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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424
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Ranked #61 of 273 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
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Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Swiss, Fondue
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shady Grove Rd
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42 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is not a complex food experience. They provide some heating elements at the table, you typically have a cheese fondu followed by meat and then a desert of melted chocolate There is little chef cooking going on and for what averages at $40 -70/per person vastly over proved and over rated. They need to rethink this model and pricing.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had not gone to Pot Belly's in a long time. Good was as I remembered. Not outstanding but good. I like that they heat the sandwiches.

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Edgewater, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We just had a Bachelorette party for my niece here, and the staff could not have been nicer! They had a bouquet of balloons, a box of chocolate covered strawberries, and a gift card on our table for her. We brought a bunch of decorations and they let us set up the table for the party with glitter, necklaces, masks.... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Last year my family and I went to celebrate a birthday and it was great. This year was definitely different. The food was good but the service was a step down. Even the manager, who said he would bring a refill on veggies forgot us! We were in the back, but there were others close by. Would not recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the go-to birthday choice for my kids. We come twice a year. As I said a year ago, this place continues to disappoint me. Let's start with the cost. It is very pricey. Even when trying to include a "kids meal", if you choose to try cheese, meats and dessert, it quickly gets into the hundreds of dollars.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I thought this would be a restaurant to dip some things Into a bowl of melted cheese but that is just the starter, you actually can cook small pieces of meat on a skewer for a couple of minutes too this is your meal. Would have preferred more of the cheese but was very satisfied when finished with a fondué... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Hosted a birthday party at the Melting Pot in Gaithersburg, Maryland for my sixteen year old son. The service was great in the beginning; however, once the food was delivered our server was no where to be found. Given this dinner cost over $400. for six people and was a special occasion I would have thought that our server would... More

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Washington DC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a reservation for 6:45. Had a 15 minute wait to get a table and someone else came in behind us and got seated first. The place is dark (romantic?). The service was fine, not outstanding. I also saw a waiter check on a table while holding food for another table. We started with the cheese fondue and I... More

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The Melting Pot is a great spot for a fun/interactive evening. You select your type of cheese for your appetizer, your salad ( not cooked, of course), each person selects their entree (steak, shrimp, chicken, sausage, lobster, etc), then you all choose a type of chocolate you want to have for dessert. You spend the evening cooking and talking together.... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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167 reviews 167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We made reservations and although we were a bit late, we were still escorted into our private booth in a dark setting fairly quickly. We did like the fact that upon calling to inform them that we were running late, they allowed us to keep our reservation. Our server was Victor A. He was fine, just not exceptional. Victor also... More

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