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

4.8
3878 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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vipSarahE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding every time we go. Food delicious and we are never disappointed. Outside seating was very comfortable and nice to have piano player singing carols and other music.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall experience. Great service and delicious food.

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IvanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Trulucks since 2011 where there was a Trulucks just a block from our condo in Miami. We moved to San Diego 2 years ago and to our delight we found there was one just a 15min drive from downtown. We found no variation in the level of service, the taste of the food, or the prices which is worth every penny for the experience you get dining with Trulucks. Our go to dishes are the sea bass on the crab fried rice, crab cakes, and Ribeye. All of the sides are tasty so just pick a pair for your main course. The wine selection is amazing as well as their signature cocktails. Whenever someone want seafood or steak with 5 star service and damn near perfectly cooked food I recommend Trulucks. The swordfish and king crab are two of my other favorite main dishes.

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vipDiner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and quite fun eating outside at night and still being warm and comfy.

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TonyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and food was good, but food was served cold, to all three of us.

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Nadar
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was the BEST. Ask for Charles as your server.

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GabrielaV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food is always amazing and our waiter was super nice. The reason I had to give it low stars was there was an issue with the music. They sat us right in front of the music. The musician decided to connect two space heaters which blew out the fuse. We were in the dark which wasn’t a big deal, very romantic, we couldn’t see a thing but no big deal. The problem was all the fuss from the musician pacing back and forth on the phone complaining and being loud. Looks like some of his waiter buddies coming over and chatting with him asking what was wrong. We had like six people almost bumping our table they were so close. It definitely made us uncomfortable. I don’t understand why at this point after 30 minutes of this they didn’t switch us to another table. We tried our best to tune everything out. The musician continued for the rest of the night to just sit there on the phone complaining. Again, food and waiter were excellent and this incident won’t stop us from coming here. I just wish things were handled a little better.

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JavaidI
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. We dined here for our tenth anniversary and the experience exceeded all expectations. The server was very nice and courteous, she helped us with the menu and any questions we had. Towards the end of our dinner they brought in a complementary dessert and presented it in the most spectacular manner. A truly memorable experience!

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ChadD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A typical experience at Trulucks, which was outstanding!
Great service and food. We were celebrating and our server brought us a baked alaska at the end of our meal. In spite of the Covid restrictions we were able to still have a 5 star experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Got a call to ask my opinion the next dat and shared it was average (usually it’s amazing) and the caller said thanks for feedback and that was it. Surprised because I would have thought they would want to know more or follow up. Happy to provide feedback to the right person.

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vipLooking4agem
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful food, excellent wine list, loved the Baked Alaska dessert, but charging for rolls and butter? Really?!?

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LeaS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED my experience at Truluck's! Everything was fabulous, the food, the environment, and the COVID safety measures in place. Thank you for providing excellent service!

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GBann
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for a birthday dinner, foos was delicious and atmosphere was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, and exceptional cuisine. Truluck’s is our favorite restaurant!

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AmishR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience1

a few days prior to our reservation, we were told we would be seated outside, and I asked if they would have heat lamps and they said yes. When we arrived we were sat next to a wall with no heat lamp remotely near us. It was chilly and took away from our dining experience. The entrees we ordered (Prime New York Strip and Miso Glazed Sea Bass) however were delicious. The Miso Glazed Seabass was by far the best thing we had had that night and recommend to any who visit here.

The Lobster Mashed Potatoes, was lackluster with it tasting like regular mashed potatoes, you can get at Boston Market with small pieces of lobster and sauce poured on top.

And without the warmth of the heat lamp, the cooling food was not a great comfort.

Credit where credit is due, our waiter was excellent and attentive and the Seabass is a must-have.

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vipCherylW
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stone crab was delish as were cocktails and everything else we had. Brian’s service was impeccable!

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Adrian
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with really good food and overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The miso-glazed seabass is the most amazing I've ever tasted. The service is impeccable. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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vipMaria
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great placd

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TashaG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

My friends and I have been here multiple times but this is the first time we've ever experience such crappy service. We were seated immediately which was great! Once seated, we watched our waiter stand around and talk to another waiter about non-work related things. We waited 10 min for him to finish his conversation before he came over to take our drink order. He didn't introduce himself and seemed very short with us. We were the only patrons in the dining area at the time and he barely checked on us. I think once he saw the distain on our faces and finally started to "try" a little. By then, we had had enough and wanted to leave. We usually sit in the bar area and will go back to that after this experience.

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vipDlau81
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Large portions or well cooked seafood. A good value for the price

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vipToby
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nos regalaron un pastel por nuestro aniversario

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vipKikiJ
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Service and server was excellent. This is definitely a special occasion place for me due to the prices. I have been there in the past and would go again.

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vipDiner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, even though it was a very cold night and we were concerned about being cold, we were very comfortable! Our server Jason was extremely attentive but never intrusive. The food was first class, as expected. We highly recommend the crab Napoleon appetizer! The branzino, ribeye and scallops were beautifully prepared and delicious.

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diningindenver
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on the patio. Crab cakes are the best! Will definitely be back.

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NahumJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

i had reservation i got seated right away my waiter was very nice and polite unfortunately started to rain and we didn't get moved inside like other people and i had to leave my drinks and nice dinner. i still had to pay the full amount i never had offer a to go box i just got the bill handed out after started to rain.

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vipPattiC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my 80th birthday. The service and food were spectacular as usual. The baked Alaska for dessert was magnificent. This is probably the best place to eat for special occasions in San Diego County.

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Francene
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek, our server was informed and attentive. He had great wine and menu suggestions. I had the sea bass and added a stone crab claw. The husband had seared ahi and a claw. We shared the crab cake as an appetizer and delicious creamed spinach. This was our 35th anniversary and the restaurant gave us a delicious baked Alaska dessert. By far, the best meal I have ever had. This made my 35th anniversary unforgettable!

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vipTandT
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They’re doing the best they can given Covid restrictions. Service and food is excellent!

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vipjason
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle and I cannot think Derek enough for another amazing evening, and major compliments to the chef as well. Best seared ahi and sea bass anywhere! You also cannot beat the atmosphere and amazing sounds of Archie Thompson which makes this venue the hands down best experience in San Diego. Thank you everyone! See you Saturday. -Jason

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vipJustme
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, great dining experience, service was top notch (Andrew). Food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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vipnyse
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Potatoes were cold, bisque was lukewarm and server was inattentive

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vipLoriL
San Diego
9 reviews