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
168 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)romantic (111)scenic view (90)notable wine list (84)vibrant bar scene (75)fit for foodies (73)good for groups (38)hot spot (35)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (13)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food, nice view, weird carpet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner at trulucks. I was really excited to see it after the remodel. The windows are stunning. The carpet seemed like a dated choice. The service was spot on throughout the meal but seemed to slow down when we were having coffee at the end and the restaurant was filling up. Our cream was forgotten. We felt like we were on a cruise in a mostly great way. Overall the food, ambience, and service were really enjoyable. The prices are high for an everyday choice but certainly a great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went before the "Florida Stone Crab Season" started, and our Pacific crabs were excellent. I know there are other wonderful things on the menu, but you have to have at least one crab! The service, as always, was excellent. If you haven't visited the revamped location, it's a must see. Kudos to Riley and his staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was Wonderful
    CarpeDessert
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    From the moment we walked in to the moment we left everything was perfect. First of all the space is beautiful! We were warmly greeted when we arrived, we had a great table with a really nice view. The pianist caught our attention. Nice music without being too overpowering. It was a special occasion (anniversary) and several people congratulated us. The food is delicious! The wine list had some of our favorites on it. We were even treated to a special dessert. This is a prefect restaurant, not just for for a special occasion, but for anytime you want a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jean
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Love the new atmosphere. Noise from popular bar can radiate upstairs to dining area. Fabulous food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    DrLALAVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    When we entered the beautiful restaurant we were greeted by an amazingly friendly and helpful man who shook my hand, introduced himself, asked my name, and asked if my party would like to be seated early or we would like some time at the bar. We took the earlier table, and the service continued to amaze. The two servers, Manny and Matt, were nice, funny, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful from wine through dessert. The wine was great and all of our appetizers, entrees, and our dessert were phenomenal. I received a phone call from the restaurant the next day - they were calling to ensure our experience was excellent. THAT's service. Our experience was fantastic and we all plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NEVER DISAPPOINTED
    winedivvaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I must say as a self proclaimed "Dining Diva", Trulucks is one of my Austin all time faves! From the service to the ambiance to the food everything was fantastic. Our waiter, aware of our time crunch for a concert next door, timed our meal perfectly. Our food arrived on HOT plates which is one of my litmus tests for restaurants...........separates the great ones from the players. For a "chain" this place gets my vote EVERY time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Experience
    Trooper2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I took my girlfriend and a buddy here for a owed birthday dinner and we were all more that pleasantly surprised at the care, service and quality of the food we put away - the unexpected chocolate bread pudding knocked us out!....we vowed to return for the next special outing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    extra3special
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Truluck's staff did an awesome job. Made my wife's birthday celebration extra special. It was an awesome evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Turluck's, as usual, delivers amazing service, decadent food and a beautiful atmosphere to celebrate a special occasion or just dine with your special someone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a special occasion!
    HookemhornsJ
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a great time for my parents' anniversary! The little touches like the delicious and magnificently presented dessert (that even included that it was their 41st... something that was just quickly mentioned during the meal) and the card were terrific. Our server did a great job and his recommendations were top notch! The renovated dining area is beautiful and the staff make you feel like a million bucks! Clearly not somewhere I could eat every day... it's pricey... but the quality is worth every penny when an occasion calls for treating someone (or yourself?) to a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truluck's Downtown Austin
    Shooz01VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was the third time i have been to Truluck's in Downtown Austin and it just keeps getting better. The service at this place is amazing, from the hostess to the server, all just incredibly friendly and caring. This time I had the lobster and it was amazing. Will continue to go back every time I am in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    MKGesqVIP
    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
  • Birthday Dinner for Husband
    chistosa1132
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I took my husband for dinner at Truluck's downtown for his birthday. Service was great, food was great, very romantic. But don't be fooled - this place isn't that hoity-toity. Sure, you need to look nice, but I found that he and I were actually a little overdressed (and no, I wasn't wearing a ball gown). I do have one complaint. Husband wanted to order off menu. He wanted the ribeye steak and wanted to add a lobster tail to it. The dish ended up being THREE TIMES the cost of the steak, and all he did was add a lobster tail - no extra sides. I could imagine double the price, but 3x was a shocker when I got the bill. This is why I gave the review 4 stars. Great experience, but this is not how I would have liked to end our experience
    Special Features:
    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