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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#297 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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364 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

we had the Wisconsin Cheese , California Salad, and Cajun plate with Filet Migon, Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille Sausage and then the Bananas Foster White Chocolate Fondue, the best part of the meal was the White Choocolate was incredible, Salad Ok, Cheese Fondue was good and the entree was good my only complaint is very small portions for the meats... More 

Thank randy7496
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

"Eddie Spaghetti made our experience a ten! Our kids loved his enthusiasm and watched him intently while he made our fondue. He did a great job of getting them involved in the process by having them sniff and guess what was going in the pot next. To top it off, he brought out a plate with chocolate covered strawberries and... More 

Thank burtsbees4me
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We celebrated our anniversary here last week. We came a little early and enjoyed a drink for happy hour. The bartender was very professional but also personable. The manager Chris was extremely attentive and genuinely wanted to make our evening special. Our table was covered with rose petals and was in a quaint private area. The food was wonderful. Our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our family and friends went to the melting pot - four total. We each ordered a meat/sea food dish for dipping. The food was okay. I thought, for the price, everything was okay. I would not return without using some type of Groupon Coupon. The service was excellent!

Thank Lorraine D
Los Angeles
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Gaslamp district has become party central for 20-30 somethings. The Melting Pot has a popular night club under their dining room. The music and thumping of bass was pretty overwhelming not to mention the hundred plus people lined up outside the window next to our table. No my idea of a romantic evening. The dinner was good, the location... More 

Thank bonmec
Noblesville, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went for happy hour. Overpriced for what you get, but the food was fresh and very good. Great atmosphere. In the heart of the gaslamp section of town.

Thank pippyray
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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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391 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 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 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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