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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

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Swiss, Fondue
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9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424 (Shady Grove Rd)
301-519-3638
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
youngg01
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  • Casual Elegant
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New Market, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This last visit was not the level we usually experience. The timing of the meal was way off. Service was not as accommodating as it normally is. We will go back again but it will have to be back to what we have come to expect.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Germantown
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247 reviews 247 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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 - 60
  • Cuisine: 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?