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

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$31 to $50
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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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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 3793 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and quiet. Food was great, was very happy with the jumbo crab claws.

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Leeper11
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place!. Our server was amazingly attentive and knowledgeable. Our drinks were superb and our meal, definitely one of the best meals. Looking forward to visiting again.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Did not care for outdoor dinning with such fine food. It is what it is with the COVID 19 pandemic.

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RalphB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning when they greeted us to when we left was terrific all around.

Our server Erica was nice and friendly and recognized us from the last time we came.

Food was delicious as always.

That is why we come for special occasions.

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TrixiaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time. The staff, food and ambiance is perfect.

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vipChrystolK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the miso sea bass , stone crab, and the filet! The Sax player is a nice touch! Sammy is our favorite waiter - he never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here when we are in the area and celebrated our wedding anniversary. They laid out rose petals and made it very special. The waiter was awesome and answered our questions and helped me pick a wine to enjoy with our main course. I had the sea bass which was melt in your mouth delicious! The chocolate cake was the winner though it wasn’t overly sweet and was so moist and amazing. They also always have the best oysters too. For atmosphere it was outdoor dining due to COVID but there was a nice breeze and acoustic music playing so it was enjoyable. I highly recommend coming here if you are ever in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was the best! We were celebrating my fiancée’s birthday and he made every moment magical. He provided us with his recommendations and dinner specials. The food was exquisite. Each bite was more delicious than the last. I would highly recommend Truluck’s to my friends and family. Thank you again Andrew and the Truluck’s staff for making my fiancée’s birthday a day she will always remember! 😊👍🏼

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JudeC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I arrived to the final bite, I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Truluck’s. My waitress, Julia, was amazing. She even made a few recommendations that turned out amazing. The sea bass is my personal recommendation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great even with all the social distancing. A must go destination. Great ambiance service and food. Congratulations on a great job despite tough times.

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vipLauraC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Outside seating and music were enjoyable.

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JTinSD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This isn't an inexpensive place, but SOOO worth it!

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vipHammond
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening with great food, great service and the outdoor ambiance was awesome! And the music of Archie Thompson was fantastic. Very wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Took 25 minutes for main and the drink refill which never got done till asked.

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vipSandraR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience here. Stone Crab. Lobster Bisque, Wedge Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Meatballs our latest fare, all excellent. Easily at least a once a month outing.

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vipgoldbros
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’ve been to Truluck’s a couple of times. Service is impecable. Food is ok, just don’t see the value ratio.

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KarenQ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at Truluck's. The outdoor dining area was lovely. Tables were far apart. Waiters wore masks. We felt safe and well cared for. The food was excellent as always.

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vipGrouchoarn
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful outdoor experience at Truluck's. Brian our server did a great job and was attentive and professional in every way. The COVID safety measures were outstanding and the live music made it a special evening. The miso sea bass was the best dish for the night. I highly recommend Truluck's!

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vipblueheart
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated outside on the patio. There was some live music which was delightful. The food was delicious throughout -- the yeast rolls were soft and fluffy; the crab cake was generous and extraordinarily fresh; and the ahi tuna was perfectly seared. The carrot cake dessert finished off a fantastic evening.

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IDIVDOU
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for our Anniversary and we enjoyed the food and ambiance fully!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Truluck’s. We plan to be loyal and frequent customers.

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vipAlvin
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was comfortable. We weren’t rushed a had an enjoyable evening. The service was excellent. Thank you Andrew. The meal was perfect. We have always enjoyed this restaurant.

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vipjason
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The consistently perfect service, cuisine and atmosphere make this our new favorite in San Diego. Experiencing live music with Archie Thompson is amazing which brought us there and keeps us coming back. The whole team at Truluck’s is Top notch and knows their business and knows their customers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Great service.

JD
vipJayD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary.

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HollyP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! The food was delicious. I'm from out of town and not familiar with the area. I was hoping for a view of the city and/or water. Truluck's offer neither, but they do a great job creating a great atmosphere with live saxophone music and patio lights. I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Anniversary

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IslandGirl
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amidst the pandemic, a visit to Truluck for a special birthday celebratory dinner was enjoyable with the Amazing Chilean Sea Bass and dessert on fire!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was great. I was really hoping for the Salmon Bearnaise but the menu was limited. My wife and I still enjoyed our celebration.

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vipTahoediner
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really missed Trulucks during the Covid lockdown, so we were happy to join them for outdoor dining in what is normally the valet parking area. The menu was a bit smaller but still had our favorite (King Crab) and yummy Lobster bisque and delicious desserts. It's not cheap but the food is fantastic, and always on our short list for special occasions. The staff all wore masks and observed good Covid practices. Diners wore masks until seated but not after that. Plenty of space between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review