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New downtown Tampa restaurant Melting Pot Social opening soon

Here’s when the new spot, from the owners of the Melting Pot, will be open.
 
New brunch restaurant Melting Pot Social opens May 22 in downtown Tampa.
New brunch restaurant Melting Pot Social opens May 22 in downtown Tampa. [ Courtesy of Melting Pot Social ]
Published May 17, 2023|Updated May 17, 2023

There’s a new restaurant coming to downtown Tampa, right next to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

Melting Pot Social, which they’re calling “MeltSO” for short, will open at 105 W Tyler St. on May 22.

According to a news release, the “whimsical dining experience” is a “creative culinary twist on the classic Melting Pot restaurant,” from the company Front Burner, which owns the Melting Pot. Like the original Melting Pot franchise, which was founded in Tampa, Melting Pot Social will feature customizable cheese and chocolate fondue served with sweet and savory accompaniments like pickle fries and macarons.

New restaurant Melting Pot Social opens May 22 in downtown Tampa.
New restaurant Melting Pot Social opens May 22 in downtown Tampa. [ CARRIE TURNER PHOTOGRAPHY | Courtesy of Melting Pot Social ]

The menu will also feature shareable plates like flambeed flatbreads, melted raclette and fondue burgers. And there will be a wide offering of cocktails and craft beer on tap.

”To pay homage to our hometown, MeltSO will introduce signature cocktails like the 813 Spritz, the TPA, and the Smoke on the Bay Old Fashioned, featuring spirits from local craft distilleries,” executive chef Jason Miller said in the release.

Melting Pot Social will be open for dinner seven days a week, for weekday lunch starting May 23 and for weekend brunch starting May 27. Look also for late-night service on Fridays and Saturdays and weekly events like Karaoke Fridays.