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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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5:00 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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  • 34
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
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
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First of all fondue is not for everyone. If you don't want to cook your own food, you should stay away! That being said, my husband and I loved this place. Service was very friendly, the cocktails delicious. The cheese and chocolate fondue are to die for. I'm not so much into regular meat fondue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It was our first time at a fondue restaurant and it was a lot of fun and the food was excellent. I would say that this would b a place to bring a date or go to with a group of people. But if your looking for a relaxing night out; a restaurant where you don't have to cook your... More 

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Bonita, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We always enjoy the food. The cheese fondue is delicious and the chocolate desert fondues are great. But what made our night so great was the bartender, Andrew (AJ,) who was also our waiter. He not only made great food suggestions, but he made us laugh and feel at home. I was celebrating my birthday and he made it very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First of all fondue is not for everyone. If you don't want to cook your own food, you should stay away! That being said, my husband and I loved this place. Service was very friendly, the cocktails delicious. The cheese and chocolate fondue are to die for. I'm not so much into regular meat fondue. We did eat the three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was a very nice place. Manager came to the table a couple of times to make sure we were happy. We had to wait a long time for out choc fondue so he compt it. .Used a groupon and they taxed it before the coupon so we had to pay more. ???

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a big hit with my teenagers. We chose the baked potato cheddar, steak and shrimp and the ying and yang chocolate fondue. Everything was excellent including the salad. They even brought me chocolate covered strawberries to take home. We were there for hours but had a fun time. Will return next trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Totally adore this place and always visit when in San Diego. Great service and a fun place to eat. Oh and the chocolate fondues are to die for! The waiter overheard us talking about my husband's birthday and he was given a box of chocolate covered strawberries. Really nice touch. Belated review as visited 2013

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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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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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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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: Romantic, Special occasions
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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