• Friends at our Columbia, MD Restaurant

Welcome to The Melting Pot, where we appeal to romantic nights out and special family occasions.

Like the gentle flow of Chesapeake Bay, The Melting Pot in Columbia aims to win you over with a relaxing atmosphere and winning presentation. Our restaurant is unique in this way because we redefine elegance and make it compatible for casual family outings—all without losing our renowned trademarks of excellence: great food and even greater fondues. Artisan cheeses, sweet chocolates, fresh seafood, tender steak, and seasoned vegetables- you will find all of these and more at our tables. Treat your significant other to a romantic date or order a few fondues for your next friend gathering. Anniversaries, graduations, reunions—we’re your go-to event venue in Columbia. It goes without saying that we’re also a perfect party venue for birthdays. So join us tonight and don’t wait for the next event to roll around.

Make a reservation and join us for fondue tonight.

Columbia, MD

410-740-8197 FAX


5325 Village Center Dr, Ste 124
Columbia, Maryland 21044

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Thu: 5PM-10PM
Fri: 5PM-11PM
Sat: 4PM-11PM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri: 5PM-7PM


The Melting Pot Restaurant in Columbia, Maryland is where fun is cooked up fondue style!

The Wilde Lake Village Center is currently under renovations, but we are OPEN during construction. No hard hats required! We're proud to be Howard County's premier fondue restaurant. Fondue is a fun and interactive dining experience and for almost a decade, The Melting Pot has defined the niche across the American dining scene.

The Melting Pot’s relaxed, leisurely dining experience sets it apart from other restaurants, giving you the gift of time to enjoy each other’s company---romantic, friendly or professional.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or holding a corporate event, The Melting Pot Restaurant is the best choice for any occasion. We can also host private luncheon events for groups larger than 10.

Fondue at The Melting Pot can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Combine delicious cheese fondues prepared table side, fresh salads, scrumptious entrée, including your choice of seafood, steak, poultry, pasta and fresh local vegetables, and finish with a decadent chocolate fondue. We proudly offer gluten-free dining options for all four courses and can accommodate most food allergies as well.

The family restaurant conveniently located at Village of Wilde Lake, about a half mile away from The Mall in Columbia. We are located on Twin Rivers Road which intersects with Governor Warfield Parkway.

Please note the average dining time ranges from two to three hours, depending on your party size. Keep this in mind when making your reservations if you have post-dinner plans.

If it’s dinner before a show or chocolate after a long, leisurely romantic night out, family fun or a ladies night out, we look forward to seeing you soon and making it a perfect night out.

Make reservations for your next, holiday dinner or special occasion today.

Check out our OUR EVENTS page for our upcoming events.

If you're planning an event, don't forget that we gladly host Large Parties! Check out our CREATE YOUR NIGHT page!