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The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101
+1 619-234-5554
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Fusion
££ - £££
901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101
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11 - 20 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Tiny footnote on the menu informs you that printed prices are not in fact the prices that you have to pay because you have to add 3% to all indicated prices. Personally I think that if you can print the footnote you could have just...More

Thank Petra_Ronda
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were at the Melting Pot for a Friday evening dinner. The decor is very nice, the booths very comfortable. Our server was Janet, a trainee assisted by Nick. Both were extremely friendly and attentive, stopping by several times to make sure things were satisfactory....More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Attracted by Happy Hour 50 % off and remembering doing fondue years ago at home. Enjoyed Wisconsin beer cheese with bread bites, apple pieces, broccoli, etc. Desert was Chocolate nut with strawberries, brownie, cookie bites, marshmallow pieces, etc. yum, yum! Atmosphere was awesome in historic...More

Thank 895davidy
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the Bacon & Jalapeno, Quatrro Fromagio and Alpine Fondues, along with a Cesear Salad. Nice flavors, 50% less for happy hour. Service was friendly and included a sunset, rooftop tour of the San Diego skyline.

Thank 4321hike
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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...More

Thank KLfromMontreal
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank bmtravel63
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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...More

Thank kaynash15
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...More

Thank BoysWhoTravel
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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...More

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Questions & Answers
22 April 2015|
Response from CohnRestaurantGroup | Property representative |
Hi. There are only paid lots and metered street parking in the downtown area. There is a valet (not free) available as we are inside of the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. We do offer a $5 discount off of your dinner check to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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 92101-6101
    (E Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-5554
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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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