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: (512) 794-8300
  • 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 Food
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (143)romantic (103)notable wine list (77)fit for foodies (62)vibrant bar scene (32)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (24)hot spot (16)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 2nd time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This was the 2nd time I dined at this establishment. Just as before the service, food, and atmosphere were top notch. I will return again on my travels to thi fine city.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Good Dining Experience
    Ter893
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    For my birthday, we dined at Truluck's Seafood, Arboretum after a 3 year absence. From the beginning the experience could not have been better. The hostess was courteous and our table was set for 2. Our waiter introduced himself, Nick, and was pleasant and attentive throughout the night. His recommendations for wine were perfect. The crab bisque was excellent with a hint of spice. The scallops were prepared perfectly, and my partner's steak was the best I have ever tasted and so tender. A special Flambe' dessert was prepared. All the portions were just right. Management came to our table twice to ensure we were pleased with everything. Live music from the bar was perfect and not too loud as in most live venue settings. Having dined at most of the quality restaurants in the Austin area over the last decade, I'd say Truluck's Arboretum is one of the best when considering service, food, and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    VaGent
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    When we arrived we were shown to a table by the kitchen door. We requested a change and were immediately accommodated. The food was exceptional, the wine list satisfactory and the service was excellent. This is Trulucks second restaurant in Austin and I have no reluctance in recommending it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, great service
    ekatherine25VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We took a large customer to dinner and had a great experience: attentive but not intrusive service and outstanding food. The noise level was just right - we couldn't hear diners at tables around us but we didn't have to shout to hear each other. Great value for the money. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Experience!
    Lorenzo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    From the beginning, the service was very courteous and professional. David our waiter was on point with his light banter and attentiveness, he really made things go exceptionally smooth. The food was nothing other than Exceptional; Oysters on the half shell, Crab Cake followed by the signature Sea Bass. My only regret is that this restaurant is 2 hours from our home!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An impromptu great dinner
    CenTexFun
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I were in town for the evening and chose Truluck's because of the good things we've heard. We've usually dined at Willie G's or Eddie V's, but decided to try it. And we were not disappointed at all. My steak and scallops were outstanding. My wife had a wine the waiter suggested and was not disappointed. We're in Austin a couple of times a month and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New menu upscaled
    1Gutsyldy
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Been a while since ate there. They have changed to make more upscale like Eddie vs but they just fall short. Noise from bar and a loud din same issue as before even though place was not filled up was hard to have discussion working dinner. Food was good but not great. My trout skin was not crisp and the salmon flatbread wasn't all that special. They totally forgot the side order but by then really didn't want. At least the wines were good by the glass but still bit pricy for what was delivered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    TangoOneGolf
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Outstanding menu and awesome service! My third experience at Truluck's, with many more to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Always Great!
    winedivvaVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Consistant with food but I think our waiter was in training or something but he had the personality of a napkin. The servers are usually outstanding the one we had on this visit was not up to par. He did not exude the confidence and professionalism that as a regular customer of Trulucks one has come to expect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on 10/27/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I called and asked if they did anything special for Anniversaries and they said that the chef would prepare a special dessert. I also asked if I could bring a cake and card to be presented, and maybe have some flowers on the table... The team obliged and had everything set up for us. I say "Team" on purpose. Everyone worked as a team there. The waiter that was serving the next table came by to check on us, etc... Wonderful experience! Plus they even gave us some champagne after dinner to toast!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the Top
    Jim32887
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were seated promptly. Our server Christy was excellent along with the dishes we ordered. The freshest of the fresh seafood and the delivery timing of the dishes was excellent. Have visited Truluck's on numerous occasssions and every visit has been a fantastic experience. Highly rescommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Truluck's has been our favorite special occasion restaurant for years. They have never failed to impress with their easy reservations, welcoming reception and outstanding service. I enjoyed the Snapper Pontchartrain and my wife the Filet. Both were cooked to perfection and served in a relaxed but timely fashion. Truluck's surprised us with a complementary dessert which was truly outstanding, the Chocolate Bread Pudding with a Cherries Jubilee sauce. Overall another fantastic experience. We will be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Trulucks We Knew & Loved
    JPWhittaker
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    While the GM checked our table twice and our waiter was very attentive, the night was off. Our table overlooked the outdoor patio, where two children under 10 entertained themselves by running in and out. Our filets were not high end restaurant quality 12/2 - 2 inch cuts, but 1/2 inch strips of "okay steak." The Cioppino was not the great dish we had had before. We have known and loved Trulucks in the past. The experience left us yearning for the "old Trulucks." We didn't know it had changed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular!!
    DallasDiner
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was great and, as always, the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant dining
    chas
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The restaurant has great seafood dishes that are both eye appealing and very tasty. Great for special occasions. Staff are extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate