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About The Melting Pot - Tacoma

Situated in the hub of Downtown Tacoma, the Pacific Ave. location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing 4 course experience begins with cheese fondue prepared tableside. Fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood, & vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh, & flavorful. Entrees are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the fun. Your choice of chocolate fondue is the grand finale, served with a variety of delicious dippers. Many have stopped by to satisfy that fondue craving after a concert at The T Dome, a visit to the Chihuly Glass Museum, or a family outing at the zoo.
We feature an extensive wine list, fresh trendy cocktails, & specialty martinis.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, overdue date night, family night, or a group gathering!

2121 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, American

Hours of Operation:
Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2pm

Happy Hour in the Bar/Lounge:
7 Days a Week 4:00-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-2pm

We are Closed on the Following Holidays:

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Independence day
Superbowl Sunday

Cross Street:
21st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(253) 535-3939

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/tacoma-wa/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour in the Lounge
Daily 4:00-6:00pm

1/2 off cheese fondue, pure chocolate fondue, brie plates; & all salads. $5 well drinks & beer & $7 select wine pours.

Catering:
Bring Home The Flavors Of The Melting Pot!
Our Garlic & Wine Seasoning, House Dressings, Chocolate Bars, Beautifully Hand Dipped Strawberries, & more are available for purchase.

Parking Details:
$5 for valet parking

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Service Appreciation Monday - we thank all of our service men and women with 20% off dinner on Monday nights!

Ladies Night Thursdays - Ladies receive happy hour drink prices all night long PLUS enjoy cheese fondue, salad, & chocolate fondue for $20 per person

Kids Eat Free Saturdays & Sundays - From 4 to 6pm, one child 12 & under eats free per paid adult. See store for details or restrictions.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (63)
Romantic (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (47)
Fun (41)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Casual (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

Amazing food, amazing service. A one-of-a-kind experience all around.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Waitress was very good! Food was great, but the quantity for the price 😒

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

We always enjoy eating at The Melting Pot! Love the Endless Entree Fondue!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was very good, but the service was disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We only to go The Melting Pot very occasionally, more as a special occasion type of thing. The server was fine--my husband's alcoholic drinks were refilled quickly, but my tea and my son's soda were NEVER refilled, even after leaving them at the end of the table. I had to ask for water and then ask again when it didn't show up. Maybe she was busy, understaffed, not sure. Food was great and she did a good job of getting us whatever additional food we asked for. She offered to take pictures, which was nice and did a nice job of reviewing the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are Sunday at the one at Tacoma . Service was slow and never got more meat and we never got refill on drinks. Asked for a martini and was never brought because bartender was not on duty. We asked for so many things and was disappointed.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved the food. Favorite restaurant ever. Very very very highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great night with fantastic service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was just okay. The veggies seemed old and dried out. The service was excellent! The lighting is strange and tables need a candle.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We loved our experience and the "endless entree" dinner which was a very nice offer "dollar-wise". I took a friend for her birthday celebration and we luxuriated over a 2-1/2 hour dinner meal. Lovely all around!

Tags: Organic, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had an excellent dinner! Food was great and service was very good, considering they were very busy. We had an out of the way table and had a nice quiet dinner. Management at the Tacoma Melting Pot should be very proud of the way their employees handled a very busy time between 2 Garth Brooks concerts.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Birthday for our 9 year old

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came to Tacoma for a concert and decided to treat ourselves to dinner . The traffic was absolutely horrible with multiple closed roads which made us almost an hour late for our reservation. The staff was amazing and kept our table ready for us .The service and food both were amazing and the staff were all friendly . I can’t wait to come back !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was quite slow, we were given several free items to “apologize for the wait”. Of course, it’s a nice gesture, but I would rather just get my food on time. The cheese course was not good. I’ve had this several times at other locations, and because it’s a chain restaurant I would expect it to be prepared similarly. The texture and flavor we’re both off here. We waited so long for our dessert course that we didn’t actually get time to eat it. I asked him to go to the manager When no discount was offered. He came back with a check that had taken half off our cheese dessert combo, but still paid for dessert even though it was brought out too late for us to eat it. In the end I’m sure they did what they thought was fair. But when a meal is screwed up from beginning to end, it just seems sad to make somebody pay for it. I’m not a complainer, I’ve been to melting pot loads of times, it’s why we chose to eat here while we were visiting from out of town. We usually experience good quality food and service. For me to say that we didn’t, something was off. When a meal is screwed up from beginning to end, it just seems sad to make somebody pay for it. I’m not a complainer, I’ve been to melting pot loads of times, it’s why we chose to eat here while we were visiting from out of town. We usually have good quality food and service. For me to say that we didn’t, something was off. Thankfully we don’t live locally, so we wouldn’t have a reason to return to the Tacoma location anyway, but it’s likely we won’t return to the Portland location now either if this is indicative of the current level of quality that the restaurant is prepared to accept from its staff. We were out for a special occasion, and it was my children’s first time at the restaurant, it’s just very sad all around. We basically ended up paying $50 plus tip, because I’m one of those people who still have to tip, for an iced tea, two sodas, and a dessert course we didn’t have time to eat.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome and fun place to enjoy a fun, quiet, entertaining dinner!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here for dinner before the Garth Brooks Concert Friday. It was wonderful in all ways. Highly recommend. Make sure you have a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time...excellant food! Yummy gluten free options!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful dining experience - we return every year for special occasions. High-quality food and presentation, although service has occasionally been uneven.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was good... the service was good. The food was good as well

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fondue is fun and this was our first experience with it. I didn't mind the high price for a special occasion but we won't be going back. The waitress and the food were pleasant but the whole experience wasn't fitting for the fine dinning price tag. The food is WAY overpriced; it would be worth going there if the food was 1/2 the price or less.

There was a mistake on our bill and when we brought it up they not only fixed it but they gave us a coupon for a free dessert. The customer service that night was on par, but...
The next day we found out they WAY over charged our card, several times to much! And when we called them on the phone about it the manager was rude to my wife and dismissed her without even listening to what she had to say so I got on the phone and treated him how he treated my wife. When he realized that we were not going to be happy until he took care of it he took down our information and said he would take care of it and get back to us, then abruptly hung up on me. The entire call was a waste of time because he still hasn't called us back (days latter) or fixed it with the bank. Now I'm hopping that when they go over their receipts for that night they will find their mistake and fix it without further work on my part, but I'm not holding my breath. I will probably have to work with my bank to get this fixed. A billing issue is a simple mistake. They should have at least apologized for their mistake and helped us until we were happy but they had our money their "Customer Service" stopped.
Above anything else the way he treated my wife was completely unacceptable!

If after reading this review you still want a fondue experience all I'd have to say is use cash.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was wonderful and the service impeccable!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great for a couple! We had 3 in our party and it was a bit awkward. The table left little room for comfortable dining. And with 3 people we had to all agree on what we would fondue in. Food and service were good though and they continuously offered additional portions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

More of an experience than a meal, staff was very friendly. It did take them about 10 minutes longer to get our table ready as it was an "anniversary" spread, so roses / champagne. But it was completely worth it. Booths are fairly private. It is a little loud with the open ceiling.
We would definitely come here again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service from start to finish with visits from managers as well. We have been here several times before but used a Groupon this time. Same great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went there for desert with my husband, the server was great, we were in and out pretty quickly, and the chocolate was decedent. I would definitely say everything was great except the front desk individual was very rude both in person and over the phone. She even told us the earliest she could get us in was 9:00pm which was comedic because we made a reservation for 4:45 online just minutes after.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I didn't get to use my post card coupon, it was not honored.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The service was great and they fulfilled my request. Amazing place and amazing people. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a great time celebrating my husbands birthday. It was our son’s first time there. He is almost 6. He loved it. The server was outstanding and went out of his way to include my son in the process. The food was amazing as always. Beverages came out very quickly and were delicious. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and environment, the drinks from the bar could have been better.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic food and a great experience. Great place to celebrate life milestones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were first timers, Jose was patient and informative with suggestions for dinner and we all had a good time!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

It seemed like they didn't know where they were going to seat us. The window tAble were available but we got placed in a tiny corner. No elbow room to eat. It did take a long time for us to get our main course. But the server was good and the food was good.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The wait staff was very attentive and both the Cheese and Chocolate fondues were flavorful and fun to eat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

They accommodated our special needs guests and a last minute head count change. Service was very good. Be forewarned you will pay a hefty amount for a large group. Contract required plus 23% mandatory gratuity and city charge. Well worth it if you can afford to go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved it both times I went! Great staff and food! Very nice place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

It was a fantastic food journey. I look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

My wife and I eat here about three times per year for special occasions and we always really enjoy the food, service and quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very disappointing. Seated 20 minutes late, understaffed, drinks arrived after meal, cold coffee. Very slow service and such a disappointment for our special occasion.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Really enjoyed mine and my husband's birthday dinner. Our server was sweet and attentive. Bus boys promptly filled waters and took dirty dishes. Got to know each of the staff and really enjoyed the feel of the restaurant. Our dining experience was 2.5 hours of relaxation and delisious food. Almost didn't have room for desert after the first three courses. Would recommend to anyone I know.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Pricey, but a fun alternative to "regular" restaurants for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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