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The Melting Pot

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1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-365-2628
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you joey and cristian for an amazing birthday. I had a great time with my usually super busy husband.

Thank Maren S
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been a huge melting pot fan but was dissapointed in some changes I noticed on my most recent visit. Mainly the salads are wayyyy smaller (like half the size) than they used to be. The bread given with the cheese used to include rye and pumpernickle, whick were mine and my husbands faves, but they have replaced... More 

Thank Lovetogo976
Levi K, General Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Venice, Florida
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for my son's 14th birthday. We got through the first 2 courses in a normal time period, but waited 45 minutes for dessert. Despite having informed the server upon ordering how to split the bill, he didn't get it right. It took them ANOTHER 45 minutes to correct it. A visit from a "training manager" gave us free... More 

1 Thank Stephanie V
Levi K, General Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing this matter to our attention. I want to extend my apologies for not providing you with the perfect night out you deserve. I have addressed the entire staff about this issue so this does not happen again. I will be reaching out to you today to further talk about your dining experience here. More 

Bowie, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I have had the pleasure of visiting Melting Pots in the past, but our experience at the Sarasota location was far and above the best we've experienced. They have customized the seating areas in the restaurant to accommodate business meetings, family gatherings, friendly get-togethers and romantic date nights without each of these guests having the experience affected... More 

Thank Amanda G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Cortney took great care of us and made sure we had a great dinner! Her recommendations were fantastic and her service was AMAZING! We all tried the 4 course meal with chicken/filet/and shrimp, everything was great, fiesta cheese fondue, pear and Gorgonzola salad and for dessert the turtle chocolate rocked! Highly recommend for a fun dining experience.

Thank Lisa C
Woking, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We turned up without a reservation on a Wednesday evening as a group of seven (including two children, aged 5 & 7). After being seated, our waitress talked us through the menu and explained our options. She was very knowledgeable and gave recommendations as to what went well, and the items that were the most popular. Four courses later, and... More 

Thank SJWilli
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We took our daughters to the Melting Pot to celebrate their birthdays. We knew the food would be great but our waiter, Rey, made the experience unforgettable. He was the best waiter we have had in a decade!

Thank josh207
Bradenton, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We have been many times. sometimes with friends, but this time just with husband. James our server got right in the spirit of things and was great fun. The entire experience...food, service, abundance...all excellent!!! Just as we have come to expect.

Thank travelerA5324HR
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We came for birthday and had an awesome time because of our most excellent, amazing server Cortney. The food and service was perfect!! Can't wait to go back and see Cortney.

Thank angelaI8316TA
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My mom and I have visited this location many times- most recently on Thursday night. When we arrived, we were greeted by hostess Layana (unsure of spelling) and quickly taken to our reserved table. Our table was dressed with beautiful balloons and a birthday card for my mom, signed by the Melting Pot Staff. Our picture was taken and immediately... More 

Thank candynicol3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-2628

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