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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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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    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
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: 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?