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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Fayetteville
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in and even the next day, we were treated like royalty. Everyone was beyond professional and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was 5-star. The hostess called the next morning to verify our satisfaction. Cocktails great. Steak the best I have ever had (global traveler). I did not care for the sauce on redfish - should have gotten it blackened. Fish quality was excellent, just didn't like sauce. Very unique and delicious prep on escargot.

BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truluck's never disappoints. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Restaurant is beautiful and service is always attentive and detailed.

MN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience, our server RJ (?) was incredible....he was very knowledgeable about the menu, and was so outgoing and easy to converse with. Food and service were both top notch.

Can't wait until our next visit

CA
Austin
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food average and expensive. Very loud. Truluck’s does not deserve its high rating.

R
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday

s
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!!!

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KS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

CC
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. We requested a table in the bar. We were happy that it wasn’t crazy busy and we were able to have a high top in the bar. The live music was a little loud and was difficult to converse at the bar. Overall a great evening. Thank you.

LN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck’s never disappoints! Food, service and atmosphere are always top notch.

VL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RJ made the experience awesome!!!! Food was excellent!

KB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I’s favorite restaurant in Austin. Lovely ambience, incredible food, and beautiful views downtown. Excellence is a standard at Truluck’s.

GC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was awesome!

JT
Austin
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and the best service in town, period!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

TB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and atmosphere. Truly impressed.

ER
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One of the biggest complaints continues to be food temperature. The fish was warm not hot and we returned the cauliflower because it was absolutely cold. Also, anyone just comes in. There used to be a sense of fancy because the people was not allowed to walked in with whatever outfits they felt like wearing - that sense of high end dining is getting lost. We have been customers for years - my husband couldn’t wait to eat his fish . This time his one statement was “this is the end of the Truluck’s era”

JW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was cooked seasoned to perfection. The staff was attentive and very professional.

D
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for my birthday dinner. Food and service absolutely excellent. Will always be my go-to.

S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Pricey but knew that going in. Would definitely return.

XR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went for an anniversary and we couldn't have been treated better by the staff, including the chef and manager. It was wonderful arriving, being immediately recognized per our reservation, and seated at a coveted table. With rose pedals on the table and a hand written celebratory card, we couldn't have been treated better.

The food was fantastic and delicious. We started with crab claws and our cocktails to start out our evening and again, it couldn't be more perfect. The only hiccup to the best night out was that the entrees were delivered to the table too quickly. It felt rushed. Granted there were not as many guests in the restaurant so the kitchen likely pumped out our plates at record speed, but we were still on our appetizers while the waiter brought us the food. Again, we felt rushed but we weren't going to make a big deal. I'd rather them deliver it than take back to the kitchen to die at the pass.

Truluck's celebrated our anniversary wonderfully as we expected. It truly is a wonderful restaurant and we will continue to patron any chance we get. Thanks again.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the very best dining experience in Texas.

CS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure what stood out the most: excellent service, amazing food, great ambiance. Overall perfect dining experience. The amuse-bouche was so good I would've ordered it as a meal if I could've. We had the lobscargot and lobster bisque--both were delicious. My scallops were seasoned and cooked perfectly; my husband loved his Salmon Bearnaise. they brought out a Baked Alaska for my birthday on the house which was a nice, unexpected treat.

B
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional in every way. My favorite restaurant on the planet!

OT
El Paso
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience in all categories. Live music was also a treat.

m
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a better dining experience and will always go back for those special occasions! From the greeting at the hostess stand to the call the next day it was amazing and welcoming! We mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary and within minutes rose petals appeared on our table and we were brought a baked Alaska for dessert compliments of the restaurant. Our server was swift, knowledgeable and savvy—We can’t wait until the next time!

OT
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment for business discussions.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! They gave us the beautiful corner window table with rose petals when we arrived, and a decadent cake assortment after our fantastic dinner. They called us the next day to check in and make sure everything was perfect. Could not have asked for better service! Thanks again for making it a very special evening!

AR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice people and food was extraordinary. Since you enter the restaurant every has customer service as their priority.

R
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will come back. Everything was excellent.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sean was excellent and made the evening more enjoyable!

GM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel Trulucks is the finest seafood restaurant in Austin. The downtown location is a beautiful space, the service is excellent and the seafood is always fresh. Yes it is expensive but you get what you pay for and that is thecae at Trulucks!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my anniversary and I don’t have a bad thing to say about the evening. Everything was spectacular, especially the food and service.

KG
Indiana
6 reviews