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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Dip into family fun around the fondue pot this holiday season. We will be offering our regular menu and will be open from 11:30am to 9pm to help you celebrate the season.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

CELEBRATE 2018 WITH DELICIOUS FONDUE AND A BUBBLY BEVERAGE OR TWO. We will be offering the regular menu from 11:30am to 4pm and a set 5-course menu for dinner with options that range from $65.95 to $79.95 per person. The clock is already counting down and our tables are going to go fast!

The Melting Pot - Tacoma Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.4

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4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for a Date (56)
Romantic (49)
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Creative Cuisine (33)
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Cozy (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We found the melting pot to be beyond just a restaurant, but an experience. The food was exquisite, the fondues delightful, and our server was patient and helpful in our first time ignorance. You’ll find more than just a meal here, you’ll find a memory.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Expensive meal. Ingredients were of limited quality.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We absolutely love dining at the Melting Pot! Every year we go around my birthday and sometimes get in an extra visit. This has been our tradition 12 years and counting. The 4 course meal is definitely the way to go as you get to try everything. The experience is like none other. Do not go with someone you don't enjoy talking to!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday and the quiet atmosphere, romantic ambiance and great service along with the birthday celebration pack made for a great and memorable night

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolute disaster. We arrive 10 minutes early to be sat on a blistering fireplace hearth. After 20 minutes of waiting I discover the bar, grab a drink and was shown our table. Upon reviewing the menu we order our first course which was quickly shot down due to a shortage of ingredients. Per the server “our manager is new and didn't order white wine” ... OK fine. We were all good until about an hour goes by ( I’m patient) and we don't have salads or our main course...or water. So I go find this forgetful manager downstairs and let him know we haven't seen our server in an hour. He awkwardly followed me to my table, located my server and offered to buy our first round of drinks. :0 After learning I had already paid for them he hands me a free chocolate card... Oh and learn to work the temp control. Our first and last course began to burn right in front of our eyes. To top the night off – the last two drinks I ordered were denied because the bar had already closed the coffee. I work hard for my dollars – too hard to waste them over lethargic staff stumbling to serve ingredients that I cook at my table. Management needs training on how to support staff and touch tables – elementary management skills.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Worst service ever
Server didn’t bring plates for cheese fondue course didn’t turn on burner for chocolate course didn’t ask about refilling drinks long wait between courses

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our experience was great! I read reviews prior to going to dinner tonight and they were awful! Stated that servers were basically neglecting the customer. Not the case at all! Every staff's member that walked by stopped to ask if we needed anything. 2 managers also stopped by. The food was amazing, the staff was amazing! Overall it was an awesome dinner, well worth the money and time!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We felt rushed by the waitress and did not understand how/what to order. We asked questions that were not answered. Waitress didn't seem to listen or care. Very disappointed in our waitress, and that ruined our experience. Not sure if we will try again. Too rushed! Didn't feel as if our waitress cared or answered questions at all. Food was just OK.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The overall experience was absolutely incredible and it was incredible. I took my romantic partner here for they're birthday/ our anniversary, and the service was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

A very fun experience. We certainly did not go away hungry. All of the food was very tasty. As a hint, we used Siri to time the cooking, worked well and was something else to laugh about.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We only go once or twice a year, and every time I forget just how good it is!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Trying out the whole fondue experience. We love love love the dessert- an array of fruits, marshmellos and cakes dipped in warm chocolate. The food was just ok - it’s fresh but I think I chose the wrong cheese, too overpowering and all I could taste besides the strong cheese was the white wine!!! However the base broth was decent. I wasn’t blown away with the taste of the food but I’d come back for the desserts. Above all, the service is exceptional (Tacoma location).

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, nice ambience, good food...but more than I wanted to pay (3 adults...$200 plus tip).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

❤️ love this place

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 (Montana)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good for festive, relaxed occasions...be prepared with your appetite and save room for chocolate fondue. The chicken and veggie potstickers are outstanding, and the classic cheese fondue

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

This probably was my 20+ time to this restaurant. Deeply disappointed that we ran out of cheese before it even looked like we made a dent in bread. We ran out of chocolate before we were finished with the dessert selection. We discovered that you added a surcharge to the bill. When asked about it, we were told that it covers staff costs yet WA state is one of the highest paying in minimum wage. This has always been my favorite restaurant, but thinking its time to move on. Costs aren’t going down for customers, but product is deminishing. Very disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

First time there. I was very impressed. Definitely will come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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·Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband and I come here often. The food is always delicious and it's a perfect date spot.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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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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