The Melting Pot

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings

453 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459

(937) 567-8888
Notes
Worked with Gluten Intolerance Group on their gluten-free menu. Special training is required for staff.
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    5 ratingMay 30, 2015

    My wife's favorite restaurant in Dayton. She was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and we thought we had lost this as an option. We were wrong! We had a terrific experience, staff was knowledgeable and asked if food should be prepared separately (Celiac vs intolerance). Bread for cheese fondue was from local GF bakery (Sinfully Gluten-free) and they used GF lager for cheese fondue. Our favorite part: the GF menus was professionally printed and leather bound, not an afterthought like some places. Great place for special occasions!!

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2015

    They had a leather bound gluten free menu that looked as professional as their regular menu. I was surprised at how well suited they were to Celiac patrons and we had a wonderful experience. There were good options for each course with few modifications and our server was very knowledgable. In our experience gluten-free is not an afterthought at The Melting Pot - I felt pampered rather than accommodated and that's a rare thing in chain restaurants.

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    1 ratingSeptember 16, 2011

    Everything is fondue or cooked on a tabletop heater used by the entire table. Our waitress was not knowledgeable about what is GF.

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2016

    150 Allendale Rd #2100, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    This was our first restaurant after discovering a family GF intolerance, they were perfect! I had to remind my daughter to not expect such amazing service re: gluten free options/knowledge/acceptance when dining out. It was her birthday dinner and was chosen prior to changing our diet, we did not feel like we missed out on anything!!! Love them!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    Died and went to heaven. Don't bring me back. best dining experience ever since being diagnosed with celiacs. thank you Melting Pot

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    1 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    831 Rte 10, Whippany, NJ 07981

    My brother worked here and said that the people in the back always mess up and contaminate "gluten free" ingredients. If you have celiac, definitely don't go here.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    3100 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

    I had a great experience here. When I made my reservation I asked about gf and the guy taking the reservation was very knowledgable. When we got there our waitress was great and the menu was clearly marked for gf with a lot of options.

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    1 ratingAugust 11, 2016

    11811 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

    I am giving one star because a friend of mine knows someone who recently quit as a cook there because they were breaking safe serve rules and cross contaminating in the kitchen. I don't eat here often due to the expense however, I will be very reluctant to go back now.

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    4 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    4014 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219

    They do offer really great gf options but with a shared fondue pot in the middle they brought me all gf dippers but not my husband so he had to use a spoon to dip & pour on his dippers then had to wait until I was finished cooking all my meats before he could eat his that had gluten. It was good but they should have brought him gf dippers to make it simple or sat us at a table with 2 fondue pots.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    30 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Love all the gluten free dippers (bread, brownies, pound cake)! Staff seems very knowledgable... However last time I was there, there was a new drink menu with mixed drinks labeled GF and non GF. I talked to the bartender about what appeared to be inconsistencies (drinks with alcohols I thought were safe were not labeled GF and then drinks with unsafe ones were some labeled GF and some not). He said he didn't think the labels were correct and advised me what to get... so I would be careful to trust the gf on the drinks and make sure you let them know you are gluten free.

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    4 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

    We ordered the cheese and chocolate fondues. They had a gf bread cubes for the cheese and gluten free brownie bites for the chocolate. It was delicious and they seemed to be understanding of cc.

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    1 ratingJuly 29, 2016

    418 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL 32502

    I made a reservation here for my birthday knowing that Melting Pot's are notorious for being great with gluten free options and training of staff. Not the case at this location. I even noted IN THE RESERVATION I made that I had a gluten allergy but apparently that made no difference. Server was completely clueless. First they did not have any GF beer to make the cheese (ok not a biggie) then she brought out a bowl of regular bread for dipping. I explained AGAIN that I could not have bread anywhere near or in my fondue. I asked for the GF bread (listed on the menu), she said they didn't have any. I asked to speak the manager - 20 minutes later he shows up, he was very nice and did apologize for her ignorance, apparently she was new. Needless to say I spent the rest of the meal paranoid about everything and the service was terribly slow on top of all that & they were totally dead that night. Terrible experience for something I was looking so forward to for my birthday :( will not be back.

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    1 ratingJuly 24, 2016

    2001 S Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    Maybe other locations in this chain are better, but I will not be returning to this one. Ever. The service was beyond slow and the server was not trained on GF. The GIG should revoke their mark from this location. Our dessert course was the regular plate of dippables, and our server was no where to be found to correct it. Very disappointed.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Great experience! Very knowledgable and celiac safe. Nearly the entire menu is gf and noted in bold on menu. good gf bread for cheese course and gf pound cake and brownies with dessert.

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2016

    200 N 6th St, Boise, ID 83702

    Incredible place. Such a fun experience.

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    3 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    5294 Corporate Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    We had our reservations about everything listed as GF within the first few minutes. I ordered The Melting Pot Mule which was listed as GF. I had to run to the bar to have them change the vodka because it was supposed to be made with Stoli (which is made with wheat and rye). They were out of gluten free bread and brownies, but didn't tell us until we requested them. We were very clear from the beginning that I have Celiac. As for the special training for staff, I don't believe it. The server admitted to not knowing what gluten actually is.

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    4 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203

    I took my boyfriend to the Melting Pot for his birthday and we had a great time. The only complaint, which we caught, was when we ordered the dessert fondue, the waitress brought out a plate of gluten-filled desserts. We knew it didn't look right so we asked her about it. Even with the minor snafu, I'd go again. Definitely for the cheese and dessert fondues.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    1 E Broad St #100, Bethlehem, PA 18018

    There were lots of gluten free choices. Great atmosphere and everyone was very nice and helpful.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2016

    2090 Celebration Dr NE #130, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    I've dined here several times. The staff is very accommodating. The gluten free menu is extensive. If you have problems with cross-contamination, you should make your entire party order from the gluten free menu. Everyone cooks their food in the same pot at the table. But, since almost everything is prepared at the table, you can see the ingredients being used.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    1618 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    What an amazing experience! Everyone was very aware and knowledgable about gluten-free. Didn't make me feel like an oddity. Would return in a heartbeat!

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2016

    150 Allendale Rd #2100, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    amazing restaurant and perfect with gluten free. the staff is very knowledgeable and they have gluten free options for everything (bread, cake, brownies, marinades, etc) a definite must try.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2016

    14855 Blanco Road #110, San Antonio, TX 78216

    San Antonio Melting Pot was SUPER about me being GF. I was the only one at a table of 7 and they made sure everything from my cheese course, to my main course, all the way to my dessert, was completely taken care of. Every time I tried to ask/remind our waitress about GF, she was always one step ahead of me. I was super impressed!!

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    3 ratingJune 21, 2016

    2112 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    My husband is gluten free and I've always loved the melting pot. We go here every year for my bday. However, on our most recent visit we were not as pleased. They decreased the amount of gluten free items. They used to offer gluten free loud cake/brownies for the chocolate fondue. No more! It was very disappointing. Will try a new place next year.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2016

    2295 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914

    Great food! I love that they even have a pretty large selection for the gluten free desserts to dip into the chocolate fondue!

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2016

    1 E Broad St #100, Bethlehem, PA 18018

    My hubby and I shared off the gluten free menu. It was amazing and our waitress was very friendly & knowledgeable about the GF menu too. I will definitely be back!

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    2 ratingJune 03, 2016

    294 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, MO 63017

    The waiter was not very knowledgable or accommodating. I told him about my dietary restriction and asked for a salad with no croutons. He brought me a salad with croutons. I told them, and they said they would fix it. I thought they did, but as I finished, I found a crouton on the bottom. My guess is they just picked off the croutons. I went with a large group and the waiter decided which items he wanted to make gluten-free (like cheeses) so be sure to tell him which one you want gluten-free! (I thought I did) If I go back, I will ask for a different waiter and make sure they know about my celiac! I might give it another chance because the food is SO GOOD!

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2016

    232 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

    Such a great place for GF options! We will definitely be going back.

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2016

    2348 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401

    I love this place. It serves gf dinner and dessert plates. In fact the dessert plates for celiac are bigger than the regular onesπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸΏπŸΏπŸ©πŸ©πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜—πŸ˜˜

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2016

    9704 Gayton Rd, Henrico, VA 23238

    I don't think you can find a better combination of GFree safety, fabulous food, incredible dining experience, and in my multiple visits to this location - caring and attentive waitstaff. They were very knowledgeable about ingredients. They have a separate GFree menu that includes bread and deadly desserts. Nice full bar and super wine list. My go-to place to celebrate.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2016

    5455 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487

    I was concerned that my son and I would not have many options but my daughter wanted to go to the melting pot for her birthday. Wow was I wrong. They were so accommodating!!! We had 2 pots, one regular and one gluten free. They had gluten free bread and brownies. Staff was knowledgable about what items were gluten free. We had a great time and everyone still feels great.

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    3 ratingMay 10, 2016

    7011 Fayetteville Rd #101, Durham, NC 27713

    This was a safe meal but that's about all I can say for this restaurant. Staff was extremely rude about my gluten free questions and made the experience stressful. Luckily I didn't end up getting sick. Cheese fondue was the best part because it came with good gf bread. The rest of the meal I could have skipped. Certainly not worth the expense. If I have to go back I will but it's not a place I would recommend.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2016

    1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

    This was so fun and delicious. Our server was very gluten free knowledgable and careful. Extensive gluten free menu, including gluten free bread, cake, and brownies.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2016

    732 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027

    Have been here a number of times. Always a good experience with alot of gluten free choices.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2016

    294 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, MO 63017

    Gluten free menu including desserts! YUM!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    10451 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

    I love their food and they are always good about accommodating my gluten allergy. They have substitute dipping items including gluten free brownies and bread that are delicious.

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    4 ratingApril 12, 2016

    9021 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

    As long as you go in expecting to spend a pretty penny, you're good to go! There are plenty of GF options and they're all amazingly delicious. Also, the booth seating provides for a cozy/more private dining experience than being in the middle of everything! I loved going with my boyfriend and spending time to actually enjoy the food, the ambiance, and did I mention the food! The waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgable, very kind and helpful. Overall, a great dining experience!

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2016

    150 Allendale Rd #2100, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    GF bread for dipping in the cheese fondue (which they'll make with gf beer), lots of entree choices, and they substitute gf brownies and pound cake for the dessert course. Suggestion: request a table with two pots if going with a group.

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    4 ratingApril 03, 2016

    250 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675

    Food was great. Fun experience. They were completely prepared for gluten free. Make sure you call ahead for a table with 2 burners if anyone in your party is not gluten free. Expensive

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2016

    5650 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    We went strictly for desserts and they have a dedicated gluten free menu. We received an assortment of fruit, marshmallows, GF brownies, & GF muffins to dip in our chocolate. Also good to know, Wednesdays wine bottles are 1/2 off.

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2016

    7011 Fayetteville Rd #101, Durham, NC 27713

    One of the best dinners of my life! The staff was extremely well trained on cross contamination and ensured that I got a table with double burners so I could have a separate gluten free fondue pot to remain uncontaminated. Gluten free bread was served with the cheese fondue, and gluten free brownies and pound cake with the chocolate. Many of their entrees were also gfree, and everything was delicious. No sickness the day after. They also had an extensive gluten free cocktail menu and coffee menu! As it was my birthday, they brought me out a gluten free cupcake to end the night, and the manager came out and spoke to me personally to ensure I enjoyed my meal. His wife is also gluten free, so he makes sure to use high quality breads, etc. The brownies were delicious!

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2016

    1055 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

    Eaten here several times. My coeliac daughter has not been glutened.

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2016

    213 Burlington Rd, Bedford, MA 01730

    Gluten free bear and amazing courses of food!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    1 Carousel Center, Destiny USA, Syracuse, NY 13290

    Excellent with gf options, even had dessert! Our waiter as also celiac and was very knowledgable!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2016

    814 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

    just an awesome experience. I love fondue!!!

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    3 ratingJanuary 26, 2016

    475 Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC 29607

    They have a gluten free menu but staff was not very educated to it. Spent most of our evening for waiter to go ask if something was gluten free. Brought food to the table several times that he came back and removed because he realized it had gluten. Be careful.

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2016

    11730 Plaza America Drive #100, Reston, VA 20190

    I have a wheat allergy and my experience was awesome! GF bread was served with the cheese fondue and GF pound cake and brownies served with the chocolate fondue. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful!

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    3 ratingJanuary 17, 2016

    1820 St Charles Ave #120, New Orleans, LA 70130

    from GF perspective is great. from a flavor perspective...meh. gf pound cake with dessert fondue was a great suprise. expensive.

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    5 ratingJanuary 10, 2016

    4 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

    This place had so many gf options! It was great. Expensive but great!

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    5 ratingDecember 24, 2015

    814 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Yum! Dedicated gluten free menu. Chocolate fondue was amazing and they had GF pound cake!

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    5 ratingDecember 18, 2015

    150 Allendale Rd #2100, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Best gluten-free menu yet! The gluten free dessert is out of this world ! All the staff are knowledgeable and very kind too gluten illnesses! One of the best gluten free dining experiences i have ever had.

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    5 ratingDecember 13, 2015

    340 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Had amazing GF options for every part of the meal. They even had GF brownies and pound cake that were to die for!

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    814 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Eaten here twice, never been glutened. The bread they use is local and really good. Even my non-gf friends are happy with it. For vegetarians, the entree options are very limited so I usually just do cheese and chocolate fondue. Servers are knowledgable about gluten.

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2015

    1110 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

    My boyfriend surprised me with a wonderful dinner at The Melting Pot. We ordered all gluten free, and since everything is cooked at the table there is very little risk of cc. The staff was knowledgable and helpful. And the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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