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The Melting Pot

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6816 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1016
+1 608-833-5676
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice and cuts, a bit overpriced for what you receive but the experience is a lot of fun...especially in groups. Have also eaten there with just my wife so the romantic booths in the back are a must for those times.

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Thank 738timr
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to enjoy this type of thing to enjoy the experience. There was too much interaction with waitstaff for me. I also don't like to boil my main meal, especially the meat. The s'mores fondue was awesome for dessert. It is very pricey as well.

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Thank Go_to_AZ
Appleton, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Where to start??? Reminder first time ever eating here. Upon entering the Melting Pot, it was very dim and peaceful. We were greeted with a fantastic smile and were seated right away around 8 pm. We were there for about an hour and a half to two hours. Our server came up to us and had exceptional customer service along... More 

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1 Thank Nicole M
Janesville
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is definitely my favorite one. I have been to multiple different ones and the service here is exceptional. The servers and managers are AMAZING!!! The food is delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Thank Seanna W
Kewaunee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My daughter and I were visiting Madison, and had no idea of where to go for a dinner out. We chose the Melting Pot because it wasn't far from where we were staying. My daughter had some friends that had eaten there so we decided to give it a shot. Are we glad that we did. We were treated like... More 

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1 Thank J2727
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The hostess and manager were quite cold and not very personable until we left and walked out the door. Made us feel as if we were a nuisance and we we would have to wait a real long time before we got seated (1 hr). As if they were trying to talk us out of it. We didn't have a... More 

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Thank Renee R
Rutland, Vermont
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a fondue restaurant and we had a blast. Four courses - cheese, salad, protein and chocolate. Every course was delicious!! Our server, who prepared much of our meal table side - was fantastic. She was friendly, welcoming and did an excellent job with all the prep and explanation!! We will definitely go back!!

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Thank ALL489
Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If you love fondue and a great wine list this is your place. The fondue was prepared table side and absolutely blew our party of 4 away. I have never had a restauranr fondue experience like this. The service was first class all the way.......very attentive and never missed a beat.

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1 Thank Keith S
Mazomanie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was great, but for a higher end restaurant the service was poor. Unorganized, nothing was explained well, food order was taken for half the table while one of our waitresses just walked off and didn't even have our drink order yet. Waitresses never came back to see if we needed anything, slow service when they did bring the food/checks... More 

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Thank EmmySM
Sauk City, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for bridal party on a Monday night . The absolute worst service . 12 people one waiter one bartender for entire building. Would not recommend!

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Thank Ruby0323

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6816 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-833-5676
Description
Celebrate that special occasion or just come in for the fun of the "Fondue Experience". Romantic booths for two to tables for corporate events. We specialize in birthdays and anniversaries. Our celebration packages will "Wow" your date.

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