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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

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American, Swiss, Fondue
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9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424 (Shady Grove Rd)
301-519-3638
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Daughter's favorite restaurant

What is it about this place that girls like? Lots of talking, sharing food, and a slow meal. It's pricey, but your wife, daughter, mother, girlfriend,... They will love it and have a great time with you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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Washington, DC
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely dinner for a 16th birthday party at this restaurant. The food was fresh and good and there was plenty for all of us. Enjoyed the diversity available and the new vegetarian options. The dinner was enhanced by the service - quick seating and first course; great and attentive waitress; the manager checked-in; and then another person... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We go here often. Was looking to a great father's day meal. We were seated promptly using Open Yable app....and we were enjoying ourselves. Then they sat a family with 3 noisy children next to us and it was hard for the 3 of us to hear each other. We got the endless food choice and the waiter rushed us... More 

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Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We strive to make sure that every guest has the Perfect Night Out, but it sounds like we definitely fell short when you dined with us. We train our staff to try to pace every meal to the preference of the individual guest. We are using your review as a training tool to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I love going to the restaurant for a relaxing and very informal yet classy meal. It's definitely an experience. The staff is great and the options are fabulous. I came back with three boxes of chocolate covered strawberries. Must go.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was my boyfriend and I's first visit to a Melting Pot, and we were not disappointed. We went for our anniversary, and used a Living Social deal. The 3 course meal, including fondue, a salad and an entree was so delicious and filling, I couldn't believe it. I had heard complaints that there wasnt enough food, or that the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've never been disappointed at Melting Pot in Gaithersburg. I always leave miserable in a good way. I had a Living Social coupon this time and I have had terrible experiences in other restaurants that I love and going in with a coupon can often change the attitude of the server and manager. Not that the Melting Pot. Kevin, our... More 

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New Market, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

OK, so if you don't know how to cook you might have problems at The Melting Pot with the meats. They need to cook until they are no longer raw. If you can't tell raw meat from cooked meat then you might not want to visit. For the 99.9% of people who can tell the difference this place is great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What is it about this place that girls like? Lots of talking, sharing food, and a slow meal. It's pricey, but your wife, daughter, mother, girlfriend,... They will love it and have a great time with you.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Melting Pot is probably more of an event than just go out and eat. The food quality is just right and the prices, so I think, appropriate. Its the concept which makes the retaurant unique. Travelling around the world its hard to find a Melting Pot or "Fondue" house like this. Its not only the main dish but the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our first visit. The server was extra nice and very attentive. He guided us on how it works. The portion size might be small for most people but i think it is to make sure that you make room for dessert. The experience and food was excellent and will make sure to visit this place again.

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Laurel, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Not impressed with the food and service for the price you pay for it. First off it is very dark in this restaurant - to the point where I had a hard time even reading my menu. Our server was friendly but seemed scatter minded and frequently forgot to bring back requested drink refills and dipper refills. We started off... More 

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Additional Information about The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

Address: 9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424
Phone Number: 301-519-3638
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 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
Average Prices: USD $40 to $60
Cuisine: American, Swiss, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424
    (Shady Grove Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-519-3638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $40 to $60
  • Cuisine: American, Swiss, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?