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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
619-234-5554
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Ranked #531 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Fusion, Fondue
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E Street
Description: The Melting Pot is a dinner-only restaurant where fondue becomes a fun and interactive dining experience. Patrons can dip into creamy cheese fondues, fondue-style entrees and delectable chocolate fondues.
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We came in on a quiet Tuesday evening and while the food is very yummy, our server, Brandon, really made the experience special. The manager, Dee, even stopped by to see how we were doing. Thanks for a great dinner out!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The restaurant is in the Gas Lamp district in San Diego, CA where there are numerous restaurants to choose from. We made the mistake of going to this place. We ordered the Alpine fondue and salads (Caesar and California), which we thought would be sufficient for dinner. Were we ever wrong. The fondue, which was to serve two was barely... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This is my 5th visit to a Melting Pot an I would rate this location an eight. We had a table upstairs and it was a bit noisy, but the staff and waiter was great. I had to change my reservation time twice, but it wasn't a problem. My table was ready on time. We had four people and ordered... More

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Newport Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Love the chocolate fondue at Happy Hour in the bar to go with their specialty martinis! $6/pp is the perfect way to cure my sweet tooth craving.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I are staying at the adjacent hotel. We walked through on a Wednesday night and it was empty. Yet, we still had to wait for a table. Another couple came in 10-15 minutes after us, said they didn't have reservations...they were immediately offered a table at the bar. I then inquired if we were able to sit... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I recently went here for a date night. Our server, Tony, was AMAZING. We had recently moved to the area, and he was full of knowledge and recommendations for us. The food was so excellent as well. My husband had sirloin, shrimp, sausage, and chicken to cook, and I had the seafood trio. We will definitely revisit... More

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Townsville, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We came here to try it out for dessert - cheese fondue for dinner didn't sound all that appetizing. We ordered chocolate fondue for 2 for dessert, and it was fine, but oh so small - lots of little tiny pieces of dipping foods, and a very small amount of chocolate. It was ok, but would have been much better... More

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Barrie, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We went to the Melting Pot just after Christmas and had a fun and delicious meal. The servers are true performance artists and very helpful as you figure out the best way to enjoy the delicious fondue. We chose the three course meal and didn't need any desert although I am sure the chocolate is lovely too. I do recommend... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

liked the atmosphere and food was delicious. our waiter took a long time to get our food and there was not many veggie with our meal

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My wife and I had fondue once during our honeymoon 36 years ago. Since then it has been a part of our life during celebrations. Based on a list of the top 10 restaurants in San Diego, CA we made a reservation at the Melting Pot for a New Year's Day dinner. The service was great, Even though we had... More

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