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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: Casual Elegant
  • 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: Smart 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The restaurant has been remodeled, and it seems like it took forever. It was well worth the wait! The restaurant is gorgeous! We happened to go in the week-end before they had officially announced their re-opening, and they didn't miss a step. I can't say enough good things about Truluck's. Every location I have been to has exceded my expectations!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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 renovations are great. Awesome view and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Really good food but the wine list was overpriced."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is one of my favorite spots for special occasions and it never disappoints! Will definitely be back!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Amazingly romantic but very warm upstairs. Waitstaff was beyond excellent."
    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
  • "My wife and I had watched as Trulucks was under construction, planning on going there for dinner when it opened. We were pleased to see it wasabi ready for our 29th anniversary! The newly renovated interior is beautiful with the bar area downstairs and the dining room up. The dining room offers great downtown views. The music from the bar was slightly loud for a romantic night out, but not so loud it interfered with any conversation. Most would probably see it as a plus. Food was impeccable and the service was awesome. Fork tender filet. With the right amount of spice (heat) to it and seared scallopes for entrees. Chocolate cake for dessert was big enough for a table of four to share. Don't miss the crab claws! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very noisy when you enter because Happy Hour bar and piano player right there. But we were seated upstairs, much quieter so we all could talk and visit with our friends from out of state. Food, beverages and service were great. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I had to take my business partners from Virginia to dinner and they were blown away with the level of service at Truluck's as well as the outstanding food and variety of menu options. The remodel is gorgeous and well worth the wait."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been to Truluck's many times and it continues to be one of my favorite restaurants when I am visiting Austin!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great experience everything from the greeting to the end of the meal was perfect. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Everything about the "new" Truluck's is wonderful and the renovation has been a great success. It's a fine dining experience and in my case, a romantic evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. I was able to arrange for flowers to be waiting at the table and the restaurant even provided us (unprompted) with a fabulous and decadent dessert. My wife was verklempt. The staff are well trained and made us feel welcome, without being intrusive or cheesy. We dropped over $220 on the experience, including the $10 for valet, but it was totally worth it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We visited Truluck's for the first time since their remodel last weekend. We were happy to see that the food is still excellent, and the upstairs dining room adds a much more upscale feel to the place. We actually prefer the look and feel of the old space better (more "Austin", less formal) but the ambient noise upstairs is dramatically lower than it used to be downstairs so that is an improvement. The menu prices are almost shockingly higher though, so we will continue to be a patron, but likely a lot less frequently. Clearly they must be trying to pay off their renovation expenses."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Reid, our waiter, was absolutely amazing. He was knowledgeable, efficient, helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. We were having a wonderful meal when the glare from the sun started blinding us. We decided to pull one of the curtains down a bit (which we had seen staff do moments before for other patrons) only to be told by a manager "they aren't made to be moved . I can't control the sun. You pay for the view." WOW. Talk about turning a wonderful dinner into a frustrating experience. For a restaurant who places such high expectations on service you can imagine our disappointment."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "After having been closed for 10 months, I really expected superior food..very disappointed. Food was served lukewarm! Our bartender, Ed was great! I won't rush back!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Way too much noise for a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The new Truluck's downtown sets a new standard for quality for restaurants in Austin. Congratulations and Thanks"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The new Trulucks is the best!!! So good! Yummy! Just trying to take up 50 characters..."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was the best meal I have had in a long time. Everything was excellent, from the stone crab appetizer, to the halibut entree, the best is the crab Mac n cheese! I did not save room for dessert but the options looked delicious!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Trulucks is open downtown. The new second floor is wonderful. And the staff and service is outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014