The Melting Pot

2 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
1564 Laskin Rd #182
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A program of the Gluten Intolerance Group

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Made reservations ahead of time annotating gluten-free requirements. On seating, discussed with waiter and ordered gluten-free menu offerings and substitutes. First course cheese fondu was served with wheat bread; sent back for gluten-free bread. Main course fondu was brought with teriyaki sauce (identified by waiter to have gluten) served in same sauce bowl caddy immediately adjacent to / side-by-side with gluten-free sauces (high concern for cross contamination). For the dessert fondu, low level of trust that brownies were gluten-free. This experience was the exact opposite of dining event in January (which was outstanding).

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

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

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent experience! As long as your party agrees to choose from the gluten free options (GF clearly marked on menu and there are a lot of options), then your meal will be very safe and delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable on how to prepare our food. The candied nuts in my Caesar salad were delicious, the Memphis style dry rub pork was our favorite meat, and they provided specialty gluten free items (Gf cookie) to dip in the chocolate fondue. Great dinner!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Very clearly marked menu, I never had to remind our server to make anything GF once it was mentioned once he had it. Only thing to be mindful of for celiac is if anyone you're eating with doesn't have all GF meats have them cook those last. Otherwise this was a simple and very enjoyable experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

Notes


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

Photos


Ceasar salad
Chocolate fondue w/ GF cookies, marshmallows, and fruit
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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great place to celebrate our Anniversary.

Everything we had was gluten free and this location in Virginia Beach had gluten free bread too !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Shawn was a lovely server. He explained how all surfaces are wiped clean before preparing gluten free dishes. Started with Wisconsin Cheese fondu with GF bread, veggies and apple, it was delicious. Next was coq au vin fondu with chicken, steak and tuna, all great. Followed by milk chocolate fondu with GF dippers. Everything was delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Great service, very knowledgeable and took safety precautions. Menu clearly marked and most items GF.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


They offered several options and seemed knowledgeable

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


My husband and I just had a wonderful "Thursdate" experience last night. When making the reservation I indicated I had celiac disease, and the host who seated us also asked about "food allergies." I also heard her ask others as they were walking to their tables, so it reassured me food safety is a priority.

The server explained they were prepared to split the fondue into 2 pots with separate dippers, but we clarified that we would both rather eat GF to prevent any cross contamination at the table. The server knowledgeably participated in this conversation and agreed it was safer for me if we both ate GF. Just wanted to let others know their options before going.

We had a fantastic meal. The menu items were clearly listed as GF and our server was completely familiar with the GF subs. The bread dippers looked so good I wasn't sure if they could really be GF but all was well and delicious too. Even the dessert fondue included GF brownie and cookie dippers.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Extremely celiac friendly. Waiter broke down everything my husband could have, even made sure we knew the shredded cheese did not have flour additives. Gluten free beer available, gf bread dippers and chips too; everything clearly marked.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


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

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