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

4.9
3347 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 3347 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening from start to finish! Our waiter Stoffer was fantastic as well the meal was absolutely delicious!

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AmandaE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic! Amazing staff, amazing food and very clean. This was by far one of my favorite and delicious experiences.

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RajN
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all points. Our server - Stover was an excellent representative of Truluck's.

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GregH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is one of our go-to upscale restaurants in North Austin for many years but it seems like service and some of the food was just a little off.

First, we made reservations days in advance and got put into the side-room (as the only customers) before we insisted on being moved back to the main restaurant. Not sure why that is ever okay, I was disappointed we didn't have a booth because it was a special occasion.

The food was good, but not great. I got a very small Fillet and a nice portion lobster tail. Both were cooked perfectly but I was disappointed in the tiny fillet. My lobster bisque was amazing and the Shrimp Cocktail was good. Be sure to get the Crab rice, it's great. Unfortunately, I was served soggy, yellow asparagus... and this puny fillet. I don't know why a cook or waiter would serve these to us given the $ we were spending.

Trulucks normally delivers a nice ambience and great food but I felt they came up short this time. My wife will likely convince me to try this place again sometime, but I won't chance it again without some convincing...

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was hands down the best dinner we ever had! The baked Alaska was phenomenal! We have been there once before and we are never disappointed. I would give them a 10 star if I could!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday
Yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great 😎

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vipMorganH
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to amaze me or anyone I've ever gone with. It is pricey, but rightfully so and worth the splurge... trust me!

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ChrisG
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always! Food was delicious, service was great! We really enjoy dining here!

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LonD
San Antonio
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for my wife's birthday. One of the options when making the reservation was "Top Tier". I didn't know what that meant and it wasn't explained so I guessed that it meant the booths on the restaurant since they are slightly elevated. Turns out that it's in the bar and elevated against the wall. No matter, Ryan made certain that we had the highest level of service.
We had the Crab Cake appetizer, split a Caesar salad, Chilean Sea Bass and the Whole Fish entree. Everything arrived appropriately spaced and perfectly cooked.
We've been here many times for various special events.
We will definitely be back!

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vipGordon
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent as usual. Truluck's never disappoints!

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was okay. Not worth the price. They’re going way overboard on the social distancing, so the place feels dead. I’d recommend any other steak place over this one.

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Harvs
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a quiet romantic date night. The service was extremely good. Nice place to visit if you're visiting Austin and enjoy delicious seafood.

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Thomas
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous - as always. Ahi Tuna, Miso Sea Bass and Salmon entrees were perfect. Crab cakes as an appetizer were delicious. The service from Wayne was very attentive, and the atmosphere was ideal - not too loud, but a cool vibe with pianist with soothing vocals. Really good time out at one of my favorite places. Looking forward to getting back soon.

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vipAustinight
Austin
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good! enough food for three meals. Highly recommend it, Piano singer was awesome.

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Virginia
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's prides itself on the freshness of its seafood and fish. Above and beyond the food, the service was outstanding. The manager stopped by each table. The waiter, the expediter, and the supplementary wait personnel were all johnny-on-the-spot with anything we needed. The meal was perfectly paced, we were not rushed or kept waiting. I was also happy with the wine list and the wine was perfectly chilled.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were on vacation! Amazing food, great ambiance/vibe, and the lounge pianist was all perfect! Loved the Valentine’s Day couple dinner package.

JP
JustinP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Scallops were a little chewie/rubbery, and NY strip had some gristle (Prime grade), Choc cake was obviously not fresh, probably sitting in the fridge for a few days. Server was respondent Overall the meal & experience were very good though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff was amazing for my husbands birthday! They gave us a desert and champagne!

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STEPHANIEB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic birthday dinner. The staff does a great job making each visit special and the food is delicious.

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KevinC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's offers a truly great dining experience. They have great systems in place to communicate special events to their staff and so we were always congratulated on our anniversary. The Manager came by and check on us twice and the wait staff was excellent.

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KimberlyyE
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2/8/2021 Food was absolutely spectacular, service was the best service I have ever had (Jonathan was very attentive), they made my daughter’s boyfriend’s 21st birthday special. I would absolutely recommend Trulucks for those occasions that you want to make memorable.

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EvanE
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food, well worth the drive.

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ldseats
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Truluck’s! My husband and I will be going back. My husband was celebrating his birthday and it’s claw season. I wanted something different than the Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, favorite. Ordered the scallops. 4 stars is because the first scallop I bite into was uneatable because the scallops had lots of sand in it. I was shocked of how much sand, I could even see it. I should have said something but I did not. Two scallops out of the four on my plate was sand free. Disappointed but it will not stop us from going back.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife wasn't sure but quickly was satisfied. The specialty drinks were wide that gave up a pick. Our dinner was lovely. She picked the Sea Bass and it was amazing and the piece was huge and I went with the flight of crab claws. It was more expensive than I like to spend but they were sweet and the mustard sauce was fabulous. We are going to go back again.

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Datenight
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here before, but I must say our experience tonight was the best so far! We had lots of appetizers and several entrees, sides and deserts. Everything was awesome! Our server Bella was awesome as well..

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SpencerH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing and our server (Sam) was super friendly and attentive.

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StevenD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great as usual. We reserved a table in the bar area and was seated right in front of the piano player. Great music but unfortunately it was a bit too loud for our taste. Next time we will know better when we come back.

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the "go-to" for luxury seafood and steak options in the Austin area in my opinion. Everything is amazing from the food, drinks, desserts, and staff. I can't think of anything about Truluck's I don't enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our anniversary dinner, I would have expected a better table than what was provided. There where plenty of booths available which would have been appropriate for the occasion. My wife’s meal was amazing and the presentation was what you would have expected. My steak was very underwhelming for the price, I have seen much better steaks at lesser restaurants.

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Shelibear
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service! Portions were more than adequate, beautifully prepared, and tasty!
Try the baked Alaska, you won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff

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AggieOG
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently great, this is a go to spot for great seafood and cocktails.

NC
NikolC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Really great food and nice atmosphere especially in the downtown Austin restaurant
Really love this restaurant

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DanWyatt
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo was an amazing waiter. Always an amazing staff at Truluck's.

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BlakeH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Made our anniversary special and memorable.

RK
RamiroKent
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seabass that I have had. Al the food was very good.

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GeorgeB
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and friendly staff. Outstanding service and amazing food.

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AlyssaG
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Normally a great experience, however our last visit was the least impressed we've been as far as service goes, however the food was still excellent. Several times we were left with empty glasses and waiting for the server to return despite him glancing at our table and walking by repeatedly. At the end of the night we ordered coffee after our entrée, but we did not receive it until well after dessert was finished and we were ready for the check at this point.

Steaks were cooked perfectly and drinks were also delicious. This is one of our favorite places to go to normally, so hopefully it was a fluke and not a new trend. I'd still recommend Truluck's for their great food and hopefully have a better experience.

JM
JimM
San Antonio
1 review