The Melt opens in the Gaslamp

A MeltBurger from The Melt.
A MeltBurger from The Melt, a burger chain that opened its second San Diego County location in the Gaslamp Quarter on Feb. 6, 2022.
(The Melt)

The Melt, a San Francisco-based fast-casual restaurant chain known for its Angus-Wagyu blend MeltBurgers, opened its second San Diego County location Feb. 6 in the Gaslamp Quarter. Its first local outlet debuted in 2017 in The Shops at La Jolla Village.

The Melt’s menu features burgers, grilled-cheese sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, soups, salads, milkshakes and more. The new location is in an historic 1920s-era building at 635 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Visit

Pam Kragen writes about San Diego County restaurants for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at