The Melting Pot

6 ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Fondue
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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1205 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Validated Gluten Free Safe Spot

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Delicious gluten free options for every stage of your meal at no extra charge

Safety


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

— Not at all

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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My best gluten free experience! Everything GF is clearly marked on the menu, which is most of the menu. All sauces and salad dressings are GF. They brought me out GF bread to go with the cheese fondue and a special GF plate with brownies and pound cake with the chocolate fondue. I’d definitely go back!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The waiter I had at this Melting Pot was super great. He was well trained and informed and kept reminding US how to keep our food from being cross contaminated. Their new-er Gluten Free Brownies are GREAT.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 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
  • Fondue
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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The staff is not trained well! The started to give us regular beer with our cheese then realized he messed up. I had to remind him that the teriyaki sauce was not gluten free.

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fun atmosphere. waiter didn't know what gluten free meant.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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When making reservations, we mentioned the gluten free request for our entire party. Knowing this was a GF Safe Spot, I felt pretty comfortable eating here. After being seated, I mentioned to our waitress that we were all eating gluten free to keep it as safe as possible. The appetizer was OK (a bit too much wine-tasting) and included GF bread. When the entree arrived, I was surprised that the waitress included a sauce with gluten--she brought a dish that included 5 different sauces and said she left out the spoon in the one gluten sauce so we would be aware. I was very disappointed in this, especially since we emphasized being completely GF at our table. I did not try any sauces as cross contact would be too easy. You definitely pay for the experience at this restaurant so, luckily, I won't be hurrying back anytime soon. Next time, I will ask to bring a new sauce tray that is completely GF.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

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Everything was so tasty and decadent and there was gluten free for every course. Only eh thing was I asked everytime they brought out a new course if it was gluten free and the waitress was like nope sorry and took it right back and fixed it. So whoever was plating or cooking or checking things in the back was not on the ball which is a little... not great for celiac but I did not get sick and it was AHHHMAZING

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Symptomatic Celiac

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My family and I came here a couple months ago and it was all great, two celiacs in the family but my mom and i (other celiac) got so sick, good place, but i don’t think i would go bsck

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Gluten Intolerant

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They have an ENTIRE GLUTEN FREE MENU! The sauces, the dippers and dessert!! Such a great experience- Roger was our server! Highly recommend

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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UPDATE: Came back for a second time and again my food all tested gf with my Nima sensor, and I had no reaction. I always request a separate pot from the people I’m with and they are super accommodating with that. Waiter was very knowledgeable and asked if I was celiac. Super nice people and great food!

The food was great, and they even had vegan cheese and chocolate (I can’t eat dairy). I could hardly tell that the cheese was vegan. The waiter was very knowledgeable and let me know that some of the gluten free dippers (bread and desserts) had dairy in them. I tested everything with my Nima sensor and it all came up gluten free. I’m very sensitive and I didn’t get sick.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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 with other allergies

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