In response to one sad reviewer....if you skipped the cheese, you missed one of the best parts. That was crazy. Hello? Fondue? Cheese? If you wanted to be so healthy, why did you choose to cook with oil?....Your second mistake...... Your third mistake....no chocolate fondue for dessert? You missed the whole point of the restaurant. It's best you don't go back cause you don't have a clue. Now..for those who are interested...we actually visited The Melting Pot in Gatlinburg. We had no idea what we were doing. The staff was very good and explained everything. There were 4 adults and 3 older children. The first coarse is your cheese. I can't even explain how good it is. Next is your salad. The salad was very good. Kinda weird, but good. Next is your meat. You can tell the meat is nothing but the best. It's really fun to sit there, cook, and enjoy the food and company. By the way, the cooking is nothing but spearing you meat and putting it in your fondue pot. It's very simple and fun. After your stuffed with all this good food, it's time for dessert.....choose any kind of chocolate mixture you can think of and they melt it right in front of you. The dessert plate is delicious. Has a little of everything. You will leave here very very full. As far as the price goes, this is a fine dining resturant. You would pay this for any fine dining. The place is worth it. If anyone disagrees, it's probably because THEY DIDN'T EXPERIENCE THE WHOLE THING!!!!