The Melting Pot - Tacoma

4.5
2991 Reviews
$50 and over
Fondue
Located in historic downtown Tacoma, The Melting Pot provides a unique, interactive dining experience in a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. Stop into our gourmet fondue restaurant after a concert at The Tacoma Dome, a visit to The Tacoma Art Museum to see the Dale Chihuly Museum of Glass, or a family outing at the Point Defiance Zoo. Choose from 1, 2, 3, or more courses, including savory cheeses prepared tableside, fresh salads with house-made dressings, tempting meats and seafood, and of course, creamy chocolate fondue served with an array of delicious dippers. Complement your selections with a specialty cocktail, craft beer, or glass of wine from our extensive wine list. No matter what menu items you choose, or how many courses you order, we encourage you to savor every moment.
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Experiences

  • Enjoy a Romantic ThursDate!

    Multiple dates available

    Every Thursday! We’re turning up the heat on date night. Whether you’ve been together for 20 days or 20 years, this special four-course meal is sure to keep the flames of romance stoked. The Thursdate™ special four-course menu starts with your choice of cheese fondue, followed by a fresh salad course. Your entrée includes tender filet mignon, Atlantic salmon, savory teriyaki sirloin and more. Your meal finishes with our most decadent dessert yet- -Sparkling Chocolate Fondue ($59.95). Add delicious handcrafted drinks or a bottle of rosé to your meal for the dreamiest of nights out. Rose petals and candles will be waiting at the table. All that’s missing is you and your favorite person! Reservations highly recommended.
  • Best Fondue Friends Forever

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday! Grab your besties and celebrate friendship with our Best Fondue Friends Forever menu! Enjoy cheese fondue with special BFFF Dippers including prosciutto, summer sausage along with the classic dippers you love. Enjoy a fresh salad of your choice too, then finish your meal with chocolate fondue and another round of extra-special BFFF Dippers including macarons, créme puffs and more! 4 Courses: $44.95 per person. 3 Courses: $34.95 per person. (Includes Cheese Fondue, Salad and Chocolate Fondue.)
  • Forever Fondue!

    Aug 30 - Sep 29, 2021

    Dip your heart out with Forever Fondue Endless Entrée menu. Herb-Crusted Chicken, Filet Mignon, Shrimp and Teriyaki-Marinated Steak are all endlessly yours, along with salad and chocolate fondue for $49.95 per person. Craving that savory cheese fondue? Upgrade to a 4-Course for just $59.95

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2991 people are saying
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kag84
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I had made a reservation for a party of six my birthday. We were seated 20 min late, the area around the table was not clean, we weren't even brought water for ten minutes, the drinks took a long time (after our salad arrived), they ran out of glasses, out of ice, they didn't have vegan cheese for some of our party (they were only going to get cheese and chocolate) and they finally comp'd us with taking the vegan cheese off the meal and providing a gift card for the value of cheese fondue for next time but only after asking. The bathrooms didn't even have mirrors, and then on the bill there was a surcharge of 4% of the total bill for so called "government mandates" -whatever that means. Overall, I would not go back. For the price of our meals (over $500 with tip) really expect much, much more.

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vipSethD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Almost comically bad service - we had to ask three times for plates, cocktails took 45 minutes to arrive, food came out all at once rather than in courses. Food was good when it (finally) came, though you can skip the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing three hour experience! My third time visiting The Melting Pot. It’s a bit pricey but always worth it!

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JohnP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Latoya was very friendly. She made our experience so much better. Thank you Latoya!

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hondabg
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

42nd Anniversary a special time. Glad you’re open!

Sure wished they’d clear out the homeless camp under the freeway. Pretty sketchy area, not feeling real safe returning to parked car in the dark.

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ChrisI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was rough. New staff and not confident in presentation and process. Parking also a challenge. Don’t forget your cc - it’s an expensive night out.

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billA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

celebrated my wife’s 70th birthday our waitress was cordial and responsive experience overall very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was first time at restaurant. Good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went there for our 5th anniversary hoping it would be a fun outing.. it was a huge waste of money. 1st course, cheese with bread and apples, broccoli and carrots. Bread was not fresh. Carrots don't go with cheese. 2nd course was a nice salad, no complaints there. 3rd was all of the meats and veggies, with several sauces, not bad. The Coq au vin lacked the intense flavor you'd expect from a burgundy based sauce. Dessert was a decent chocolate with some no-so-fresh waffles, assorted fruits, and some oversized marshmallows. Not perfect but good.

Wine flights were offered which seemed appealing, but in hindsight there is no way to pair wines with so many cooking options.
When the wines did arrive with each course, they were worse than the last. These wines were AWFUL. Not only were the flavors confusing each other, but the wines are stored on a wall, in their west-facing bar. In short, these bottles were roasted. One glass came to us warm, almost hot. Their dessert wine was worse than cherry-flavored cough syrup. Needless to say, it ruined the dining experience.

We will not be returning.

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KathrynW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our cooking oil was too hot and was burning our food. We told our server, she did nothing. We turned the heat down, it was still burning out food, and we had to call the server again to try and get a resolution. For the price of the meal, to have a portion inedible was unfortunate.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came in for a “low key” birthday dinner and the staff was very accommodating about the low key part, but still brought out a small birthday treat with desert, so that was nice. We had the Thursdate special which was easily more food than we could finish. The staff was very professional and friendly. Friendly almost to a fault, our server was great but a little too chatty with the questions and a bit later the manager came but and chatted and asked us more questions haha. We enjoyed the friendly interaction though, it just might have been a little too much.
The food was great really enjoyed the cheese appetizer and salads, the entrees were also quite good, my favorite was the teriyaki beef. I wasn’t too crazy about the salmon cooked in the wine though.
For desert we had the flaming turtle which was fabulous. We had a great time; really enjoyed the food and staff. I think the value was right in there too. We will definitely be back.

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MonaKitt
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great not overwhelming but checked in and helped when needed. Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server always an opportunity to slow down and enjoy food and company

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must66conv
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for special occasions, a very different dining experience, do not be in a hurry because to savor the experience you have to take your time

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vipJusticeG
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun. Great service. We had a good time there.

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Anniversary dinner we never ate. Sat there for nearly an hour, only received 2 sodas, and then told our order was deleted and could we try again? We had other plans. Not a busy night or time. Cannot comment on food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melting pot is great for a date night and special occasions. We highly recommend if you like to enjoy great food and great company to go here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

20th Anniversary

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BobJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with my wife. Nice to get out after being home for so long during the pandemic.

The Melting Pot - Tacoma
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you, Bob! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful evening with your wife. We're just as happy to see all of our guests as you are to be back! See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo is an amazing waiter that gave the perfect meal and wine recommendations. Very personable and helped make my moms birthday a great experience (she almost cried when he brought the birthday plate out). Other staff also contributed to the experience including Ennye and another woman whose name we didn’t catch. It was our first time at the Melting Pot and I can assure you with this visit and the staff that helped us, we will be back again!

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Nursejrs
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Eating here on New Year’s Day should of been discounted when we sat down to enjoy our evening. We learned how our server got burnt by someone else who didn’t cover her pot. Then our salads were delayed coming out of the kitchen. Our server informed us that is was because the spring mix was all welted. So we need to order either the house or ceasat salad. For our main meal when the dips came out you can tell that they were placed in cups probably the night before as you can turn them upside down and none of the dip would come out!!! For dessert they ran out of cheesecake.

Just very disappointed for a 400 meal it sure wasn’t worth it!!!

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BethanyB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

While the food and atmosphere were great, our evening was off to a rough start as the restaurant had been over booked. We understood that to be due to a technical glitch and it appeared like the staff was trying their best to accommodate but we weren’t seated at our table until 40 minutes after our reservation and it took another 30-40 minutes to even get our first course from there. Needless to say we were quite hungry by the time we finally did receive our food And the delay left a bad impression with my boyfriend as it was his first time at the melting pot. The staff was apologetic for the delays, and again it appeared as if everyone was trying their best. The food was overall good and we did ultimately enjoy our time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Even though we had a reservation that required a credit card deposit, still had to wait > 40 min to be seated. Explanation was that place was busy, which is understandable but management should do better in managing customer flow, especially if requiring them to place deposits for reservations.
Next, we were taken to the table. Carpet around it extremely dirty but table was OK. At first. No one cleaned the table throughout our session between courses. This being a fondue place the table was pretty messy but waitstaff did not notice or preferred not to deal with it.
We has drinks we got from bar so more drinks weren’t even offered.

Compared to previous visits at same site, our experience felt abbreviated and rushed. The bill was not abbreviated though.
Again, was a special night so place was very busy. But one of the main reasons to go to a restaurant on a special night is to have a nice experience. If Melting Pot Tacoma cannot deliver it to such a large number of customers, they should adjust how many reservations they accept to provide good service.

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vipVinceC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

My wife and I had a 7:00 PM reservations for New Years Eve. At 7:30 PM, we had still not been seated. Apparently there were a large number of customers that were slow to vacate their table when they had finished their meal. When we asked about our table, the hostess who was under a lot of stress snapped at us and advised us a table would be ready when its ready. She suggested that we eat in the bar, and we found a table. The Bar was noisy and crowded and not the usual nice and quiet table location we were looking forward too. The meal was average and it took quite a while to even get our water and to place our order. The food was not up to the standard we have come to expect from the Melting Pot. To be fair the manager did take a substantial portion of our bill, however it was still somewhat pricy. Based on this experience, I don't think that we will be patronizing the Melting Pot for special occasions in the near future.

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vipkllh260
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went out for the special 2020 New Year’s Eve dinner menu. It was utter chaos. I appreciate that it’s super busy and they are probably short staffed, but water glasses not refilled all night and an hour between salads and entrees with an automatic 4% ‘surcharge’ AND a 20% tip added to the bill ($230 for two people) - not kosher. I have slightly higher expectations that weren’t quite met tonight. Still a good meal, so will probably be back, just not on such a busy night!

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HaleyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent and knowledgeable staff and cozy ambiance! A great special date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had News Eve dinner with my daughters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was amazing and super friendly

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DougS
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Attentive and informative. We hadn’t been I. 16 years. Glad we went back!

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vipDomP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. Our waiter was great and we enjoyed the food. We did have to wait for about 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation time but it was worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You should eat here, that's all that's to it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. The food was exquisite. Our server was fantastic. Our food choices Devine The Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese is our favorite. House salads to go for a late night snack. Mojo cooking style with natural chicken, Memphis Pork and shrimp for dad and Natural chicken and Memphis pork x2 for me. Finished off with flaming turtles

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

I would say normal experience for every time I go to the melting pot, except this time.. the water that makes the steam under the pot ran out and made this horrible burning smell and smoke and she awkowledged it but didn’t fix it... it was very bad smelling and making the whole room smoky and smell...

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Astra248
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Melting Pot experience! They've scaled down the menu quite a bit so it is a little more complicated to decide what to order. The bill was complex as well. We made it through, though! The food and ambiance was wonderful. Our waitress was awesome as well.

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vipTeresaG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant only for the convenience of parking and dining before an event at The Tacoma Dome. However, on our day the service in the bar for one of the six-top tables was ridiculously slow, and the bar & restaurant was far from busy. The server laughed at one of our guy's orders of a lavender cosmo (he's a big burly guy, but...) and then things just went downhill from there. Everything from cutlery to drink orders had to be reminded several times. Perhaps they just had an off-day.

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wardogzzz
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't get in here often, but when we do we do it up right. Another fantastic meal. We are always thankful for great meals like we get here.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner

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KImS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to go for date night.

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