertaining and was always there when we needed him. He takes great pride in working at the Melting Pot and I hope he is fully acknowledged by piers and managers. Food and ambience was fantastic, employees were great and friendly. Aaron made it our best valentines dinner. Thanks a lot.

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MelissaM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, one of my favs for a special occasion.

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BillM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Both the staff and the venue were delightful. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be back at The Melting Pot. We haven’t been in over a year due to Covid-19. The food, service and ambiance was on point. We can’t wait to come back.

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viptointn1565
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was wonderful and took great care of us!

The Melting Pot - Knoxville
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hello. We are happy to hear Daniel was able to provide exceptional service. We hope to see you again soon for more fondue filled fun. Warm Regards, Eve W.

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CandaceC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food and service were outstanding! We come every year around Valentines’s Day with the same group of friends. It is always a great experience! Never disappoints!

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CORedTraveler
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and attentive staff. Food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 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
Charleston
2 reviews
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
27 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
27 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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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 2131 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.