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1410 Colonial Life Blvd W Ste 130, Columbia, SC 29210-7665
(803) 731-8500
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there for the first time and we really liked very much . Great service, Great food. In the comple menu it was dessert which we liked the most. It's little expensive and that's reason I mentioned it's good for special occasions. Definitely must go restaurant!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

LOVE the Melting Pot. Probably my favorite restaurant. Usually go to Greenville, SC location. My husband wanted to surprise me and took me here. It was beautiful!! Friendly staff, and of course amazing food. It can be a little pricey but if you have the money and want a good time and great food - try it. I totally recommend... More 

Thank Tammie J
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and i had a wonderful time tonight. We did the four course experience. Must say it was awesome!!!! The four course is the way to go, make sure you call a head and make reservations.

Thank Darryl P
Irmo, South Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would thought that fondue could be so much fun. John made this a delicious experience for us. The cheese selection fondue was super. Kid for crazy over this. Not to mention the chocolate fondue. Simply sinful. This was a fun treat for a birthday celebration.

Thank montycoats
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a cheese fondue and added the meat plate - all very good. We didn't really want any more food after as we ordered 4 portions for 3 people, we were full. The waitress was clearly not pleased by this. Her service was okay but she seemed angry and kept pushing the chocolate menu. So the food was... More 

Thank KKL0225
Melting_Pot_Columbia, Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

We are so sorry you didn't have an excellent experience with us! We would love the opportunity to discuss further. Please call us at 803-731-8500, or email us at ColumbiaSC@meltingpotfranchise.com with your contact information and we will reach out to you. Thank you for your feedback! More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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176 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for my mothers 74th birthday. The beautiful roses were on the table when we arrived and everyone was so nice. Our fondue server, Johnny, was perfect! It was our first visit and he explained everything. He was very patient and the courses were perfect timing! At the end for the dessert Johnny brought a special Birthday plate... More 

Thank Michele739
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Columbia! Great appetizers, main courses, and desserts, plus the atmosphere is great, especially for couples.

Thank richardvaughn4
Augusta, Georgia
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went here for a girls night out, and we do not regret it. We did the 4 course meal and even though the portions are small we now know why, it's easy to fill up on food. Desert was the best😍😍. Definitely a return trip is coming in the future.

Thank Lee-Marie N
Melting_Pot_Columbia, Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Had a great experience at The Melting Pot with Sebastian, our server. He was polite and took time to explain everything to us. It had been a while since my last visit, so i was a little "fondue" rusty. Sebastian made sure all my questions were answered. The atmosphere was great. Everyone could enjoy their meals without sound carrying too... More 

Thank James C
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The Melting Pot has been our "occasion" go to restaurant since we started dating! We celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary last night at the Melting Pot. It is a place we reserve for special occasions and it delivered a fun, dining experience where we are required to slow down and connect with one another. The food is great and fun... More 

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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
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 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
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Colonial Life Blvd W Ste 130, Columbia, SC 29210-7665
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 731-8500

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