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

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com/
  • Phone: 5127948300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cocktail Hour:
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Daily.

    Dinner:
    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
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)romantic (116)notable wine list (83)fit for foodies (73)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (25)hot spot (21)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Well-deserved stellar reputation!
    Golosissimo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my second visit to Trulucks. I ordered the same items each time -- Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with crab fried rice, with Key Lime Pie for dessert. Why switch when you have a winner? Truluck's esserts are huge, gorgeous and delicious. Service is just right, welcoming and attentive, but not exaggerated. On my next trip to Austin, I intend to repeat the pilgrimage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special treat
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The wait staff absolutely the best! Appetizers , drinks and entre were all delicious and well presented. The special treat was the dessert with the anniversary greeting written in chocolate. A monthly must from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a remberable event
    AUSYJ
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    When it has to be the perfect dining experience for that special event, we choose Truluck's. The food and service are always first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, voices carry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Made reservations for our anniversary, table was ready when we arrived. Service is super-excellent! Food is very very good. It is not a quiet restaurant and would be fun for a group; however, for our booth of two, the voices from nearby tables carried and we found that we were talking loudly to one another across the table. Not sure what could be dome to muffle the noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good
    wickj
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I eat here often because it is one of my favorite restaurants. The staff now recognize me and Louis is a superb manager both in managing the staff and checking with customers. The wait staff is almost always superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hillj555
    hillj555
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been to Truluck's now twice and each time it has been Outstanding!! The service and food is second to none. I have traveled the world and dined at several well known places but there is just something about Austin's Truluck's The lobster was great and the steaks were cooked to perfection just the way we ordered them. The waiter was great and recommended several items that we just to our tastes. The Duckhorn Merlot was perfect. We will be back for all special occasions!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finickydiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    Belmar
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was delicious as usual, but the waiter was rude and unprofessional. He sullied the evening. Management was notified.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRULUCKS IS AWESOME
    Pierre
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely wonderful food with the best possible service. Seafood is always fresh, well prepared, well presented and with the best waiters in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff Goes Above and Beyond
    affiliatetip
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oustanding in Every Way
    Reauxdom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The seafood selection is outstanding, well prepared, great presentation, and fresh. Austin, as well as the other wait staff, was very attentive to our table and helpful in selecting menu items. Truluck's staff strives to make the customer feel appreciated and they continually seek feedback regarding the customer's dining experience, ensuring that they have made every effort to meet the customer's expectations. Great food, outstanding service, and a commitment to provide the best dining experience in town...and they did!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant
    GMPandAZVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food , great service. I'd definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    dpalVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Celebrated # 41! It was a great experience. Food was superb, service was excellent and overall we will duplicate the evening again in the future!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over rated & over priced
    lost
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have dined here several times before and were satisfied. This visit was not good. 1). Drunk blonde with a loud voice that sounded like Carol Channing (3 tables away) shattered our ears & the ambiance. 2). I ordered crispy trout dish that came out with a mushy texture & was loaded with white pepper that was so hot that I could not eat it. 3). Wife ordered a fish dish which came out over seasoned as well. Chief was pepper happy I guess , but all flavor was destroyed. Server & Manager came by to fix things . I ordered fried shrimp which was ok (8 for $39) a bit pricey I think. Wife had her fish dish remade without all the pepper. No comps were offered or free desserts either. Most resturants will offer one or the other when food is not right.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Obviously great seafood
    purgatori1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DrBob
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    acepelon
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversaries
    valleyrockerdude
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    LT2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Reservation was ready upon arrival, we were immediately seated. Excellent service, the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    AggieLady82
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yoda1putt
    TrulucksRocks
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outandaboutVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    If you like tomatoes, order the Hothouse Tomato Salad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night!!
    J4107VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv4food
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday for a friend
    cpbook
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jane
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Evening
    Richie3
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was incredible and was only topped by the service. The restaurant made our 25th wedding anniversary even more special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    daphne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Truluck's was a totally outstanding experience. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anoter great meal at Truluck's
    patrickcroVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jill
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Eileen
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant
    JCB882
    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...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Dinner
    mc76
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half price wine bottle Wednesday
    Chip512
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always!
    Mollymessana
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Ajs78660
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommend for special occasions
    Alan
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic