The Melting Pot - Raleigh

4.6
1122 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
The triangle's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment" declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, Girl's Night Out, or birthday The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting,elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue, European
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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
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Phone number
(919) 878-0477
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The Melting Pot of Raleigh can accommodate parties of up to 50. We will also open for lunch for parties of 12 or larger with a signed Large Party Agreement.
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Private party contact
Manager, raleighmeltingpot@yahoo.com: (919) 878-0477
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-440
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Parking details
You may use any available parking spot in the Holly Park Shopping Center.
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Special events & promotions
The Melting Pot is open for normal business hours. However, online reservation is not available for this day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1122 People Are Saying
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food a lot of flavor and a wonderful server! Will return.

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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were running late so we called the restaurant. They said that was fine. After being seated, Katie, our server, stayed on top of all our needs. She kept our drinks filled and our courses moving. We were there for about 3 hours or so as we took our time on the main course.

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KL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went last minute for dessert to celebrate a friends upcoming nuptials. We had dessert only and we enjoyed ourselves. MP is always a fun experience and delicious! Our service was excellent!!

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b
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is a restaurant we're you should never feel rushed. From the beginning of our meal we felt completely rushed. Our server moved us saying the burners were faster at another table. Then she made our cheese (loaded potato cheese was amazing) . She then brought our salads before we ate dinner with the cheese and even tried clearing the pots while we ate still eating. Just want as enjoyable as other we felt like we were keeping her.

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CC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Can’t recommend the Heath caramel dessert enough!!

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OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration- we got the Raleigh experience, food was lovely, service was nice but as expected pricey- this lunch cost $300

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had fun it doesn't seem like an everyday place though, we had fun and food was very tasty the different styles of cooking was a little confusing as we weren't sure which to choose.

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JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our waitress were top notch. This is our go-to place for Valentine's and anniversary celebrations.

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we first walked in it took over 5 minutes for anyone to greet us. But when she did it was with a smile. We had a great time for girls night out. It was quit expensive but our waitress Sam was amazing.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

overall good. ripped off money wise with the watermelon spritzer in the tiny bud vase glass
tea glass size would have been fair for the money.
my biggest beef is the decor. very dated. very very brown. you can be low light and colorful and elegant.
when they put in this new shopping center i dont know if you are getting a new building or remodeling however consider some remodel.
my waitstaff person was fantastic.

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LO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impressed with Melting Pot. Believe this is the first time at this particular location. Usually go to Durham since Greensboro closed. One observation only. With temperatures at 90+ degrees, and restaurant opens at 5 p.m. , it would be nice if staff is there to open the waiting lobby for guests to get out of the elements.

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was not that great. Had originally a reservation for 4 ( a booth) but 2 cancelled last minute, so instead of still getting the booth, we got put in a corner .

They don't have the sesame seed batter for the mushrooms anymore ( very disappointing) the " green goddess " had no spices in it, so they had to make new one., which then was to runny .

Was very disappointed .

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Our service was terrible. Nothing was explained, our server was slow and disoriented, made reservations and ended up waiting 30 to be seated, celling panels were warped and groups that were seated after us ate and left before we had our second course. Way over priced for such a terrible experience. I have never been as disappointed in a dining experience as I was Friday night at the melting pot in Raleigh NC.

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ME
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great as always, but we had a new server who was pretty good. Then a random server came to our table and took our food away? Interesting but overall good experience!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was amazing! Had a really great time! We are definitely going back next month!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Even though we were there way later than we should’ve for the food options we chose. Our waitress insisted we still eat and have the full course experience! It was awesome food, and great service.

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SI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and celebrate. Service was excellent.

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CF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazingly fun night out with the girls. Haley was an outstanding waitress and made sure our one newbie knew what was going on.

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The experience overall was great, the food was amazing and our server was fantastic. The only thing that was less than exceptional was there were a couple moments where, being our first time at The Melting Pot, we were just sitting there for a few minutes not really sure what was happening. Granted it was a Friday night and I'm sure they were busy. Still a great time all in all.

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S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to the Melting Pot to celebrate our daughters birthday for the last 6 years and we are never disappointed. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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RT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to go to the melting pot, for special occasions and just because! Service is always consistent and so is the food.

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, everything was excellent! The Melting Pot is great for a slower paced evening when you want time to not only enjoy the food, the process but also have the opportunity to talk with the person (s) you are dining with.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The waitress was a beast.

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MF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Was not overly thrilled with my experience. The cheese took an overly long time to melt and taste too much like wine. The chocolate seemed to be a very small portion for 3 people. Dippers were good, and plentiful. Charcuterie board a bit smaller than expected.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with the staff. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this location to anyone in the Raleigh area.

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A
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals at the Melting Pot. Each course is exceptional, we love the cheese fondue, the variety of salad choices and the different meats to choose from. We skipped dessert this time and i'm glad we did because we were so full after 3 courses! Love this place!

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FQ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant seemed a little out dated but the service there was amazing. The staff was so friendly and the food was good. I feel like they should expand on the veggie selection. I would definitely go back!

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LW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Server REALLY pushed 4-course meal, even told us it was cheaper when it actually wasn’t

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l
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing!!! Staff very friendly, helpful and patience with our selection (it was our first time :) We were celebrating my daughter's accomplishments (passing of IB Diploma and acceptance into High School Chorus)- they had wonderful details for them. In my reservation, I had requested a celebrating note, but they went beyond expectations. We were very pleased with details, service and food experience.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and very filling. I would recommend anyone to try this restaurant. The melting pot restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat in Raleigh.

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f
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner with the fun factor of "cooking your own." Always enjoy fondue. Wait staff were very efficient. Appreciated the special that was available that made the meal very affordable.

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RV
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my first time ever having a meal at this chain restaurant and I really surprised with their menu and the different style of menu and options.

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TP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Waitress was not around when needed her.
.....boiled steak??? Not really why I would call a good meal for an anniversary dinner.

Cheese and chocolate were on point but the “main course” was not expecting to boil my meat to eat it...

Very disappointed. Drinks were amazing

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HB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Our waitress was not friendly at all.. made our 22 year anniversary date pretty stressful .

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WH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Kids loved it. We go often and it’s always great. Good for date night as well. Takes a while so you can talk and have drinks while you cook.

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stopped in for desert. We had a great time. Food was delicious. No issues with service.

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AC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant feels a bit dated and some of the seating covers have rips in them. There was also some food on the floor from a previous guest. Our server made us feel a bit rushed which I would maybe put down to the style of restaurant (cook your own food) but we had been there once before and didn't feel that way. The food was good and was probably the right portion size. We were there for our anniversary, which I had mentioned on our reservation, but this was not even acknowledged.

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AK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our go-to places for data night. And with the $39 July special, it was a no brainer. As expected, our dinner was as great as always!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our table was ready right at our reservation time. The service was good and the food was amazing. We took advantage of the 2 for $39 promotion and it was an awesome deal. The manager brought us a card for our anniversary, which was really sweet. We also got free chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary. The food was great quality and the choices were also great. We will definitely be back!

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n
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always...looking forward to my next visit

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