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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#351 of 3,955 Restaurants in San Diego
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American, European, Fusion
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for: Romantic
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Different and fun

Went here for Restaurant Week. early evening. sat outside. Waiter did made the cheese fondue at the table. Cheese fondue great, salad very good. Entrée was filet mignon, shrimp, chicken and Andouille, with a few veggies. Cajun spiced. Lots of cool sauces, but flavor great w/o them. High quality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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North Olmsted OH
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168 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best waitress (Chloe) in the world. She looked just like Kate Hudson's younger sister. She was a blast and awesome. This was our first time ever at The Melting Pot and she made it fun. We talked and laughed with her. She explained each step and the food was awesome. The chocolate fondue is the BEST.

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Thank Barbara S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bit pricey but great experience,great food and service highly recommend. Staff will lead you if it is your first time did need a little coaching on meal selection with whole fondue experience very relaxed atmosphere 👍🏾

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Thank Kooldjgee
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Three of us in our party, we all ordered different things and shared. Food was ok but nothing really special. Everything gets cooked in one pot at your table do the whole party has to agree on what type of cooking broth to get. Service was poor/lacking, water glasses empty and we had to flag down a different waiter to... More 

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Van Nuys Ca
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. We had the classic 4 course meal as we never had a fondue experience before. The meal was wonderful and I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone who would consider this place to eat. As a bonus we received a discount because we were staying at... More 

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Seaview, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our waiter Cyrus was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was excellent and the portions not too large. A very nice wine complemented the meal and it was finished off with a liqueur coffee. Did not have room for the chocolate fondue but it did sound very tempting.

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Thank Ros S
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have been here several times, including for my birthday. Not only is the food excellent, but the service is also wonderful. They provide fondues for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. All are great! They also have fondue packages that allow you to mix and match for all three quarters. I love having a cheese fondue appetizer, mixed meat and seafood... More 

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Thank Val O
cheshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We couldn't believe that we had not come across this restaurant before in the States. We loved it .. We even went back the next night. Great fun and food. Service incredible and special shout out for the general manager Dee!

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Thank alderleywedge
Imperial Valley CA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner, it was very good and the staff was attentive and friendly. I found the menu to be confusing, but the waitress was helpful. Portion sizes were generous. Keep in mind that fondue does take a long time to eat, so this is not a place for a quick meal. We will most definitely return.

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Thank Mtndst
United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Went here for Restaurant Week. early evening. sat outside. Waiter did made the cheese fondue at the table. Cheese fondue great, salad very good. Entrée was filet mignon, shrimp, chicken and Andouille, with a few veggies. Cajun spiced. Lots of cool sauces, but flavor great w/o them. High quality filet. One complaint. Took awhile to get a waiter outside, but... More 

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San Marcos, California
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441 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is one of those places you go to to impress your friends or visitors from out of town. We took my brother and sister-in-law who were visiting from out of town. The staff here are wonderful and make the whole experience fun. The food is great and gives you a completely different experience in dining. It is on the... More 

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, European, Fusion

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

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