The Melting Pot - South Point

4.5
623 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 623 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Similar to all their other restaurants, which we like

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Terrible server and ambience. Like the previous location bettet

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Trenisha Gabe us another awesome experience at The Melting Pot

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The service is fantastic, Alex is the best. Great place to go with friends, clients, or loved ones. There are private rooms that are great for conversation and larger tables for groups. It's pricey, true, but you get a full dining experience. Definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

This is our go to date spot for my wife and I. This was our anniversary and it was an awesome experience as always!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The service at the melting pot is always phenomenal. The staff are very good at conversing with guests but also know when to let them have their space. Overall a very friendly and romantic experience.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Everything was amazing, only able to come about once a year as I live a distance but always worth it and the staff was so kind, authentic, and engaged.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Love everyone at Melting Pot and good is always great.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The music was too loud and didn"t get adjusted as requested. Service s bit slow. But the food was excellent as always.

We were in no hurry so the slower service was not a show stopper for us.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Nobody does fondue like the Melting Pot. Many try but they fail. Melting Pot is one of my favorites and the Durham location did not disappoint. The service was beyond excellent. Our waiter was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and totally going to throw this out there but he was so handsome. My friend and I had a great time. She had never been to Melting Pot before and she said post dinner that we have to go back. The food is always excellent. The cheese of course was on point, the strawberry caprese salad was yum especially with their garlic & wine seasoning, the entree with Coq au vin style cooking was delicious and the dark & dulce dessert was the perfect icing to the cake. Fabulous experience all around. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Went here for an anniversary and had an amazing time! The food was incredible (the s’mores fondue is to die for) but the best part was our service. Our server, Michaela (I hope I’m spelling this right!) was super sweet and personable, and made some amazing recommendations for both food and drinks. She definitely went above and beyond to make the special occasion even better. The Melting Pot is a little out of our price range (you definitely get what you pay for though) for frequent dining but we will be back, and will be requesting Michaela :)

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My granddaughters LOVE The Melting Pot! We go there a couple of times a year and it's interesting to see how the girls' tastes evolve. This time two of us had the salmon as part of the main "fondue" and it was outstanding! Of course the beef, chicken & shrimp are always good but for a change I also had the tofu and it was really good. Their cooking liquids are delicious and the sauces are excellent. There is a good selection of raw veggies and fruits plus some chunks of different kinds of breads to dip into the cheese fondue (which is really yummy). Dessert is death by chocolate. You can fool yourself into thinking it's really healthy by dipping the strawberries and the pineapple into the chocolate fondue (they ordered the "S'mores" variety which had marshmallow sauce and graham cracker crumbs mixed in). When we leave there we always feel as though we don't need to eat for a week. It's fairly expensive but there's a tremendous amount of food and it's certainly worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Food was delicious as always, the requested birthday balloon 🎈 bouquet was in place, chocolate covered 🍓 strawberries offered, and the best service from Brendan!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Exquisite service, excellent quality of food, fantastic ambiance. It was a pleasure to bring my boyfriend there for our first date. We both enjoy it thoroughly.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful. A great experience and an enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Told the waiter we were there for our sons 16th birthday and we got a hey happy birthday and the table next to us got singing :/

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Really enjoyed the experience. The cheese fondue and entrees were excellent -- especially the salmon and steak. Salads were disappointing. House salad had pale lettuce and bits of tomato and carrot. Would have liked a variety of fresh greens and veggies. Service was very good except for an error in overcharging us. That was later corrected. We appreciated that. Excellent place for a special occasion or date. Nice place for conversation. Very pleasant management. We plan on going again.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food and service were excellent!

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2.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Service was quite slow and engagement with the server was very strained. Protein portion of the meal was not as high quality as I would have expected for the price. Was overall disappointed with the entire experience, despite looking forward to the event for some time.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Delicious, as usual!
Great service, great food! Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I bought a Groupon which saved us a little money but really it was just a great experience from start to finish. Our server was amazing and the food delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A good example of the Melting Pot chain. The server was outstanding. We had 4 in our party, and were seated in a side room with a sliding door. Made for a more private event, but the music was on the loud side and could not be adjusted separately from the entire restaurant. We always enjoy the experience or a leisurely 4-course meal here that is not rushed. The chain is always on the pricey side, so we visit for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Took 2 new people to try fondue. They loved it and as usual best time and best food with a great server we had never had before. Tavon.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Awesome place for a date night. Awesome service. Food was mediocre. Atmosphere awesome. Drinks from the Bar were awesome. Pricey, only could come here once in awhile.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great service great food I would only go again after 9 PM way too many kids it was play time the entire time in the dining room horrible experience

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner. Brandon gave excellent service and made sure we had everything we needed. He had a great rapport with our kids and made them laugh. We are looking forward to our next dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing service, first time attending the Melting Pot and our waiter was patient and very helpful when placing our order! Amazing food, very adventurous!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

A special shout out to our server Quan. He was very attentive and friendly. He even left a very nice note on the receipt, which is a great touch. Used a Groupon, but upgraded from a 3 to a 4 course meal.

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