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The Melting Pot

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1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-365-2628
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good but not as great as it used to be.

We have been coming to this Melting Pot for over 5 years. It has it's up and downs. We went last night for a birthday dinner. It felt more like a commercial for their charity than a dinner. I don't mind being asked once for a donation but when we sit down, with every course, before we get the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
drjds71
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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South Florida, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another terrific dinner at MP Sarasota. Our server Nathan was very good. Manager Collin came by to greet us. We tried the new Mediterranean cheese, and it is now one of our favorites. The new remoulade dip is great on the shrimp. And we always get the court boullion. We like the new plates too. Just the right size! Park... More 

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Thank 55refman
Venice, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started our NYE celebration with dinner here. They had a pre fixe menu which was absolutely terrific. We go at least twice a year. Terrific time as always.

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Thank Kim R
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were celebrating our office annual christmas dinner? Really in Jan? But what a great surprise. The server was very attentive and we were treat as VP guess. We have a complete room reserve just for us (15 total). The food was amazing. Our appetizer was delicious the combination of different cheese and cook in front of us was a... More 

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Thank Wanda T
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten in the Atlantic City (AC) branch of this franchise I booked for a Friday evening family evening meal here. The difference in branches was remarkable. The AC branch was quiet, well appointed and sophisticated. The Sarasota branch was loud, tired and "fast food". A disappointment! The service, whilst pleasant, was so rushed that all opportunity for making something... More 

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Thank SCBD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

If you've never tried a fondue restaurant this is your next spot! The little couples booths have a curtain for a more private dining feel, the menu is fun and the experience you leave with is breath taking! It's definitely more of a special occasion restaurant but fabulous! The service is top notch and the food is fresh!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
St. Petersburg, Florida
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174 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have been coming to this Melting Pot for over 5 years. It has it's up and downs. We went last night for a birthday dinner. It felt more like a commercial for their charity than a dinner. I don't mind being asked once for a donation but when we sit down, with every course, before we get the check... More 

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Thank drjds71
St. Catharines, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I've been to another location about 2 years ago and loved it! This time, not so much (or maybe it was just this location). The quality seems to have gone down hill, and food/sauce choices are not as good as I remember. It's also very expensive; and everything is priced per person, which makes it worst. After reading other reviews,... More 

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1 Thank FoodieML11
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

The melting pot is the best fondue place ever. We used to have another fondue place in town and it just doesn't compare. I love their cheddar cheese fondue and court bouillon to cook my food in. They always give us as much extra bread or vegetables as we want. The manager always remembers what my favorite dishes are and... More 

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Thank mdrake765
St. Petersburg, Fla.
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138 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

First, a few disclaimers. I love the Melting Pot. I love the concept, I love the execution, I love the food. I lov, uh, I like the wine list. And truth be told, there are some winners on the list of beers. But the service Saturday night at the Sarasota restaurant failed on a grand scale, ruining my father-in-law's 80th... More 

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1 Thank StPeteSaint
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We were so excited to eat here.. we love this place! But apparently they have changed the batter ingredients and the batter would not stick to our food! We were so dissapointed. .. being a quiet restaurant, we decided to let them try and fix it, which they did act appropriate but still was not happy overall.. are they trying... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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