If you’re uptight and all rushy-rushy, you might not be able to appreciate the Melting Pot.
If you’re more laid back and like to enjoy a good meal, what a great way to spend a night. It’s a long meal (about 3 hours), so I wouldn’t bring a first date there in case things go sour, but bring a good friend or someone you love for a nice meal.
I’d get a reservation just to be on the safe side. Also, the place is hard as hell to find. Drive up the road for Jordan’s Furniture and it’s up there to the left. I never saw a sign for it, we had to call when we went.
They make everything infront of you, and while it doesn’t look like you’re getting a lot of food (and maybe you aren’t), all of the different courses will be more than enough to satisfy you. I wouldn’t go just for one course cause I’d imagine you wouldn’t be all that impressed.
Staff is great and extremely knowledgable. Our waiter was imported from.. Cincinatti I think, where one of the original restaurants is. Apparently the guy who owns this one, also owns that one. The guy was great and chatted us up for most of the night.
My friend and I got the Entree for Two which was $64 and came with steak, shrimp, pork, duck, chicken, ad potstickers for meat. It also included salad, and a cheese fondue. We had a coupon (details below) for free chocolate fondue so we added to the tab and all was well.
I don’t understand how some reviewers say they walked away hungry. Are you kidding??? I’m like two-ton Sally over here and I never leave the place anything but STUFFED.
SALAD: Really, really good. Their Italian dressing is really sweet, not a lot like Italian at all really, but really good. It’s kind of honey mustardish.
CHEESE FONDUE: We got the Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondu and it was sooooooooo good. We definitely were wiping the bowl with the bread when it was gone.
PACIFIC RIM FONDUE: This was the chicken, steak etc fondue. it was really good, though I don’t think it would have mattered that we got the “flavored” broth. The dipping sauces were really good, I especially like the sweet and sour on the chicken, and whatever the dark brown one was for the steak. The meats were all so marinated though, that you didn’t need the sauces at all if you don’t want them.
CHOCOLATE FONDUE: Holy yum. We got the regular milk chocolate one, but it was super tasty. We got all kinds of fruit, brownies, cheesecake, marshmellows, the works. It was awesome and a great way to end the meal.
Also, you can get a coupon for a free chocolate fondu by registering for email on their website, so that’ll save you $15 or so bucks.
Well worth the money.
Oh, and if you’re one of those people who think they can just “do it at home”…. Try it and see how much your grocery bill is. My friend and I tried to make just two pots of cheese and a pot of chocolate with all the dippings and it came out well over a hundred dollars. Just chill out, relax, and let someone else do the dirty work.