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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a different experience for us cooking your dish at your table. Ambience was awesome. You would love the cheese fondue and the salads there. Staffs were friendly as well.

Thank Abhinaya R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy hour is a great way to try out this unique place. Mario was working at the bar the night we went and he was a great source of information and very friendly.

Thank angelaclark1
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I was taking a friend out for his 60th birthday and we chose this restaurant for a change of pace. It was a huge choice. Neither, couple had been to this establishment before. The food was great and the presentation was awesome. We chose the...More

Thank Buddiego
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Had an excellent time at the Melting Pot in San Diego near the gas lamp district. We came in quite late, looking only to have the cheese and chocolate fondues. The restaurant doesn't normally do that, but they were happy to accommodate our request. Our...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Melting Pot San Diego! Did not regret it. Excellent food & presentation. Good Service. Ambiance is perfect for a date.

Thank shiawase1003
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Made a reservation for dinner with my partner, as we usually do when we travel. As we arrived, the table wasn't ready. We were offered to go to the bar and wait. The restaurant is very large and seemed very unorganized. What ticked me off...More

Thank kyleseagrove
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This isn't a typical dining experience, but I didn't expect it to be so overwhelming and so expensive. The waiters up sold the menu like crazy, without really explaining what the other options were. I got to hear the building spiel a bunch of times...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The building is beautiful inside, it was previously a bank. Service was great, no rushing us, but continuously checking in.

Thank Meyersfamilyof8
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time. Overall the service, food, and hospitality was top notch. Will definitely return.

Thank chanepienaar4444444
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We love fondue and more in cold days. We love this place. Always go. The service is great and the food is amazing. They have all kinds of fondues and a great wine selection. And chocolate fondue for dessert. This is a real treat. Will...More

Thank Cecilia L
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23 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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