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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 6:00 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

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.0

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
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Romantic (42)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Cozy (32)
Fun (30)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Melting pot is always fun and delicious. Be prepared for an expensive bill if you get all 4 courses. You can go for just dessert. It's pricey but worth the experience for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It's a nice night. Probably the most expensive meal in town though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were there for a birthday; there were 7 of us. The burner on our side didn’t work properly, and the other side of the table finished way before we did. Thank goodness they had a spare burner to replace ours with.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was an absolutely amazing food experience!! Had an amazing server named Aaron!! He is a must!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had our 7 year anniversary dinner here. My wife and I were treated great. We love ciming here to celebrate. You all never disappoint.

Pamela Keeton

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waiter was the best part of our experience. He brought a smile to our faces every time he cane back thanks to him for being to great at his job l.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We visited the melting pot using a Groupon. We felt even at a Groupon price the food was not worth the cost. I was surprised it was needing more flavor and spice. Boiling in my meat and vegetables just wasn't appealing to me. At the end of the meal I had trouble using a Groupon because there was no Internet service. My waiter was very gracious and credited me with a groupon but not for the full amount that I paid. They also charged me for the broth that they cooked the meal in which I couldn't believe was not included. Overall it was a new and fun experience but probably won't go back

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Four of us had dinner at the melting pot this evening. The meal was OK but nothing great. The waiter was excellent. If you like to cook your own food while at a restaurant you may enjoy this. I prefer to leave the cooking at home when I go out so this was not really my cup of tea.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Make sure you block out some time for dining as the two of us were seated immediately and spent two and a half hours enjoying the meal. Wait staff is very friendly and professional (ask for Aaron, he's great) and takes you on a fondue culinary journey. I have to eat gluten free for health reasons and the place is perfect for it. They even have gluten free bread for the cheese course. Highly recommend the California salad. The raspberry vinaigrette is worthy of drinking. Also, don't skip the chocolate. We had the Bourbon and Pecan Dark Chocolate and it was a great finisher. One more note: clear off some room on your credit card. The cubic dollar menu is not for the faint of heart.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We eat here every year to celebrate a Birthday. We look forward to the outstanding service and quiet atmosphere. However, last night the restaurant was loud and service was abysmal. We were rushed through our dinner, not offered refills on anything and felt like we were an annoyance to the server. We were rushed to order and finish every course. He didn’t go over anything except cooking times and would run by our table and say “we okay here, right?”. Before dashing off again. To top it all off, the chocolate was served cold. I doubt we’ll return next year.

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love The Melting Pot!!! The food was amazing!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food is awesome but to be honest the service for the price that I paid was substandard. When I first arrived there was one customer in front of my girlfriend and I, so we waited patiently off to the side, another group walked up and the hostes who has yet to ever look up from her stand or acknowledge anyone standing there, or even crack a smile completely ignored my us and proceeded to seat the other group hat came after us. Finally we were greeted by the hostes that was still not smiling and looked like she was hating life. We were told that we had to wait a few minutes and would be seated which was fine, I’m a very patient person. We finally made it to our table and The gentleman who was out waiter greeted us which seemed to be a great guy good personality, smiling, probably should shave his mustache, but overall nice guy it seemed. He greeted us asked if we would like drinks I said a couple waters and we would look over the drink menu and would order when he returned. He came back with 2 waters never asked about alcoholic drinks again so finally I had to ask him to bring a cherrylicious lemonade and a blackberry margarita. Finally we made it to food and he explained everything how it worked I told him we didn’t eat red meat, he told us we could choose whatever we wanted out of a certain section on the menu, AWESOME!! I proceeded to tell him my girlfriend and I wanted to split the 4 course entree because she doesnt eat much, and he looked at us like we had 3 eyes. Kind of weird I thought because didn’t seem like to unusual of a request in my opinion . I ordered a little side salad and it took 4 visits to the table to get that and asking twice finally got that. Everything went fairly smoothly after that but I just feel that it was very substandard service for the price that I paid and wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to loud in there luckily we had a corner booth and could talk back and forth, not across a table I’m afraid we wouldn’t be able to hear each other.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took my work team to the Melting Pot. Food was fine and what we expected. It was hard to get over the initial rudeness of the hostess. Not just to me - but to our whole group, as well as the group behind us. Truly set the tone for the evening and it was challenging to overcome. Our waiter was good but slow. Fondues were very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous as always and our server Marley was a blast!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Delicious food as always and amazing service!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our waitress, Hannah, made our night light hearted and so much fun! She was wonderful and kept us laughing every time she came by! The food was delicious and the unique experience of cooking our own food made the night even more enjoyable. We are definitely going to make The Melting Pot an anniversary tradition!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

With our visit to the Melting Pot, Knoxville last weekend we had a terrible time. As we were seated we placed out drink orders and the waiter asked how often we came. I am a regular customer at my local Melting Pot, yet it was my boyfriends first time (and could be the last.) Our waiter hardly covered anything on the menu and assumed that since I had been before I could simply explain the menu. With this we felt that our experience was cheated with the lack of tips, suggestions, etc. After this, without being asked our cooking style I told our waiter that we wanted the oil style, with a few subtle remarks of how he preferred another style he proceeded with an attitude and brought the oil. When bringing the meats he simply forgot the vegetables and we waited for at least 10 minutes before those were brought to the table. While waiting we decided to at least start on the meat. Trying the batters and sauced that were never even expanded upon, much less even explained. Just one dip into the oil and within seconds it is boiling and splattering hot oil and the meat was charred on the outside, raw on the inside. After this we told our waiting and I said we would like another oil just less hot (which in previous visit if the oil is too hot it has been easily replaced by new oil.) The waiter resist my attempt at new oil and completely makes us feel that we made a bad decision with out oil choice. I find that extremely rude on his part. He then tells of that the Mojito style is "much better" and his "personal favorite." This was received with such dissatisfaction from the two of us. With it being his first time he tried to make the best of it but I had a hard time. The Melting Pot has been by favorite restaurant and birthday celebrations spot for years! I had been talking about it for weeks and we were both very excited. But after this visit we left disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love visiting this location of Melting Pot - I feel like I am entering a foreign country when the smell of herbs and spices hit you kindly as you walk through the door. Had an amazing server “Aaron” who was very friendly, kind, and took great care of our ever need! The food is beyond delicious!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our family came together to celebrate a special occasion, choosing the Melting Pot as our location. The wait team was very friendly, but the service was slow. The chocolate, which is my favorite, was very cold. Considering I was trying to impress, I was let down. This was a first for the Melting Pot.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time and even somehow made room for dessert!

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

I chose this place to have my one year anniversary with my girlfriend and I don't think I could have chosen a better spot. Everything was perfect, from the service to the food. Also, the LGBTQ friendly atmosphere really had a positive impact on us. We had a five star experience while dining here and we left the place feeling not only full, but completely in love. It was everything I hoped it to be. Thank you so much for making our experience wonderful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

A wonderful experience for my date and I. The server was very informative but not overly bothersome. She did an excellent job. I would highly recommend the Melting Pot to friends and family. The whole experience was refreshing and fun for a date. The dining experience evoked questions and conversation that made the night enjoyable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We'll be going to this place. There is great service, wonderful food, and time for friends. My,husband and I had some wonderful giggles as we dripped cheese all over. Thanks

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love everything about the Melting Pot. The service was fantastic, the food was awesome, and they even gave us a card wishing us a happy anniversary. It is a wonderful experience to have.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Will did a great job serving us! He had excellent knowledge of the foods/sauces/cocktail and wine list and made our experience more enjoyable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great as always! We come here for most adult special occasions and will continue for years to come.

Tags: Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The meal was excellent as always. My favorite restaurant in town!!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent date night places to visit. Great food and usually very good service. Relaxing atmosphere and delicious food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Same spot, we had our 1st date and got engaged 3yrs later and celebrated our 1st anniversary.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We used a Groupon when we came Wednesday. We knew Wednesday was the cheaper day for cheeses and drinks, but we could not pick any other day before our coupon expired. I understand that we already got a deal on Groupon, but I didn't not like that we could not receive the drink special that was going on that evening. This made the evening kind of a downer because instead of spending $5 on a drink we had to spend $8 something on the same drink. $8 was way over priced for the amount of alcohol that came in my drink. The drink of course tasted yummy, but was not worth the price. I usually enjoy having a couple of drinks with my meal, but not having a special or any girlier beer options made me not enjoy this part of my experience there. It is questionable if we will be dining there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Loved our first experience! Evan, our server, was great and explained everything wonderfully. We will be going back!

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

First off, our server was spacey and took 10 minutes to get a beer from the bar. Then, she berated us for not finishing our food. To top it off I was charged $35.00 more than what I approved on my credit card receipt. When I called to inform them, they told me the server probably entered someone else's tip on my card. Like it was an everyday occurrence. When my money was refunded they gave me $30 of my $35 back, but I was too frustrated at that point to call back over five bucks. This was our first time to the Melting pot in several years, and it will be our last. So many other options in Knoxville.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server was excellent and was very friendly and personable. The food was also excellent, along with the wine pairing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The cheese , dinner , and dessert were all good. But we were being rushed through our entire meal . Our salads came to the table and less than 3 minutes here came the next course. I have been there many times and have never been so embarrassed. I will come back again but if I am going to have to eat like it's fast food i would rather go somewhere else.

I am not happy at all with the quality of my visit saterday and what's worse is that it was my date's first visit......NOT HAPPY !

Sowe will see if I can get her to go back for another try. We will see.


Brian L Isbill
865-283-1327

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always great. The kids loved it. Nothing says "special occasion" like fondue!

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had another incredible dining experience at the Melting pot. The food was good, host was nice, and manager greeted us. We also had a great Waiter, Aaron made the night. He made good wine and cheese suggestions. He went the exact steps of inspecting our orders to make sure they look fresh and appetizing before bringing to our table. He keep us smiling and happy with every course. If you go request Aaron, you'll be happy and leave loving Melting Pot!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Love this place!!

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We went to the Melting Pot for the first time for our 28th anniversary. We had a Groupon and decided to give it a try, since we had heard good things. The experience was wonderful. We had a cozy booth away from others. Our waitress, Danielle, was wonderful and took us through everything step by step. It was so different than anything else. We had amazing bread, apples, and veggies to dip in the cheese . Then we had caesar salads, which were delicious. We each chose 3 different meats so that we could share. I especially loved the andouilles sausage. It was all very good. The Groupon does not include dessert, but we were both stuffed. It is *very* pricey, but a great place for a special occasion. I can't afford to go often but for really special occasions, it would be worth going again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This was not a good evening for us. The service was rushed, the food was inadequate per taste and portions, and the final defeat of the evening was the overcharges on the bill. We have been going to the Melting Pot for many years, both just for a cozy night out and for celebrations. We are now considering another place to go for our special evenings. Very disappointed. This was not a pleasant evening for us in any way.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 22, 2017

For the last two years this has been my choice for birthday dinner and I have not been disappointed. Quick and friendly service. Waiters that are attentive and able to answer any questions you may have. And of course the food is amazing. I have a hard time deciding which course is my favorite, the cheese or chocolate.

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