About The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four course dinners. It is perfect for a romantic evening, corporate dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, a wide variety of entree selections and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts are offered.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered spots are free after 6:00 p.m., and free on Saturday and Sunday.
$5 valet parking is available Monday - Saturday at the corner of S Central St & W Jackson Ave in the old city.
24/7 Free Parking along the street.
FREE COVERED PARKING
24/7 Free Parking under the interstate overpass next to Barleys.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
The Melting Pot - Knoxville Ratings and Reviews
Fondue was good. Disappointed in only ge ...
Fondue was good. Disappointed in only getting one flavor of it. It was interesting but I would not recommend this for younger kids (ages 7 & 11). We did not know we would be cooking our own meat in a pot of broth. Very challenging keeping kids from being burned, touching raw meat, putting cooked food on raw meat plate or eating under cooked meat. The meat had very little flavor but they did provide many sauces.
On the other hand, nice atmosphere and an interesting experience, quite pricey but entertaining. We used a group on, our meal without drinks plus tip was $125 for 4. Once was enough for me.
It was okay. For the price, it isn't rea ...
It was okay. For the price, it isn't really worth it. The bread for cheese fondue was hard, tasteless, and stale. The spinach artichoke fondue was great with tortilla chips though. The meats weren't fantastic. With only having one top to heat the pot on it limited what we could try and the amount of meat given for the price is not favorable. The seating areas were quite small and cozy. Dessert was good. I would recommend only coming here for dessert and asking for a table with a minimum of two tops for the fondue pots.
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at the ...
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at the Melting Pot in Knoxville. The service was outstanding. Jamie, our server was a delight, just attentive enough and knew all about the menu.
The food was as usual very good and there was more than the two of us could eat
I read reviews of this Melting Pot on their website and I can not believe some of the negative reviews. We used a Groupon this time and with a bottle of wine our bill was under $30.00. Someone complained that even with a coupon they spent nearly $100.00, if they did it is on them. Yes, it is pricey but this is a dining experience not fast food and you should have done your home work and if it was more than you wanted to spend do not go. Another person complained about how long it took to eat, if you want fast food go to McDonald's, if you want a dining experience go the The Melting Pot. We were there one and a half hours and enjoyed every minute of it.
Nice atmosphere and we will go back again and again!!
It was just an amazing night the whole n ...
It was just an amazing night the whole night while we was there we had the best service there the entire time kept our drinks full and kept checking up on us the entire time and to top it off they helped my boyfriend at the time to help him proprose to me that night and everybody did great and it was so sweet we will be back for sure.
Might be the swankiest place in the Old ...
Might be the swankiest place in the Old City. The staff was very friendly, food was good, the "experience" was alright. However, after dropping 90 bucks on dinner for 2 (that you have to cook) and leaving hungry...I can't say I would recommend it to anyone.
If you went just for the cheese and chocolate fondue, that would be one thing I guess...but the dinner portions were ridiculously small for what you pay. The lady enjoyed herself though, and in the end, that's all that mattered I guess.
We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday. I ...
We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday. It was definitely the place for such an important occasion! The food and service were great; the cheese was awesome; and the chocolate was beyond compare.
Don't take children. It is a slow paced meal best suited for long convetsations. Do take lots of money. It will cost you, but is worth the price!
The food was extreamly over priced. I ex ...
The food was extreamly over priced. I expected that but when they charged 9.95 for us to share a singlr portion of cheese that I had already paid for in my 41.95 meal and then charged us an additional 5.95 for the "pot of boiling water " we had to cook our own food in, That was it for me. They also charged an additional 8.95 for us to share the chocolate sause that was suposed to be included in my meal. My wifes house salad was also an aditional 6.99 on top of her 24.95 meal. Total for two people to eat with no left overs was 99.08 with tax and no tip. To be clear my meal was 41.95 and included only 4 shrimp, 4 bite size pieces of filet, 4 bite size pieces of chicken. No cooking sauce and no drink. The entire experience, not including waiting for our table was two hours. When we questioned the bill, the manager treated us like we were idiots and simply said "It was on the menu" and walked away! There is no way i would recommend this place to anyone.
Located in the historic district, the Ol ...
Located in the historic district, the Old City, lies one of the best restaurants I've been to in Knoxville: The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot offers you a different dining experience fit for any occasion - whether it be a night out with friends or a romantic dinner with your significant other.
If you're not familiar with the Melting Pot, it's a fondue concept restaurant. They offer different fondue cooking styles and a variety of entrée selection to satisfy your pallet. They also have vegetarian and gluten free options to tailor to your needs. If it's date night, I usually opt in for a 4-Course Experience, which comes with a cheese fondue per cooktop, individual salads, individual entrees, and a chocolate fondue per cooktop. There is a cooktop at your table and for each section of the courses, you'll receive the tools to cook the meals at your table. It's a pretty cool experience.
My husband and I have been dining at The ...
My husband and I have been dining at The Melting Pot for about 11 years. We love the intimate dining ambience. The staff is typically very attentive, only twice in 11 years have we had what we feel was below average service. That should speak in itself of the kind of dining experience you will have! We have been to two other Melting Pots but Knoxville is the best by far. Its quiet and perfect for relaxing and enjoying yourself.
Staff was very accommodating as we were ...
Staff was very accommodating as we were late due to an event that ran late. They got us right in, and were more than happy to provide special attention to my daughters food allergy needs. The only negative was the feeling that servers were not as attentive, but that was possibly due to preparing to close. When we were seated the server who initially took our drink request was very cold. We had to ask for drink refills more than usual, but our actual server was a super friendly young lady.
Table was so dark had to use phone flash ...
Table was so dark had to use phone flashlights to see menu. Asked if they had a candle, waiter just said no, didn't say he would check on it or offer to move us. There was no light over our table.
Did not know menu prices were for one person and that everything we ordered was for two, so the price was doubled. The waiter should have asked us if we had been there before or knew how everything worked and should've explained about the pricing. The price of the minimal amount of bread, veggies, or fruit you get for the cheese, and the little bitty pieces of rice krispie treats, dice-sized brownie pieces and cookie pieces, and 4 marshmellows for the chocolate dip CERTAINLY is NOT worth $40 a person. Ridiculously priced.
Waiter was very hard to hear and understand, mumbled.
Been here a few times before. Always a g ...
Been here a few times before. Always a great time and delicious food. Great service. They had an anniversary card waiting for us and several people (waiter, manager) come and wish us a happy anniversary. Will definitely make this our place to go.
We've been to Melting Pot twice now and ...
We've been to Melting Pot twice now and loved it each time for the experience it offers while we get away for some time alone and enjoy a delicious dinner. We've done a box of chocolate covered strawberries each time too, so we had a bonus dessert at home!
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