The Melting Pot

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

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30 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Validated Gluten Free Safe Spot

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

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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-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?

— 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
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Always accommodating and extremely knowledgeable staff. Never have had an issue here.

Safety


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

— 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not gluten free! Didn't even get through the 1st course before a having huge painful reaction. Only giving 1 star because zero stars were not an option. Staff was very nice but not gf! Manager didnt even come by after. They just said not to worry about paying for the cheese and we left.

Celiac friendly?

No

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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fun change from the usual fare. I enjoyed a salad and the duck cooked "bourguignon style." The night I was there they were out of gluten free bread--so I skipped the fondue. You may want too call ahead to make a reservation and reserve your bread. The restaurant only allows one pot at the table at a time. I think it's about 4 people per burner. This is a great option if the people without dietary restrictions are willing to share the gluten free options with you. If not you have to take turns with courses.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I was pleasantly surprised by the gf options available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I thought I was going to have to give this place up when I found out I was gluten intolerant. So excited to discover they did gluten free. Great food and always great service.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Very good fondue place. Knowledgable staff and good options. As with all fondue places, it's on the pricier side. Look for specials and coupons or have it be a special occasion.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Great food great atmosphere

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Overall Rating

Review


Their food is amazing and they are very knowledgeable about allergies I felt super safe here. A bit pricey but a great experience, super worthy for a special date night! I super recommend this place.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Gluten Sensitive

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I messaged ahead to let them know my husband is gluten free but also has a rice allergy. They have gluten free bread options for dipping with the cheese fondue, but they messaged back and let me know they did contain rice flour, so we avoided those. GF items are clearly marked on the menu or an alternative is offered, like a cheese fondue that had lauger in it can be replaced with a gluten free broth base instead. Usually a couple shares a pot on one cooktop. They reserved a double cooktop table for us and we each had our own pot. They put items that we could both have on one tray and separated the ones my hubby couldn’t have on a different tray. The manager also said their staff has some kind of gluten training - I cannot recall what he called it. We had a lovely, fun, and stress-free meal! Jordan, our server, was so thoughtful and kind. He made sure we knew what everything was - all the sauces, meats, etc. It was such a treat!

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Felt very safe here. Sensitive celiac and entire group ate GF to keep me safe since it’s a shared pot. Almost entire menu is GF

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

Celiac

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gluten free items were marked on the menu, but some things were marked gluten free that aren’t really gluten free! my waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped to keep me safe. great option if everyone at your table is also planning on eating gluten free.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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