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1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-365-2628
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    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
First time

I am glad I went with someone who has been there before because I needed the extra small information about how long the process takes... but a good night and will be back for dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Victoria P
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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is not for everyone. my husband and I nearly had a heart attack at the price of the meals and then to find out we had to still cook the food ourself well that kind of did it for me. If you havent ever heard of this restaurant then be warned now because nowhere on the menu did... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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229 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a celebratory dinner spot for us. Family of 4 kids 10 and 8. We do three courses. Cheddar, Mojo, and flaming turtle for dessert. Forget the salad. Who orders the salad? Seriously why is salad on the menu? Lee was our server. She was prompt, friendly, and helpful with selections and quantities. Informed we could do separate pots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I am glad I went with someone who has been there before because I needed the extra small information about how long the process takes... but a good night and will be back for dessert.

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Sarasota, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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?