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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

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American, Swiss, European, 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 - 11:00 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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place for fondue, i loved the different variation of the cheese fondue, cheese and artichokes were the best, didnt really like the dinner options as fondue nothing really worked, but the desert options were great and mind blowing like the cheese. Next time will stick to cheese and deserts only

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Basically I love cheese so this restaurant was an easy sell for me as a night out to celebrate the wedding anniversary of my parents in law. The fondue, mains and chocolate fondue desserts were really tasty and the leisurely pace of the meal made for a pleasant night out. My issues with the evening really surrounded the service. While... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so sorry that the evening did not live up to your expectations. We train our staff to pace every meal to the party's preference, but it sounds like they definitely fell short on the evening you dined with us. I would love a chance to talk further with... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It takes forever to eat their...long waits. Food is ok. Dessert and apps are good. Its worth it to go there once just to check it out and try something different.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. All feedback from guests enables us to try to constantly improve. We pride ourselves on trying to provide every guest with the Perfect Night Out, but it sounds like we definitely fell short on the evening you dined with us. I would love a chance to hear more about your... More 

Washington, DC
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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, European, 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?