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The Melting Pot

$$$$
French, American, Fondue
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450 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2101 (Pennsylvania)
816-931-6358
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun but REALLY pricey!!

Ate here on Friday at lunch. 1 adult & 2 kids $80.00. Kids ordered off kid's menu. They each got 9 bites of food - that's it - 3 shrimp, 3 steak, 3 chicken. I ordered the lunch special - 1 cheese fondue, 1 salad, 8 bites (2 chicken, 2 shrimp, 2 steak, 2 yucky, yucky, yucky raviolis). I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Regina C
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Bentonville, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Long wait at the bar. We think they forgot us even though the place was empty. If I'm going to spend $50 a head on dinner I expect to be able to eat everything on my plate. When we told the server that as vegetarians we couldn't eat some items on our dessert plate he told us to eat the... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ate here on Friday at lunch. 1 adult & 2 kids $80.00. Kids ordered off kid's menu. They each got 9 bites of food - that's it - 3 shrimp, 3 steak, 3 chicken. I ordered the lunch special - 1 cheese fondue, 1 salad, 8 bites (2 chicken, 2 shrimp, 2 steak, 2 yucky, yucky, yucky raviolis). I ordered... More 

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Columbia, MO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had never been to a fondue place and this was really fun. The atmosphere was great. It was like being in a wine cellar which I found really cool. Also the food was great. We chose a 4 cheese fondue for the first course and had a salad for the second course and that was all that we needed.... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food here is very good and its a lot of fun to go there! The only drawback is that it's even pricey for their specials..but if you are a tourist and have never had a fondue experience I think you would not be disappointed!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We always want to like this restaurant on our trips to KC…if you don't care about service, and you have the time to wait for a table (even though their are plenty of open tables, there always seems to be a significant wait) then this restaurant is fine. Our table had to be wiped off after we sat down because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Have visited this place several times and never had a bad experience...Took my friends kids here today for a fun quick lunch...the food was excellent as always but it was extremely slow service. It ended up takin almost 2 hours for lunch (one cheese pot and entrees). The kids 6 & 8 were quickly bored and ready for the next... More 

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Midwest
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175 reviews 175 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Happened into the Melting Pot on a spring break date and found the place empty. Therefore, we enjoyed a quiet dining experience, having both the traditional cheese fondue and chocolate fondue for dessert. We really enjoyed the evening and will return in the future.

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Lansing, Kansas
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I absolutely love the atmosphere. This is one of the few places where I always go when I'm hungry and have a full three-course meal. The service is always amazing. They mix the fondue ingredients right in front of you, very nice interaction. It is one of the most romantic restaurants and an amazing place to celebrate special occasions such... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very interactive evening meal. This place is great for "new" dates and old friends. Food is good, our service was great, 2 1/2 hours of a good time. (we had the 4-course choice). Give it a go for a special outing.

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Kansas City
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96 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We wanted to try something out of the ordinary for my husband's birthday so we went here for fondue. One should plan to come really hungry! Food was good quality as was the service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 450 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2101
    (Pennsylvania)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-931-6358

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, American, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?