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“Nice, but overpriced”
Review of The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot
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Ranked #122 of 771 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Durham Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant that specializes in capturing the ultimate dining experience. My wife and I moved to Durham in 2006 from Tucson, Arizona, to build and open the restaurant. As local franchisees we are involved in the operation of the restaurant on a daily basis and appreciate it when our guests provide us with feedback that helps us provide a better experience. We specialize in providing four course dining experiences, however how many courses you enjoy is completely up to you. The first course is typically the cheese fondue, which is served with bread, apples and vegetables for dipping. The cheese and all the ingredients are brought to your table and melted right in front of you. The second course is the salad course, which is the same as a traditional restaurant. During the third course, which is the entree, all of your items are served fresh and unprepared. You and your guests will be cooking the items in the fondue pot in one of our four "cooking styles". The entree is also served with vegetables and an assortment of dipping sauces. The final course is the highlight for many guests. During dessert you will dip strawberries, bananas, pineapple, marshmallows, brownies, blondies, Rice Crispies and pound cake in your choice of milk, dark or white chocolate. Our restaurant is perfect for family dinners or a romantic date night. Our private curtained booths are the ultimate private dining experience and we also offer free child care while you dine with us, so check our website for more details. If you have any questions or need to speak to me or my wife please call the restaurant and ask for our personal cell phone number. Thank You Dan & Katherine Richardson
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice, but overpriced”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The experience is fun and unique when you go to The Melting Pot for fondue. We ordered cheese fondue and enjoyed it. Tasty. However, we weren't full afterwards and had spent more than our entire gift certificate of $50. A nice place to go for a date.

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fondueguy, Owner at The Melting Pot, responded to this review, October 20, 2014
Please come back to see us again and be sure to check our website or join "Club Fondue" to find out about some of our special promotions.

Dan Richardson
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Best date night!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful date night here. The staff was super friendly and made us feel welcome. Our four course meal was delicious and very filling! We will be back soon!

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fondueguy, Owner at The Melting Pot, responded to this review, October 20, 2014
Thank you for the kind words regarding your experience. Please let us know if you ever experience anything short of a perfect night out.

Dan Richardson
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