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Melting Pot, Warrington, PA

cheflynnie Oct 29, 2009 11:30 AM

Has anyone been to this restaurant yet? I'm looking to take my husband there for his b-day, but I don't know if he'll enjoy it. He's a "meat and potato" kind of guy with a relatively big appetite - I wasn't sure if this would fill him up. Plus, can anyone describe the atmosphere of this restaurant? Loud and crowded? Intimate? Other?? Thanks everyone!

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  1. bucksguy14 RE: cheflynnie Oct 29, 2009 07:53 PM

    I don't get the whole fondue thing? It was something that didn't make it 20some years ago. Now, folks are trying it again. Another fad?

    1. sockii RE: cheflynnie Oct 30, 2009 05:31 AM

      It's a big chain, isn't it? So you'll probably find more info on what they offer on the Chains board.

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        barryg RE: cheflynnie Oct 30, 2009 05:46 AM

        I've been to a couple Melting Pot locations; they have been around for many years. In general the food is mediocre and expensive. That said many like it, and you can get meat and potato "fondues" you cook in broth. However, you cook everything yourself so you need to have some patience to sit there and wait for a few bites a food to cook, eat them, then repeat many times (you only get a couple fondue forks). I don't really like spending a lot of money to cook my own food, especially boiled meat (not very flavorful IMO) but many find it fun and sociable. If you want to try it, just make sure your husband has the patience to wait for everything to cook at the table.

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          cheflynnie RE: barryg Nov 5, 2009 08:47 AM

          My concern is the "patience" factor, for sure. This is very helpful. Thanks for the insight. :-)

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            roro1831 RE: barryg Nov 5, 2009 11:38 AM

            I've been a few times over the years, the first time being around 2000 or so. It's a good date place in the sense that you can have conversation and some laughs over the course of the meal, which you control the pace of. Is it expensive, sure but it can lend itself to a nice evening since the meal can last quite some time and I've never been rushed. They don't try to flip tables quickly.
            Is it the best food around, not really but all in all if you have the time to sit there and like to talk then it's fun.

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