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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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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Romantic (39)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Fun (25)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience! Loved it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was amazing start to finish. We decided to order the four course classic and started with the cheese fondue course. The salad was the only unremarkable part of the meal. The main course was divine, we loved the dipping sauces. Dessert was by far the best course. We would definitely go again!

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Server was training so we had 2 fabulous people taking care of us.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

It had been a while since I visited this establishment. It doesn't seem to have changed all that much, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The ambience is nice, service was on the cusp of being excellent, and the food while decent, still doesn't justify the outlandish price. I understand that you're paying for the experience and all, but even then, it's a bit too pricey for what you get. But overall it's an enjoyable experience, one that you should enjoy for yourself at least one time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was good, you must be able to decide on parts of the meal with others so if your tastes do not align it would be a poor choice for dining. Very over priced, decor was cheap and out dated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

For me this was a long awaited destination/meal/occasion. The food was fun and delicious! The booths were far enough apart you could feel like your party was the only one. The Servers were helpful and prompt. Special, I'll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We go to the Melting Pot in Tacoma often and this time it was horrible. The waiter kept disappearing. Our cheese fondue and salads came out at the same time. When the entree finally came he forgot the veggies. We were done with our meat by the time he brought the veggies and we didn’t eat them. At that point we were ready to go, didn’t even eat the chocolate. We paid for the 4 course meal for each of us. Our bill was $157. I will not be returning. Right when I got in the car our stomachs started turning and we were both sick all night. It was just horrible.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Me and the wife got the 4 course experience, to start off we got the Quattro FORMAGGIOLOCAL cheese fondue, it came with cubes of wheat and French bread, assorted veggies and some green apples. The breads texture tasted as if it was almost staled, the veggies were kept out in the open to long, and the fondue had waaaay to much garlic in it. It was to over powering, and pretty sad is that the fondue just came with bread really to eat with:/
Next up was our "farm fresh salads"
My melting pot house salad had romaine and ice berg lettuce a egg and HEAVILY DRENCHED cheap ranch, it wasn't appetizing at all, the ice berg lettuce tasted as if it came from the super saver store so you can save some money.
The wife's Caesar salad was a bit better, and that was my first instinct to get.. and it reminded to always just go with your gut.
It's been now over a hour now and still haven't received my entrees and it's taking a awfully long time, I just walked around and it doesn't seem to busy, all the large tables seem to be vacant
I got the steak lovers choice which includes
* Premium filet mignon
* Teriyaki-marinated sirloin
* Certified Angus Beef® sirloin
And a side choice of their Cajun shrimp
All the meats were good, but not as good as thought it would be, but Best one of all was the Cajun shrimp which I was happy about
The wife got FONDUE DELIGHT which includes
* Premium filet mignon
* Cold water lobster tail
* All-natural chicken breast
* Shrimp
* Wild mushroom sacchetti
Those were pretty okay nothing to spectacular.
THANK GOD I GOT THE CHOCOLATE Fondue.
Milk chocolate with almonds and a dash of cinnamon. Loved the Rice Krispie treats and marshmallows. But that felt like eating like a lil kid. 139$ did NOT FEEL ANY VALUE AT ALL

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My only issue was I found a hair in my Caesar salad that definitely wasn't mine. But the rest of the meal was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress spilled a drink on us, didnt care... offered us coffee... after ruining my wifes dress and my shirt.
Also couldnt figure out how to seperate the bill between 2 couples. Kept asking if we "just wanted it split in half".
Food was great but service left a lot.to be desired for an almost $300 dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although the service was great, we thought the cost was very expensive for what we got. We ordered the chocolate fondue and while it was tasty, there were very little items to dip into the chocolate. The cheese fondue was just okay, and again expensive for the items we got.

The floors in the restaurant were badly in need of a vacuum. Because the carpet is dark, everything shows up. There was junk everywhere. There appeared to be many servers, so I cannot believe it would be too difficult to use one of those sweeper things as people left.

We would not return again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The only thing we were disappointed in was the fact we went with another couple and requested the big night out for each couple but we were only given one so there wasn't enough food for 4 people. We tried explaining but the waiter assured us we were getting enough for 4 but the table next to us had 2 people and the same amount of food. This was my 3rd visit and I definitely was disappointed since I had talked it up to my husband and friends who had never been.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Meh it is what it is. Overpriced a bit but could be worse

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We always enjoy coming here. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. It says feels like going to a fancy restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our annual Christmas Eve family dinner was outstanding again! We all collect at the Melting Pot after finishing our shopping for a great meal & fun conversation. Great service from really good people made our evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had an excellent time.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Loved our waitress!!
Food was delicious!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very sweet server! She was friendly, informative, and very personable. Even though she hadn’t been working there very long, she was already good at what she did :)

Yummy food and good service

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Took my wife to the Tacoma location for her birthday, they "ran out of lobster" as we watched the people across from us get brought out lobster. My wife ordered a moscato and they where also "out" of this as well. We waited for our server to return to start our 3rd course for over 20 mins and where informed a large party of 40 had came in and all the servers decided to help this party and basically admitted to neglecting everyone else. We honestly did not care that much, however when we got our bill we where charged for the moscato we never got and had to request it to be removed, after waiting for 10mins for a revised bill we where brought out a slip with a corrected amount and told there card machine was down and we would sign for it now and they would ring it in when it became operational again. It has been 2 days now since our visit, they charged my card $10 more than what was agreed upon on the slip. Needless to say this was the last straw and was not impressed with my visit and will not return.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

They had some kind of issue with the Bar & computer system later. I greatly appreciated that the manager came to the table and let us know, and apologized. That being said, someone should have said something early. We waited 45 minute after the drink order before any one came back to the table or said anything.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great. Service was slow. Had a hard time getting certain things. Nice atmosphere. Waitress was nice. I think she was too busy which is a problem for patrons.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Birthday celebration. Great food, impeccable service, Thank you Gus. 2 first timers and they loved it! Great value and the food is so fresh and good quality from drinks to dessert and everything in between.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very over priced for cooking your own food. I’m sure it is great for other people. The food was very bland not a lot of flavor.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was way over seasoned couldn’t even taste my lobster tail just what seemed like paprika it was covered in, to the point I cut the top off and didn’t eat it so I could taste something other then that, however the teriyaki pork that was good and I would also have to add that the desert dish was amazing. the wait staff was really friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Would I go again no, was it a nice one time thing yeah just not $200 dollar nice for two people. But that’s with the 25 dollar tip and almost 20 for the cheap beers they sell for 8.00 but they do open the bottle for you and put it in a beautiful glass so if your not looking for quality and just appearance that’s fine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our family has a tradition of fondue at Christmas time. This is a perfect setting for our holiday meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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!

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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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