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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    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
For romantic adults

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
Carla L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Bethesda
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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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149 reviews 149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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380 reviews 380 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has a great menu and is an experience in itself! Every time I go, it's new and fun! It is pricey.

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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?