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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#363 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
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American, Swiss, Fusion
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to my first time at The Melting Pot in downtown San Diego. My daughter has been to other locations and always had a great time and so I was expecting the same experience. Did not happen! First of all, we went to dinner with another couple. Two couples at the table and we had to both agree... More 

Thank DanoUSA13
El Cajon, California
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I started our Anniversary celebration by going to the Melting Pot restaurant in the Gas Lamp area of downtown San Diego. The Melting Pot is located next to the Wyndham Hotel on 5th ave. The restaurant has two floors of booth and table seating, with the up stairs 2nd floor featuring romantic individual private booths. Alexa our... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a food experience not to be missed and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. It is a fun place to have dinner/lunch and would highly recommend to all types of people as there is so much choice! Do not miss this place out if you're visiting San Diego as you'll have a fantastic time.

Thank Khughes7
Los Loso, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

Thank LuvCruiSun
Sacramento, California
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471 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 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 13 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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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

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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, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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 92101-6101
    (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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