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: (512) 482-9000
  • 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
162 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (133)romantic (107)scenic view (87)notable wine list (83)fit for foodies (73)vibrant bar scene (72)hot spot (46)good for groups (43)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Overall great experience, our server Erik was top notch and really added to the evening. Only complaint was the music - terrible 90s soft rock? That was the only downside but it did have an impact on the mood and experience. Great food, great service, atmosphere has room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite!
    DowntownerVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The thing that sets Trulucks apart from the other very nice restaurants in downtown is the staff. They are incredible. Andrew greets you at the door. He is friendly, accomodating and sincere. The wait staff is amazing. Mckenzie, Jenna, Vana, Ben, are just a few, but all make it clear that they are there to ensure you have a five star experience. The food is great, the happy daily happy hour is the best in town. We have had many business and family get together so there and it never disappoints. We recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    foodiefriend
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Truluck's and highly recommend it for the atmosphere, wine, food and service. We'll choose Truluck's again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Anniversary to Remember
    jtg537
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The entire wait staff was amazing. We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary and at least 4 separate hostesses/wait staff wished us a happy anniversary before being seated! Additionally, they gave us a free dessert with "Happy 2nd Anniversary" written on the plate. But what really blew me away was the wait staff had hand written a letter, and about 10 waiters signed the card! The next day they called to inquire about our experience. Needless to say, we were thoroughly impressed with the food, the service, and the overall atmosphere. Thank you to the staff at Truluck's for being so thoughtful and making our anniversary one we will never forget.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    JennHVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I have always loved Truluck's and I really enjoyed dining at the remodeled downtown location for the first time since they reopened. It was wonderful! The bar is beautiful and lively with a piano player. The dining room upstairs is beautiful with downtown views. Our service was outstanding and the food was perfect. My husband enjoyed a steak special and I go the redfish Pontchartrain. We also couldn't come to Truluck's without getting some stone crab claws for an appetizer and the chocolate cake for dessert. Oh, yum! I love this place and I plan to come back in a few weeks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Mary
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We started off the bar. Bar tender recommend the Red Door Martini. Very tasty. We were escorted to our table upstairs. Beautiful view overlooking Colorado St. I ordered the Center Cut Filet. It was cooked just the way I asked and literally melted in my mouth! Our waiter surprised us with a chocolate bread pudding with cherry jubilee sauce dessert for our anniversary. The next day the maitre d' called to check on our experience. Service was top notch! We will definitely he back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect dinner!
    luvtheCh
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Unexpected surprise, we sat at the owners corner table over looking the city................ We really love truluck's food, service and atmosphere. Perfect start to an amazing evening!! Thanks to the whole staff!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!!!!
    Cinderella
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    From the moment you step in the door, service and attention to you as a client is superb. Food is perfectly seasoned and cooked with pleasing presentation. We ate in the wine room of the new second floor and it has a lovely view of Austin skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just excellent
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Trulucks downtown Austin is just excellent. We were greeted by name upon entering, seated immediately. The upstairs dining room is beautiful with floor to ceiling windows. Food was prepared and served very well. The menu is full but not overwhelming. Trulucks is one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    cg1265VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Special occasion restaurant . excellent friendly service and memorable meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great chow and Service
    bennettrp
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We got to Truluck's an hour and a half early. The place was hoppin' but matre 'd got us a table in 10 minutes. The 30 oz ribeye was a little tough, but perfectly cooked and delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great service, excellent food, prices are on the high end but worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Jukebox
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Unbelievable service, even with a followup phone call the next day! The food is amazing. Definitely a special occasion restaurant because the bill is amazing too! Haha! But for the value we received, not the least of which was an incredible,memorable experience on one of our rare date nights, it was WELL worth it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Cdogg98VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went there for our 24th Anniversary. Everything was excellent and our waiter was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first anniversary dinner. The waiter, Bo, was wonderful. He presented us with a complimentary desert that had " Happy anniversary written on plate" , in chocolate ! Get a reservation and dress nicely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent at every turn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything about this place was awesome. Service is second to none, location is great, food was exceptional. It was recommended to me and I would recommend it to anyone in or traveling to Austin.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Austin
    Austinlover
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Austin is our second home and we never ever come to town without a meal at Trulocks! The food is simply amazing, and the service at Trulocks is unmatched. The staff knows how to make their guests happy from the minute you walk in their doors until you walk out. If you are looking for a truly amazing experience then Trulocks is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely upstairs dining
    Milesaway
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great location. Nice window table with view of 4 th. Table ready upon arrival. Wait staff excellent. Manager visit to table, nice touch. Ambiance, excellent with music from bar below. Although I did not like my entree due to personal preference not preparation, other food was delicious. Staff very attentive. Other choices included Cioppino, and stoned crab. Will recommend to others and return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Outstanding service and food! We were in Austin for a wedding and decided to have drinks, appetizers, and dinner. The food was extraordinary and the service staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food was excellent!! Service was great. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Birthday Celebration to Remember
    tinaoftexas
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Outstanding service from start to finish. Truluck's delivered a very special experience with great attention to every detail. The food at Truluck's is always amazing ... layer on top the incredible service and you have a unparalleled dining event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable
    Joni
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My family dinner was a very special occasion and everyone loved everything about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the money
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The top notch quality of food here is amazing. I go for the stine crab claws, but the steaks & other seafood are wonderful too. The freshness of the crab & seafood make this restsurant one of the best in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cdpolumbo
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    First visit since the renovation, did a great job with design. Really enjoyed the atmosphere
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It was my birthday and Mac and Jena made it very special and the food and service was outstanding. They were very attinitive to all out needs. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    jonw9
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner with a beautiful view, delicious Florida stone crabs, and excellent service. Could not have wished for better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks
    Melissa
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A few little things like attention to detail and customer attention combined with the best cappuccino to make a wonderful evening. Oh and yes the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice night
    Vidallia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a lovely time at the restaurant. Very elegant. Service all the way around was excellent. Food was very good and presented nicely. Did not feel rushed. Nice spacing between courses. Wine list exceptional. Very classy!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special night
    foodies
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was given a gift certificate for my birthday so we tried it out. AMAZING. Could not have been a better atmosphere for a special evening. Florida crab season just started so we had fresh Florida crab, already cracked so it was easy to eat. For starters we had 2 oysters, 2 shrimp and 2 fresh Florida crab legs, the homemade mustard was do die for. The Sea bass and Halibut were tender, crisp and full of flavor. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, nice view, weird carpet
    Moreplease
    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.
  • Impeccable Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Amazing ambience and great food! My boyfriend and I have dined at Trulucks for the past 2 years. It is one of our favorite spot in Austin. He loves the lobster bisque and steak dinner and I love the miso-glazed sea bass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
  • JeanVIP
    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.