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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424
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Ranked #55 of 272 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Swiss, Fondue
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shady Grove Rd
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  • English first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great time. The food was the same excellent quality. We had the Wisconsin trio (off menu) like we always do and were happy. Salads appear to be a bit smaller than I remember. We will visit again.

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192 reviews 192 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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