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Melting Pot. Good or Bad?

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Besides the amount of calories that will be consumed from start to finish, an obvious con to dining at The Melting Pot, how would you rate the food? My girlfiends have chosen that as the next girls night out dinner. Should I be concerned?

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      1. It's one of my kids' favorite restaurants because it's fun. But foodwise, it's middling and not really worth the price, IMO. However, if the company is more important than the food, it's at least a more interactive experience than other dining options, kind of like Korean BBQ.

        1. I've been to one once...I would say that the chocolate fondue is fun and yummy, but the savory options are not so good. It's not cheap and the protein is not very high quality. Maybe you can talk them into eating somewhere else beforehand, and getting dessert there?

          1. Expensive...and I just feel it's so easy to make really good fondue at home so I try to avoid it. Try to get them to go at happy hour when they have 1/2 price fondue and salads. Wine list is also over priced.

            1. It's ok, but nothing more.

              1. The food is mediocre at best and overpriced. I'd just go there for dessert.

                1. Well, we went last Friday night and all I can say is now I know better. I should have listened to the reviews and your input and talked the girls into doing just the dessert. First bad sign was when we all ordered one of their new signature skinny drinks that they had just started that day, the Lemon Basil Martini, but they were all out of basil. How does that happen? Second the cheese was very bland. How can a cheese dip containing blue cheese be bland? Thirdly, the meat was way over seasoned. The only good was the dessert. Next time the girls want fondue, I will insist that they come to my house so I can make it for them. I can make better.