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The Melting Pot

8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
+1 858-638-1700
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cheese fondue” (18 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We scheduled a dinner for my adult daughter's birthday at this location - her choice. None of us had ever been here, so we didn't know what to expect. A view of the menu online didn't help much. When I made the reservation, I told...More

Thank Skip M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I had never been to The Melting Pot before as I thought it might be too expensive. I found a happy hour special and we got two courses at a very good price. The cheese course was good, but the dessert course was all things...More

Thank JustME32084
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi There, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We are so glad to hear that you dipped in for happy hour and enjoyed the chocolate fondue!! We agree that the krispy treats and strawberries are delish. We hope you'll come dip...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovey evening dinner on our visit to San Diego. Thomas Ward our server recommended a wondeful choice for the cheese fondue and this was accompanied by different breads, veggies and apples - we them ordered for the Sark chocolate fondue with baileta...More

Thank RYVR
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi There, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner and hope you'll dip with us again soon! Cheers, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The food especially the chocolate fondue with so fantastic, but the service was the most memorable! Ask for Tony!!

Thank Lisa M
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the chocolate fondue and that Tony took excellent care of you. We hope you'll dip in again soon! Cheers, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Service was top notch, food and experience was great. On the pricey side though for what it is. Additional 3% surcharge on bill.

1  Thank BobLindemann
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We scored when we got the bartender as our waiter!! He was so sweet and gave my husband a shot of Macallan 12 and 21 ;) my husband is a scotch drinker and Macallen 12 year is his favorite. He got to do the comparison...More

Thank ByMrsTucker
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I love cooking fondue, I realize now I have to pay a surcharge and this is on a menu that has recently had a price increase too. The idea and concept is wonderful. The waiter was very good, he complained to us about the surcharge...More

2  Thank Neillibin
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had a large party celebrating my best friend birthday. Unfortunately, the group using the tables ahead of us, lingered way too long. We had a comedy show to make after dinner, and we had to leave before dessert could be served to make our...More

Thank Doris P
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Doris, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at The Melting Pot. We are glad to hear that the staff took excellent care of you. We hope you'll dip in again soon! Cheers, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

Reviewed 18 April 2017

I just went back for my second visit for dessert. The first time we sat at the bar had an awesome bartender, loved his choice in music throughout the restaurant, I guess they can pick the station, which was great. I wish I got his...More

Thank alex98
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Alex, Thanks so much for sharing your experience at The Melting Pot!! We're glad to hear you've enjoyed our bar and patio, and look forward to seeing you for dinner sometime! Cheers, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We're melting in a pot of deliciousness. Awesome nice staff. 4 course meal. So fun! Interactive and such a cheesy experience of delectable delights. Dipped everything in cheese, broth and chocolate. Filet mignon, shrimp, chicken, breads, veggies, fruits and an array of sweets. Washed it...More

Thank Jetset18MelM
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi There, Thanks so much for sharing your experience at The Melting Pot! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
    (La Jolla Village Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-638-1700
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