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About Permanently Closed - The Melting Pot - Tucson

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The Melting Pot is Arizona's premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue and reconnect with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues; entrees cooked table-side that include filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp just to name a few. Include chocolate fondue for dessert and they all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has a full complement of beer, wine and cocktails to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two, private rooms for 10+ or dining room tables are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is a unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.

7395 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fondue, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM.
Friday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM.
Saturday : 3:00PM - 11:00PM.
Sunday : 3:00PM - 10:00PM.

Cross Street:
W Ina Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(520) 575-6358

Website:
http://www.meltingpot.com/tucson/welcome

Parking Details:
A parking lot is located in front of the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Melting Pot - Tucson - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.4

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4.0

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (986)
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Notable Wine List (231)
Late-night Find (126)
Hot Spot (112)
Neighborhood Gem (98)
Kid-friendly (77)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Good for a Date (59)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Fun (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Cozy (33)
Great for Brunch (30)
Worth the Drive (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Casual (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Healthy (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Outstanding Value (6)
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Spicy (5)
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Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wonderful place. We like to go for special occasions as it's on the west side of town and we live on the far east side.

Bad news is we're going to miss it. We received an e-mail this morning indicating it's now closed indefinitely. The franchisee is looking for a new location but has not found one and there is no date set for a re-opening.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Our waitress Ashley was extra considerate and friendly. She reminded us of our safety needs and the best way to cook the meat. We enjoyed a stess free meal largely due to her attentiveness.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Our server Ashley was amazing! She made our experience extra special.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I took my Papi and 9 year old sister to this restaurant. We had a wonderful time. I'm glad my sister got to try a dining experience so different from her usual ones. I also feel like handling the fondue forks and cooking her meat selections let her be involved in a new way.
The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and polite.
Bit pricey for this to be a regular choice, but still a great price per person when you consider just how much we really received.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food is good. Service is great. However, you get more food for your money elsewhere.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Ashley our wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and personable. She made our Mother's Day celebration fun.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We made a reservation for Sunday night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and we were offered some birthday specials but we kindly declined and instead we were brought back to a romantic curtain table where a card wishing my boyfriend a Happy Birthday was signed by all the staff~! Such a pleasant surprise I made him take it with us as a keepsake. Our server Craig was hands down one of the best, if not the best, servers I've ever had. Very kind and funny and laughed along with us! Earned his tip for sure and we will definitely be back, if not requesting to be served by him again.
Of course it's always a bit pricy but the food is well worth it and always a great eat. We plan to make this our go to place for all of our special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Over all, our dining experience at the Melting Pot was lovely. The food was delicious! It's such fun to have lots of different little bites to try, and to get to play with your food!! I'd wholeheartedly recommend the Melting Pot to anyone, especially for a date, or other romantic evening or special occasion... with the following caveat. My only complaint is the wine list. The list isn't very impressive to begin with, and they were out of several things, making the options even more limited. Also, the fact that they don't have a single bottle of really nice champagne is a major disappointment--a restaurant of this quality (and at this price point!) where people are likely to go to celebrate should absolutely have at least one really nice bottle of bubbles. [One other quick side note: Moscato di Asti is NOT a wine that you'd want to drink with appetizers or your meal; it's much too sweet, and really should be on the dessert menu. But instead it's the only bottle of sparkling wine on the regular wine menu that is offered by the glass.] Finally, our waiter was quite new, and not old enough to drink, so he was really no help with the wine situation. They sent Edward over from the bar to try to advise us, and although he was wonderful, if the wine selection isn't very good to start with, even the loveliest of advisors won't be able to save the day. So please, Melting Pot, revise and update your wine menu so that it matches the quality and deliciousness of your food!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 21, 2017

a memorable experience , excellent service, good food and wine, nice atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Celery is not a good dipper! Ask for the broccoli. Service is great! Spend the extra for another serving of cheese or chocolate.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 12, 2017

As this being our first time to the Melting Pot. The staff was very friendly. They gave a detailed explanation of the menu and answered all questions we had. The entrée was not really my style but I will definitely be back for the cheese and chocolate.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Had a wonderful time. Our server was great and really entertaining.

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food5
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 11, 2017

We were celebrating our daughters 27th birthday during this visit. When we arrived at the table the center piece we paid 29.99 for looked like it was something a 5 year old put together! Once we ordered the server disappeared and we only saw him 3 times in almost 2.5 hours. Our drinks were not filled in a timely manner and we asked for extra sauce twice and never received it. We cancelled the second round of steak because it had been 15 mins and still not at the table. Speaking of steak the filet mignon was very fatty and not tender at all. Then it was time for the bill and he brought us 2 different bills with different amounts. His excuse was the manger took off a discount that she put on the bill. This was unfortunately not a great experience and we will not be back.

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food3
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service2
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The Melting Pot Restaurant was a fun experience. We got to try a different take on a cheese fondue, plus try a variety of dippers. The Melting Pot would be a great spot for a romantic dinner. Overall, we had a really great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value4

 
 (Tucson)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The food was very good but the service was not bad but very disrespectful and made my fiance feel uncomfortable. The entire night our server Jeremy kept looking at my fiance's breasts and it made her feel very uncomfortable. The busser, was even worse. He kept doing the same thing as Jeremy was and stayed at the table much longer than he needed to just so he could be a pervert just like his buddy Jeremy. They should be lucky that I wasn't carrying that night. Overall if you want to have your significant other get visually molested then this is your place or at least feel respected as a woman, but if you want to feel comfortable maybe try a different restaurant where Jeremy or a perverted busser does not work at.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Definitely worth it. The food was really good and the staff was helpful as all get out. We got everything in a prompt fashion and drinks never fully emptied before we got a new one. Our server offered great tips for meal ideas. It was a great night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 7, 2017

From the time we walk thru the door the experience was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Food was decent. Service and atmosphere nice. I it was a bit over priced.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The melting pot was a wonderful experience. Starting from the intimate and cozy atmosphere to the fresh and delicious food, it is truly perfect for a special evening.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The food was outstanding, as was the blackberry sage tea. We were very pleased with the service and atmosphere of the restaurant. However, I asked for another lemonade and it was not brought out for 20 more minutes, when the dessert course was brought

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our food was amazing! And so was our waiter Amir! This has been the best experience we've had at any melting pot location.. everyone was great in helping us celebrate our wedding anniversary.. thank you!

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Outstanding service and cuisine. Our server was quite knowledgeable and helped guide us to make choices. I recommend for a quite and intimate time if that is what you are looking for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 23, 2017

It was yummy and we had a great time. Why has this location closed permanently?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My daughter's 17th birthday dinner was so much fun. We spent 4hrs there without realizing it because we had so much fun. We were a group of 8 and service was great. Thanks Erik!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Our go to place for birthdays! Always great service, amazing food and fun atmosphere! And love that they help fundraise for local charities-so amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I had a wonderful time! Food and service was amazing! I had made a reservation for my girlfriends birthday and everything was awesome . I went to the Tucson location and service was outstanding . Our waiter Brandon went over everything with us and made our experience wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 12, 2017

the tempura batter was too thick to coat soft items like tofu. the dish that the batter was in could be in a larger dish so the batter could be spooned on rather than trying to dip the item. the tofu just fell apart.
There was not enough chocolate to coat our fruit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We love this restaurant! When you go ask for Virginia. She is wonderful. The food is awesome as well. I would recommend the 4 course meal.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Love the dinning experience, our waitress was super helpful and did not have to ask for anything. Well worth the cost.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Excellent place for a special occasion. Love that it makes the meal an event. Wait staff were very attentive and fun!!! Enjoyed our evening immensely!!

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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great experience overall. I had never been to a fondue restaurant before so I didn't know what to expect. From the moment we walked in, the staff was very accomadating and helped us feel comfortable. Great food and great service!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Virginia was awesome .... bottomless entree was a great value ... excellent wine selection

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We had a great time and great service. It was my birthday and the service was super. Our 4 course meal was all very good. Thank you for making my birthday special.
Debbie Asher

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 22, 2017

The Melting Pot continues to offer great choices on their menu. The food was superb. Edward was very attentive and offered a selection of items when we inquired about the wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 16, 2017

There was a restaurant in Las Vegas we used to enjoy based on its unique approach to the guest.
It is no longer in existence and we don't frequent LV that often --- and there are other fun places to enjoy and discover.

That said, my LV restaurant is "The Melting Pot" in Tucson for the special occasion of Anniversary. Its quiet, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect for this kind of occasion...It is, however a tad expensive...

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We had our one year anniversary here and our server Virginia was amazing, informative, with amazing customer service. Overall an amazing experience thanks to the amazing staff.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Melting Pot is a chain, and the dim lighting and sparse decor make each location identical. If you're going here you either already love going with your girlfriends, or you're getting dragged here by your woman. Anyway, there are no surprises, which is to say that you'll pay a premium for the experience of cooking your own small pieces of food in a communal pot, then dipping them in dressing. The service is fine, but all they really do is stir the cheese while it melts and warn you not to burn yourself. Still, this place has broken the code on getting money out of my wallet, so kudos to them!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Melting Pot has always been one of my favorites for a special relaxed evening and this was no exception. my only disappointment was the rose petals at my table for which i paid $7.95. they did not smell and it looked like something scattered around as an afterthought. Be cautious if they offer you an add-on and make sure what you are getting for the price. This was the only downside of a wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2017

The service in top notched. Host was all over our reservation and upgraded us free of charge. The food as always was hard to believe. The one pleasure in life well worth the cost! Very professional staff!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Went for an early Valentine's Day celebration with my husband. We don't eat out as much as we'd like without the kids but Amir made our night fabulous. I would highly recommend Melting Pot and him as a server. The food was delicious and so was my champagne!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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