Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Ft. Lauderdale
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Ft. Lauderdale

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com/
  • Phone: (954) 396-5656
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cocktail Hour:
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Daily.

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,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, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live piano music seven nights a week.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Ft. Lauderdale
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)romantic (113)fit for foodies (85)notable wine list (83)good for groups (49)vibrant bar scene (48)hot spot (41)neighborhood gem (40)great for outdoor dining (30)late-night find (17)great for lunch (9)scenic view (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Our favorite
    HARDDO91VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2014
    Will always make our way hear. This is a gem for a wonderful evening with your loved one
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    the dinner was amazing. The singer in the bar was awesome. Our waitress, Karly, was superb.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great stone crab
    CatsVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Everyone in our party ordered the stone crab platter with different sides and everything was delicious. The crabs were cracked so they were easy to eat. The sides were big enough to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service not so good
    Pearces5211
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The food was mostly good. I ordered the Lobster Bisque and the all you can eat Stone Crab Claws with Crab Mac and Cheese. Everything except the Mac and Cheese was good. It was so dry and over cooked. The Captains/Floor Managers were very attentive, unfortunately the waiter was too busy and the waiter service was not that good. For the price i expected better service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On our fav list!
    HARDDO91VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Our experience here is always one to remember. At our entrance to our exit, outstanding. They also provide live piano music/musician and that is a special touch to what is a very unique dinning experience. Will of course be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Went to Truluck's to celebrate my and my wife's 70th birthdays! We were treated like 'royalty!" Couldn't gone to a better place for this special time in our lives! Our waiter Ryan Martin for just fantastic. I would recommend him highly to anyone!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night all you can eat Florida Stone Crab!
    ZQinFL
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We do at least one annual pilgrimage to Truluck's for the all you can eat Florida Stone Crab and it is never disappointing. Also stop by with friends and guests out of town as the occasion arises. The bar is great and very social with live music and we also enjoy eating in there when the dining room is booked up during season. Their food is good and they change their menu regularly. Seafood is our personal choice there. The lobster bisque is one of our personal favorites. Salads are fresh. The wine list is long, creative and they offer many good wines by the glass at fair prices. When the restaurant is crowded it can be a little loud, but they have the tables spaced sufficiently that you can pass by without bumping into other diners. They change their menu regularly. The evening we were there, the manager stopped by and introduced himself as did the new assistant manager. Service was fairly prompt considering it was completely booked up. I received a phone call from the restaurant the following morning to inquire how our evening went, which I appreciated. Overall, enjoy the ambiance and always enjoy eating here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great service and food.
    RoroVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    My first choice for an elegant night of dining and good music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Although we had a reservation we had to wait for about 45 min. we were a large group of seven, there was no waiting area to seat. But once our table was ready there was no complaints. Our serve Ryan was great. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated restaurant
    Ulrik
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The staff was too busy to really care for us. The noice level was high making it difficult to hear what the persons on the other side of the table said (age of our party 40- 68). The meat was "well done" when we ordered "rear", but it was handled nicely though (new meat correctly cooked served). "Fried shrimps" turned out not to be pan fried, but to be deep fried. I.e. together with french fries it tasted more like "fish and chips" ordered in a fast food restaurant than a delicious meal. However, the supervisor was very attentive to our feed-back. Thus we expect that these details to be corrected in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bad birthday at Trulucks
    davidVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I previously had wonderful meals at Trulucks. Their all you can eat stone crab deal is fantastic when they have it. We went in November to celebrate a birthday. The stone crab apptizer was fresh and excellent. The fried calamari appetizer was cold and chewy. Local dives do it better. Fort he main courses we had crab cake which came with mashed potatoes that we like past, cold and flat on the plate. the crab cake itself was fine. My partner ordered a seafood linguini that was cold and tasteless. neither of us, two full grown men, finished what we ordered. we've written this restaurant off our list of special places to visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • opentablefanVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    All you can eat stone crabs on Monday, in season, is worth the flight fromLA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Goodbye Billy's
    Meatlady
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Now that I have found this wonderful piece of paradise in Ft. Lauderdale, I'm hooked! We had the all you can eat STONE CRABS! Yummy... The ambiance was refreshing and lively. They have live music that gives the perfect vibe. We went for my Husbands birthday and the four of us that went were all very impressed by the friendly staff and the great food. They kept those stone crabs coming... The manager will even call you a day or so after to make sure that your evening was enjoyed! That is a special touch.... I highly recommend this fancy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in Lauderdale
    JohnFVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I must say as always the experience is superb Trulucks has never disappointed. The greeting was friendly and professional. From the moment we entered we truly felt welcome. Service was always there but not in your face. They let us take our time to enjoy each other and the dinner The appetizers and entres were outstanding and the entire evening was worth every cent Congratulations on the consistency
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic dinner
    Chameau74
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice place to a romantic dinner, excellent service, very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    we all enjoyed our food and waitstaff service. We enjoy a lively restaurant that offers ability to hear table conversation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and great service!The restaurant is a great place for special occasions, (brithdays/anniversaries)!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    Birthday56
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went to dinner for my husband's birthday. I would recommend Truluck's, the food was great, we had the Stone Crabs and our waiter Sam made for a memorable evening bring a dessert for with a candle to celebrate my husbands birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    EatinoutVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great restaurant, love the ambience enjoy the appetizers and food and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of a rush
    RedcapVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been to Truluck's several times. It is very pretty inside with nice private tables and an old world elegancy. The service is always outstanding but this visit the kitchen got a bit too anxious and sent the food out right after the last bite of our appetizer and the accompaniments were nit even warm. The staff did there best to right the cold sides but it still did not make up for the feeling of being rushed. We will be back because the crab claw s are the best. Next time we may alert our server to be sure the kitchen doesn't rush the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable occasion
    Liggy3836
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Exceeding expectations for your dinning experience. From the moment you walk in the ambiance surrounds you with delightful live soft music in the background for a romantic evening. Plenty of superb wines on hand for whatever your palate savors. A wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees you will not be disappointed. If you can make room for dessert, you will be delighted even more! All the while the staff ensures that you are taken care of and any and all your needs are met with attentive care. This is a wonderland of master chef creations to enjoy with your friends, special someone, family member, or business associate. If you are visiting and have only one night to dine out, do it here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great linch
    Foodies
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Best bargain in town. Always a tasty experience. Fine food always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Foodiefrom2coasts
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Trulucks's has a VERY attentive staff. From the minute you enter the restaurant (there is a greeter at the door even before you check in) to your exit, you feel like a very special guest! The food was cooked to perfection (they wait to make sure our steaks were to our liking). But they are not intrusive. Portions are large, so pace yourself and save room for dessert. They had an amazing looking edible chocolate "bag" filled with cake and topped with berries which looked wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise!
    lobsterloverVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had really dismissed Truluck's an overpriced chain, but I was pleasantly surprised! The seafood (I had oysters, shrimp, crab & stone crab on a sampler appetizer platter) was fresh & well prepared and the servers were very well trained. Try the Pontchartrain sauce a crawfish & cream concoction, available on steak or grouper - really lovely. What it may loose in local character as a high end chain restaurant, it makes up for in execution, which is spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Mike
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been to Truluck's several times in the past three years and they have never disappointed us. Their food is outstanding, not only in taste but also in its presentation. We recently went and had the stone crabs, delicious! And the service cannot be beat. Our waiter, Brance, was knowledgeable about every dish on the menu and anticipated our every need. The ambience is excellent because the tables do not crowd each other and the lighting is sublime, not in your face. We highly recommend Truluck's!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening out.
    Blue65
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My first foray into the 2014 Florida Stone Crab season, hopefully first of many. Excellent upscale restaurant with attentive service and great food.Simple stone crab appetiser followed by prime steak, washed down with a bottle of Malbec made for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AJESP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great restaurant!! The food was excellent . Service was outstanding. Menu selection exquisite.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ChicagoTemplates
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We went to Truluck's for my son's birthday. It was our first time there and he absolutely loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evnsteven
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The eating experience was great. I have eaten at many outstanding and famous restaurants. Trulucks ranks right with them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joey
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    35th wedding anniversary for my husband and I and we took our family ,including our 2 yr old grandson. Fabulous, and they even provided a yummy dessert ice cream cake which was totally unexpected but the evening was awesome! 2nd year in a row for anniversary and is now a tradition! Joey and Dave Lake
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    fabfoodie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    It was our 1st time dining at Trulucks. With out a doubt we were pleasantly surprised. For some reason I was expecting it to be a little to uptight for our taste. I stand corrected. Not only did the quality of the food meet our expectations but the portions did as well. You certainly do not mind paying top $ if its everything you hope for in a meal. Also from the Mgr Matt to our wonderful server Johnson they couldn't be more personable and accommodating. Part of the experience for us is not only the food and the atmosphere we look forward to a server that can actually have a conversation rather than the robotic type who has no personality at all. And Johnson`s suggestions from food to the wine was right on point. Truly loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Mirnaloy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My birthday celebration. The best food we have had around south Florida. Every single dish was excellent. Service was great! Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! Just great!
    Elfla
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Best customer service ever. Food is great. Very quiet. Nice environment
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It was one of the most memorable moments I've ever experienced. The ambiance and the food was amazing. The birthday card with the cake and icecream was a wonderful and unexpected surprise. My date and I felt very special. I will never forget the experience. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    finedine4us
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our first time at Truluck"s but it won't be our last! Our party of four were celebrating a birthday and we had a fabulous dining experience. We loved the atmosphere, the food and the service were superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Anniversary Dinner
    altamber8
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I were very pleased with the level of service our server Brooke gave us, so memorable that I still remember her name and hope to see her again when we can return for a special occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant to foodies and people who love fine dining and exceptional seafood. Next time I will definitely try their specialty the King Crab. The ambience and wine list were also exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dinner
    GoodCritic
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you want attentive and friendly service, plus great food this is the place to go while in Fort Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always come back
    BB1009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love this place. Always has excellent service and food. Never had any issues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    food and service are "always" 100%! Don't take my word for it, go yourself and experience it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    kaymsmissy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I came to trulucks for my 27th birthday and it. Walking up to the front we were greeted again with a suited guy who opened the doors. Walked up to the reservation counter she greeted us with a smile and quickly walked us to our table. I felt as if this routine was practice just for us, which everyone should feel this way. As soon as we sat down or waitress came and gave us water. She was in such great spirit! She made us laugh the entire time. We soon realize that the place was so quiet I honestly think our table was the loudest. The ambiance was to die for.....dark and very romantic! Food was fantastic and very well seasoned and cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.