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

4.9
3606 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Fresh redefined. Our chefs honor and elevate seafood dishes with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. We are committed to serving the ocean's finest seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab. From the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the art of the cocktail, remarkable wines, captivating ambience and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
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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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3606 people are saying
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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeniseP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect spot for a Fathers Day Celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mentioned it was a post engagement dinner. We met 5-6 different staff members including manager and had rose pedals set up at table.. was phenomenal will never forget.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner. Don’t miss out on the crab cake and lobster bisque. The calamari was very good and a large amount. The Sea Bass was succulent. The meal was finished with a surprise baked Alaska on the house. Service was impeccable from the time you pulled up to valet parking to the time we left.

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vipOleBrack
Austin
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

POST-PANDEMIC PERFECTION - Our first “big evening out” in over a year reminded us how wonderful fine dining can be. From the moment we walked in the front doors at Truluck’s Downtown, we were greeted and welcomed to our immaculately set table. Our waitstaff Brian and Jen perfectly complemented each other; attentive, helpful, never overbearing. We enjoyed some of the best the menu offered, which is saying a lot! The wine list is nicely balanced, the appetizers are truly appetizing and my wife’s miso sea bass, a real menu highlight, has only gotten better since last time! My scallops were perfectly prepared; seared golden, opening to a moist, flaky center. Bottom line, Truluck’s does the little things right, as well as the big things, and that combination is tough to beat!

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OliverR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always and look forward for next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night after our “dining in the dark” event got cancelled. Truluck’s is always a winner! They even called the next day to make sure we enjoyed ourselves, excellent service, food, and ambiance.

MJ
MikeJ
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Mom to celebrate her 80th birthday and was blown away by the friendly and professional service and over the top celebration of her special day from the hosts, to the managers, to our superior waiters. Really great food as well. I will recommend Truluck's to anyone looking for a superior dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and environment. I will be back. The crab Napoleon was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was great! Very friendly, helpful and considerate. We were there for my husband’s birthday, and four different people came by the table to wish him a happy birthday:-) The drinks, calamari, salads and Baked Alaska were fantastic! The lobster bisque was the best I’ve ever had, and I do not say that lightly- I am obsessed with lobster bisque! Our main meals were pretty good, but not great. My Mom ordered the yellowfin tuna, and it was over cooked, dry and very fishy:-( We had to send it back (we were polite and they were polite, all good). The filet had great flavor and was cooked correctly, but kind of small, and there’s not a larger option. My scallops were good, and my Dad’s ahi tuna was also good. Overall, it was a special meal, at a special place for a special occasion, and we all enjoyed it:-)

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. It was amazing that everyone, from the hostess to not just our server, but all of the waitstaff wish us a happy Anniversary. As a return customer, this experience truly shows why this is my favorite restaurant!

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ScottA
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and the service and food was phenomenal. Top tier service and attention to detail made our experience unforgettable!

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vipSallieW
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food delicious, and the waitstaff attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from waiter and manager

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Staff all welcomed us for our anniversary, brought out dessert to celebrate FOC. Amazing experience. All the food was delicious

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vipgigi
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trulucks is our "go to" for special occasions and once again it did not disappoint!!! Great food and amazing service ALWAYS makes us feel special! We celebrated our 38th with dear friends and the whole evening was fantastic!!!

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vipDavid8615
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's is one of my two favorites in Austin and we took an out of town guest for dinner. Again, the service was great and the food amazing. Our guest got the filet and was amazed at the flavor and tenderness. Everything was what I expect when going to Truluck's and we will continue to frequent for our special occasions and out of town guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There celebrating our marriage! Staff was wonderful and food was amazing!

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the view of downtown Austin, the fact I was waiting over an hour for my date to arrive made it never racking but the food and hospitality after she arrived made up for the wait. Her being late wasn’t the restaurant’s fault.

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vipHungryh
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Rodney was exceptional. He bent over backwards to make sure our food was correct and we were enjoying our experience there. Food was delish and service excellent We definitely would recommend this restaurant. Overall experience excellent

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Mimi
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and all the staff made the evening very special with great service and a free “Baked Alaska”.

ME
MartinE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for Truluck's for our 25th Anniversary. We have been to the restaurant a couple other times so we knew what to expect but we were wrong. From the moment we walked in the door the people at Truluck's went beyond what we expected. We were lead to our table and the table cloth was covered with rose petals and the staff was more than wonderful looking after our every need or want. Our table was perfect as it was in a corner where you could see Austin very well. The people at Truluck's made out 25 anniversary better than we ever expected . Thanks!

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vipAlexanderTheGreat
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were late comers for this busy Saturday night spot. While we would have much preferred to have been seated up stairs we ended up at a high top in the quite noisy bar. but festive with live music and a great waiter. The three of us had an appetizer only dinner here for our last night in Austin with our daughter. The food was outstanding and generously portioned, especially the Crab Napoleon! The key lime pie was definitely an authentic, thick with a rich custard, topped with a goodly amount of whipped cream on a graham cracker crust. Yummy if you love tangy key lime!

As they advertise, this place is definitively for special occasions!

DR
vipDavidR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around top notch. Service was incredible to include them calling me the day after to see if everything was good. The king crab, the miso sea bass, the crab cakes, where do I begin. I will be back 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole bar staff is delightful!
A big thanks from your neighbor’s at Highland Lounge!

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FredG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch yellowtail was fabulous!!! Started off with the meatballs and Parmesan yeast rolls that melted in your mouth. The somona greens salad was scrumptious!!! Ended the night with the carrot cake which easily could have fed three. Coffee was delicious. Did I forget to mention the Emerald city drink? Oh, just order it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 11th Anniversary. From the wine choice to the food.. I give it a 9... they accidentally charged us and brought us the wrong sides but we let it slide

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food quality, and ambiance made it perfect date night for our wedding anniversary

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sarahg
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner and overall experience! We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was first class! Thank you!

AG
vipAndyG
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Hope the regular menu comes back soon

MA
MArchitect
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought it would be very quiet on Monday night since it was a bank holiday but I didn't anticipate that it was the end of the legislative session and the restaurant and bar were packed! Even then, we got seated immediately for our reservation and the staff came right over and got us started. I could tell they were very busy but our meal had a good cadence and the management came by to check on us. The food is always fabulous, and since we were celebrating ourselves we had a big round of appetizers, dinner and even dessert despite the fact that no one was hungry by then. We tried the Tuna appetizer for the first time, which had an unique combination of grapes and tomatoes mixed in which was spectacular. My only regret was I forgot to order the hot yeast rolls, maybe next time.

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barbaraz
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful dining room. Service was good. Food was just ok. Presentation was good just not tasty.

JK
vipJenniferK
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brian was outstanding and the excellent service was so refreshing. Thank you for such a memorable evening.

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jakroviak
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at Truluck's. The staff made our night memorable and the meal was fantastic. We appreciate the service and the follow up call from Monique to ensure our night was special. We will be back!

MC
vipMicheleC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Downtown, Austin’s Truluck’s! Professional service from entry thru dessert. Great food & thoughtful service. Only reason 4 star on food is because the menu is still a bit limited. No reflection on taste. It’s delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special dinner for my grandson’s 8th Grade graduation. The Truluck’s team were outstanding from the moment we were greeted until the time we said our good-byes.

The Truluck’s team made my grandson feel extremely special in their acknowledgment of his success; officially entering into high school.

In addition, the service and food were without a doubt spectacular. The portions were generous, nicely prepared and presented, and we were all served timely.

We will definitely return for a dinner night out and experience other dishes on the menu. Our table fully enjoyed: crab cakes, salmon dinner, scallop dinner, lobster bisque, 7oz steak fillet, two side potato dishes, and their homemade key lime pie.

AB
AnneB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The staff from valet, host to waitstaff was so friendly and helpful. The food was sooooo delicious. I went in with high expectations based off the reviews and I was not let down. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Wedding Anniversary - come here for our anniversary every year. Never disappoints even during the time of COVID.

KD
KikiD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Finally an enjoyable experience from start to finish! Nice to be able to enter a business without being harassed about masks.!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Filet was excellent however extremely small

FAQs

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 482-9000.

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Downtown is rated 4.9 stars by 3606 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.