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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6101
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 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 1 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
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Really enjoyed our experience here - we had the 4 course meal which included the cheese, meat/seafood and smores dessert fondue with an additional salad. Really enjoyed the whole experience and our young French waiter made it even more enjoyable. He was great at making...More

Thank Felicia G
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you are new to San Diego, or just have not been to Gaslamp in awhile, a good way to get acquainted is to take a Food Tour. We took a Taste of GASLAMP today, June 17, 2017. This Gaslamp location is 2 stories. For...More

Thank PtLomafoodie
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Our server John was great the food was great, our first visit here for our 31st wedding anniversary. When the manager came to check on us and noticed that it was our 31wedding anniversary she stated several times we were lucky to be alive after...More

Thank jiri r
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Last month my friend and I stayed at the US Grant Hotel in the Gaslamp District. We ate out every day, twice a day, and I was so thrilled to finally get my chance at a Melting Pot! Both my friend and I fill up...More

Thank thaliajen
Reviewed 3 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
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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