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Reviewed January 10, 2021

Been to the one in Brookfield, Wi. many times. Love the different specials they have. Also did the takeout during the onset of Covid 19. We have since moved and I see one in Appleton. Will travel from Marinette, Wi. to enjoy their food.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

We had the fondue for two it was such an awesome experience. It is a interactive meal and it was fun as well. We had the alpine cheese, I got the strawberry Pecan salad, husband ordered house salad, then for entry we got Steak Lovers...and Classic, chocolate fondue was Candy bar. You only get one selection of cheese and chocolate fondue so you both have to agree on your selection because you share. Same goes with the cooking style of the entry you have to agree on that as well. You pick your own salads and what you want for and entry. The food was so good and the meat was lean and not fatty so that was a plus. Garlic herb crusted steak and chicken was the bomb but I throughly enjoyed the whole thing. They give you tons of sauce selections to with the meal my two favorites was the plum sauce and teriyaki sauce. If you lather your meats up like I did you can get more of your favorite sauces all you have to do is ask. My husband added a lobster tail to the meal which he said was really tasty and good. The meal for two was more then enough food for us too eat and it was hard for us to finish. We were going to get the Big Night Out and glad we didn't because you get three trays of meat. The candy bar fondue was yummy and hit the spot. We were so stuffed by the end of the night so you definitely will not leave this place still hungry. I had three drinks and they were perfect and tasty as well. I loved the fact there was two heart shaped strawberries in my glass and they poured my drink right at the table which was different then what I am use too. What helped make our first experience so awesome too is our waitress knew her stuff about the menu choices and she shared her preferences to since she has tried them. Also she walked us through everything and allowed us time to enjoy each step in the 4 course meal and not feeling rushed. The waitress even joked with us and understood as parents you don't get out much once you have kids. Yes this place isn't cheap and you can pay for each part of the meal al cart but the fondue for two was so worth every penny because you get a filling meal and the fun interactive experience too that you don't get at out restaurants. We so will be coming back and if you go you won't be sorry. So go check it out!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

A group of woman I was with were asked to leave this restaurant after dinner. One of the women was sick and was in the restroom often before her husband could get there to take her home. The manger accused us all of being drunk,...we had each had two drinks, and if you’ve done this experience, it takes about 2 and a half hours. It was embarrassing. He refused to listen to what was really going on. He was going to be right no matter what he was being told. If they were having an issue they never said a word to us the whole time we were there. They never said anything till after we paid our almost $600 tab. Our server was great and never let on that she was concerned about what was going on. I would never recommend going there. And if you want more then a drink or two in three hours go somewhere else!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

This was my first and probably last time at The Melting Pot in Appleton, WI. I was part of a group of 8, some of whom had been to The Melting Pot in the past. Service was excellent and the establishment was clean, though very...dimly lit. The pricing is basically $27 or $50, depending on the number of 'courses' you want. Everyone in our group chose the $50 per person option, which was 3 or 4 courses; for food alone, we're talking $400 for the group. That did not include cost of beverages. Remember, this is Appleton, Wisconsin. Not Chicago; not New York - Manhattan; not a Zagat or Michelin rated place. It's a fondue - pseudo hot pot eatery. The quality of their ingredients is mediocre - they do not use organic anything. At least with organics, that would in my mind justify the prices they charge. We started with the hot cheese course, and had plates of cut carrots, celery (which does not count as a vegetable in my book), Granny Smith apple, and various cubed breads; second course was a tiny salad. I ordered Caesar Salad, and it came with some sort of crunchy topping that I've never had on any Caesar Salad before; Third course was the 'protein' course - I opted for double shrimp portion and fresh salmon; double shrimp equals about 10 pieces of shrimp, probably 20-25 size, and salmon pieces that, combined, would be about a 2 x 3 inch piece. Last course was chocolate, and that came with strawberries, pineapple, and other items to dip. The quality of the different chocolates that were in the three different pots was low quality - very gritty texture, low quality chocolate. Our group had a good time together, but we would have done so in any setting. I can't imagine what those in our group who had wine must have shelled out for this 'experience'. Our server was wonderful; the place was attractive - simple, basic, clean, and nice. But I can not justify paying $50 for what I received - after I returned home I was still hungry and ate a nice home cooked burger. To be honest, if you want to do fondue and hot pot, you're better off doing this at home. Get an electric wok and a couple of small crock pots; use the electric wok for the hot pot, fill with broth, and slice up your veggies and protein of your choice; put cheese or chocolate in the small crock pots, and invite your friends. You'll save a ton of money, have better quality ingredients, and still have fun.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

My husband and I first visited the melting pot last week and we already can't wait to return. The whole dining experience was incredible. The waitstaff was so incredibly kind, positive, and helpful. We loved each of our courses. We chose the Alpine fondue to...begin with and it paired wonderfully with all the items to dip. Our salads were great. The main course, though appearing small, was plenty filling even when split between the two of us. We enjoy the experience of cooking the food at our table. The sauces provided were also wonderful. Finally, the dessert fondue course was amazing! We opted for the s'mores fondue, though almost all the options sounded great. We definitely left with full stomachs. The atmosphere was also wonderful. The restaurant interior was far nicer than I was expecting. We loved the low lighting and the appearance of the booths and tables. Everything was very chic - perfect for a date night. We will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

The first seat us, considering an almost empty restaurant, in a kind of a backspace with three tables, no windows, very dimmed lights, and an 80's disco light. I couldn't bear it more than a few minutes though my wife found it romantic and we...asked to be seated somewhere else. They moved us on a hallway with an AC above us that made a low-frequency baffling sound. That's it; we're out of here!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

I made reservations for our family for my husbands birthday. We had never been there before and the waitress was very nice about explaining the process. It was very neat that we got to do the seasonings ourselves they way we wanted and grill our...own food right at the table. The kids especially love the desert! It’s definitely a one of a kind restaurant with the best food around.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

When you drop $100 on dinner and the first thing you want to do when you leave is hit Burger King there is something wrong. Boiled steak? Really I travel for a living and thus dine out wayyyyy more than the average person. Ive spent...$4-$500 on dinner for 2 many times and understand its very much geographically related and get what you pay for is true in this regard. Melting Pot is my second worst "bang for the buck" experience in my 52 years of existence. Food is garbage and there prices accordingly leave one is disbelief. This is also the first negative feedback I have ever left for a restaurant ,in fact for any business. Cause Im easy to please and never want to be "that guy". IMHO Melting Pot sucks and the chain will be out of business relatively soon.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

My wife and I try to go to the melting pot at least once a year. We are from out of town; otherwise, we would go more often. It is pricey, but a great place to go as couples. We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

A friend and I walked into The Melting Pot on a Sunday afternoon around 3 pm. Now, I understand that their service depends on their servers and even though the restaurant appears empty, there may be a wait. I've been her before and expect this....There were no visible patrons from the hostess station. The hostess seemed incredibly confused that we didn't have a reservation and seemed hesitant to even offer us a table or a wait. After flipping though papers and looking panicked, she offered us a wait of 45 min to an hour. We accepted and said that we would sit at the bar and wait. As we were moving to the bar, the bartender came to the station and told us it would be a 10-15 min wait and they would be happy to seat us. We waited at the bar until the hostess seated us. She seemed incredibly confused. She wasn't sure how to hold the wine glasses she removed from the table nor answer any questions. Luckily, I have been here before because if this was my first impression, I would not have returned. Our server, on the other hand, was OUTSTANDING as well as our food.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
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