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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.
Knoxville, TN 37902
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
We have eaten at the Knoxville location several times. At this visit, it seems portions were less (smaller plate with room for 4 sauces rather than 6, 2 cooking forks rather than 3), with price at least the same. We were there for over two and a half hours because service was slow. Our waiter said there were only 2 servers working, so we were patient. The manager even helped clear dishes from the table. We spent well over $350.00. It was a celebration and everything should have much better all around. If they were having difficulties that night, they should have informed us when we made the reservation, when they called a couple hours ahead to confirm us, or at the door before we were seated! It is unlikely that we will go back to the Knoxville location. If we are in Savannah soon, we may go back to that location.
The menu contains a nice variety but in my opinion it is overpriced for what's offered. The atmosphere and staff are good. But paying ten bucks to park, walking through an active construction site and cooking my own food for 150.00+ dollars is not my idea of a great dining experience. For "foody's or people trying to impress someone maybe, but I do not consider it money well spent for quality, selection, and price.
We really enjoyed our dinner but it was my boyfriends first time being there and it was his birthday so I wanted it to be really great for him but the server didn't do anything and I mentioned it was his birthday. I really like the melting pot and have had great experiences before but this was not up to par and I was disappointed. The server seemed short and in a hurry. He was nice though and the food was good.
I loved my time at the Melting Pot! I had only been there once before and decided to give it a try again for my anniversary dinner and I was not disappointed. The manager came around and checked on us, we were seated in a quiet area, and everything was perfect!
Interesting experience, although a little pricey - be aware the cooking method adds to the cost of the entree. The Melting Pot offers an intimate atmosphere, competent servers and a good variety of quality meats/fish to choose from. You'll have to do some work to cook your own meal, but that's part of the fun :) My advice: wait for your pot to get hot, or you meat won't cook properly!
Always come back here for special events! My hubby and I came here for our forever date and try to come back on our anniversaries. We just celebrated our 4th. We went on a Sunday and they had the endless entree offer. Always a great meal and great service here.
Our most recent experience Melting Pot was probably one of our best yet. We had Dustin as a server and it could not have been better. We usually come for cheese and chocolate and some wine and we usually just get the same thing. However, this time we wanted to try something different and Dustin recommended the classic Alpine and it will quickly become our new favorite. Not only was Dustin very knowledgeable of menu items his overall personality and attitude made it seem like we have known him for years. The whole experience was more than just a dining experience because of Dustin it felt like a actual meal at home. We will be asking for Dustin every time we come to The Melting Pot
This specific Melting Pot needs an interior update. There are rips in the carpeting and booth seats, the ceiling and walls have staining. The restaurant, in general, is very outdated. The food was good, our server was great. If the ambiance and venue were nicer, it may have been worth the value.
My wife and I frequently dine at the Melting Pot in Knoxville. We decided to have just dessert this time with some friends for my birthday. It took about 15 or 20 minutes before anyone ever came to our table for drinks. It took over 20 minutes just to get the dessert on the warmer after we ordered a sinple White Chocolate. Our drinks were never refilled. At the end we asked for a box and i ended up having to go to the bar and ask for one again cause no one came back with one after waiting 15 plus minutes. Our experience is usually amazing but we were extremely dissatisfied this trip.
My husband and I love the Melting Pot!
Our server, Dustin, was SO sweet and was so willing to answer questions and meet our every request.
We love the people there. The food is fantastic.
I've never been a fan of fondue just because it seemed to be inconvenient and troublesome, but you guys have definitely made me a fan!
Thanks for the great memories. We will be back/
We were seated quickly. Staff was very friendly. Our server explained everything wonderfully. Congratulated us on our anniversary. I did have to remind our server 3 or more times that I needed lemon for my water..and our glasses went empty a couple of times. I would definitely visit this location again.
For the price, it was not a great experience. The servers were great. But the food was just ok. If I pay that much for a meal, I want to be excited to go back. Fondue is always fun but the flavors were not great and the menu options haven't changed in years...
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