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Melting Pot of Columbia

10451 Twin Rivers Rd, Ste 124, Columbia, MD 21044-2332
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Ranked #111 of 222 Restaurants in Columbia
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Govenor Warfield Pkwy.
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31 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I really, really want to like this restaurant. The concept is intriguing. Columbia has always seemed chopped up into confusing communities. Having said that, I love Columbia. But it doesn't help when arriving at this restaurant. The parking is behind the restaurant, and there is much construction in the adjacent lot, next to the sidewalk that takes you to the... More

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laurel, md
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Food is not bad, but the prices are way to high for what you get. The waitress was very nice and helpful, but I still can't swallow the prices.

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Elkridge, Maryland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Menu is too confusing. Rickety furniture. Booths falling apart and unsafe for sitting. Portions small considering the price. Waiter was great.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I've been dining at this Melting Pot twice and the one in Annapolis MD a couple of times year for around eight years. I've received poor (or worse) service at this particular occasion both times. While circumstances were not ideal--we had a large party (12 people) including several children--good service should be the norm no matter what. My wife, myself,... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Came here on a Thursday night for dinner and had a great time! The booth we were put in was nice and cozy for the two of us. The diners on the other side of us were pretty loud but we didn't mind at all. Our server was really friendly and helpful and their gluten-free selection is incredible! Was so... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Service here was great, but I didn't really get the concept behind the restaurant. In this place, they give you the ingredients and you make your own food. Can't say that's why I ever go to a restaurant... And it's pricey! The food wasn't even that good, maybe because I made it myself.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

coming here is always a great treat as i never do fondue at home. the restaurant ambiance is very nice and while it can sometimes be noisy with children and loud people, the experience is really fun for a casual date or going out with friends and family. allow yourself at least 2 hours if you're doing all the courses.... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We arrived on time for a 6:45 reservation. We could tell it was busy but the hostess said they were just getting our table ready. To make a long story short, it was 45 minutes before we were seated. The excuse was that many people were not leaving their tables. So we order a bottle of wine. Then we fine... More

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

great fondue restaurant. love the selections for your entrees. and refills of veggies etc. Desserts are the best.

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Somerset, NJ
13 reviews 13 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We went to the Columbia Melting Pot for my brother's birthday. We ordered the 4 course classic for two couples @ $78/couple not including drinks. Pros: the food tasted great and the portions were substantial. Cons: poor wine/beer selection and the place smelled like burning cheese. Worst part of the evening was when the bill arrived: $242 without gratuity. The... More

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