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

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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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4.8
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PaulD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent service and food. One of the best steaks in town. Pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant serves delicious food, but I commend the GM. They hire A+ staff and will continue to have all of our family events at this location!!

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SonyaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancee and I were able to enjoy a nice quiet and romantic dinner on Saturday. We sat in the lounge area where they usually have live music. It was still wonderful without the live music. Cannot wait to return!

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vipJacquelineH
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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KristenS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service, and wonderful ambiance for the perfect date night. We appreciated the extra precautions taken for reopening as the city allowed restaurants to resume dining service.

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vipMaryM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great experience!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cynthia was our waitress. Very nice, very knowledgeable of the menu for only being opened for 4 days due to virus. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and the food was excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Date

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CaptainRon
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to return to Truluck's after nearly 3 months of shelter at home. Tables were appropriately spaced to provide safety for customers and staff. Service was top notch (rare in Austin compared to fine restaurants in other cities). And the ambiance and noise level was very comfortable for easy conversation with your party. Some restaurants are struggling to find their way in this time of unprecedented change. Truluck's has it down. Thanks for making my birthday celebration very special.

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vipKgreen
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite and happy place. Thank you for making each time we visit AMAZING!!!!

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JessicaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here Monday night for the first time, to celebrate our 24th anniversary. First, when you let them know it's a special occasion, they make a fuss! Rose petals scattered on the table, well wishes from your server and the manager, and a complimentary Baked Alaska at the end of the meal. Our server, Erica, was delightful (not stuffy and reserved as you might expect from an establishment like this). We had the calamari, field greens salad, filet, and turf & surf. Everything was absolutely excellent. I believe we've started an anniversary tradition! Be sure to ask for Erica.

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vipBdm101
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! Will definitely be back!!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food and cocktails were amazing. I wouldn’t have asked for anything different.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck’s is our favorite in Austin. They treat us like family and food is superb!

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Sandineesta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Trulucks four times now, and every time the service is impeccable, the food delicious and the atmosphere cozy. My go to for close friends and business meetings. I've never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner and the whole experience was great. He felt special with the table confetti, card and dessert from the staff on top of the food being outstanding. We will definitely be back again. Thanks to our server Garrett as well, he was wonderful.

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EdP7
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood. The waiter was really good.

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KirkR
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner with family for daughter's 18th birthday. She usually suggests where to go for her birthday but this year my wife and I wanted to take her to one of our favorite places. Now she knows why - her first visit and she loved it. Thank you!

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NancyS
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I have dined at the downtown location on several occasions. The food and experience has always been top notch. This was our first experience at the Arboretum location. It was nice to have free accessible parking as opposed to having to use the valet. We were greeted and seated quickly. We waited 50 minutes to get our salads. The main courses came out 10 minutes later. We sat about 20 minutes after the tables was cleared to be asked about dessert. That, too, took a bit of time to get. The check was delivered when asked but had to wait 10 minutes to get the charge slip back. The food was delicious but the service that night left us not enjoying the night. Everyone was extremely polite and professional. I would easily return downtown but would hesitate to come back here.

AS A FOLLOW UP: I received a phone call from Truluck’s to apologize for our experience. We most certainly will return to let them make things right. Thank you, Sean.

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ChrisWest
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too expensive for the quality and taste. Ambience in non bar area was good except for the music piped in from the piano bar. Too loud and not of great quality.

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JoanneF
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service in a beautiful restaurant. The team at Truluck's takes care to make sure the whole experience is great. All of the food was excellent and my out of town guests enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service
Love Truluck’s but this was first time at this location. We were all 4 disappointed.

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vipKariW
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was super tasty! Have always loved Truluck’s and will definitely go again!

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LynetteC
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment, great service, excellent dirty martini's. I love the crab!

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GeraldN
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio comida deliciosa

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok just a bit cheesy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink. Service was spot on GREAT. Will certainly visit again

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LonD
San Antonio
42 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere for special occasions, this time it was my wife's birthday. It's not inexpensive, very easy to spend $2-300 for a nice meal. We had the Tuna Tower (excellent), split the Sonoma Greens salad, I had the Yellowtail (over cooked and dry in my opinion), wife had the Miso-glazed Seabass (perfectly cooked).
Baked Alaska was a nice surprise at the end.
We included appropriate cocktails and wine through out the meal and came away feeling we had an excellent time.

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ChristinaM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Trulucks! The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and we enjoyed the ambiance. I had the redfish pontchartrain and my husband had the prime ultimate ribeye. Both exceeded our expectations. Will definitely return soon!

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walletpain
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Our waitress was amazing and the entire evening was a wonderful. They always do a great job!

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2emptynesters
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a special evening out with delicious seafood and very attentive service! Wish the prices were more wallet friendly And we’d go more often.
Favorite x2 - Miso Seabass - tender and perfectly prepared on both occasions

Filet and lobster - at $65 was too small portion for a manly appetite

Lobster bisque- excellent
Baked Alaska dessert- WOW! Presentation matched this delectable dessert
Do enjoy as much as your Wallet can afford!

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dcmAUS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood and steak. Nice ambiance and great service. Ask for Johnathon as your server.

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vipShayneM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains the best restaurant in Austin, in my view. Exceptional food, service and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter, food and ambiance outstanding. Great music in the bar waiting for party. Bad luck seated next to six men who forgot normal tone as night went on. Conversation turned to yelling and made having conversation at our own table difficult. Wish management had stepped in to quiet down but I’m sure that’s a judgement call. Everything else was wonderful. Crab legs were excellent

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Diana
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! My colleagues loved my choice of Trulucks. We had great wine, main courses and an outstanding piece of carrot cake to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16 yr anniversary the ambiance was set perfectly

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vipSallieW
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious

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MANDM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit exceeded expectations! The hostess staff asked if we were in for a special occasion to which we replied that we were celebrating our anniversary. They made it very special by putting rose petals on our table and bringing us an amazing dessert. It was very sweet and made the night more special. The seafood was amazing; very fresh tasting. Every bite of our selections was delicious and the flavors perfectly complimentary.

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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 3046 OpenTable diners.

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