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

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$31 to $50
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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.
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.9
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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and beautiful ambiance. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

b
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Waiter did not package up our unfinished sides. Very disappointing.

JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Stars all the way around! My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had a reservation at 8:45. We showed up about 8 to have some cocktails at the bar area. The mood was just right, we checked in with the host and he asked us if we wanted to go upstairs at an earlier time. We were up in 15 mins. As for the food, 5stars for everything! There is nothing I haven't had on the menu that was short of amazing! This place has always been my goto place if you want top of the line ambiance, service and menu. Great Job Trulux!!

CF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences fine dining. Everything was superb.

OT
Austin
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

the service wasn't as great as in the past but the food was excellent and the dining room is beautiful. Still miss the fries although the hash brows are pretty good.

JZ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drove in from out of town and they were out of stone crab! Kinda like a bar being out of vodka! Very disappointed.

S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. RJ was a great server. He had great recommendations, kept the mood light hearted and was there whenever we needed something. He definitely made our night special.

SM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The exceptional menu and superb service could not have been better. However, our attempt at a quiet anniversary dinner was made impossible by the noise level, particularly from the next table of four who did not speak, but hollered across their table such that we thought they were hollering at us. We understand that the upstairs dining area with its glass walls, bare floors, and minimal window coverings is not conducive to noise moderation. So, in the future if we want quiet fine dining we'll go elsewhere.

AT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was over the top amazing! My wife really enjoyed her birthday dinner date.

KD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

TM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great...until Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent,” came on. Not fitting at all. Other than that we had a great time.

NS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a birthday celebration at Truluck's. The stone crabs were delicious as were the sides we chose. The complimentary Baked Alaska was yummy, too. The service was perfect. We look forward to more celebratory occasions at Truluck's.

BR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with great food, exceptional service and great wine recommendation.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. From hostess to server to manager. Lovely evening.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love our date nights at Trulucks , the food the atmosphere always on point.

FI
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Trulucks was usually the gold standard for nice dining. Saturday the service was off. Too much time for the first drinks to arrive and entrees arrived mid way through the appetizers. Waiter appeared unconcerned.

It’s still a fav. This was my go-to nice dining place. Now on lookout for a replacement.

Too bad for the decline but still a great place.

H
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything except for the obnoxiously loud drunk dude a few tables away was damn near perfect. Thankfully his party was gone before the main course arrived. The service was top notch and our server RJ was the right mix of professional and funny. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were great. Even the salad was really good. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, the GM came over to check on us and congratulate us. They also gave us a dessert on the house with “Happy Anniversary” written on the plate. We’ve been to all the big boy steak houses except Truluck’s and after this wonderful experience, we will definitely be back. Prices are in line with all the big names which is to say this is not a cheap bill. Atmosphere was elegant but still a little casual and not stuffy. Top 5 dinner experience for sure!

EL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you walk in, during the dining experience and when you leave the service was professional. Our server, Jeff, made our parent’s anniversary very special. There is also no bad seat in the entire restaurant. You have floor to ceiling windows looking out into downtown Austin.

JL
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the second you come through the door to the second you leave you are treated like royalty. Christian was the best server I have ever had. He catered to our every need. Even servers which were not working our table were picking up plates and refilling water glasses. It was truly a night to remember.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very attentive service

TS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch venue with good service and excellent food.

R
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the portion size was amazingly huge. The overall ambiance was perfect for a romantic night

CK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good service. staff that really cares.
fresh crab.
perfect

CH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!! You will NOT be disappointed. It's one of the BEST PLACES to dine in downtown Austin !!! I will be returning to this superb restaurant again in the very near future.

JM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top three meals of my life thus far (& I don't miss meals!). The Tomahawk steak was amazing as was the crab, lobster, filet, and myriad sides we ordered. You simply cannot go wrong at Truluck's. The singer & pianist were great and the service a cut above above! They made brilliant wine pairings for each course of our meal. We couldn't have been happier. Simply marvelous. We will be back! Thank you.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for the husband and the staff at Truluck’s made sure it was nothing short of special. We were highly impressed!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine cooked to perfection!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

RM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The food was top notch. The level of service goes beyond description. From the moment we walked in to when we left my wife felt like we were treated like royalty.

CM
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Truluck’s experience is excellence from the moment you hand over your car keys to the valet. This is consistently one of the best dining experiences in Austin, year after year. That’s why we keep returning - and have never been disappointed in that decision.

The ambience is understated elegance, inviting, and relaxing, with an outstanding selection of delicious food and memorable wines, presented and served by one of the best service teams anywhere. Management needs to be proud, although I suspect they are always seeking to do an even better job.

Everyone is on top of their game at Truluck’s, which is a first rate dining experience all the way around. Yes, Truluck’s is not inexpensive, yet we’ve always received far greater value than the sum printed on the bill.

We have nothing but fond memories of excellent time spent at Truluck’s with friends and family.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food.

S
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner during the festive season was our occasion and we wanted to eat well. For us this is breadth of menu choices, space when dining, great food of course and excellent service. All were in abundance for our first visit to Truluck’s downtown in Austin.
While there are many trends to follow dining around our home city it is also reassuring to find a high quality destination that upholds more traditional values and this is one of those great spots. Dining upstairs opens up to a fine dining room. We enjoyed a selection of shell fish and between us enjoyed great steaks, bass and salmon. All were outstanding quality.
It was pleasing to see the restaurant busy on a Sunday evening, one of our favorite times to dine out and look forward to our return soon.

H
New York Area
1 review