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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com
  • Phone: (512) 482-9000
  • Hours of Operation: Cocktail Hour:
    Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
    All night on Sunday.

    Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live piano music in the Stone Crab Lounge nightly.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
Finally... the wait is over. Truluck's Downtown is now open!

We've built another level featuring an expanded lounge, additional private party rooms and an elegant new dining room with panoramic views of the Austin skyline.

We look forward to serving you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We felt completely rushed. One dish was excellent and the salmon was heavy with too much cream sauce. We got in trouble for wearing flip flops even though we were in the restaurant by 5:30 and it was 98 degrees outside. We were staying in a hotel 3 blocks away and it was so hot in Austin."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I would like to the staff was amazing. I live in San Antonio and my cousin visiting in from AL and his son daughter and son live in Austin and Houston. We decide to meet at the downtown location in Austin. We drove to Austin for dinner after work, once we arrived some additional family member decided to join us at the last minute. The staff was very accommodating, and polite. The rolled out the "red carpet." I think the manager did an awesome job. They even called me the next day to make sure the experience was satisfactory."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Trulucks is a special occasion destination. The new dining room is classic and comfortable. What bothered me, the seafood 'classic' menu was a mish mash of styles and traditions. Why would I want an expensive piece of fish treated like a Guy Fieri catfish filet? There were too many additional sauces and treatments. I ordered a simple pan seared halibut and it was very dry. My dinner companions ordered sea bass with different sauces or preparations. Of course, they had more flavorful fish with all the sauces. I like the space and the service. Just couldn't get through the price of a simple piece of halibut being over cooked. If I come back, oysters and dessert as to avoid disappointment."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The new dining room is outstanding as is the bar. The food and service remain excellent."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The remodel looks amazing! The food and service were terrific."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Dinner was good (steak and crablegs), but the sides were uninteresting (broccoli, asparagus, mashed potatoes). Desert was very good (carrot cake). Wait staff were very friendly but a bit on the tardy side sometimes as drinks seemed to take a while to arrive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Saturday night was the third time we had been to Truluck's since it reopened, post renovation. The food, as always, was very good. The service was not good. We ordered drinks when we were seated and had to remind the waiter that we never received them. My wife and I split a wedge salad as the waiter said it was plenty of salad to share. Suffice it to say that what we received this night looked like a half, of a half. Mistakes happen but what was frustrating was that the waiter did not seem to care and copped an attitude afterwards. We called for a manager and the manager said he would look into it and we never heard back. BTW, we were treating another couple and our bill was over $500 so no small tab!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great Ambience and terrific stone crabs. We had a lovely evening and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "First time at the newly renovated restaurant. Very nice."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "After a poor experience at the Arboretum location, the Downtown location was AMAZING. The newly renovated downtown Truluck's offers an incredible view of the Frost building and streets of downtown Austin. The service and friendliness of the staff was impressive. The food was a wonderful variety of excellent dishes. Most importantly, for my husband's 50th birthday celebration I was cautious to give Truluck's another chance...but was glad I did! We will celebrate at this restaurant for many years to come. Thank you to all who made our experience special."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable staff highlight this restaurant. Food was prepared superbly and the presentation was equal to any upscale restaurant. The dinning area is a floor above the bar, so you are insulated from the noise of the bar. The menu has an excelled selection of seafood as well as steak selections that will appeal to most diners."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was fantastic and the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. We drove an hour to eat there and would definitely do it again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We come to this restaurant for special occasions often. Its some of the freshest seafood in Austin. Entrees reasonably priced with large portions. Food is excellent. This time around lounge singers were present that I was not really a fan of, but hardly a reason not to go back. Friendly and polite wait staff."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner and incredible service. Was there for a birthday dinner with a co-worker. Everything was top-notch."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food & outstanding service for my fiancé and I. Would highly recommend"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Loved the delicious lobster bisque. Red fish Cajun style was the best I can remember. But the restaurant section of the restaurant is located over a very noisy bar. Went for a special occasion and expected a quiet, non stressful atmosphere. I would definitely go again for the food, but not the noise."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "As usual, the seafood was good. Crab cakes were amazing. However, the shrimp breading was a bit doughy, and the parmesan mashed potatoes were dry. We've celebrated our two anniversaries there, and plan to return on our third!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Fell in love all over again with this restaurant that we have been going to since 2000. Thanks for a wonderful birthday."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Really good food but the wine list was overpriced."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The new renovations are great. Awesome view and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had reservations and arrived early as a result we got to enjoy the happy hour which matched the dinner that we had. The food was great and the bar staff is amazing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The new upstairs dining room is fantastic, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls looking out on downtown Austin. The food was incredible, from appetizer all the way through the entree. The service was spot-on, and our waitress was quite knowledgeable regarding the menu and the wine list. The courses were timed just right so our evening dining experience felt relaxed. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The staff acknowledged that our reservation was for an anniversary from the minute we arrived until the special anniversary dessert. Oysters Rockefelleer were authentic. Redfish Ponchetrain was delicious and fed 2 easily. Groom Malbec was spectacular and 1/2 price on Wednesday."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience; the food was very good and our waitress was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We aren't from town but frequent Truluck's when we visit Austin. Last time we visited the downtown location was closed for their remodel. It is open now and simply fabulous. They really got it right and we appreciate the great service, excellent hospitality and amazing food and experience! We live far away and only get there once a year and they still remember our faces!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We celebrated a wedding anniversary here, and it was a great choice. The food was excellent, and our server was attentive without being intrusive. All courses were served timely. I would love to come later in the evening next time to enjoy what I'm sure is a lovely atmosphere then."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite spots for special occasions and it never disappoints! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We've dined here many times, especially before the massive remodel. Since the remodel we've been back twice. The "new" Truluck's is simply fantastic! Great food, great wine list, great ambiance, great bar, great views, great service, great everything... Well done, guys!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a great time and great meal. Our wait staff was remarkable and the manager was so friendly !! They took great care of us and the food was wonderful - will definitely add this to our favorites in downtown Austin."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly, seated immediately and felt very welcome. Food was excellent, beautifully prepared and served. The only issue was our waiter. He was knowledgable and efficient, but could have been more helpful and personable. Did not spoil a very nice evening, but could have been the extra something that would make us want to come back in a week."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The dining room was so hot we had to leave. We had no appetite because of the heat."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "First time to newly renovated Trulucks. Bar was really cool and was packed. Ate upstairs and although the noise drifted up from the first floor, it was not obtrusive. Waitstaff was extremely professional and the food was killer. The halibut was prepared with avocado and chiles was moist and delicious. Broiled redfish was a little dried out but good. Schezuan beans were great. We'll be back and soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Fathers Day was made extra special with a wonderful experience from start to finish. Terrific service started with the manager introducing himself and leaving a card in case we needed anything immediately or in the future. The server was delightful. Then the food. It was outstanding! The Caesar salad was perfect. The Stone crabs were sweet with lots of flavor and precracked so they were easy to eat. The King Crab was also delicious. Sides of crab rice and garlic spinach couldn't of been better. Only wish we saved room for the chocolate box. It's awesome"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the entire staff is wonderful, helpful and friendly. Twice we have had the pleasure of Beau G. as our wait staff. He is GREAT. On top of everything, knows his food and his wine and delightful to deal with. We highly recommend Truluck's for any occasion. The view is also amazing. Thanks for the grea dining experience and for the best food!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I'm so glad we went to Trulucks for our 31st anniversary! Not only was the food fantastic but the ambiance and service were bar none!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "After dining at Truluck's, it is hard to find a comparable restaurant anywhere that beats them in service, ambience, quality of food, and any other special rating. Truluck's is above all others."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Amazingly romantic but very warm upstairs. Waitstaff was beyond excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Party of 4. Great from start to finish. We tasted around (Mizo glazed sea bass (2 orders), steak special, S. African lobster tail). All agreed that all dishes were terrific, but the sea bass won hands down."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Took the wife to Truluck's for her birthday. It was a great choice, my wife and I enjoyed the visit. The food is excellent! Would definitely recommend this to anyone with the time and capability to go."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This new building extension is beautiful but noise and Loud music from the downstairs bar makes it very uncomfortable to have easy conversation in the upstairs dining room. Spoke to general manager and he said they are aware of the issue and are contemplating some architectural changes to provide a more quiet elegant atmosphere in the dining room. My opinion is to lower the music volume downstairs--which would lower the overall noise level of the many ongoing conversations. Musicians think they have to fill the room with noise--not so. Good Background music (piano and or vocalist) can add lively comfortable ambience to the scene. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014