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The Melting Pot

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12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 3, Newport News, VA 23602-6986 (Operations Drive)
+1 757-655-9300
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly staff that was quick to attend to any of our needs. The food was cooked perfectly for me. Our waiter was really a joy to me and my family.

Thank ashcanny
Hampton, Virginia
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227 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit started slow but ended well. The entire experience was fantastic and aided by our waiter Mike. He was great! An amazing personality, very attentive, and excellent service! Food-wise...the suggestions made by Mike were spot on. The bacon & jalapeno cheese fondue was delicious. Our entrees were fantastic! I believe the sauces really complimented the entree very well. Dessert... More 

Thank MasCabron23
Gloucester, Virginia
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me,hubby and another couple had reservations for 7pm. We were seated promptly. Beverages were served, orders were taken. The appetizer was served....next should have been the salads. And I say SHOULD have been because the broth for our dinner came out before the salads came out. The salads took 45 minutes to make and they were simple house salads. By... More 

Thank Kimm1970
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place never disappoints. The food is great, the service great and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Great for couples or friends getting together. No so much for younger children. When the food arrives I always look at it and think there is not much there but I always leave stuffed and pleased.

Thank UPSdude
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my wife for valentines day. It was really expensive because "it's the busiest night of year". However we were one of 4 couples in the restaurant so....anyways, we had a great time. The service was absolute perfect. The atmosphere was romantic. Every booth was isolated and we felt like we were the only ones there. The food... More 

Thank David L
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

There were five of us - 3 adults, a 9 year old girl and 11 year old boy. It was a dinner event! We ordered the four course dinner for each adult and the children shared one.The kids loved skewering their food and putting it in the pots. There was plenty of food and the quality was excellent and the... More 

Thank Nancy S
Seaford, Virginia
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had walked past The Melting Pot many times enroute to the Japanese steak house next door and always wanted to try it. So we took advantage of the Newport News restaurant week special to give it a try. As others have described it is unique and expensive. Food, as far as taste, and the attention to customers by the... More 

Thank TGSwanson
Yorktown, Virginia
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our first time at the chain. Very different experience than most restaurants. We have mostly positive thoughts on the place, yet acknowledge, it may not be for everyone. Pro's: - Very leisurely. Figure 2 1/2 to 3 hours for the four course meal. Booth is yours for the night. - We very much enjoyed the cheese fondue appetizer, and the... More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is the go to place where you want a great meal with great atmosphere. It is upscale and the dinner prices reflect that. If you go as a 4 some remember to ask for two burners at the table or it will limit your choices.

Thank UPSdude
Springfield, Virginia
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The entire staff was friendly and the food was really good. The waiter made suggestions based on what we said we liked and he was absolutely correct. The food was easy to cook and the directions the waiter gave us made sure we didn't get into trouble with uncooked food on the wrong plate. A truly fun evening thanks to... More 

Thank ThingsINotice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
French, Swiss, European, American, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12233 Jefferson Ave Ste 3, Newport News, VA 23602-6986
    (Operations Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-655-9300
When you want the ultimate evening out with your family, friends, or that special someone, look no further than Peninsula Melting Pot in Newport News, Virginia. Combining ambient lighting and a warm atmosphere with spectacular cuisine, our restaurant is the local spot for interactive fondue dining. Whether you want to join us for cheese and chocolate or are looking for the full 4-Course Experience, you won't find a more unique dining experience anywhere else. From artisan cheeses full of flavor to a wide assortment of delectable chocolates, our fondue pots are filled with delightful choices for you and your companions. Our salads are always freshly made, and we offer four cooking styles for your entrées-coq au vin, seasoned court bouillon, mojo, and bourguignonne. Each is as flavorful as the last and will leave you begging for more.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?