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1055 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-9100
941-365-2628
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Dining Experience for a Special Occasion

While vacationing in Sarasota last week, we dined at the Melting Pot, celebrating our granddaughter's ninth birthday. Our party of 5 was seated at a rectangular table which was a bit awkward for reaching the 2 fondue pots. We had the 4 course meal which was very good. They started us out with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2013
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I took my mom and 2 kids (ages 14 & 8) for dinner. We did cheese, entree, and chocolate courses. (There is a kids menu even though you can't see it online. Its smaller portions of the grownup meals.) We were there 2 hours. We loved the food and had a great time cooking it with one another. I knew... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants! We come here for every special occasion. Not only do I love the cheese and chocolate, bu I also love the entrees. The martini selection is great and they even have a happy hour, which is amazing! The staff and the managers are all very sweet and take great care of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My boyfriend made a reservation for our one year anniversary. We went for desert and chose the s'mores fondue. The desert was great, as was the service. Surprised it wasn't busier, other than the fact it is hidden on the top floor of another building. I will definitely be going back again. Perfect date place.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Made a reservation for desert only. Resturant was almost empty accept table with a crying baby and one other couple. Horrible waiter who brought our bill at the same time as our drinks which arrived after our dessert. Turned what was to be romantic into awkward and rushed.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Me and my fiance decided to celebrate our recent engagement with a special dinner, so we decided to go for some fondue. The first thing I'd like to say is that the service was excellent. We were greeting warmly and sat quickly with no reservation. The hostess asked if we were celebrating anything special that night and we explained about... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

As always the cheese and chocolate are the way to go at the melting pot. Filling enough for two with a small salad and it keeps it economical. Cheddar with bacon is my favorite cheese and the original dark chocolate with peanut butter is amazing!

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North Port, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had reservations and still had to wait an hour! Food was pretty good, but portions were not very big.

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our waitress was awesome. The experience is just fabulous. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxing. I go with my husband on date nights and it really is a great place with private semi circle booths. And I also take family there including my kids and we have a blast! The experience never gets old and I have... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

There's nothing at all wrong with the Melting Pot experience other than the fact that the experience is the focus over and above the food. This is a place meant for special occasions with friends or family. What you get is all good quality, what you do with it is fun and good for conversation, just don't expect to be... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

While vacationing in Sarasota last week, we dined at the Melting Pot, celebrating our granddaughter's ninth birthday. Our party of 5 was seated at a rectangular table which was a bit awkward for reaching the 2 fondue pots. We had the 4 course meal which was very good. They started us out with a 2 different cheese fondues, which were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1055 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-9100
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-365-2628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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