The Melting Pot - South Point

4.6
653 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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 653 People Are Saying
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

They never seem to have enough staff here. Also asked for a private booth did not get one.

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AH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! They made us feel special on our anniversary by giving us two comp glasses of champagne to celebrate!

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

Food was outstanding. Only complaint was the service was not as attentive as we would expect from a restaurant such as this.

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

Great atmosphere and friendly staff / Chris was very attentive, he was the server helper- he would be and excellent server... great personality and follow up!

Food was absolutely delicious and properly portioned. Food is always delicious. Keep up the excellent work.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family eats here every year for our daughters birthday and several other times during the year. We always have an excellent experience!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was fantastic. She catered to our every need and the establishment is spacious and the ambience is real mello

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JG
Raleigh
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! Our server is the best! They have her on our profile so we get exemplary service every time we come (when she is available.) The food was delicious.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Quality of the food was excellent. Everything tasted great! The service was very friendly but we were forgotten at times - waited quite a while to get our dessert order and we ran out of drinks a few times. The restaurant is nice - liked the seating areas with doors and curtains. It was FRIGID at our table and so we asked them to turn down the A/C but they didn’t. Also, the burners on the table have box metal boxes under the table which ripped apart my knee.

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JG
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. We had a wonderful time!

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. I was way more than satisfied. Would definitely recommend this place to friends. Staff was extremely friendly. I’d give this place more than five stars if I could. I will indeed be going back.

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been coming to the Melting Pot off and on since I was 8, and I've never had a bad experience. Super happy there's one only half an hour from home. The food was as awesome as always, and our server was an absolute sweetheart!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took family members here with Celica Disease, 2nd time. Wonderful experience!!!! Service is fantastic. Manager is great. GF options are safe and staff is knowledgeable. Menu is labeled. So many choices for GF!!!!

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Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Restaurant by far! Love the people, service and especially the food!!!

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was great and he helped in making the experience more enjoyable

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Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Restaurant by far! Love the people, service and especially the food!

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JG
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious and the service was perfect. We had a great time!

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TA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow and hard to get waiters attention. He dropped off food and never brought dipping sauces. Finally got someone else's attention. Very disappointed

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Hostess wasn’t very accommodating to our large group. Service was slow. Too expensive for the amount of food.

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday dinner for my 10 year old son that the whole family enjoyed! It was a fantastic experience- kids are asking when we can go back!

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our trips to the melting pot. south point has been our favorite so far. We have been there twice now and love the service and atmosphere there.

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DE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience overall. Both the food and the service was outstanding. We highly recommend The Melting Pot for special occasions!

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Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Restaurant by far! Love the people, service and especially the food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely the best dining experience ever! Our Waiter was excellent and the owner of the restaurant was so gracious!

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This is our family’s favorite restaurant on special occasions. And while it is very expensive we still enjoy going. However the Melting Pot has changed their menu, inparticular they’re dipping batters for their food in the way we cook it and it is horrible. It changes everything. It was something that they could have changed but kept the original for people who like it and for that reason we will not be going back.

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JG
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and great service. We had a wonderful time.

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BM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my granddaughter’s 11th birthday and she LOVES celebrating at The Melting Pot. I think it’s becoming a tradition - we were there last year for her birthday as well. Our server was the best!

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SB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The food experience was as to be expected for fondue, but the service left much to be desired. The restaurant was nearly empty however it took 10 minutes to be seated for our reservation and another 10 minutes for a server to come to our table after being seated. The server was dour, impolite, and seemed to be disgruntled that she had to tend to our table at all. For a meal that costs approx. $50 per person (food only - no drinks), you certainly expect a better caliber of service.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim waited on us and made our evening the best. First time there and can not say enough about how he treated us. Told him it was our 25th anniversary and he made sure that we were taken care of all night. Would highly recommend!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing, and the seats are very private. We felt like we were getting the special treatment and able to focus on our date. Highly recommend!

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

We had the four course dinner. If I had known that the desert was so large I would have had the three choice entrée. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable and the closed off area with closed curtain made for a romantic anniversary experience. We were told to expect to spend two hours. We ended up being there for three and did not notice the passage of time. I had forgotten how much fun fondue can be.

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VG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Similar to all their other restaurants, which we like

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our time at the melting pot. The food was great and it was a new experience

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible server and ambience. Like the previous location bettet

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

We loved our waiter! He was a hoot and hope to get him next time!

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MS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to go for special date nights. It's a bit of a drive for us to get here but well worth it. As always, the staff was very friendly, professional, and helpful, and the quality of the food was top-notch. We love the ambiance too, they've really done a great job with the space.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Jim, he is not our normal server, however he did fabulous!! He was very attentive and we would want him again!! If you have never been to Melting Pot you must go NOW you will not regret it!

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JG
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. Great service. We had a wonderful time.

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w
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the new location - please consider carrying one domestic beer on tap

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

We really enjoyed our server, Brandon. We eat here every year for our anniversary.

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AW
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the unique experience of fondue dining. Great evening. Need to commit a good amount of time if doing the 3 course meal.

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