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501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347 (5th & Water)
+1 434-244-3463
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 04:00 - 10:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Suffield, Connecticut
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We totally enjoyed our visit to this warm, relaxed restaurant decorated in rich dark tones. Fondues are the perfect meal for a laid-back, conversation-filled evening. Our server Travis was friendly, attentive, and made the evening even more enjoyable! Not being big eaters, we opted for an a la carte dinner. It consisted of filet mignon, salmon, and wonderfully fresh veggies... More 

1 Thank AnneMarie B
Management response:

Thanks for your nice comments about Travis More 

Waynesboro, Virginia
Level Contributor
138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was our first time visiting this type of restaurant and we were totally impressed with the service, food and décor. Our waiter, Tim explained every little detail from the beginning to our final course. The food was really well prepared with all the seasoning and the wonderful dipping sauces. The prices are a little expensive, but we were lucky... More 

Thank chiefburch
Management response:

Thank for your feedback! I'm glad Tim took great care of you! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband and I had a perfect night out at The Melting Pot. The waitress Lisa T was amazing and really new her stuff. She made our experience fun and delightful.

Thank Mimi M
Management response:

Lisa T is awesome and one of our best servers thanks for the feedback. More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I always end up here for our date nights. We love the atmosphere. Ask for Joshua for your server. Excellent! Makes the whole experience so enjoyable. It is a little pricey but we never leave hungry. Always plenty to eat.

Thank Katie D
Management response:

Josh is great and I'm really glad you had a great time dining with us. Thanks for the feedback. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience at a fondue restaurant and it did not disappoint! Our waitress was very helpful as we didn't even know where to begin. We ended up doing the 4 course meal and everything was delicious. The owner even came around to see how our food was tasting. Not something I would do often but would definitely... More 

1 Thank kelseyl744
Management response:

Thanks for your feedback it is so valuable to us. I'm glad you loved your visit here. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to the chain restaurant and it was fabulous. Definitely a food experience we did the four course which was awesome. It was during restaurant week so the wine flight was a must try. Enjoyed the experience. Allow for plenty of time to allot for this visit. Great waiter who gave great explanations and recommendations.

1 Thank Robin W
Management response:

Hopefully you got to try our local wine flight. I'm so happy you had a great dinner. More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

First visit to a fondue restaurant. A little pricey but delicious and fun. Service was excellent and they even validated parking. I added on the cured meat plate with the cheese course. My daughter had the gluten free option and it was good as well. I will definitely be visiting again. Allow at least 2 hours for this enjoyable dining... More 

1 Thank Mongold1
Management response:

Thanks for bringing your daughter in to dine with us. I'm happy you had such a great dinner. More 

Bozeman, United States
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary as a couple dining in an intimate setting at The Melting Pot. The menu provided a good variety and the service was top notch. The owner also stopped by our table to make sure that our experience was a good one. A great place to "splurge" as we enjoyed the four-course meal enhanced with... More 

1 Thank 484denisek
Management response:

Happy Anniversary again and thank you for the feedback. More 

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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, nice ambience, very reasonable prices. Biggest problem is being so stuffed after eating there that it is hard to walk.....

1 Thank GoFryGo
Management response:

Being stuffed is a plus! Thanks for coming in! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We've been to the Melting Pot twice and enjoyed both visits. It is fun to go with a group of friends. The food is tasty and the wait staff are attentive. They run discount specials that help keep the cost down. We will definitely return.

1 Thank Grace K
Management response:

Please join our club fondue to hear about other offers that we do regularly for our loyal guest. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:30
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
    (5th & Water)
  • Public Transportation: There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-3463
Here fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience, where you can really dip into something different. Enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of tasty entrees, including tender beef, boneless breast of chicken, duck, lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more. All are available in many different combinations with a variety of special dipping sauces. Cheese fondues can be ordered separately and are included with the purchase of any combination dinner. Along with every entrée, you’ll get breads, savory vegetables, and even a choice of three different fresh salads. As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you’ll also love the Melting Pot’s wide selection of creamy, mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts. In addition to the Melting Pot’s ever expanding fondue menu, there’s also a growing list of fine wines. So come, relax and dip into an exciting new experience at the Melting Pot.

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