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The Melting Pot

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2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003 (21st)
253-535-3939
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Today
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really enjoyed our evening...

We had a small corner booth that felt private and cozy. Our waiter, Michael, was friendly, helpful and never too far away. Enjoyed our food, especially the chocolate at the end. The bartender made me a special espresso martini that was the best I have had!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
SandKTacoma
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Tacoma, WA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

His is really your only option unless you want to cook it yourself. I've been there multiple times and I will say that the staff is great. Alas if your in the bar plan on waiting because there are generally only two weevers and a bartender who do everything. The bar tender has to cover drinks for the entire restaurant... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So, Melting Pot, your desert dipping is fun and good, but I didn't care for the dipping of the dinner. It reminds me a form of eating I experienced at a Japanese restaurant. The concept is neat but I couldn't get much flavor from the meats I was dipping. I will admit that I lean towards spicy and bold tastes,... More 

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Tacoma, WA
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a small corner booth that felt private and cozy. Our waiter, Michael, was friendly, helpful and never too far away. Enjoyed our food, especially the chocolate at the end. The bartender made me a special espresso martini that was the best I have had!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We sat in the bar as apparently you need reservations. No problem. The highlight was excellent service. Waiter told us all our options. We ordered the cheddar and spinach & artichoke. Both had way too much going on. Very strong flavors. Ended with some milk chocolate. Also pretty strong. So it was mid range. Had decent happy hour pricing though.... More 

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

First thing first is make a reservation; seems to help not to wait and just be seated. They have a way to do this online with a follow up phone call a day or two before to confirm. The waiter was very informative for us being first timers! And the food and the fondue choices were a great variety. Only... More 

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I'm old enough to be from a generation that was forced to fondue, and we did. Everyone who got married XX years ago ended up with at least three burnt-orange or avocado-green fondue sets to master the Swiss cooking style. There wasn't a cheese, cooking oil/broth, or chocolate that was safe from my wife and me for a year or... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've had my fair share of good Fondue and these folks no nothing of neither goodness nor fondue. Their schnapps is almond flavored and ruins the cheese. Traditional cheese fondue is 7 cheese with real schnapps. Not very good at all

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BELLINGHAM WA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I was in this Melting Pot another time and it was a great experience. NOT this time It was very disappointing. I brought my brother and his wife for a goodbye dinner as they are moving away. First I had a social living deal but guess it was just salad and an entree. Whatever. So we bought the cheese fondue... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Tried out this restaurant through a groupon. Great lobster and fun, service was great. Definitely would come back. Cheese, broth and to top it a s'more chocolate dip at the end.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I celebrated my birthday here and they made sure it was very special. You can order ahead of time dipped in chocolate strawberries presented in a lovely box and oh so yummy. Our meal was excellent and the cheese fondu mmmmmmmmm! Very excited to return for another meal. Price is high but so worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
    (21st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-535-3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?