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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: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com
  • Phone: (512) 794-8300
  • Hours of Operation: Cocktail Hour:
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Daily.

    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: Business 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
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "A very nice place to go have a nice dinner. Food is exceptional. I don't mind paying for a good meal. This place is not overpriced for the quality of food, service, and atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food at Truluck's is delicious, but that is only part of the experience. The staff does an extraordinary job from the time you step in the door until you leave. It completes the experience and makes the visit well worth it."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great food , great service. I'd definitely go back again."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Celebrated # 41! It was a great experience. Food was superb, service was excellent and overall we will duplicate the evening again in the future!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Don't let anyone tell you that you can't eat oysters in months that don't end in 'r'. If you're an oyster fan, Trulucks promises such quality and freshness on their featured raw bar that all 'rules of thumb' can be ignored. Catch the happy hour and get the drinks and apps at a great price. The ceviche is fantastic, and my personal favorite mixed drink is the Red Door. But you really can't go wrong. Staff is very polite and knows how to pop-in during an intimate meal without making it awkward. And this place is perfect for a romantic date."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate with another couple our 53Rd and their 55th wedding anniversaries. It was a memorable evening and the dessert with the Happy Anniversary on the plate was great, plus the dessert was wonderful. The anniversary card was a nice touch as well. I have always preferred your Trulucks to the one downtown both for food and ambiance. Keep up the good work and cudos to the staff."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food here is wonderful. It was a little loud but not terrible. The service was wonderful. Little too expensive for me to come often but it is good for the special occasion."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "three couples of us were celebrating our anniversaries... two at 47 yrs and one at 51 yrs. complimentary deserts were very nice and our waiter handled separate checks smoothly. we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Reservation was ready upon arrival, we were immediately seated. Excellent service, the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We dined at Truluck's for our anniversary. The food and service were wonderful. Monday evening is all you can eat snow crabs, which were very tasty! They brought us a complementary anniversary dessert, which was nice !"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Trulucks is always really good and this time was no different. I normally just order seafood but decided to try a steak and it was perfect! Still remains one of my all time favorite restaurants. The entire staff at this particular place goes above and beyond to assure a great experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "If you like tomatoes, order the Hothouse Tomato Salad."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "What a night! The service was amazing - David was an exemplary waiter and really understood the word "service". Our friends were delighted and vow to return. Management was attentive and involved. Well done!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We made our reservations through open table and it was easy and convenient. We arrived 5 minutes late but was greeted with smiles and quickly seated. And there were no conflicts when I asked to be moved to a booth. Our meal was exquisite. Service wonderful."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We brought a friend for her birthday. She had never been to Truluck's before. Her son is in the restaurant business. She is a tough critic. She loved everything about Truluck's. They made her birthday very special. Food and service outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful food and a menu that offers different ways to enjoy the seafood. Desserts servings are too large. We had the key lime pie and it was excellent but too much for 2 people. Great place to celebrate a birthday. My lobster bisque was delicate and delicious. My partner's steak was cooked perfectly. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife and I just recently celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at Trulucks. The entire night was exceptional. Our waiter, Brian, took care of us as if we were the only couple in the restaurant. We were visited by the Manager and General Manager who took the time to visit and get to know a little bit about us. As for the food, it is in the top 3 of all meals we've ever had all across the country. The entire dinning experience rates 5 stars in our book."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food was incredible and was only topped by the service. The restaurant made our 25th wedding anniversary even more special!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Truluck's was a totally outstanding experience. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have been here several times. What amazes us is that every time we try something new, it is our new favorite. We both had the filet special with carb and lobster sauce. It was perfect. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Truluck's, recommended by a friend. It was our wedding anniversary and we thought Truluck's would be a good way to spend the evening together. We went with the expectation of enjoying each other's company and a meal together. It was that and much more. Our waiter (Nick) was excellent and took exceptional care of us. The associate manager, Louis. a most cordial staff representative for Truluck's, made rounds throughout the restaurant which speaks highly of the management. To me that shows the staff is interested in the comfort and experience of its customers. No complaints regarding Truluck's, the food, service, or atmosphere. Hot House Tomato was delicious. Steaks were perfect. Barbeque shrimp was GREAT"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The manager came by to greet us after we were seated and asked if we were there for a special occasion - we told them that we were celebrating our anniversary. After our appetizer and entrees (which were fabulous!), we were surprised with a chocolate fudge brownie with flaming cherries jubilee! Beautiful presentation and a very nice surprise! We will be coming back again!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Trulucks. It was very nice. We had a wonderful server named Robin, she was a gem! The food was very good , I would recommend any fish or steak they offer. I sampled several bites of our party 's entrees and each tasted great. I did make one observation...the restaurant posts a sign on the entrance that proper attire must be worn, and the website states dress is business casual. However, I saw a number of people dressed very casual. Faded jeans and polos. If you post business casual, you should uphold that requirement, otherwise you are just an upgraded Outback Steakhouse..."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Whenever I am in Austin for work, I love coming to Truluck's as it is always a great experience from the food to the service. The restaurant was able to work with us when we went from a reservation of 3 to 6 in a decent amount of time. Tried the Blackened Redfish which had a little kick to it but was delicious. The service is top notch and the overall environment is great. Look forward to my next visit when I am in Austin."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Chose Truluck's for a date night dinner. Turns out it was half price wine bottle Wednesday (weekly special). Pol Roger Champagne was the first one on the half price list - a favorite of my wife so away we went. Good food, helpful staff, and good wine made the evening go by too quickly but very pleasantly. The mussel appetizer was wonderful. Salads were crisp and well dressed. We split a Dynamite Filet main - well prepared filet with crab/shrimp/hot pepper topping - very nice. Our server, Matt, split the main for us and split the desert (carrot cake) - half to share at the table and half to take home. It's nice to go to a restaurant that is willing to split dishes when asked."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've been going to Trulucks for years and have never been disappointed. Amazing food & service fit for a king. This a premier dining experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Trulyck's is simply out a very good restaurant. It is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. The fish dishes are very tasty."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We started out in the bar for a drink and the bartender was very attentive. They have a great Happy Hour till 7pm so we took advantage of that. We were seated at our reservation time. Our waitress was great. Very Personable. They had notes in their computer system from the last time we had reservations, where my husbands fish wasn't fully cooked. Which they took care of us immediately and gave us a free dessert. So with this in their computer, they stated us with a free appetizer, which was more than generous. I had the Scallop Special, which was great and my husband had the Miso Glazed Seabass, also excellent. Great food, drinks and wine selection. Always a good choice for a nice night out."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a family birthday. Service was impeccable - just the right amount of attention. Food was excellent - the crab Mac and cheese side had to be shared by the whole table - it was that good. We appreciated the opportunity to experience some fine wine - at half-off! We finished the evening with the chocolate bag - heaven on a plate! We would highly recommend Truluck's!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have dined here probably 6-8 times. The food is consistently good and we would rate the crab cakes as outstanding! Great wine list as well. Our service has always been perfect and this past time was exceptional! My only complaint would be the noise level is very high and you find yourself purposely speaking loudly so others can hear (which only adds to the level!). So for as a romantic dinner venue, I would not recommend. Otherwise, great food and service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Trulucks does not disappoint. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is consistently great. And the ambiance is worth enjoying. And if you would like to listen to some special music, the bar and piano area is the place to go or to finish off a nice evening."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I recommend Trulucks to everyone who enjoys seafood, especially king crab legs and fish, and also premium steaks. The price is on the high side, but the quality of the food is excellent and this has become one of my favorite places to dine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We go to Trulucks for almost every special occasion ! The food and service is always outstanding. Service is gracious and yet unobtrusive. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent food choices and plenty of food on every order. Very nice wine list. Great place for special and/or romantic occasions."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fabulous dining experience! Highly recommend. Food, service, everything was fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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