Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla

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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.

Best Seafood Restaurant in San Diego 2016 – USA TODAY’s 10Best.com

Best Special Occasion Restaurant 2016 – San Diego Magazine Readers’ Choice Award

#1 Best Seafood in San Diego, 2016 Diners’ Choice Award – OpenTable

Best Seafood Restaurant in San Diego 2015 – USA TODAY’s 10Best.com

Best Overall Restaurant, Best Seafood and Best Happy Hour 2016 – La Jolla Village News

Gold Medallion Award for Best Seafood Fine Dining, San Diego– California Restaurant Association

Best Seafood Restaurant in San Diego 2014 – Zagat
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Las jumbo crab claws parecían large o hasta medium, muy pequeñas

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vipScottW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STAFF WAS EXCELLENT FOOD WAS AMAZING BUT A LITTLE PRICY BUT FOR A MAJOR CITY NOT UNEXPECTED.

SAM OUR WAITER WAS THE BEST. VERY PERSONABLE. FRONT DESK PEOPLE WERE VERY FRIENDLY FOR WHAT COULD BE A STUFFY PLACE, BUT IT WASN'T TO OUR SURPRISE.

WE HAD THE SEAFOOD PLATTER FOR AN APPETIZER AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD. I HAD THE TUNA AND IT WAS GREAT.

DEFINITELY WORTH GOING.

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vipRich
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival, to seating selection, to waiter everything was superb!

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vipTahoediner
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pricey but fantastic food! Only knock is our sides were not ready with the main course.

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vipPaul
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding but the steaks were over salted but done to perfection.

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JEANINEH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous. The rose petals on our table for our anniversary was a nice touch. The service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluk's is a wonderful social and culinary experience.

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BradS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gray was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

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Perfection
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but amazing

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ShannanR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Service was great. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Perfect night out.

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ktlred
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am so happy that this place exists. ALWAYS a good meal.

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ArFz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to have a delicious dinner! It was just a little bit nosiy.

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DennisW
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience at Truluck's, the food and service was excellent. We had the Florida stone crap claws and sea bass which were both excellent.

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vipMollyC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and ambience at Truluck's. Does not disappoint.

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Stan
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's is one of the finest restaurants that my wife andI have ever visited. In addition to excellent food -- at a good value for the quality, the service was impeccable. Every time we have gone to Truluck's we have been served by a waiter who is efficient, personable, friendly, anf truly the best service we have ever seen in the US. Their food is fresh -- and when there is a question -- they respond immediately with a solution/replacement that is outstanding. Two managers came by to be sure that we were satisfied -- and we were. We will definitely be returning for the freshest seafood and finest service in San Diego.

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doraj
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and it was simply perfect.

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vipsusancsr
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a birthday celebration on a Monday evening when they have the all-you-can-eat stone crabs. We had an outstanding experience. First, the restaurant is beautiful. We had a booth looking out into the restaurant but still quite private. We were so fortunate to have a server named Gray. He was extremely professional on all fronts and added to our wonderful experience. Everyone in our party ordered the stone crabs. The portions were more than generous, and Gray brought more out without us even asking. They fly them in from Naples, FL. The quality was excellent - I'm from FL so I know stone crabs. The sides are included and delicious. I have to say the entire evening was perfect. And I'm quite particular. Would highly recommend. We went here about four years ago and had a young lady that was also top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciosa comida. Incluso fuimos en plan familiar y encontramos platillos para los niños sin problema. Todo estuvo delicioso y el servicio excelente.

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vipEdenU
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck’s never disappoints! Celebrated our anniversary by starting with one of the Chilled Seafood appetizers - it tasted as great as it looked. I had their Seabass for the first time and I can’t imagine ordering anything else from there again! Can’t wait to go back.

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vip732NJFoodie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience- food was amazing, service was top notch. This is becoming my go to place for business meals.

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amc13
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we live not too far from the restaurant, this was our first visit and dinner there. We will be back!! It was a supremely enjoyable two hours. We started with four Stone Crab claws and a dozen raw oysters. Excellent! No one should dine there without having the Stone Crab. They are just as good as the ones at Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach, but Truluck's has a much nicer, upscale ambiance. My main course of a giant king crab leg was as good as I've ever eaten, and my wife's combination of scallops and sea bass was perfect. Kudos to the chef and line cooks. And Sammy, our waiter, gets five stars.
If you like great seafood, you'll love Truluck's La Jolla.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy recomendable. Las patas de cangrejo deliciosas lo que le sigue.

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annes
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was beautifully prepared, but the salmon was somewhat bland and tasted like standard farmed fare. The wedge salad was crisp and delicious and the baked Alaska was out of this world.

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LynnP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we had, but the best experience was our server Andrew, he made it special !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar con un servicio impecable y una deliciosa comida.
Su cava espectacular!!

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viptracym
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great. We liked it

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe I am biased because Truluck's is my favorite restaurant.

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ChristinaD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! I would highly recommend. If your party is 5 or fewer, try to get a booth.

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DonnaV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is our third visit to Truluck’s and each time has been as good if not better than our experience before !!! Impeccable service , outstanding food and great atmosphere . We can’t wait to visit again .

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mike779
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to impress. They by far have the best steak & variety of Seafood in the La Jolla area. I have found my new favorite restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5