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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
Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
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:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ramona, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Dubuque
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?