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

4.7
4367 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4367 people are saying
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RaymondR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a restaurant. Took my wife there for her birthday and she loved it. We could really taste the quality of the food. As well as Peter, our server was great. He recommended drinks as well as the days specials. The two hostess were accommodating as well. Thanks for making my wifes birthday great.

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AnaElviaS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and my month anniversary

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vipBoldR
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiter was pretty good for being so new. Drinks were excellent. Food was OK. Vegetarian meatballs should be skipped. Regular meatballs were good but could use more sauce.

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vipdevil
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food is beautifully plated and flavorful, service impeccable , great place to celebrate special events or just to enjoy a wonderful dinner

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vipBonnieC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to eat here, especially for special celebrations (let them know ahead of time).

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LiBe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck’s is a place great for special occasions. Classy, high quality food, and great service!

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JosephL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place has Great Service. The atmosphere is intimate. The food is good. It’s a bit expensive. This place is great but the food is a bit pricey for the quality. I have had better food for cheaper. So you are paying for the great service, good atmosphere, and good food.

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SheilaH
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Very fresh seafood & steaks were delicious. Very pricey so I wouldn’t go unless it’s a special occasion or a you are from out of town. Wonderful ambience as well. Our waiter was excellent as well.

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Mike
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Truluck's for special occasions. Great food, great service and a very comfortable setting.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, service was not. Our server was a nice guy but a lousy waiter. We had no cocktails, no appetizers(one person did order 2 apps as their meal) and only ordered 1 salad and 4 entrees. It took over an hour to get our food. Other guests came and left before we were served. When I finally questioned the delay our food immediately came out. I think he forgot to put the order in.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Todo muy bueno el servicio muy lento

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vipCharlesT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around, an excellent experience.

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LuvTrulucks
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy reservation experience with this website. Outdoor seating with wonderful service from waiters and servers. Delightful food for a special occasion. Exactly why we keep coming back year after year, just wish they had had the stone crab claws.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience my waiter was so awesome. Celebrated my anniversary and I could not have chosen a better place. The king crab and filet 7 0z was great. Would recommend

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Loved it all. Will be back again

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John
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods and services. I would recommend friends and family members to go.

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EmilyW
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was great! Came with 2 small children and the waiter was accommodating to them (despite this restaurant not catering to children, which we knew before we made a reservation). Would definitely recommend for a nice dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambiance. Good food. A bit expensive but it was worth it.

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PeterH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood meal I’ve ever had in 50 years - over the top! Do not miss this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Celebrating great friends!
All of our food was fantastic!
The only major complaint was we ordered crab legs and received two crab legs for $115! It was quite surprising. They were delicious, but…

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BobbiB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes, rolls, scallops, salmon, cocktails, lobster mac n' cheese, carrot cake ... all amazing!
Excellent service from our server and the support staff. A real treat.

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KeithK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Truluck's. The steak was perfectly cooked, oysters were fresh and delicious. Service was outstanding.

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vipMarkL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For $110 for King Crab - no sides???? Way too expensive.
We are regular customers - may look for other seafood options.

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LotzM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all aspects. Thanks to our server Charles for making our night memorable , excellent service .Truluck’s is a true image of perfection 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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JerilynL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, the ambiance and decor were beautiful for dining and visiting.

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vipCJAC
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I’ve ever had! We had the South African lobster tails, Cesar salad, lobster bisque, and key lime pie! Ask to be sat in Sammys section….. he’s quite the Sommelier.

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NeryP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truluck's was a wonderful dining experience. The ambiance was perfect for our anniversary dinner with live music playing in the background. The food was delicious and the entire staff provided top notch service! Overall, our anniversary evening was made even more special by our restaurant of choice!

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vipBobO
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We arrived 1/2 hour early and we were seated immediately. From the opening cocktail to the last bite of dessert, this is a complete dining experience. You get what you pay for here. Truly a special occasion treat.

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David
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food!! Definitely a restaurant to celebrate all special occasions for memories of a lifetime!!

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vipJoseph
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Food was very good. Pricing on the high end

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

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JimL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions. Pricey indeed but every penny is worth it.

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vipDMac
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mist of the outdoor dining feels very temporary, not what you’d expect from a fine dining restaurant that has its indoor searing completely open now. Our table was right by the valet check in!
The food was good, but not great. My appetizer (crab and shrimp napoleon) lacked flavor, the crab cake appetizer was better but was overwhelmed by too much tartare sauce on the plate, and the sea bass main was a great cut of fish and well cooked, but again needed some extra flavor to make it pop. The vegetarian bolognese was surprisingly full of flavor, finally! So for reputation and price, it was a nice evening but a little disappointing.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the likes of which you can't get anywhere else in SD

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HalaD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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JuanR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall our experience was amazing once again. They have never disappointed and that’s a reason why we continue coming back to this location. Entire staff is great including Lee The manager and Matt, our server last night. The food is delicious and the ambience is great. We will continue to come back here as long as the great service continues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding!! Megan made sure we were taken care of every step of the way and we have not had that good of an experience at a restaurant in a very long time. Food was delicious. It was expensive but very worth it!!

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AllenM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Entire staff were very personable and our waiter Rudy made for an excellent dinner and a celebration for my wife’s retirement

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JoyceD
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

My son and I loved our meal. We had the sea bass. It was fantastic. We ordered dessert. The best I have had. However, my husband got the king crab legs. He had the meat taken out of the shell. He wasn’t happy with it and it was way over priced for what he got.

FAQs

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 453-2583.

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 4367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.