The Melting Pot

2 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1949 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236

A program of the Gluten Intolerance Group

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Celiac

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Everyone at our table ate gluten free so we had no worries about cross contamination

They label all drinks on the menu to indicate what is gluten free (alcoholic and otherwise). There was a big selection to choose from.

The waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and the food was delicious. So many options and every course was available in gluten free. No complaints and would definitely go back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful gluten free choices. The cheddar fondue can be made with gluten free beer and served with a soft fresh gluten free bread along with the appetizer veggies. Then great options for meats and lobster. The dessert chocolate fondue comes with fantastic gluten free chocolate brownies and vanilla cake. We can't wait to return! No bad reactions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No really able to separate gluten free because of the need to have everything going in the same melting pot.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 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

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

Notes


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

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Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Brand new gluten free additions to their already extensive GF menu. I had to post on here when i saw the other, mediocre review. By far my favorite place to dine bc of the fantastic food, extremely well trained servers and kitchen staff, as well as fun, eventful experience. Blows all other GF friendly restaurants out of the water and it's only getting better. Our most recent server was very G and wheat intolerant and explained how all staff undergo continuous GF and allergy training & that everyone there gets excited to provide quality food that caters to any and all food allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Was really unimpressed. Had a hope it would be amazing, but that was pretty well crushed. Mid grade food. Land and sea was decent. Fondue was ok, I was surprised that they could not figure out how to substitute the lack of bread and chips with something else. Ended up being very expensive for almost average meal. Service was average. They do keep the gf food separated correctly though'

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Staff seemed undertrained in allergy protocol. When the cheese was brought out it was announced that they were out of gf bread, and in its place was tortilla chips, green apple, and crummy looking broccoli. I would have appreciated being told that up front. Main course was brought to us with two non gluten free meats that had to be sent back. Before we realized it, my husband cooked a piece of unsafe chicken in the broth. The final course came out with non gf dippers. It’s exhausting having to constantly remind your server of your needs. By the time the gf dippers came out the chocolate was cold. So disappointed because we came here specifically because it’s supposed to be a safe place. I was sick and obviously glutened.

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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Great experience! They were able to provide the complete 4 course meal gluten free. Gluten free bread (delicious) and dessert accompaniments including gluten free cookies and brownies. Would definitely recommend.

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

Celiac

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decent GF options but call ahead to make sure they have GF bread to dip- otherwise, you end up with whatever they can find. Celery and carrots dipped in cheese just isn’t the same thing!

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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Food was wonderful, good options for my son with celiac. Staff was careful and knowledgeable about safety.

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

Celiac

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I called ahead re:celiac. The staff member seemed a little informed about it. But he was confused about one apparently because he prepared it differently than they said they would on the website. I didn't bother correcting him because we were hungry and it was gluten free still. I kept double checking that every ingredient was gluten free- he said "yes I'm sure". After taking my first bite he came running to our table saying" stop! It's actually not gluten free! I just asked my manager." So he lied. The manager never came over to check on us and we didn't get a deal off the food, so it was a $70 meal down the drain (no pun intended). I don't know for other people but that's a lot of money for us and it was a special occasion. Would not recommend for Celiac.

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

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