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The Melting Pot

8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 638-1700
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Ranked #754 of 4,099 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Village Dr.
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went here the day before Thanksgiving and it was better than expected. Our family as fondue regularly, and this was well beyond expectations! Service was great! Definitely go when you can get the all you can eat! Skip the cheese!!

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Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a great time last night at the Melting Pot restaurant. The Manager and staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was really good and drinks were great. It is a great place for an event or a group of people out having fun. There was a great selection of food items. And the desserts were the perfect ending... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have got to say that the first few times I've dined at Melting Pot was not so great but after tonight I'll take that all back. Food was delicious and service was great! My colleagues and I decided to dine at Melting Pot for restaurant week. How can we say no to a $35 meal deal. We actually ended... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Last night, my wife and I, spent time with a group of people, while celebrating my friends Birthday. The Melting Pot is quite a social place. From deciding what to dip your food in and selecting from a list of wonderful salads, it will take some time to get it all set up. When the food and delicious dipping liquids... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was a nice break from the normal dining experience. Our server was very friendly and at the end she brought out a plate with two chocolate covered strawberries with happy anniversary written in chocolate. How sweet. We would go back but would probably just do the cheese and dessert portions.

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Eden, Utah 84310
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Melting Pot in San Diego offers a very unique and fun dining experience. Waitress was excellent in explaining the different cooking oils, dips and chocolates to choose from. Very relaxed atmosphere. I had the veggie course, was excellent. Plan for approx. a 3 hour dining experience, little pricey but worth if for the experience. Plan to return on our next... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First time here. Me and my girlfriend loved it ! We tried the 4 course, and gotta say, it was perfect ! Would definitely recommend this to anyone

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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197 reviews 197 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So this is the standard melting pot where you fondue everything. The cheese is always delicious as is the chocolate. The meat course is always my least favorite here so I opted for only veggies on the course. My main reason for reviewing is that our server stayed late so help us and made our experience sooooo wonderful by offering... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to melting pot tonight with family. Were there an hour an half and saw our waitress 3 times. Terribly expensive and not worth it. Waitress was no help and other wait staff clueless. No manager available to discuss issues. Very bad experience would not recommend!!!

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Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First fondue experience for me. I loved it. A little expensive, but totally worth it. The desert was my favorite part! Would definitely recommend to a friend, and would totally go back!

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Additional Information about The Melting Pot

Address: 8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
Phone Number: (858) 638-1700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 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 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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