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The Melting Pot

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8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122 (La Jolla Village Dr.)
(858) 638-1700
Today
5:00 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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
OK

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
KNV_tamu
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
1 review
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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199 reviews 199 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, 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?