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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101
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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

Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank NinaNJ7
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank randy7496
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...More

Thank burtsbees4me
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Josyta
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Lorraine D
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...More

Thank bonmec
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.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any parking lots at the restaurant and if it is free parking?
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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