The Melting Pot

9 ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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334 E Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Celiac

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Not much was done to be careful after I told the hostess and the waiter my son and I both had celiac. The waiter brought out teriyaki on the sauces tray and told me to “avoid it” when it shouldn’t have even been on the tray in the first place. When dessert came out, he ended up bringing out a platter for us that all contained gluten, and upon setting it on the table, he had realized after analyzing my facial expression that he brought out the wrong thing and said “oh right, gluten free”. He was mindful of the nuts that could have cross contamination and left them off, but then brought out multiple things with gluten on them. It felt like minimal effort was put in and I didn’t feel safe eating there, even after multiple confirmations that it was safe and they take precautions with celiac. For how much I spent here, I really was not amused that we weren’t taken more seriously with our allergy.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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The Melting Pot used to be one of my favorite places in town. However come of the service has gone drastically downhill in the last few years. The last trip Hi took here was about 3 weeks ago. My boyfriend called the day before to make a reservation and told the person taking the reservation that I have a gluten allergy. When we arrived, no one had any record of that. At the table, we told them again that I had a gluten allergy. They brought us food that was supposed to be gluten free. However,

there was definitely cross contamination because I spent the last hour of our meal in the bathroom and the next day in excruciating pain.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always a great safe spot in old town. Waitress knew all about celiac and cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

Notes


Worked with Gluten Intolerance Group on their gluten-free menu. Special training is required for staff.

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Amazing dinner! We came for great plates and loved it. Since the last time I ate at a Melting Pot I was diagnosed with Celiac and now have to eat gluten free, and they offer an amazing selection. Everything (including drinks) is clearly marked GF or not on the menu and the waiter was super helpful and knowledgeable. We had delicious 4 cheese fondue w/veggies and gluten free bread, a variety of meats in Mojo broth, and a dark chocolate w/raspberry liquor chocolate fondue that came with gluten free pound cake and brownies for me. The gf brownies taste better than regular brownies! The great plates meal came with a bottle of wine, we got the moscato which was delicious. Great service and a great atmosphere. We’ll be back for a special occasion in the future!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Melting pot has extensive and excellent choices/options for gluten free. Very allergen friendly, as it is highly customizable. My favorite special occasion restaurant.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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The Melting Pot goes above and beyond when taking care of the Celiac guest! We had the most amazing dining experience here. By telling the host we were Celiac when we made the reservation, they were completely prepared for us when we arrived. The waiter walked us through the menu, made all necessary changes to our meal choices and even suggested drinks that were gluten free. Fantastic service, wonderful food. I wish other restaurants were as trained and prepared as the Melting Pot!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Service was incredible! I mentioned I had a gluten allergy and they were extremely accommodating. I went with my boyfriend, who is not GF, and they brought out seperate GF options (bread & dessert) so we could both enjoy it equally. Definitely will be back soon!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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They totally catered to me and reassured me that all the food that I was served was gluten free.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Be aware: They were able to accommodate my need to be Gluten free, however, this means that my wife also had to eat gluten free. I don’t like to force GF on her, especially when it’s date night and eating out.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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We had a truly wonderful experience at the Melting Pot with our family. There were 7 of us in the party, two celiac who had to eat gluten free, the food was delicious and the two wait staff assigned to our table in a private room were over the top terrific, both so attentive to our dietary needs and explained everything about the food, the way to choose it, cook it, and not cross contaminate. They had gluten free bread options for the first course to dip the cheese into. We had our two kids who loved the experience of dipping and cooking and both devoured everything served. The cocktails and mocktails were delicious. No issues afterwards at all for our two family members who have celiac. The only thing we wished happened was we didn’t get so full and could have saved room for the chocolate dipping so we’ll definitely go back for dessert!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Staff was very courteous and knowledgeable about gf and their whole menu was clearly labeled

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended

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We eat here often. They take amazing care of us. They have a note on my account so every time I make a reservation, they know I’m gluten free. They even have gf bread dippers for the cheese as well as gf dessert dippers for chocolate. Many options for sensitive belly’s. Highly recommend!! Make sure to plan ahead & make a reservation as they get very busy. Also it is a long dinner so give yourself a couple hours to get through all your courses. Bring your appetite

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Paleo friendly
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Melting Pot was safe place for my family member with celiac disease. He’s able to have his own oil, own food, and they’re even able to tell him which sauces contain dairy (intolerance) as well. Only word of caution is from time to time, servers will lower a potato into the water to check the temperature of the oil, and more often than not when scooping up the potato they use their bare fingers to balance it on the spoon first. Just ask them not to touch the food when they check the oil temperature.

They took all necessary precautions and we have been able to eat there safely at least 3x over the last year.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended

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