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The Melting Pot

8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
+1 858-638-1700
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8980 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  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

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome server named nick! He laid down the rules and did a great job preparing and getting our food on the table in a timely manner. Had great company and a great food. The cheese, salad, main course and desert was delicious and...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I have a group of friends that tries to get together monthly. Sometimes we want to try something different. This time, one friend had a coupon/passport for Melting Pot. And oh how awesome it was! Sometimes this restaurant can be pricey, but split 4 ways,...More

1  Thank 2016heff
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Hi There, Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at The Melting Pot! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice dinner. Service is the best part in addition to the cheese fondue. The Alpine fondue is soo good. Skip the the entrees & dessert. Not worth the high prices.

1  Thank SDnative5
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

There were a couple fondue places back in Dallas we used to frequent, but never actually made it to the Melting Pot. Stopped by the University City location last night for restaurant week. Very enjoyable evening with my wife, a very attentive wait staff, and...More

1  Thank David W
Amanda L, Public Relations Manager at The Melting Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience at The Melting Pot. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Amanda Lybeck Marketing Communications Manager

Reviewed 31 December 2016

We celebrated Christmas eve at the Melting Pot. The food was great and the service was wonderful. We enjoyed the 4 course meal.

Thank LaVada B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The menu was a little difficult to understand at first but Thomas, our server and I think one of the managers took some time to explain how it worked. We weren't really wanting a big meal. You can order a 4 course meal which includes...More

Thank BudgetTraveler010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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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