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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Our regular menu will not be available. The only available menu will be our preset 5-course fondue dinner $68 per person plus tax and suggested 20% gratuity. No Sharing.

The Melting Pot - Knoxville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Romantic (39)
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Good for a Date (34)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Fun (23)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 7, 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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 (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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·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great staff and amazing food!

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·Dined on December 30, 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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great fun, pretty pricey, great service

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Overly expensive but very good!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. But I live in Chattanooga and they really need to bring the Melting Pot back to Chattanooga.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves! We went for a double date and enjoyed the food and environment.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was an enjoyable, nice experience. However the wine tasted funny, my favorite cauliflower has been removed from menu,

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great waiter! Great service and amazing food. My husband and I have been twice now. We took our son there for the first time Saturday and he absolutely loved it (he is six). We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

First visit to the Knoxville branch of Melting Pot
Great location - same great food I have found at other locations.
I was traveling solo and they took great care of me

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very disappointing. Rude waiter. Noisy. Only desert was good. Terribly overpriced. Never again.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved my birthday meal
Aaron our waiter was amazing and we would go back for his excellent service alone.
Food was great and staff (besides Aaron) were great

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Diana met us at the door and took care of our needs for the Birthday girl. Matt was an exceptional waiter and tree attentive to the birthday girl since this was her first grown up type celebration (she turned 9).
The birthday card signed by the staff was the perfect touch.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Hannah was amazing! We have always loved coming to Melting Pot. The only negative Sat. night (11/18) was that there was a birthday party that included a lot of small children! They were very loud and the space was not conducive to the extra noise level. We were put in a small space that looked like it was converted from a storage room and was not insulated properly. The food was great, and our server was awesome! Thanks again to Hannah!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to the Melting Pot several times and each time it is more than fantastic. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. The atmosphere is like no other. Love it love it love it

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (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 31, 2017

Always a great experience when my wife and I go there to eat. It’s definitely one of our favorite places because of the atmosphere and great food and service.Will for sure be going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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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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