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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
  • Email: trulucks-arboretum@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
  • "Went to Truluck's with my boyfriend for our 3rd anniversary. The food and drinks were amazing, and after discovering why we were there, the staff was kind enough to bring us a special desert and a card signed by the staff. Truluck's is amazing and we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Sat outside and it was fantastic, even though the highway on ramp is 100 feet away. Very good food, excellent service. Seemed noisy inside but outside was great."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Truluck's. Their reputation for a fine dining expierence was right on. Upon arrival, we were promptly greated and as we were a little early for our reservation, told we could have a seat in the bar. Live music was playing and he seemed to play a lot of our favorite soft rock songs. When our table was ready, they found us (didn't give us a pager, they came and found us!). The service staff was attentive without being bothersome. The food we ordered was delicious and we received it in an appropriate amount of time. This is a high dollar restaurant, but we knew that going in. The food and the service we received was worth it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, a bit pricey for frequent visits. Very noisy and too dim to read the menu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Truluck's is our go to restaurant for birthday dinners. The staff is attentive and there's usually a birthday surprise at the end of the meal!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "the cod was great the potatoes were great the salad dressing was great the bread was great the sauce was great"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary by dining at Truluck's. When we walked inside and I was pleasantly surprised when the hostess congratulated us on our anniversary. That was a very special touch. We sat in the bar area for a drink since we were about 20 minutes early and ended up dining in the bar instead of the main dining. There was an amazing guys playing the piano with an awesome voice and candle lights all over the table. Very romantic yet fun and energized at the same time. Food was awesome! 10 ounce Lobster was yummy. Service was top notch. There is a huge wine and cocktail list and everything we ordered was very tasty. Thank you for being a part of a very special night for us. It was Perfect! 5 Stars all the way!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I brought my girlfriend for her birthday and it was a great experience. Since I have never been there I called ahead to find out more about the atmosphere and I told them we were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. When we arrived for dining the hostess wished my girlfriend happy birthday. The manager showed us to our table and introduced us to the waiter and they both wished my girlfriend a happy birthday. The food was spectacular and the service was just as good. Then they brought out a complimentary dessert and a birthday card signed by the manager and our servers. I scored major points that night."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door from a girl who asked for my husband's hat. Then taken to a table right in front of the kitchen exit. Now mind you, the restaurant was about half full and we did have a reservation. When we objected to that poor choice in tables, we got the whisper and the looks from the girls at the front hostess stand and were promptly taken the the booth in front of the Kitchen entrance. LOL. Shame on us for asking and for my husband wearing a hat. Guess they showed us. The food was very mediocre and overpriced. Bring your kids, especially the small ones who cry a lot; they deserve it! I will say our waiter was very good, but the manager was a snot and only came around after we ordered up a hefty tab. Never again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Great food and service. I would recommend to anyone looking for a special night."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "The staff here is wonderful, from the greeters to the servers. The managers and wait staff were all so attentive. It was my husband's birthday and unexpectedly, the waiter came out with an off of the menu desert. Happy Birthday was written in chocolate with quite a nice presentation It was a special touch to a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Piano man - Rigel crooned during a fantastic night. The dinner martinis (bleu cheese olives with Belvedere) were amazing. The only negative was that the cilantro fad has even invaded with their calamari. Oysters were superb. Chilean sea bass was that perfect buttery flavor along with the very fresh asparagus. The birthday surprise dessert was the perfect finish with a cup of French pressed coffee."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "As part of celebrating our first wedding anniversary, I decided to make reservations at Truluck's as my wife and I are both seafood lover's and I wanted to treat her to an extraordinary experience. Neither of us had ever been to this restaurant before but I heard good things from friends and the reviews were excellent. It was the most incredible dining experience I have ever had for a special occasion!! We arrived and found a table waiting for us that was covered in rose petals and after we were seated the assistant manager, Louis, brought us both a glass of champagne in honor of our wedding anniversary! The food was remarkably delicious not to mention the presentation was stellar. They followed our meal with a complimentary dessert!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place. The fried shrimp, crab mac and cheese...amazing!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and as usual, Truluck's provided excellent service food and ambiance. The Birthday cake was a very nice touch. This restaurant continues to excel."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Truluck's at the Arboretum always delivers an outstanding dining experience. They have the best seafood in Texas and their staff are wonderful. What more can you ask for."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were seated at a booth and because the staff was training the staff from the downtown location, there was lots of activity. However, it was not distracting. The food was well seasoned and delicious. It has never dissapointed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Made our anniversary even more special with a complimentary dessert and card signed by staff. Matt was attentive and knowledgeable about food. Made great recommendations. If not for expense, we would visit Truluck's more often."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service from Reid Powell. The stone crab claws were the freshest as was the red snapper. Management was also very attentive and saw to every need. Highly recommend Truluck's for any occasion for great wine and the freshest seafood."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "If you're looking for some really great seafood, this place is perfect. All the shellfish and fish I had was cooked perfectly. Steaks, on the other hand, leave something to be desired. Mine was over cooked and a little tough. So I would recommend looking elsewhere if you know you want steak. Also, the carrot cake was the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went to Truluck's again on Monday. Always a great place and wonderful food!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We have eaten at Trulucks many times and the the service was off. Arriving about 30 minutes before our reservation, we told the hostess we would have a drink in the bar before dinner. She said that was fine and to come to the dining room when we were ready. When we were ready for dinner, we closed our bar tab and came to the dining room. The host told us our reservations were in 5 minutes and our table wasn't ready and (even though approx. 1/3 of the tables were empty). So, we stood around for a minute, then return to the bar and were summoned about 5 minutes later. Also, our waitress was not having a good night. She was very serious and borderline unfriendly.. We have had better experiences there."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "From the moment my wife and I arrived we were treated as though we were the only people they had opened up for. It was our wedding anniversary, so to us it was a very special night. All the staff made us feel very special, indeed. The food was perfect, from the appetizer thru the main course. Then our server created a special desert for us and had the entire staff sign a card wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Such a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Chose Truluck's to celebrate a special occasion with my husband. Everything from the food, to the wine, to the service was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dinner and everything was just great!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was my first time to Truluck's. I was in Austin on vacation visiting family and wanted to try something I hadn't tried previously. Truluck's did not disappoint! We were a group of 11 and the staff tended to us in an excellent manner. All entrees were prepared faultlessly. Appetizers and side dishes were excellent as well. Don't miss the crab cakes and crab fried rice! I had the South African Lobster tail and I truly can't recall having a better lobster tail!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food, the staff, and even the manager were all outsatanding! I was impressed with everyone there, very friendly and great service. It was pricey, but I came out of there knowing I got my monies worth!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love intimate feel of this place. . The service was outstanding both in the dining area and in the bar area (awesome cocktails) for a great price as well. The appetizer - Hot and Spicy shrimp was great. My steak was cooked to perfection as was the pork chop my better half had. They made us feel special with a complimentary dessert w/the lettering "Happy Anniversary" it was a person note to us. Great Service."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Everyone from the hostess to the manager to the waiter made sure we were good and that everything was just right. Great experience! And the food was wonderful! We will be back for our next special occasion."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Our waiter did not seem as seasoned as other waiters we have had in the past, He stumbled over menu items when we would ask for a description he also stumbled over dessert items when explaining them. This is the first time we have been at this location, we have always gone to the downtown location."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Our server Shelley welcomed us for our anniversary dinner. Wow is all I can say. The appetizers were spectacular. The shrimp cocktail had dry ice in it's presentation container adding a very nice touch. Everything we ordered was fantastic. I think the GM of the place (Luke) came by our table several times ensuring all was to our liking. One of the best food experiences in my life."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Trulucks has become our 'birthday place'...because they always treat us SO well. Always perfect."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fantastic service and food. Good alternative to the downtown location."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great service by Stephanie and John! It was my daughter's birthday and they were so attentive!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience for our first visit to Trulucks. We were quite blown away by the quality of cuisine and the personal service we were given by the wait staff and the manager. Quite frankly the BEST seafood we have dined on in a very, very long time. They receive a 5 star review from us and will absolutely recommend them to others."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food and server were impeccable! Every dish was exquisite and the service by Mr. Moller was above any expectation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant makes Red Lobster look like a McDonalds! By far, this is the best place with a Romantic environment and the best food and service we have ever received."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have never had a disappointing meal. It has become one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Miso glazed sea bass and seafood dynamite topped filet mignon were both outstanding! The wedge salad was big enough for two ~ we should have shared! Highly recommend this restaurant chain. I've tried locations in South Lake, Texas and Austin. Both were phenomenal!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I like to go to trulucks for special occasions because we have never had a bad experience. The waiters are attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable. The management is always been hands on and overall they make sure you enjoy your time at their establishment. Last year when we went there for my birthday they didn't sing which I love that yet they still made it special. Our waitress bought over a piece of delicious cake with a card signed from everyone and my husband and I really loved that. This year they were singing,so when the manager approached our table to see if we were having a good time he asked us if anything special was being celebrated and I told him it was our anniversary celebration because I didn't want singing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014