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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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“cheese fondue” (21 reviews)
“pound cake” (4 reviews)
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American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 6:30 pm and we were seated promptly. Our server was Joel and he was fantastic. He recommended the s'mores for dessert and we loved it! We will definitely stop by again when visiting the gas lamp district.

Thank Daysie2300
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The food was excellent and outstanding service, My wife and I split a four course diner. Salad, Cheese Fondue, 3 Meat fondue, and chocolate fondue. all at an Oustanding price

Thank Ipswitch00
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Order the combo selections and you will not be disappointed. My wife and I shared a meal and were full.

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I haven’t had fondue for so many years, this was a wonderful food experience. As we had spent 24 hours flying and driving from Australia, we wanted a light meal and this hit the spot Good service, nice range of wine and all at a...More

Thank TheHonBobBaldwin
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

5 STARS FOR SERVICE. 1 STAR FOR THE FOOD. We were a party of two. We both thought it as the worst food we have had in 20+ years. Flavors clashed, and seasoning was way off. I cannot believe the ratings for this establishment. I...More

Thank JohannesRichter
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was a wonderful restaurant with fantastic service and delicious food. We haven't had fondue for a long time, so we really enjoyed it. The waiter was very helpful with suggestions and guided us through the extensive menu. We did the 4 course meal which...More

Thank LAK
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My family of 4 came here while vacationing in San Diego and we were so curious to try this place . We were seated right away and our waiter was very good and had very good recommendations. This was the first time we even came...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had excellent chocolate fondue during happy hour. I did not want to eat but the waitress told us that during happy hour they would have to serve all the people who were present and so I ate the chocolate fondue since I was charged...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

First of all they prepared the Swiss fondue with lemon which is not the real way to do it. Then regarding the quantity if you're hungry I do not recommend to eat there, the quantity are minimal and you're still hungry after eating both a...More

Thank Luana R
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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
USD 20 - USD 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
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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