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

4.7
4339 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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JoyceD
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

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vipalanb
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for any special occasion or just for the love of great food

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metuchenlocal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner and the service was great with Derrick
Complimentary dessert with happy anniversary written on plate was a nice touch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first visit to Truluck’s! Will be back regularly

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh & fabulous. Our server Vi was 5 Star! He is a Fantastic Server with attention to detail. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent cuisine and our server Derrick is the best! Thank you!

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ljfljolla
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on fantastic service here and great food. The staff really works hard to make you feel special. They are above average in every way....professional, knowledgeable, efficient and very friendly.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to experience excellent food, calming ambience and superior service you must eat here! My daughter referred Truluck's to me about 5 years ago, and this has become our favorite seafood and steak restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and Sammy (our waiter) was even better. Great experience, worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service!!!

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SteveC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great although a little expensive but the service was exceptional which in itself would bring me back.

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golfndine
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal. Steak and seafood were all good, especially the Branzino

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday she loved it! Amazing! Food was delicious! Miso-Sea Bass was To-Die For!🔥 Our server gave great recommendations. Will book again!

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vipIngridP
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, food, and the most amazing server, Matt Konop. We will be dinning again and hopefully we can request Matt.

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vipFoodie4
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Truluck’s but definitely not our last!! Everything was amazing. The atmosphere of the restaurant was quaint, cozy, old world and inviting. The service was spectacular. Attentive but not intrusive. The food was outstanding. Best crab cakes I’ve ever had. The meatball appetizer was fantastic. Full of flavor! The sea bass and Branzino were delicious. Can’t forget the dessert. Carrot cake was decadent. I thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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vipDi10
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came to celebrate an anniversary. The table had rose petals which was nice. The waiter was not to informative on the food choices. He was not that attentive. We had a very different and much better expieee ce in Naples. The service was impeccable and made the night special. Nothing else was said or done about the anniversary. Not sure if this is due to the service shortage or lack of commutation from the hoser to the waiter but not what I was expecting. It was embarrassing that he didn't acknowledge the anniversary and I hyped the place up so much . The restaurant was beautiful and the drinks and bartender Trent were amazing .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience here was great! The food is absolutely amazing and worth every dollar. The service was great, the waiters were very knowledgeable and kind. It was my significant others birthday and they surprised him with a really great dessert. The ambience, lighting, and noise level were also great- definitely recommend Trulucks!

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, would recommend to anyone to eat here. Great spot for special occasions and to have amazing food with your significant other.

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BruceN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

For atmosphere is great, but food tastes less than average. However service is excellent! Great place for dating or business!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian our server was amazing!!! Very personable, friendly and helpful.

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MrsHKain
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by our server, Sammy. He made our dining experience even better. Food and drinks were above par. We ordered Swordfish & Filet with Calamari & Parmesan bread for apps. Large wedge cut salad & lobster bisque as well. Side dishes were perfection with entree. Seating outside was delightful for a warm summer night. We ordered carrot cake to go as we were stuffed from the 3 course meal. One of the best food experiences in San Diego we have had in a LONG time! Will return! Highly recommend! Ask for Sammy and you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good place for a special occasion!

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vipStephanL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great service and a good atmosphere. my tuna was cooked to seared and medium filet vas served well done after 1hour plus wait.

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Lindsey
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The cocktail was wonderful - appetizers took 30 min to receive and were OK for the price. Dinner continued to take a long time and the manager brought it out saying that our meal had to be replated and that was the delay. I ordered an item that was ordered on special was over cooked and did not have good flavor. I would not waste my money here again

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vipOutdoor
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was rushed in beginning and not at all at during the meal. Also there seem to be problem with air conditioner because it was hot. We were directly under vent but didn’t feel air during some period of time. It was very disappointing experience.

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OrhanY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipMondo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, live music, food, and drinks were 100% on point! Very good and great service. Will definitely be returning on my next trip down.

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Josie
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waiter was great! The 3 tables around us ( unfortunately and us ) all had issues with the food. Really surprised people delivering the food were not wearing masks. We LOVE trulucks but last night for my sons birthday was not impressed

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vipCDando
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

First impressions were great when we pulled into valet. Beautiful restaurant. Parked car in valet and they never acknowledged us pulling up. Both attendants were on the phone/texting. I had to walk up to stand to give them the keys. We were in a rental car so I guess they “assumed” we wouldn’t tip. We went inside. Beautiful restaurant. I visit Truluck’s Houston regularly and it’s very similar. Sat down to order and they don’t have stone crabs. What? Isn’t that one of the things they are known for? The service was good in the beginning and it slowly dwindled down to nonexistent. The restaurant was busy. The food was good and so were the cocktails. When we left the valet brought up the car and walked off. He didn’t even wait for a tip because he knew how he treated us we would not be giving one.

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HumbertoM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was the worst service ever, food arrrived 40 minutes after salad!!!

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CurtC
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great quality food and service. At a top class restaurant like this you'd expect that the bread would be complimentary but it's not.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have been dining at San Diego Truluck since it opened. Service always the very best. Food is reliable. But the PRICES have gone into the realm of ridiculous! I feel like they are laughing at us for being fools. No longer a place for a weekly outing. Too bad.

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KatieM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would absolutely recommend. Food was delicious and service was outstanding!

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vipjayf
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration. All the dishes were delicious and presented very nicely. Our waiter, Derek was very attentive to our needs and especially my girlfriend's allergies. Looking forward to returning in the future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! Victor was an incredible server. He made amazing recommendations and everybody at the table thoroughly enjoyed their selections. The meatball appetizer is delectable, as well as the sea bass entree. Needless to say, you will not be disappointed!

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budr
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a combination 58th anniversary and 55th birthday. Our Captain was great he made the evening fun with his spontaneous comments, great job. The complimentary deserts were very good. The lobster dinners were equally great. Thanks for making it a fun evening. Bud Reid

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MarcoT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks and lobster once again. Also the carrot cake is not to be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Everyone was aware it was our anniversary and we had rose petals on our table. Service was great and food was delicious!

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vipLisaM
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Absolutely delicious!! Will definitely return during stone crab season!!

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 4339 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.