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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#668 of 3,728 Restaurants in San Diego
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American, European, Fusion, Fondue
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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.
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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 Evening

We enjoyed this restaurant and had a very nice meal. We ordered the four course meal but really could have shared one between myself and my husband as there was a lot of food. It was something different and fun to do!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Cosmo29
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Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Romantic
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Waterloo, Ontario
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this restaurant and had a very nice meal. We ordered the four course meal but really could have shared one between myself and my husband as there was a lot of food. It was something different and fun to do!

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Boston, MA
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The building it's in is better than the other locations I have visited, and I have been to 5 other Melting Pots before. If like one, you will like the others. The Cheese and chocolate fondues are superior to the entrees, but we go there to be able to dine for an extended time and this place is great for... More 

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San Diego
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

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Bellingham, Washington
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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!

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Ottawa, ON
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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 

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Stuart
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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!

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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 

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Turlock, California, United States
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

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West Linn, Oregon
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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 

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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, European, Fusion, Fondue

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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 to $40
  • Cuisine: American, European, 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

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