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1410 Colonial Life Blvd W Ste 130, Columbia, SC 29210-7665
+1 803-731-8500
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Jamestown, NC
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168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter and her roommates to the Melting pot. Our reservation was for 6 and when I made it i was told they were working us in. There were several parties celebrating prom and we did have to wait but the staff was so accommodating and nice. The food was delicious and we had a great time talking... More 

Thank GNRoney
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Took a friend who was also gluten free and it worked for us, but I'm not sure how they would handle it if we had one GF person and one who was not. We had the GF beer cheese and that was delicious - could have made an entire meal of it. Then the meat options - I'm not sure... More 

Thank Hello420
Lexington, South Carolina
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food is plenty for what you pay for although it is tough to get out of there without spending over $100 for a party of four. My biggest issue though is that they apply a 20% tip on top for a party of 5. To me that is excessive and I should be able to define my own tip as... More 

Thank jcmallard1
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love eating at the Melting Pot. This is my anniversary go to place. The atmosphere is very romantic for couples. I love the selection of foods.

Thank Paige G
Sumter, South Carolina
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went here for my birthday and had a wonderful time. The service was out of this world, the food, of course is what you make of it, and the atmosphere is always nice. If you want to spend 2plus hours for a dining experience, this is the place to go!!!! You will not leave disappointed.

Thank 954elainef
Sumter, South Carolina
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to the melting pot twice in my life. The second time was my last. Food was alright. Service was slow. Drinks were average at best. Won't be back.

Thank Kiara_Colon9
Melting_Pot_Columbia, Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this review

Hi Kiara, We are so sorry to hear your most recent experience with us was not exceptional. We would love the opportunity to discuss this further with you, and have the opportunity to give you a better experience. Please email us at ColumbiaSC@meltingpotfranchise.com with your contact information, or call us at 803-731-8500 and ask for Lucinda or Ally. Thank you... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were there for the first time and we really liked very much . Great service, Great food. In the comple menu it was dessert which we liked the most. It's little expensive and that's reason I mentioned it's good for special occasions. Definitely must go restaurant!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

LOVE the Melting Pot. Probably my favorite restaurant. Usually go to Greenville, SC location. My husband wanted to surprise me and took me here. It was beautiful!! Friendly staff, and of course amazing food. It can be a little pricey but if you have the money and want a good time and great food - try it. I totally recommend... More 

Thank Tammie J
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and i had a wonderful time tonight. We did the four course experience. Must say it was awesome!!!! The four course is the way to go, make sure you call a head and make reservations.

Thank Darryl P
Irmo, South Carolina
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Who would thought that fondue could be so much fun. John made this a delicious experience for us. The cheese selection fondue was super. Kid for crazy over this. Not to mention the chocolate fondue. Simply sinful. This was a fun treat for a birthday celebration.

Thank montycoats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Colonial Life Blvd W Ste 130, Columbia, SC 29210-7665
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-731-8500

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