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

4.8
1171 Reviews
$50 and over
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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1171 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.9
ambience
4.1
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShardaeY
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Mother’s Day and had a great experience! Gabriel, our server, was excellent, professional, knowledgeable and a pure delight. He made it an amazing night, thank you!

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GraceB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed it wasn’t nearly as good as it had been in the past. I was so looking forward to having dinner once I saw it reopened after over a year, but I felt like the quality wasn’t the same. I understand that post Covid, it’s likely not possible to do the table side presentation but I didn’t feel like the service or the knowledge of the menu items wasn’t at all the same. I also was really disappointed with the Key Lime Pie; it just tasted like whipped cream and actually left me with an upset stomach after a few bites. Overall I’m sad to say I don’t think I’ll be coming back.

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LisaH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin made my daughter's birthday amazing. Attentive and gave perfect recommendations.

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LeeAndraK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Trulucks. The crab cake and crab fried rice are amazing. Oh and the bread!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience ever, worst steak that I ever ate in my whole life. The bone-in ribeye was like skirt steak overcooked. Please, stop doing steaks, you don’t know how to do it.

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vipWalterK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated a bit late, however, they did so in order to seat the two of us in a requested quiet booth. Server was energetic and entertaining. Food was very good. I live in the neighborhood and will be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around as always. Our favorite fish house in Chicago.

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DorothyW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Truluck’s downtown. The staff is amazing-friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The food is exquisite. The wine menu is endless. Love the piano music. The follow up call the next day by the restaurant is a beautiful touch.

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BillH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a first class restaurant. From the moment you walk in the ambience is open and inviting. The piano bar has live music with an excellent musician. The service was impeccable and attentive. The food was unbelievably great. I highly recommend

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Masa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Perfect hospitality.
Good for business lunch or dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for our Sons Birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL time and great food

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Luvbrazillian
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and entertainment. Really love the ambiance!! ❤️❤️❤️

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vipGinz
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat

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Magclass
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and seafood . Don’t miss the lobstergo appetizer.

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Ramon
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent personnel and dining experience. I thoroughly enjoy Truluck's.

BM
vipBryanandMary1984
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's is our favorite restaurant. The food and service are superb! The highlight of our evening was to go the beautiful bar and hear the fantastic entertainment. I would definitely recommend Truluck's!

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vipArthurG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by Jimmy Alexander and the Trulock’s team. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff members make the effort to make your dining Experience special. Would highly recommend for special occasions or your weekend out if you want that extra touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with friends. Crab cakes, steaks, bisque, lobstercargo! I'm so full!!! Steak was so tender inspite of being over cooked. Would definitely return.

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GinaL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

On the night of my reservation, I received a call from a representative of the restaurant. He was very nice and welcoming. The food was superb!

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Kitty
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints from the food to the service and the wonderful entertainment in the bar.

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Mrssmitty17
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever eaten, great ambiance and great service .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great everything.

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vipdarlar
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service at this place is impeccable. From the moment we walked in until we left the staff was great. The food and drinks were very good. My husband really enjoyed the surf and turf. It a good occassion place.

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KrisR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse Tobar was the best from beginning (wine suggestion) to the very end. He made some great recommendations that we tried (surf & turf) and were so pleasantly surprised! Thank you for an amazing night ❤️🍷🥩🍰

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vipMFarrell
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here several times and it has always been great! The live music EVERY NIGHT in the bar is a great bonus! The food is great, service is professional and everyone has been polite and kind. Never disappointed which is why we return!

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CaroleW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipLslek
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating our 50 years since we met. The table rose petals and surprise baked Alaska dessert was nice. Attention to dietary requirements appreciated. We dine here every time we are in town. Thank you for a good dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service along with fantastic food. Exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to returning again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece birthday was amazing. The service was great.

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vipDonk
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always good. Sat at the bar and the service was very slow and it tool a long time for our dinner to arrive.

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vipRichardN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to Truluck's in Austin at least 25x's.

Obviously a major fan.

Reese --server in Chicago -- was outstanding . Going to reach out to Andrea Gentry to attend the soft opening in Washington DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend reunion made wonderful by Truluck’s exquisite service, delicious scallops, Caesar salad and crisp fresh white wines! Enjoyable professional piano bar music, although would’ve liked to have requested a song with my tip but was told there’s a set playlist… that aside cannot wait to return with my girlfriend for more lovely music, food and experience.

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RomanT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was cooked to perfection. Definitely will be back!

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Firstlady
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It was the hubby‘s birthday. It was welcoming and very nice inside. My hubby appetizer the crab cake had a hair on the plate. Ugh! They apologized and rushed to quickly replace it. After the fact I felt like they could’ve made some sort of monetary compensation for it. I ordered the Chilean sea bass with the crab meat rice. I was not impressed with the meal at all. Extremely fishy... didn’t have a good taste at all. We received a birthday dessert which my husband enjoyed. I personally didn’t care for it and wish that they would’ve offered up the menu with other options for me. I personally had heard about the carrot cake and really wanted to try that. Overall I think we were trying again. It just didn’t turn out to be a great birthday dinner as I expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy my food and experience every visit

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4