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The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg

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American, Swiss, European
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9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424 (Shady Grove Rd)
301-519-3638
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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hanover
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The food was fabulous! Our server was fantastic! We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Very fun experience!

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Thank michigan67
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Had a wonderful experience at the Melting Pot in Gaithersburg. Don't let the location turn you off. It took us 8 years to try it but we'll be back! Allow time to enjoy your evening, I'd say 2 hours is just about right if you plan to do the 4 course dinner which I highly recommend. The kids really enjoyed... More 

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Thank David H
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We'd heard good things about this - but we didn't have a great experience. Food was just okay. atmosphere awful, service awful - not what we were expecting at all.

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Thank JLemieux88
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. First, I would like to apologize for the issues you encountered when you dined with us. I would love a chance to speak with your further so that I can hear more about your experience. We take pride in providing our guests with the Perfect Night Out, but clearly we... More 

Germantown, MD
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204 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We have been coming to Melting Pot for years and with a Groupon coupon, it makes it a little more affordable. With a bottle of wine, cheese appetizer fondue, salads, two entrees and the chocolate desert, we paid $90 plus tip. We liked that they have combinations where you can pick the three types of meat you would like versus... More 

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Thank GodLovesYou
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Hagerstown, Maryland
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Recently went for Ladies Night at this location. Our waitress was talkative and did a great job explaining the menu and experience to us. The manager checked in with our table to ensure all was well. The food was delicious and we had a great time! I will definitely be going back! P.S.- The "angry cocktail sauce" is a must... More 

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Thank nnash214
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. Our Ladies Night menu is available the second Thursday of every month. We hope to see you next month! More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

My daughter and I visited here Sunday late afternoon around 4:00 after our trip to Washington DC from Pennsylvania. I saw a groupon for this location and it saved me about $20-30. Our original reservation was for 4:45 and I called knowing we'd arrive a bit earlier, and it was changed with no hesitation. Our server Blake was spectacular, he... More 

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Thank R M
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled you and your daughter enjoyed your experience. I will pass your kind words on to Blake and our management team. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Maryland
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

After our last, recent visit, we were not happy about going back, but it was for a family birthday. I'm happy to report that the service which was terrible on our last visit was very good this time. Most of the food was still pedestrian, except for the salads which were pretty good.

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Thank MPH
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your business and are glad that the service was up to par for your party. With regards to your thoughts on the food, I would love to hear more about what you think and ask you what you think we can do to be better. Your candid opinion will help us serve you... More 

Ijamsville, Maryland
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My family has been going to the Melting Pot for their New Year dinner for many years. Over the past 3 years, we've noticed a decline in either the food or experience. Our 2015 New Year dinner was the worst to date, and will probably be our last. Our party of 7 was seated very quickly. However, it took our... More 

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Thank lvshack
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing your dining experience to our attention. I am so sorry that your New Year's experience didn't live up to your experience in prior years. I would love a chance to talk more with you to resolve the situation to your satisfaction and to ensure that it never happens again. We pride ourselves on providing... More 

Frederick, Maryland
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is not fast food. Put away your electronic toys and gadgets and spend the time enjoying conversation while you eat. This is entertainment as well as dining. We have eaten here once about two years ago and wondered why we hadn't been back sooner. I'll admit that getting through the menu and figuring out all the different possibilities can... More 

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Maryland
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have gone here for family celebrations a number of times (not our choice). They have several selections of dipping and cooking pots. The alpine cheese is OK, but the items they give you to dip are minimal and poor. You get white and brown bread which isn't fresh and pretty tasteless; OK Granny Smith apple; and a few veggies.... More 

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Thank MPH
Emily N, Manager at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sorry that your experience didn't live up to your expectations. I would love to hear more about your trip to our restaurant and what you think we can do better. Your candid opinion will help us serve you and our future guests with the quality you expect. Please feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
American, Swiss, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1424
    (Shady Grove Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-519-3638

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