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.
$45 for a Three-Course Fondue Dinner for Two and Two Drinks ($90 Value)
Diners feast on gooey cheese fondue, a salad, and an entree fondue, which includes filet mignon, teriyaki sirloin, white shrimp, herb-rubbed chicken, and spinach and artichoke ravioli. Dipping sauces and fresh vegetables accompany the dinner, and Groupon buyers can each choose a drink with up to an $8 value. Groupons are valid any time Sunday–Friday, based on availability, and on Saturdays before 5 p.m. Vouchers cannot be used from December 7–January 1. Diners must make reservations via phone and mention their Groupon.
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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, entrees, 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.