Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum

4.8
3253 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 2019 – OpenTable
Winner, 2018 Top Workplace – Austin American-Statesman
Award of Excellence – The Wine Spectator
Winner, 2011 Top Workplace (midsized business) - Austin American-Statesman
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3253 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, beautiful, elegant, special!

RH
RobertH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their efforts to make this a safe meal in light of the pandemic was outstanding. The food and service was great as always.

VH
VHresident
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was fine.
Felt like a chain.
Unlikely to recommend or return.
Lots of other choices.

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Austin
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was a bit slow but understandable due to the holiday crowd. The music was a bit too loud.

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AnniversaryDinner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best "occasion" restaurants. Service is over-the-top detail-oriented, and the food is prepared impeccably. Worth every penny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend thanksgiving and our anniversary. The food was delicious as usual. We loved it!

PK
PhillipK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there Thanksgiving Day and had their special for the holiday. Everything was perfect, and the price for their special feast was reasonable. Was served way too much food (!), and took up enough for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Drinks amazing.

AD
AllisonD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's is always our "Go To" restaurant for special occasions! You will always receive the best of everything!

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vipnvrdulltx
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Trulucks. Its our go to place for special occasions.

DD
vipDDPAC
El Paso
47 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and top notch service. Best I have had in a long time.

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CliffW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. Had to ask to turn down the music level--too loud; couldn't hear people across the table. Overpriced food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Small pours on wine, date’s filet was tiny.

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vipGingerH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the live singer/piano player. She has a beautiful voice!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely fabulous!

SD
ScottD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

That will be the last time we eat at Trulucks. Far overpriced for the quality of food. It was not that great. The waitress was great but all four of us agree that the food was not better than Red Lobster. Very disappointed in losing $460.00. Crazy!

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DavidC
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the ultimate seafood experience pure freshness and the highest quality.
One word.
Amazing

JB
vipJeffB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, Stone Crab claws are Great, service excellent.

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sumfood
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The front room was too bright and too cold. Moved to the middle room and it was perfect. Thank you.

AW
AlfloydW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a great time. I am looking forward to my next visit

GJ
GregoryJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant! staff is friendly .service is excellent! everthing we ate was very fresh n hot . not to mention extremely good! went for Anniversary! my wife’s favorite place!

DA
DavidA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their service was exceptional and the food was exquisite.

CD
CathyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in town! Can't wait for Happy Hour to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my friend’s birthday. I requested and was given a booth in the bar. They were so nice to put celebratory confetti on the table. They also surprised her with the most amazing baked Alaskan dessert. We had wonderful service from the time we walked in. I felt very safe, COVID-19-wise too. The food was great, and it was really nice to get back into a restaurant.

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CyndeeLouWho
Amarillo
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Truluck’s is always delicious. The prices are high, but service is good and it’s quiet enough to carry on a normal conversation.

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BalS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Trulucks. This time was no different!

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Ralphw
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have eaten at Trulux several times. the food and service has always been outstanding. we were very happy with the meal on sat night. the lobster was perfectly prepared as was the ribeye. the lady that was singing was also very good. we will be going back for more crab claws as well. highly recommend this restaurant.

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TyroneM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience, I will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Trulucks and the live music!!

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RobertG
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Truluck's. We went last anniversary and were not disappointed.
We went again on this anniversary and were not disappointed. Both dining experiences were excellent. I cannot think of anything else that could have been done to make our special evening any better.
Leo was our server and we never had to ask for anything as he seemed to read our minds and appeared at our table when we needed something.

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the place. A little pricey but worth it on special occasions. They as other are hurt by pandemic, but do a great job

JJ
JandJ
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood at Truluck’s is so fresh and well prepared! We had the Crab Dip and the Crab and Shrimp Neopolitan for appetizers. Both delicious and unique. To follow all that, Caesar Salad with Salmon and a cup of delicious Lobster Bisque completed the meal. We love the elegant decor and friendly staff! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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ATMMachine
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great bar tender ./ food was good little bland and dry on the fish could use more spice

AM
vipAnnetteM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dining experience! Till next month (since we drive an hour one way)!

MA
MATTHEWWM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT JUST PERFECT

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Dona
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quickly becoming a favorite neighborhood stop. Love the table top area with music. Service is superb without being intrusive. Highly recommend for a nice dinner with drinks. Personally made 4 visits in the last month!

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Daningirltx
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seabass.......omygoodness! I wanted to marry. We celebrated a wonderful birthday. Great wine, seafood and ambiance. The singer/piano player was amazing. Yeah! We had a blast.

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Wort
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time that we dined here but it definitely won't be our last. I truly enjoyed the experience and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went out to dinner with my husband, both in our early 30s if that matters, hostess immediately asks my husband to remove his hat (Columbia hat, nothing offensive) we scan the dining room and there are several people wearing hats. He removed it without a peep. Our server was great, the manager was friendly in his rounds. We ordered two appetizers, crab cake and meatballs. Both delicious. Ordered two salads, wedge and caesar. I had the caesar, it was great, husband had the wedge, it was overpriced and lackluster. Two sliced cherry tomatoes, a spoonful of bacon bits. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue, we know we’re paying for the atmosphere but we were turned off by having been immediately insulted on a simple wardrobe staple. The bottle of wine we shared helped. Ordered stone crab claw platter, South African lobster tail, and wagyu osso buco. Stone crab claws were great, the lobster was completely uncooked, and the osso buco was a clear miss. It was almost as if someone accidentally ordered meat and the chef just slapped together the dish the best they could. But, our dogs loved it. Our server was fantastic. Never mentioned any of this to him, why be an annoyance, but he noticed the uncooked lobster and had the manager comp it. We ordered a slice of chocolate cake to salvage the evening. At an establishment that we’re comfortable spending a ridiculous amount of money on a very good meal, you should be providing your staff with matching face masks, my husband should be able to wear a pheasant on his head if he chooses, and at the very least, you should be selling cooked and delicious food.

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PhillipP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Loved the bar area and entertainment. Drinks and service was great.
Calamari appetizer was kinda soggy and NY Strip was tough to the point that it was even difficult to cut. Sides were okay but seemed like smaller portions than I remember from past visits. Just really didn’t seem to be the quality I’d expect for the price or what I remember from previous visits.

FAQs

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 794-8300.

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum is rated 4.8 stars by 3253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.