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1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-365-2628
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
FONDUE ME ANYTIME

What can I say, fondue me.... a little cheese here, a little meat there, and a chocolate swirl everywhere... This place was wonderful. The last time I had fondue was back in 1998 - I will be ensuring I go a little more often when I get back home. The service was like having my own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
KattsH
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McDonough, Georgia
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Once again they've changed the menu . . . no more wisconsin cheese fondue which was my favorite. Last time they removed the mushroom salad. I also ordered the wrong entree. My best advice if going is to make sure you have at least 2 burners or you will get ripped off as they charge for 4 cheeses but even... More 

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Venice, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I have been coming here for 20 years (since the previous location) and it is still one of our favorite places for special occasions. Now our teenage daughter loves it as well. You can plan on spending a couple of hours for a meal, but that's part of why we enjoy it. It's quiet with no televisions,... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What can I say, fondue me.... a little cheese here, a little meat there, and a chocolate swirl everywhere... This place was wonderful. The last time I had fondue was back in 1998 - I will be ensuring I go a little more often when I get back home. The service was like having my own concierge/butler standing right next... More 

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Marne-la-Vallee, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I am french and spend time every year in the Alps, where the cheese fondue is a traditional dish (and one of my favorites...) I was anxious to taste the Melting pot cheese fondue as I was afraid to be disappointed. I chose the Alpine fondue, and it was VERY good! I must say that I was highly surprised -... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our family went here thinking our kids would enjoy the fondue experience and they sure did. We tried the basic cheddar for starters along with a caesar salad, both were great. Then we tried an assortment of meats which were filet mignon, duck, chicken, sirloin, and chicken along with some really tasty ravioli. For dessert we all enjoyed the turtle... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

service was excellent, staff accommodated our deadline schedule in a very friendly and helpful manner. food was consistent with other Melting Pots. always over priced.

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Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This is such an enjoyable meal experience. Took my parents for their first time and they loved it. The meats are all excellent taste and quality, the service is nice and helpful. I wish it wasn't so dim in the restaurant however. For a two hour experience it gets hard to see with the teeny overhead light and that's my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-2628

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?