Fondue is a ubiquitous staple of Swiss culture, matched only by neutrality, multiuse pocketknives, and the world's most easy-to-draw cheese. Go for a dip with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of fondue and steakhouse cuisine for two
- $40 for $80 worth of fondue and steakhouse cuisine for four or more
Diners can spear rustic artisan breads, fresh vegetables, and crisp granny smith apples before dipping them in fondues such as fiesta cheese ($7.95/person), wisconsin trio cheese ($8.50/person), and traditional swiss cheese ($8.95/person). For a heartier meal, a steaming pot of spiced burgundy wine, seasoned vegetable bouillon, or Caribbean-inspired bouillon cooks pieces of meat at the table with entrees such as Atlantic salmon ($19.95) or the Asian-inspired, sirloin-heaped sampler dubbed the Pacific Rim ($31.95).
The Melting Pot
When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, diners had just three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. The restaurant first expanded four years later, when an enterprising waiter at the initial location opened up a new outpost in Tallahassee. Today, the company—now owned by that original waiter, Mark Johnston, and his brothers Mike and Bob—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also expanded, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.
On a given night, groups of viscous-dip-loving foodies gather around tables to nosh on cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads while cooking steaks and seafood in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and romance seekers cap decadent evenings sharing the chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.