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The Melting Pot

American, European, Fondue
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2 North B St, San Mateo, CA 94401 (1st)
San Mateo CalTrain Station.
+1 (650) 342-6358
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pros and cons

Purchased a Groupon for $89 valued at $135 gratuity was plus tax I paid $30 the gratuity was an automatic 15% so there really was not much of a discount after all. When you purchase the Groupon your instructed to call and advice them you have a Groupon which I did and I was asked if there was any... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
San Mateo, California
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We went to this delightful restaurant in San Mateo at the train station to celebrate a birthday! We were seated at a nice booth and began our fun meal with Swiss cheese fondue! Lovely assortment of bread, fruit & veggies. After our Caesar salad, our entree arrived! Shrimp, chicken & meat platter, red potatoes & veggies! Lots of fun cooking... More 

Thank Judy H
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Purchased a Groupon for $89 valued at $135 gratuity was plus tax I paid $30 the gratuity was an automatic 15% so there really was not much of a discount after all. When you purchase the Groupon your instructed to call and advice them you have a Groupon which I did and I was asked if there was any special... More 

Thank destiny1421
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was our first time at a melting pot fondue restaurant, and the first fondue in many years. We got a groupon deal which included 3 courses, a bottle of wine and after dinner drinks for 2. I was concerned that we may only be able to get certain bottles of wine that might not be good, but actually we... More 

Thank Amanda M
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited the restaurant with family on 16 July 2015. Some one in the restaurant proudly introduced us to the Melting pot chocolate with toppings concept. Then we were served. People of the restaurant are extremely well mannered and are very considerate to senior citizens and children. We were made to feel special. For a day, just forget the calories and... More 

Thank Subbarao K
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I actually like the Melting Pot and usually go to Larkspur but we had the Groupon for this location. First the person up front was not very pleasant. We were seated fairly quickly because I did make reservations but we were never asked what we wanted to drink and were only given water. Our salads and the appetizer were served... More 

Thank Brandyann9
Bay Area
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We used a coupon to try this restaurant and felt that it was overpriced, even with the coupon. The portions were rather small and the sauces that we were given in which to dip the meat, chicken and fish were bland. I can't imagine returning here again.

Thank Caryn S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dinner with a co-worker last night. We had a very relaxing tasteful dinner. Make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the food. Don't rush your meal here. ;)

Thank Jeanette T
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I did not particularly care for this evening out. We got a groupon for this place and decided to try it out. Our server was very sweet and I could tell she was fairly new. As she spilled the cheese all over the floor and got our drinks incorrect. However, the service was incredibly SLOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were only a party... More 

Thank Jeremy C
Santa Clara, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday on a week night. The lower section was kind of full and they offered us a seat there, but we didnt want to sit in the busy area plus didnt want to risk my toddler running off to the Caltrain platform. We asked for seating upstairs and even though upstairs was empty... More 

Thank mjshah2
Petaluma, California
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great experience. We had reservations and arrived a little early, but were seated as soon as we got there. Our waitress came over right away and asked if we wanted to order drinks - which we did. She went over the menu with us, and told us how everything went. We placed our order, and the salads were brought within... More 

Thank Sandy G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 North B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Public Transportation: San Mateo CalTrain Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 (650) 342-6358

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, European, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic


Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?