We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#655 of 3,705 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Fusion, Fondue
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Melting Pot is a dinner-only restaurant where fondue becomes a fun and...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun way to have dinner with family of friends.

We went for my Nieces birthday and had a great time. Parking can be a bit expensive downtown. Staff was great & the manager came by to see how we were doing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Annette L
,
San Diego
Good for:
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went for my Nieces birthday and had a great time. Parking can be a bit expensive downtown. Staff was great & the manager came by to see how we were doing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We love melting pot and this is a good one. Food and service great, and they have valet parking for $10 if you can't find parking. Fun place to go with another couple!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, ON
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our server (Kevin) was spectacular! He was very polite and attentive to our needs. Most importantly, he was exceptionally friendly and engaged us in entertaining conversation. Without question, Kevin made our Melting Pot experience very special and memorable. We will be returning to The Melting Pot in the very near future and hope to have Kevin as our Server again.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stuart
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Right next door Wyndham Harbour Lights. Good food, nice selection, good wine, wonderful friendly service. Had a coupon for free chocolate covered strawberries from joining their club. Right now, June 2015 Groupon has a deal fro Melting Pot!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Del Mar, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although the concept is a lot of fun (i.e. cooking your own food via fondue), the food is just ok. After cooking, it does not have a lot of flavor so you need to use dipping sauces which were not great. The salad and chocolate foudue were probably the best part of the meal. Also, this is a plus and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Turlock, California, United States
Level Contributor
79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife picked this place for a family dinner on our last night of spring break vacation. What a disappointment!! Yea, the whole fondue thing was cool and the kids kind of were intrigued by it but the food was very expensive and not filling. Everything had an additional charge... The $23 steak was just that. $23 for 10 bites... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, WI
Level Contributor
107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fondue used to be quite popular and this restaurant brought back a lot of memories for us "oldies". We had fun with the fondue and the food was really good. You can order a meal that includes different fondues for the various courses; however, couples have to agree on which fondue they want for each course because the table can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Linn, Oregon
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband and I decided to go here for a romantic night on the town. I am so glad we did! The only thing I would have done differently is to skip the bread and keep with meat, vegetable and dessert. We missed dessert and the server was sweet enough to give us two vanilla covered strawberries, one word "YUM"... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawaii
Level Contributor
82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My friend and I didn't have a reservation on a Tuesday night and it didn't look busy when we arrived at 5:45pm. But we were taken upstairs to a little table that could have been perfect for a cozy date, but my best friend and I hoped to spread out. I love fondue and always wanted to try this place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In the area on a business trip....had a wonderful dinner at the Melting Pot (Gas Lamp). Dined solo and didn't feel uncomfortable in the least. Service was spot on (Thank you, Lucas), food was excellent. A drink, a cheese and an entree was more than enough...all portioned very well. I was too full for any dessert, but those that went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

Address: 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-234-5554
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Fondue

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (E Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-5554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?