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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

#332 of 3,821 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (E Street)
+1 619-234-5554
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at the melting pot. The service was good and they brought out a nice dessert for my sister for her birthday. I have no complaints about the food. The salads and platter we ordered were top notch. My only complaint is the price. You are obliged to order quantities per person, rather than order... More 

Thank KLfromMontreal
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked a reservation for New Years Eve and was very nice. Had a bit of a secluded booth but that added to the romantic evening as my wife and I enjoyed champagne and their special New Years Eve menu. It is fun to cook your own food and we were not rushed, a great place for a special occasion.

Thank bmtravel63
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience to be had at the San Diego Melting Pot with one or more close friends and love ones. Good food that you enjoy to your liking with help from great servers to guide you in the art of fondue.

Thank Patrick G
Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melting Pot is located downtown and offers 2 stories. Classic table set up and menu. Restaurant was not as private as other melting pots we have been too. Also, parking can be difficult to find since it is located downtown. Would have preferred a more romantic table away from the window with constant motion outside.

Thank kaynash15
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here twice now with friends and I have found this place to be a fun dinning experience both times. If you are unfamiliar, basically you are cooking/dipping you own food in a little pot in the middle of the table. We did the 4 course experience both times and selected the classic alpine cheese for the starter which... More 

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Salvador, BA
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the restaurant to celebrate my wife´s birthday and we had some luck because was during the Restaurant Week, where they offer a special menu with a better price. We paid $ 30 per person to eat a individual cheese fondue, a small salad and a protein fondue. It was amazing. At the end we order an extra... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We entered just as they opened and had to wait a good 5-10 mins before they acknowledged us but once they did it was great service as usual. We went for Happy Hour and one would think you are getting the "deals" but in San Diego everything is doubled already so you are paying normal prices. That's fine b/c the... More 

Thank NinaNJ7
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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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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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
    (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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?