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

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com/
  • Phone: 5124829000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cocktail Hour:
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Daily.

    Dinner:
    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
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)romantic (127)scenic view (104)notable wine list (94)vibrant bar scene (84)fit for foodies (77)good for groups (45)hot spot (42)neighborhood gem (24)late-night find (15)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing food
    BrunchatMalbec
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great Atmosphere, Great Happy Hour too... Everything we ate from Blue Crab to Steak and King Crab legs all good.... And Moscow Mules Yum! Nice piano playing great spot for business or pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT TIME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    AWESOME SERVICE AND FOOD. IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner but tight fit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff was excellent and attentive. Our waiter was soft spoken and hard to hear at times but very polite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    IrishTexans
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Pricey but excellent in every way. The blackened redfish With Creole sauce was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever had. Carrot cake for desert well worth the calories. Beautiful too, only negative being the smattering of burnt oranged characters - but that is what you have to put up with here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    MKGesq
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had an amazing experience from the moment we walked in. We were seated immediately for our reservation. Our waiter, Matt was beyond exceptional. The food was delicious. The wine list droll worthy. I would come back to Austin simply to revisit this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Renovations make it like new.
    Julia
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great feel. Good wine. Staff very attentive to special occasion. Overall a wonderful dining experience. For $200 it should have been & was. The follow up call from Trulucks the next day was a good added touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food/Handicapped Ramp
    Dineout1234
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Two out of our three meals, the sauce was to spicy; the other meal which was trout, breaded to heavy! Did not see a handicapped ramp in front of building????
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Cerita
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A perfect dining experience. Formal but friendly staff. Formal but not pretentious. Was happy to see some female wait staff, including an older woman. So many fine restaurants discriminate against women and anyone over 40ish. The food was excellent, best I've had in a while!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • conico
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had not been there since they remodeled, and were so impressed! When the manager came over we were complimenting the dishes , and he said, "well that was here back then, so was that, and so was that". I said, "amazing! The new ambiance lifted the pleasure of the food and gave it new relevance!!" Just a wonderful dinner, with melt in your mouth sea bass! Loved Ed the bartender!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a special occasion
    ppitstopTX
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My daughter chose to spend her 16th birthday family celebration at Truluck's. She loves her steak and mashed potatoes there! All the staff, from valet to hostess to floor manager to various wait staff, made her evening special. The ordered flowers were on the great view table waiting. Food sublime as always and our table host (William) was very personable and attentive. The special occasion dessert was beautifully presented and very yummy. Could not have had a more lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great piano player
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The bar had an excellent piano player. Very relaxing and entertaining
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MT46
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The friendly and knowledgeable staff made our anniversary celebration here a magical one. The Sea Bass is the best I've eaten anywhere and the service and ambiance made for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Night at Trulucks
    Emms282
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Trulucks was the PERFECT decision for a special date night. The service and ambiance was amazing and the food was top notch. The King Crab Legs are a must! We will be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blessed Experience
    dinningexcellence
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There isn't another restaurant even close to the professionalism and excellence of Truluck's. Keep up the outstanding job!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    norap
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Thank you for the experience at Trulucks. I will definitely be giving them my money again. I appreciated the call the next morning asking how my dinner was. The crab cake appetizer was amazing! I will be back 100%
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Trulucks yet
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been to all the Trulucks in Houston, Dallas and here in Austin. I think this new iteration is the best. Sophisticated and dramatic dining room, great bar (often live music). Service is great with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Food is very fresh and well prepared with some creative recipes. Much better than the chain steak joints and excellent sea food choices. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fatty steak
    Food4thought
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have eaten at all the steakhouses in downtown Austin, and I was very surprised for the quality of ribeye I was served. When I pay $50 for a steak I expect a better cut of meat. This steak was very very fatty and it lacked any real taste. Flemings, Sullivan's, and Eddie V's are by far more superior if you want a good steak. On a lighter note, I will commend the wait staff on their pristine customer service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • POOR SERVICE
    AdrianhVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were a party of 7 on Saturday night and to be quite honest the service was way below par. You are a fine dining establishment and as that the service should be at that level. After repeated times asking for basic items as more bread, another wedge salad and why it took so long to get anybody to come and take our order and then bring the food we did not even get a simple thing like desert on the house. We were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A little pricey otherwise.......... Eight characters remaining. But I must fill
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Cdogg98VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our third or fourth time and complaint. Food was excellent, especially the scampi linguini
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    healthyEater
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The staff was very friendly and the food was extremely tasty. We come for a business dinner once a year and have never had anything but great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    nyfoodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Big portions don't make up for fair quality. Enough potatoes for four on each plate. Seafood was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food choices, good views
    countrymouse
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was expecting a better view but too much construction going on. Should be nice when Austin finishes the majority of the street work. I had the Southwest ceviche, which was amazing, but the halibut was a little dry. Try the dish with sauce and toppings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Amazing service and atmosphere on top of the always spectacular food. Upstairs dining has a breath taking view!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Rare 5-Star Night
    InculCakeVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A Beautiful lit bar surrounded by beautiful people. A Buble-esque Pianist croons. Ed, our Bartender, greets us with enthusiasm and charm. I ask for a Mojito, he suggests adding fresh raspberries - sounds fun, tastes even better. Upstairs, floor to ceiling windows give the illusion of a rooftop dining sans wind, heat, humidity and bad hair. Greetings, menus, water, warm bread... the highly polished staff are on their game. Our waiter, Reid Powell, adds character to the great experience; charming, intuitive attendance, a genuine professional. The lobster bisque is artful; the Scallop special, sashimi grade and cooked to perfection; the espresso - oh I'm coming back. Broadway show versus local theatre - that about sums it up. Bravo! Truluck's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner to perfection
    Smitty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great time in Austin and having my partners birthday dinner at Trulucks was the perfect idea.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    Splashy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Quite possibly the best filet I've had in years. The crab mac and cheese was outstanding, as were the parmesan mashed potatoes. Save room for desserts - several of them really. We found it hard to choose!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winner Winner Winner
    RCATX
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Truluck's downtown is the place to go for an excellent dining experience. The renovation hit a grand slam. We've been converted to this venue when choosing Truluck's in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never get enough of Truluck!
    Exceptional
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything was perfect, the food was to die for and the service was excellent! My husband hates going out but loved Truluck's. We made reservations got seated right away the wait staff was excellent and the food was the best I have had in a long time. My birthday is later and the month and we will be dining at Truluck's with family and friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Alan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Nice dinner, nice wine list, great service by everyone, great bar scene for those who want that. New upstairs dining area is an improvement over the previous great setting....
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional everything!
    love2dineout
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Truluck's Downtown never disappoints! We thoroughly enjoy our dinner everytime we go there. I order the South African Lobster tail much of the time and it is always tender and delicious. We consistently get great food, great service and an enjoyable environment!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Thumbs Up!
    jd60610VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I haven't been to Truluck's since the renovation, so I was curious to see the interior. As for the food, Truluck's never disappoints. The restaurant looks fabulous. There's lots more space, and a second floor dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful view of the city. The food was, as expected, superb, and of course the service was spot-on. I forgot what a great dining experience Truluck's offers. I'll be back, for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The renovations are great!
    Lala
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first trip since the downtown location has been renovated. I absolutely loved them! The dramatic staircase is a great place for photo ops (we were there for an engagement celebration). As always the service was impeccable and not stuffy-essential for a fun dining experience! The food continues to be exceptional and ridiculously fresh. We always have a great time here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It had been a very long while since I had been to Trulucks and I decided to try it again after the renovation. My experience was absolutely superb. I had the sesame tuna and it was still the best tuna I have had outide of Cabo. My boyfriend had the filet and it melted in your mouth and had spectacular flavor. The waiter was the perfect combination of attentive but absent when he should be. And the wine was wonderful. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Great Place
    AustinsteVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food at Truluck's was every bit a good as always. We really enjoyed the new 2nd floor and the open view it provided. Great improvement to an already great place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt rushed
    Rockin
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service
    LoveTrulucks
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old guard attempting Guy Fieri menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new scene
    Roger
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The new dining room is outstanding as is the bar. The food and service remain excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Nicebiceps
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The remodel looks amazing! The food and service were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.