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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#329 of 3,739 Restaurants in San Diego
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American, Swiss, Fusion
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Loso, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for wine and waited forever for fondue. Surrounded by at least 4 servers but no one helped. When I asked someone for help she said please wait. At that point we walked out.

Thank Terry T
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attention Groupon users, purchased a Groupon for the Melting pot for a $116.00 for a 3 course meal for 4, which according to them retails for $188.00. Meal consisted of 4 salads, choice of 3 various types of meats, chicken and fish at about 3 oz. raw servings of each. A bowl of broccoli mushrooms and potatoes to share (... More 

Thank Jo M
San Diego
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Melting Pot is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food and service were outstanding!! I can't remember our waiters name, but he was very helpful in helping us decide what to order. We went with the create your own entree. We had filet mignon, chicken, duck, shrimp and pork. Everything was delicious cooked in the Mojo,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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458 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went there for a dessert after Panera dinner, and got right in around 7:30PM. Not a lot of people eating that evening but it was the Tues after Memorial day, so that isn't that surprising. Our server helped us with our fondue pot cooking, made suggestions and then came back a couple times to say hi and chat a bit.... More 

Thank spunkykvf
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My first fondue restaurant, and I was not disappointed. Despite being vegetarian, I had an amazing menu (4 course) served to me, with exemplary service to boot. If I lived in San Diego, I would return for sure!

Thank TravellAR8_7
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a gaslamp gem and if you're in the mood for something different and you've never tried fondue, this is THE place to check it out. The atmosphere is fantastic, the decor awesome, the service fantastic and the food is delicious! When you're done here, just walk out the door and down the stairs to Vin de Syrah for... More 

Thank Kendell L
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We made it to the Gaslamp Quarter and we were walking when we see The Melting Pot. I have heard of it and since we weren't really hungry for dinner we decided to have dessert. We went in, very nice building and very elegant feel. We ordered the hot chocolate which was so delicious. We could have stopped there but... More 

Thank lucyvf
Ontario, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were in San Diego for a weekend and stayed at the Gaslamp Plaza suites. The Melting Pot was just off the lobby and what a wonderful find! We were seated quickly and once at our table our waiter Ryan introduced himself and asked if we had dined with them previously. We said we had dined at another fondue restaurant.... More 

Thank steve h
Wildomar, California
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Spent the weekend in downtown San Diego and had to stop into the Melting Pot. We made a reservation for our Anniversary. Upon arrival they had a card signed by the staff for us. Dinner was great! Always entertaining. Try the Shark Bite - awesome drink with great musical entertainment. :)

Thank RelaxedCouple92595
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I'd previously tried the melting pot in Orlando and on this visit to the US, I really wanted to go again. We went on a mid week evening and managed to get a half eight booking which was lucky as they were so busy! We had beer and a couple of glasses of wine to start ( good Sauvignon blanc... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Swiss, Fusion
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (E Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-5554
The Melting Pot is a dinner-only restaurant where fondue becomes a fun and interactive dining experience. Patrons can dip into creamy cheese fondues, fondue-style entrees and delectable chocolate fondues.

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