The Melting Pot in Gatlinburg is an interactive dining experience leave you hungry for the same fondue experience that you’re not likely to find anywhere else. From that first piece of bread to the last piece of dessert, it’s a dining experience like no other filled with new tastes and smells, or memorable ones if you’re dining at the Melting Pot again.
Enjoy fondue cooking and a variety of dinners, salads and delectable desserts. When it’s fondue, it’s up to you, literally. Melting Pot’s four-course meal consists of cheese fondue, salad, entree, and desert. Maybe just a glass of wine is what you’re looking for, well stop by and pair it with some cheese fondue. Or come by late for some desert. Our chocolate fondue has drawn many a late-night couple or group of friends by to indulge their chocolate craving.
The Melting Pot isn’t just a fly-by-night restaurant in downtown Gatlinburg. They’ve been the premiere fondue experience across America since 1975 when the first Melting Pot opened in Maitland, Fla., just outside of Orlando. At its beginnings, the restaurant menu consisted of Swiss cheese fondue, beef fondue and a chocolate fondue dessert. The menu has been expanding ever since.
Mark Johnston,who served as a waiter at The Melting Pot during his college years, became interested in the business, and with the help of his two brothers Mike and Bob, opened The Melting Pot of Tallahassee in 1979. As the Tallahassee location grew, within one year, franchise expansion presented itself and the Johnstons seized upon the opportunity.
Today, it isn’t just cheese fondue you can expect. Choose from a selection of spinach artichoke, fiesta, cheddar, Wisconsin trio, traditional Swiss, and Big Night Out cheese fondue. Same can be said with chocolate and its dark to light variations, as well as the entrees of steak, shrimp, chicken, salmon, Filet Mignon, and much more.
In 2010, The Melting Pot Restaurants celebrated its 35th anniversary, opened a restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – its first international restaurant, signed a seven-unit deal in Mexico and opened its first Mexico location in Mexico City.
Including Gatlinburg, the Melting Pot is now operating at 140 locations across North America with another 15 locations in development. It is still considered the premier fondue restaurant franchise in America. In Gatlinburg and across the country, this is where fondue truly becomes a dining event. Come experience a dining event at the Melting Pot in Gatlinburg where you’re sure to never forget that first dip of cheese fondue, or that last chocolate bite.
The Melting Pot
959 Parkway #2
Gatlinburg, TN 37738