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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for a Date (56)
Romantic (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Fun (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Casual (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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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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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great date night restaurant. Intimate, great noise level to have conversation. you can eat at your own pace and not feel rushed.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our server was very absent from our dining experience. We ordered waters first thing, and we didn't get them until after our cheese fondue arrived. Asked for extra bread for the fondue, and it didn't get delivered for ten minutes, when we managed to use our forks to just scrape the rest of the cheese from the pot. Manager walking by asked how we were doing, and we said okay, but we were waiting for our salads. Five to ten minutes later, the broth for dinner shows up, delivered by someone other than our waitress. We ask about our salads again. Salads finally come out (delivered by a bus boy), and our broth has been boiling for a while now. By the time we finish our salads, the broth had evaporated an inch in the pot. When our meat came out for dinner, we asked for more broth, which was forgotten about. The bus boy came by again a little later, asked if we needed extra sauces. We said yes, and asked for more broth. This bus boy served us more than our actual server did. It took over two hours from start to finish of our meal, and we were constantly waiting. It was slightly busy in the restaurant, but our waitress didn't let us know that the kitchen was backed up until an hour and a half into our meal. The food was wonderful, but the service completely killed the evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The shrimp was not cleaned properly

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

A unique, not-every-day dining experience. Best for a special occasion. Service was excellent. Very attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a very relaxful 4 cpurse dinner. Atmosphere was pleasant and not to noisy.
Staff attentive. Overall experience very good.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Wait staff was amazing and took care of us promptly. Great value if you use a coupon from Groupon or like sites, otherwise gets rather expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

This visit was for our sons 21st birthday, its where he always chooses to go.
Nick was our server, he added to our great experience and made sure we had everything we needed and was quick to take care of us.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Never disappoints! Food is so fresh and tastes amazing

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was VERY Slow. Time between courses was very long. All of the cooking broth had almost boiled off before the food for the main course arived.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Celebrating birthdays, what a memorable and special occasion! Plenty of time to relax, visit and enjoy the food and evening!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great fondue meal and superb service by Gus and the whole staff. Very pleasant experience and we'll be sure to return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Son's Birthday
Everything was perfect. We just had dessert and my son loved it!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very clean restaurant staff is very professional and very friendly

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always a fun experience! Works for dates or with friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

A bit expensive but it was worth it. Nice place and tasty food. Not something I would do often because of the price but for out of towners or special occasions, it's worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent service and ambiance again. 2nd visit to Tacoma's "The Melting Pot" this time the full 4 courses. Great way to spend date night with the wife and have a great conversation while dining.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and dinning experience. Our server John was great.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for our anniversary. Our waiter, John, was very helpful as this was our first visit. I was surprised when reading other reviews that peiple weren't aware yhey had to cook their own food. It is called fondue for a reason.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food but if your hungry, you may want to have a snack before you go. Service was great! You have to cook at your table, so it does take a bit, but if your not in a hurry is a great spot!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Daughters 18th birthday and starting college

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