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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com
  • Phone: (512) 794-8300
  • Hours of Operation: Cocktail Hour:

    Monday - Saturday, 4:30pm - 7:00pm.

    Sunday, 4:30pm - 9:00pm.


    Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

    Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Wubbena
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live piano music in the Stone Crab Lounge nightly.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum
We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses. Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle. Winner, 2011 Top Workplace (midsized business) - Austin American-Statesman Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our group had a wonderful experience. Our group of eight all ordered different entrees and no one was disappointed. We'd been there before and came back with a high level of expectation for the quality of food and service. We were sorry we hadn't been back sooner. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant evening, would recommend your restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We go to this restaurant many times and really like the excellent food and wonderful service. Wednesday night is 50at 50...fifty wines at fifty percent off."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent and some dishes were surprising in their taste and simplicity of flavor. Although the room was full the noise level was not intrusive. Our waiter, Joshua, truly made our dining experience special. Wonderful experience and we will return."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "All you can eat crab night is always a hit. We mix up the entree selection but everything is always amazing."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Outstanding service with warm and personal from the moment we enter. We try to have something different each time, but special favorites are hard to pass up...Knife and Fork Cesaer Salad, Baja Ceviche, Campfire Oysters and Lobster Tail were perfect on our recent visit. Josh, our server, made it a special evening. We drive an hour and a half to get here, but would come weekly if we could."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When I made these reservations I put in the comments that this was a birthday and that persons name. It was never recognized, the waitress asked if it was a special occasion, then did nothing. At Eddie V's they acknowledge the birthday person and also give that person an amazing dessert. Not our waitress. She brought us out tab. We had to ask to see the desserts!!!! Over 500 dollars was spent that night. Very disappointed. Will be going back to Eddie V's were they know how to make a person feel important, and high class service. Food was good but not worth it, when your not pleased on so many other levels."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Been coming to Trulucks for several times for seven or eight years. The food and service are always top notch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was our anniversary. The staff treated us very good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service is outstanding. The matre die is a gentleman who is quite courteous and makes sure everything is of the highest quality. Our waitress was absolutely super. She was efficient, wonderful sense of humor, and appropriately attentive. If I started a restaurant, she is the first person I would hire to train the wait staff."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We were surprised that for the first time in our memory, they had zero StoneCrabs. My wife and Daughter inlay (there for her b-day) were disappointed. Regardless, the entree's selected were excellent, the appetizers were creative, the service was superb. The bartender came out to check exactly which gin I wanted for a French 75 Trulucks never disappoints (other than the surprising lack of fresh Stonecrabs - which is understandable since they get them fresh from the ships)."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Initial attraction was all-you-can-eat crab, which turned out not to be offered. That's not good. However, the items everyone ordered off the menu were outstanding, and the service was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the birthday dinner celebration."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great experience...from the wonderful service to the very good food (including the presentation), it was a great evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Truluck's is always our first choice to celebrate that special event. This was our 46th wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Every food item we ordered, was prepared exactly right for our group of five. Some of our group like their foods well done. The fish, the steak, and the sea scallops were all prepared exactly to our requests and still tasted good, even the well done items. This is a sign of a good chef and is hard to find in many resturants these days. We were greeted by genuine and competent service from the door. This is the type of service that keeps people returning, and we will! Note to parents of toddlers, they don't have cups for children."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We eat at Truluck's at least 2-3 times a year for our special occasions. It never disappoints. The food, service, hospitality were and are always top-notch and the overall dining experience is always wonderful."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellent seafood and steaks with great ambience. Bar is cozy and inviting and the restaurant has a well rounded wine list"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sea food is really-really fresh and the service is prompt and caring ......"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The music from the bar was too loud in the dining room. Sides came out cold."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my wife for our anniversary dinner.We were seated promptly. Our server was good but not as attentive as would be desired. We ordered our meals, my wife ordered her salmon medium well. When it cam out it was rare. Our server never stopped back until we were finished. The manager actually came by after seeing us sitting with our hands folded for 10-15 minutes. My wife told him that her fish was under cooked. He apologized. He then brought us out dessert for our anniversary on a white plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate, very nice. He also came out with two glasses of champagne. When the check was soon to come he swung by again telling us that my wife's meal was free, very nice as well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went to Truluck's a few years ago and didn't care much for food and service. Happened to try again yesterday and was absolutely blown away by the changes. Cuisine and Service were absolutely outstanding! Thank you Sean (waiter) for a memorable evening. Ceviche was to die for as well as the Sea Bass! Great wine list! nicely done! Congratulations!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food, with everything perfectly prepared and seasoned. Service was very good, although the pacing between courses was a little slow. I would not hesitate to recommend Truluck's to anyone wanting a special night out."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Loved the salmon I ordered and my husband loved his dynamite steak! Good wine selections. Will definitely return and recommend when in Austin."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food is generally good,but we were they for Mother's Day and my fish was raw in the center. We were comp'ed the meal and given free dessert. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very good food with delicious variety to choose from and mix and match sauces, etc. Would definitely recommend for special occasion or business dinner. Excellent wait staff."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "When a book my reservation in this application They ask you if you have something specific you wanted, just put "This is my first wedding anniversary." When we got to the restaurant, they had a separate table with rose on the table table. The great food, great service, and delicious dessert made my evening with my wife, really fantastic."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Went to Trulucks - arboretum for our 18th anniversary and it was a great experience. Food was outstanding. The smoky campfire oysters started us off with their cool presentation and delectable taste. Then we had the chilled seafood platter for two, and I know why they are famous for the stone crab claws, they were the best part of the plate. We split a sea scallop special which was very good and paired it with the crab Mac and cheese and sautéed spinach. The crab Mac alone is worth the trip. Top it off with cherry's jubilee and chocolate bread pudding that was over the top delicious. Our server was outstanding. He was funny, engaged, knowledgable and willing to chat for a few minutes. Great overall experience and highly recommended. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in town. We have been there several times and they have never let us down. The restaurant and the services are always predictable. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our family celebrated our sons High School graduation. They accommodated us earlier than our reserved time and everything was spectacular!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I ordered blue crab for appetizer and my husband had crab cocktail and both were excellent. They served me a good portion of halibut which was cooked to perfection and topped with a shrimp and crab béarnaise sauce. My husband had a center cut beef filet and parmesan mashed potatoes. The meat was exactly the way he ordered. Service was excellent as well. We definitively recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "You can depend on exceptional service and delicious food. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "First time experience was excellent. We were celebrating our 36th anniversary and the extra touches such as a complimentary dessert and a rose made our evening extra special. The food was excellent as well as the service. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Usually Trulucks is impeccable in terms of service and food quality. On this visit we were completely disappointed. First we waited in the bar. Bartender "threw" the drinks one person in our party. The other, when slid the drink over it spilled over onto her hand. Dinner server was inattentive. Waited for drinks to be refilled, waited for more water, waited to order desserts. Also, all 4 of us felt the restaurant was hot. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "When you crave excellent seafood, Trulucks is the place. I always love Alaskan king crab legs but often don't order them due to the work involved to enjoy them. Trulucks does all the hard work for you so you can simply devour that crab. The BEST crabcakes in the nation. Baltimore has nothing on Trulucks. Every single bite is a delight but save room for that carrot cake or take it to go. It's worth it. What's sometimes not worth it, is the overall price. I must say that after enjoying a fabulous dinner, the check still is a bit of a gut punch. Due to the price, I have to limit my Trulucks dining experiences unfortunately. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I do not have time to write 50 letters. Suffice it to say that my first visit 07/20/2014 was outstanding!!!! My date had been there many times before. The food and the service were 5 star. The singer in the bar was very good for an after dinner treat. Thank you. PS--WE WILL BE BACK."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Excellent, except the new bread is terrible. Tastes stale. Awful. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Arived a little late for our reservation, however, our hostess was great... we got seated. Once seated, our server and the inside mgmt team followed suit, with absolutly super aservice. The only flaw was it got a little warm in our corner "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Any trip to Austin should include a meal at Truluck's! Fabulous dining experience if you enjoy fresh seafood and attentive staff."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everything was excellent, food, service,atmosphere. Its the same each time we dine at Truluck's."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The clientele and the ambiance you're going for don't match up well. And the prices match the ambiance, not the clientele. I was satisfied with most everything. But will not be returning within the decade."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Cocktails was okay, not impressive. Food wasn't so great as expected. Dessert, chocolate cake, was disappointing. Tasted like ordinary HEB cakes."
    Dined on 5/14/2014