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
175 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (153)romantic (113)notable wine list (80)fit for foodies (71)vibrant bar scene (36)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (26)hot spot (21)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice food, but disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We (my husband and I ) came to Truluck's for his birthday. He picked it because it is one of his favorite seafood restaurants and we've done nice special occasion meals at their restaurants, just not this specific location. We were seated immediately upon arrival. After we were seated, we did not see our waiter for about 10 minutes. The manager came by and was very polite. When the waiter came by we ordered a bottle of wine and some salads to start. We did not receive bread or the bottle of wine for about 20 minutes. When the salads were brought out, so was the alcohol. The salads were over dressed. The entrees were FANTASTIC: order the sweet & spicy halibut, you will love it. The meal was overall half good half not, felt underwhelmed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Lover
    Tryit
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Appetizer, try the baja ceviche for 1-2, if order two appetizers, add the shrimp cocktail. Main course, South Aftican Lobster Tail, Asparagus, and make sure someone orders the Crab Mac-n-Cheese! My husband was a little disappointed w/shrimp plate (average at best). My daughter enjoyed the center filet. Even though you'll be stuffed, you should order the carrot cake or chocolate cake to go!!! One of my all time favorite seafood restaurants in the area! Management is present and observant. High end service and pleasant experience overall. Best bet for date night if you want to stay north of all the downtown traffic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    Lobster
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The manager greeted us and sat us at our table. He made us feel so welcome and even let our server know it was our anniversary. Our server was SO funny, yet unobtrusive and very polished. He made great recommendations and had us laughing all night. He brought us a complimentary celebratory dessert and had the staff sign a little card congratulating us on our anniversary. I don't mean to set the bar too high, but we were completely amazed and so appreciative of the care everyone took of us on our special night. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Excellent
    Craenor
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Truluck's always provides an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but Pricey
    Scaramouche
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Each item served was cooked to perfection and the service was attentive but not intrusive. My dinner companion had steak and lobster and said they both were the best ever. The dining experience was great. The pain came, however, when paying the check. For me it is a place I would have to reserve for special occasions because of the prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We really enjoyed the ambience, service and the delicious tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service
    dian
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food is fantastic but the service sends the whole dining experience over the top! It has become our favorite dining experience. THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service
    mike91VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excelent service and outstanding meal. Great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    Foodnwiney
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. Fantastic wine (super Tuscan), crab claws, warm goat cheese ap (delicious), sea bass (amazing). Service was wonderful--attentive but gave us privacy. Complimentary dessert was great end to our experience--we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Every time my parents come to Austin to visit my wife and I, they request dinner at Trulucks! (their treat of course..) And without fail our dining experience is perfect and always caps off a great visit with them. It's become a special tradition.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    LVSr
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary at Truluck's. From the friendly greeting at the door, outstanding service throughout the evening, to our final farewell, the entire staff made the evening very special! The lobster bisque, salad, entrees (seabass and filet mignon), and dessert were all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great !
    Cheryl
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a great time as always. The food was wonderful and our server very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The ambiance of the restaurant was great. We went on a Tuesday night, so it was probably quieter than going on a Friday or Saturday night, but it was perfect for conversation with my date. The service was outstanding. The waiter was attentive and had great recommendations to match our tastes. The food was good. I had the scallops on special and they were cooked perfectly. My date had the jalepeno salmon and she said it was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they don't miss
    InTheATX
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    So if the wife wants to go on a date, this is the destination of choice for us and it goes back nine years to our first New Year's eve together. Other restaurants are on par, to be sure, but there's something special about Truluck's. Mostly because they've been doing it longer than anyone else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Service
    Lovetoeat84
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time visiting the restaurant but it is definitely not my last time. The food was some of the best I ever had (steak and crab Mac & cheers to die for) and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chilean Sea Bass
    cevichelover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and service was excellent. I had to Chilean Sea Bass and it was fantastic. Try the Baja Ceviche as good as I have ever had if not better
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth the extra nickel
    Bshondo
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A great dining experience and worth the extra nickel. The food was great and only exceeded by the service that we received. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a special place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go to Steak and Seafood House
    ossettlad
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Add this to the list of very good steak houses that excels at seafood/fish. Everything was very good in the Capital Grille/Morton's formula.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    TravelDiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I typically enjoy the downtown Truluck's location, but decided to try the Arboretum location. I wasn't disappointed. Same great food, service and ambiance! Great steaks and crab. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    shadowfaxx
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food and the ambiance was outstanding! Would definitely recommend this place
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truluck's is great!
    dian
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have never have had a bad meal at Truluck's. Last week we had the best meal ever. The staff was supurb - food was fun and very good It was a wonderful evening and a great way to celebrate our 25th. We are already planning our return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food!
    Tastebudheaven
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is the 3rd time we have dined at Trulux. My daughter gave us a gift certificate for our 1st visit. The food is absolutely out of this world delicious!! My husband put it this way" this isnt just dining out this is a whole experience" We only go there for special occasions, which has been our anniversary. The price is a little extravigant to warrant going for anything other than a very special event. The food is well worth the price , could be we are just a little to conservative to spend like this other than special occassions. We did say last time we went that we were going to at least go for appitizers and maybe dessert on occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate