Kirbie's Cravings

The Melt

photo of a burger served at The Melt
The Melt, a San Francisco based fast-casual eatery specializing in burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, recently opened its first San Diego location. It’s located next to Philz Coffee in The Shops at La Jolla Village plaza.
photo of the outside of The Melt
Once inside, you can choose from ordering at the counter or at one of their self-order kiosks.
photo of the self order kiosk at The Melt
photo of the menu at The Melt

photo of Meltburger
Since this was our first time trying out The Melt, we decided to try their original Meltburger. The Melt is known for their melted cheese creations and this burger was just dripping with gooey, melted cheese.

The burger meat is made of a combination of angus & wagyu beef, resulting in a soft and moist patty. The burger is also filled with chopped jalapeños and pickles. I thought the jalapeños and pickles added a good amount of flavor to the burger but found the burger patty a little under-seasoned.

It was a decent burger but not particularly memorable.

Mac Daddy
photo of the Mac Daddy
We also ordered one of their grilled cheese sandwiches. This one is filled with macaroni and cheese, smoked bacon and crispy onions.

I thought the sandwich could have used more bacon. The cheese overwhelmed and I felt it needed some other flavors.

Cheese n’ Bacon Fries
photo of Cheese n' Bacon Fries
The fries were served with a thick cheese sauce and topped with bacon and more cheese. We found them quite enjoyable.

Overall, we had an okay experience at The Melt. Everything we had tasted fine but not great. We’ll stop in again if we’re in the area to try out some other menu items, but it’s not a place that would make my regular rotation.

The Melt
8849 Villa La Jolla Dr Suite #305, La Jolla, CA 92037

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