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The Melting Pot

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French, American, Fondue
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8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122 (La Jolla Village Dr.)
(858) 638-1700
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Tasty & Reasonably priced

The Melting Pot offers a true fondue experience and you can be quite deliberate about it. Take your time and enjoy the many dips with prompt service and pleasant staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
uday21
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the unique experience! Fun to take your time with friends and enjoy each morsel. Get the wine flight with each coarse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We used our groupon for a 3 course meal but added the cheese fondue appitizer. Service was very attentive. Our waiter Michael was friendly. Start to end dinner took 2 hours. We never felt rushed. Don't go if you're in a hurry as fondue is a process. We loved it!

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Ramona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went for Mothers Day and they had a fixed price menu. I don't mind paying for the Hallmark Holiday but the food amount and taste was just not worth it. We did add a flower bouquet, which was beautiful at $45 but the three of us and one is a 12 year old was about $280 with tip. We only... More 

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Chesterville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to write this review asap. Here all week on a NTI conference in San Diego and choose the melting pot out of 100 or more restaurants. First tried to ask a waitress a question and purposly turned her head . Should have left then but stayed. after 10 minutes the waiter pointed us to a table for happy hour... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Having never been to a fondue restaurant before the four course menu provided a nice introduction without seeming like too much food. Service was slow but polite, cost reasonable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The melting pot wasn't the greatest restaurant. When we walked in the place looked a little dirty and had a distinct smell, a cross between rotten fish and rotten blue cheese, so not a very good smell but we were willing to tolerate it. We sat down and our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. He brought out the first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Melting Pot offers a true fondue experience and you can be quite deliberate about it. Take your time and enjoy the many dips with prompt service and pleasant staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely place. Attentive service. We celebrated a birthday a year ago here and had such a fun experience we returned again this year. Food is delicious. My children love cooking their food. Staff were fun and professional. We will definitely return.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The melting pot is directly across the Hyatt Regency La Jolla which was the primary reason for our visit. We also had not had fondue in literally ages, so we thought it might bring back some old memories. The wait staff was friendly but VERY inattentive and the food was only OK. The Melting Pot will not be on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you have not tried fondue, try it. We did the Nashville location,and had to to this one as well. Well worth it. We each did the four course meal, and were full when we left. We had four people, and all went well. Unique experience. Desserts are incredible. Easy to find location, and has valet parking. Adjacent to Wyndham... More 

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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, American, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
    (La Jolla Village Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 638-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, American, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?