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

4.8
4189 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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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
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
What 4189 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAAAA
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not what it used to be. Everything is more expensive, service is mediocre, they charge for bread and soda refills. It’s not really worth the money any more. Also, the waiters seem down. Not sure why. They used to be uplifting and cheerful. Maybe the pandemic hit them hard. Which makes sense. But between the expense of the meal and the service, things won’t get better as is, so something has to change. The quality of the food is still very good, so there’s hope that things will turn around for this place soon. Lastly, the live entertainment is a big plus. Keep it!

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vipTracy
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cake no matter which Trulucks you go too!

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Paquita
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was our server, Matt. They gave us a surprise desert for our anniversary and had rose petals on our table when we arrived!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday, service timing was a little long but waiter and food was excellent. Baked Alaska for my bday was nice!

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TalonT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in San Diego! The whole experience is amazing, worth every penny!

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DebbieY
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All in all a good dinner, excellent service. Food wasn’t quite as spectacular as we’d hoped, except for the baked Alaska dessert. We both woke up several times during the night with indigestion. We had crab cake, lobster bisque, sea bass, crab legs and scallops. The food was a bit over seasoned with too much pepper and quite rich. We’d possibly go back again and hope it was simply an off night for them.

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BobsBites
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's in La Jolla is a very special experience. We have visited for several special occasions and have enjoyed the food, the service and the experience.

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MichaelD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service! Thank you, Trulucks’s

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vipZonie
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and service. Provided a complementary dessert for our celebration.

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vipChristmas13
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente as always. Perfect customer service from Charles.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my wife’s birthday Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Dotting service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was beyond wonderful. He made our grandson’s graduation dinner especially fabulous.

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vipnutrinancy
Tucson
128 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The CRAB DIP TARAMASALATA is a very tasty way to start dinner. We also recommend the "baked" Alaska

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food/- meagan was our server and she was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love coming to Truluck’s. The food, ambiance, and service are always top notch. Can’t wait for next time.

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CindyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was lovely. Truth be told we made our reservation 6 weeks in advance and were eagerly anticipating Stone Crab foe this special occasion, which unfortunately was not available this time. We do appreciate the newer vegan options on the menu!

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DonaldE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Shrimp cocktail was exceptional as was the whole Branzino.

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vipLJLocal
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall best seafood in San Diego. Never disappoints.

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vipSpanky
Los Angeles
138 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, though a little spendy. The Miso Sea Bass was particularly tasty.

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Rovilli
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service ! We always like it, just this time I didn't find crab claws :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my 25th birthday and it was the finest dining I have ever experienced and the food was AMAZING!!!

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cagolfwine
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome dinner at Truluck's! We started off with cocktails...Red Door. For appetizers we had the shrimp cocktail and parmesan butter rolls, excellent! Next a Ceasar salad. For entrees we both had the South African Lobster Tails, Lyonnaise potatoes and asparagus. The lobster tails are the best we've ever had. We ended us so full we had to pass on dessert. Wonderful meal as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

My husband and I went to Trulucks for our anniversary. This was our first time. The greeter at the door was very welcoming. We were immediately seated to a private booth, with rose petals on our table. I thought to myself, this was going to be a great evening! We were immediately given water, and a “happy anniversary ” greeting by who i later found out was our waiter. He didn’t introduce himself, and typically a separate staff member serves water, which caused some confusion on my part. 10 minutes later i had to ask a passing staff member to get my waiter so I could at least order a drink. He showed up, and starred at us, and basically asked “what do you want”. I explained to him that this was our first time, and maybe HE could suggest what we could order. I have never been to an “upscale” restaurant and treated that way!
He did, however, improve his demeanor soon after. And offered a free dessert, which was a nice touch.
The food was delicious, but unfortunately the first impression ruined it.

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vipChrisR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food is always great but the service is what really sets it apart. Special thanks to Olivier who is a real professional. He took excellent care of us and we felt pampered throughout. And kudos to the beverage director who has taken their wine and spirits level up a notch. They pour Remy Martin Louis XIII by the ounce or half ounce which is wonderful. A small taste of luxury that doesn’t break the bank. A wonderful experience all in all. Thanks again for everything and can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great evening as we celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary. The food was so good, and you made us feel special on this special occasion. Thanks!

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NancyW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality food. Unsurpassed service victor was grear

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vipValerieW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks and very attentive service. Don't miss the desserts either!

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LoriT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary by having an amazing dinner at Truluck’s. Everything about our experience was superb! They have the freshest ingredients from the oysters to the crab to their steaks. Looking forward to our next visit.

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BrandyW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! My husband and I came here for dinner to celebrate our wedding day, and it was definitely the best experience I’ve ever had. The hostess smiled and greeted us as soon as we walked in, and our server was amazing! The food!!!!!! I can’t even explain how AMAZING our dinner and cocktails were, you’ll have to go find out yourself!

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vipTinaR
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was amazing. Understand the modified menu due to recent events but can’t wait for the return of the full menu.

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BrianG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Victor, was outstanding!
Food was excellent with the exception of the calamari appetizer.
Live entertainment made for a nice background.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and even better food. Will definitely be back!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Highly disappointed in my experience. Booked the reservation 3 weeks in advance and did not have the crab claws that I was looking for to. The filet ordered medium rare came to the table medium. The Nuevo Old Fashion cocktail was not mixed properly and the crab fried rice had a sweet taste to it. Live music had a nice touch to things. I spent over $300 for two on a meal I was expecting more from. Especially when Fleming is across the street.

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LimD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, great food. Would come back and Victor our server was awesome.

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Jim92014
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck's continues to be one of our favorites. The service (Matt on 6/3) was outstanding and the food was exceptional as always. Great venue, wonderful atmosphere, and over-the-top service.

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andrewp
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food Great Service Great Place Great Location

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere, thank you for helping us celebrate my husband's birthday!

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 4.8 stars by 4189 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.