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The Melting Pot - South Point

4.5
559 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
Looking for one of the best locally owned interactive restaurants at Southpoint? Look no further than the fondue dining experience of The Melting Pot! Start with any of our mouth-watering cheese fondues prepared table side. For the entrees we have something to fit everyone’s taste preferences, including seafood, chicken, steak and vegetarian entrees. Many guests say we have the best chocolate dessert around! We also offer a gluten free menu in partnership with the Gluten Intolerance Group. The fondue dining experience makes Melting Pot one of the best restaurants in Durham. Request our intimate curtained booths and see why we are considered one of Durham's most romantic restaurants. We have private dining rooms that hold 22-58 people for any large celebration you are having! Holiday & birthday parties, anniversary & rehearsal dinners. We also offer a projection screen so you can fondue for your next corporate function! Support local, our family has proudly served fondue over 8 years.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Fondue, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00-10:00*
Saturday: 12:00-10:00*
Sunday: 12:00-9:00

Lunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm




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Phone number
(919) 544-6358
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The unique fondue dining experience is the perfect way to celebrate for your next function! We have had wonderfully memorable rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthday and anniversary events here. The Melting Pot private dining area is great for Christmas and holiday parties or just a fun ladies night out! We also provide a large screen projector for corporate luncheons & dinner events.
Our locally owned Melting Pot of Southpoint in Durham can accommodate parties of up to 58 in our private dining room. We encourage you to come and see the great space we have to offer your group! Weekday lunches are also available for parties of 12 or larger. Please contact our manager for details.
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Private party contact
Dan: (919) 544-6358
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I40 (The Streets at Southpoint)
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Parking details
We are located in the South Point Crossing Shopping Center near Kroger behind City Barbecue and McDonalds. Parking is directly in front of our location.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 559 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always exceptional service. Very nice selection of artisan cheeses and chocolates. Definitely has options for getting out of your comfort zone.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

well it was an unique experience, a learning one. very expensive but mine was a gift. food was great.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

It's always a pleasure dining at the Melting Pot. I always enjoy my visits here. The food is expensive, but very worth it, especially for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! It says Raleigh but it's the Durham location off 54 Hwy. The customer service is always way above average!! The food is delicious and fresh. The drinks never disappoint and there's lots to choose from. Dan (the owner) ALWAYS greets us with a smile and stops by the table to make sure everything is good!! Jim is an amazingly skilled bartender! We always get the salad, cheese and chocolate and it's very filling! It's a great place to celebrate or to just kick back with friends!!! I absolutely love the new location and plan to go back soon. The bar is a great spot to grab a drink after work or simply on a Friday night with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food and service was excellent as usual. I used a groupon voucher which made the night really affordable.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was good

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food. Enjoyed the relaxed dinner experience. Can take a long time to get through dinner but well worth it.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were at Melting Pot South Pointe for Mother’s Day. The food was great , the service was nice and the experience was memorable but what I will remember is how one the servers behaved during a difficult moment. He accidentally dropped a tray after cleaning a table and liquid shot everywhere. A lady at an adjacent table got liquid in her eye and everyone around was concerned. Fortunately, she was ok, but the server went around to all the tables and apologized to everyone and made sure that we were all ok. I thought that he handled the situation very well and with class. That’s the way you should act in a stressful situation.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We love The Melting Pot and often choose it for a special occasion. We always have a great experience, and the food and service are always excellent. We like the new location even better; the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. The owner is also extremely customer service oriented which makes the experience even better. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our server was great and the food and entire staff were awesome!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome food and fun place. A bit understaffed but will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This was first experience of dining at the Melting Pot. Everyone we came in contact was polite and helpful especially our server, Semia. The atmosphere encouraged quiet conversation which fits my personality perfectly. Before I knew it 2.5 hours had passed. The food was delicious, and I plan to eat at one of your restaurants very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Always fantastic food service and staff. I drive an hour to come to this location over another location!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fantastic food and a magical evening in a private setting with excellent staff.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

First time coming here and it was amazing, me and my girlfriend both loved it. Be prepared to be here for atleast an hour minimum but it is so worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My husband & I came to celebrate my birthday & made a reservation for the early evening. The service was fantastic & the owner even came over to the table to talk to us & extend birthday wishes. The fondue was phenomenal!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We have been to Melting Pot in several occasions and it has always been great and enjoyable. For some reason, the food was not on point like it usually is. There was wilted pieces in the salad which can be unappetizing , the cooking base that we usually get and love was not as flavorful as before, desert was so so. We love this Melting Pot and have had great experiences before so we are going to just assume it’s because of the move.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great food and a great place to catch up with an old friend. Our waiter was awesome. He was very patient with the chaos of three children. We love coming here for the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The service and food were delicious as usual. We go at least once a month and have yet to be disappointed. They have accommodated special request at times, without hesitation.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

It was a good first experience.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Ended up being a 4 hour experience because the server had a lot of tables. We went into eat at 6:30/7 pm and left the building at 11. Overall the food was tasty and the good company of friends made the visit all worth the while.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is excellent and our waitress was amazing. But it takes a long time to eat there. Plan on several hours.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We prefer this melting pot location in contrast to the Raleigh location for several reasons. We had dined recently at the Raleigh location twice in the last couple of months. This time we decided to give the Durham location a try. We are so happy we did. The food was amazing! The service was outstanding! The décor was gorgeous! In addition--how on earth the food could taste so differently to us compared to the Raleigh location is strange--but it did. The green goddess, the raspberry dressing, and Coq au Vin cooking style all had a much more intense and pleasant flavor compared to the Raleigh Melting Pot which now in retrospect tasted watered-down. We have enjoyed various melting pot locations throughout the years. The Durham location is one of the best we have visited. A++

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Alex was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. It made a birthday celebration seem very special!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The dining experience was magnificent! The cheese fondue celebration was grand! I enjoyed every minute of it!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great fun and yum!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Awesome service, good promotions and yummy food!!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Thankful for National Fondue Cheese Day that gave us a great excuse to visit the Melting Pot on date night. Loaded Potato is out of this world! Great service, great food! It was crowded, but in the curtained booth, we didn't know that until we stood up. Perfect for quiet conversation, or annoying bff laughs! A place for all occasions!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We will definitely be back! It was our first time here and we enjoyed everything!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant is one of my favorites. The waiters are always great. The atmosphere is wonderful. This new location they have a couple of areas that have sliding doors for privacy. Wonderful eating experience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our experience at The Melting Pot was fantastic! The staff was wonderful and really made us feel like we were the only ones there. It was such a unique dining experience and the perfect place for a date, birthday diner, or other special occasion. Definitely worth the price! Would recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The Melting Pot is not an inexpensive or quick place to eat. However, it is a unique evening experience unto itself. Expect a four-course meal spread over 2-3 hours with lots of opportunities to talk. It's great if you haven't seen someone in a long time and you want to catch up over a special occasion. Or perhaps a second or third date where you want to get to know them more. It's not a great place for young children. They would need to be cautioned about the burners and coached on how long to keep their food in the pot. Note that they moved locations in 2017.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food, enjoyable experience. Great place when the focus is good conversation while dining. Melting Pot remains a favorite.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DID NOT KNOW YOU HAD TO COOK YOUR OWN FOOD AND ALSO WOULD NOT WANT TO TRY BOILED STEAK AND PORTION SIZE FOR CHEESE FONDUE WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE PRICE

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very nice dinner

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was our first time at the new locations and we were there celebrating our anniversary. We found the service and food were good. The new location lacks the private dinning feeling that we experienced at the previous location.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We thouroughly enjoyed our experience. Great server. Owners checked in to ensure our experience was positive and invited us back - even gave us a few pointers! Loved it! We will definitely go back. The 16 year olds in our party also had a blast! Don’t mind spending money on a great memory/experience. Thank you!

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