Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
New England Pan-Seared Scallops
colossal size, with golden beet pesto and herb oil
Andrew was our server, he gave excellent service and was very attentive and friendly.
Our waiter Matt was awesome! All his recommendations were on point. Very attentive and super friendly. The food was amazing. Love the rose petals on the table and the anniversary dessert. Will definitely be coming back again.
We usually look forward to dining at Truluck's and were incredibly disappointed by both the food and service on this visit. Our server "sold" us on the jumbo stone crabs only to find out after they arrived at the table these were not the Florida ones we've enjoyed before. These were tasteless with very little meat on them from Santa Barbara. $116.00 for 4 tasteless claws is not ok. The rest of the meal was ok as far as the quality of the food- my steak was cooked well as was our scallops. However, service was really off. My husband asked for bread & our server was happy to get it but failed to mention they now charge for bread. She was also attentive when our wine glasses were almost empty but not our water glasses. Everything seemed to take a long time to come out yet we say several members of the waitstaff (bussers & kitchen runners) walking around the dining room. We ordered coffee to go with their amazing carrot cake and it was forgotten about. We were almost done with dessert when the coffee finally arrived.
Again, we usually look forward to our meals here. While the price is high it's typically worth every penny but definitely not this time. If this is the way things will be from now on, we are done.
The best yet again! They made my mom's birthday celebration very special and the service was top notch!!
Derek took amazing care of us as always. Absolutely award winning service. Lobster bisque, scallops and wine list was incredible per usual. My absolute favorite for pleasure and business. My colleagues loved the sea bass and swordfish and we’re hoping to make this a habit. Thanks for a perfect experience!
Awesome ambiance. A great location for a special evening with a loved one or group of friends. Highly recommend.
We enjoyed an amazing dinner at Truluck's. We started off with a seafood platter with pacific stone crab claws, oysters, and shrimp, then a caesar salad and for entrees, South African lobster tails and swordfish steak. The food was awesome as was our waiter, Charles, who surprised us with a Baked Alaska for our day late Mother's Day dinner!
Our favorite seafood restaurant. Never disappointed. My wife had the Miso Seabass and I had the scallops. Both were perfect. Started with a crab claw each and then the Salt and Pepper Calamari. All prepared to perfection. We'll be back.
As always every time I come to Truluck’s its like coming home, our server Andrew was outstanding we got to sit at our favorite table #45. What more can you say other than were glad to be back inside keep up the OUTSTANDING work you are truly world class…
It's a treat to dine at Truluck. Our over-the-top choices were the Miso Seabass with Crab Fried Rice and the lobster mash potatoes.
The service is a 5+ star with everyone genuinely pleasant and welcoming.
The food is nothing but outstanding and delicious! The ambiance was perfect for my anniversary (25th). They have a local musician who keeps a nice tone of music playing, piana/song/sax/etc... The waiters are always very helpful and on top of the table without being to pesky or non attentive. This is a great place for special occasions and or a great place to eat regularly if the prices are in your range.
Amazing Seafood dishes and delights, including the dessert.
This restaurant is absolutely a gem. The dishes were a feast of flavors, elegantly mixed, and presented. A truly unique experience.
Albeit it being cut too short.
The staff was professional and helpful.
Most definitely would come back.
Sammy was awesome and very knowledgeable.
The live music was great too.
The best sea bass I’ve ever eaten. Waitstaff was great, drinks were good. A bit pricey but overall, worth it.
Just bit the bullet and get the steak sampler! We will go on each of our San Diego trips.
Truly amazing diner! Food was delicious, service outstanding and overall a great experience.
We hadn’t been out to an indoor restaurant in 14 months due to Covid. The first place we went once vaccinated was our favorite- Trulucks!! We were celebrating my sons birthday and the joy of your fabulous food and service. It was fantastic!
Love Trulucks. Went twice in FL and now in San Diego.
The service is always amazing and the food always delicious. I would like to especially thank our waiter for his charm and graciousness in helping me navigate numerous food intolerances. He went above and beyond with class.
He also knew the menu really well and was so professional. We had stone crab, the Miso sea bass, salad and side veggies and they were all great. We will be back again.
Absolutely fabulous seafood as usual. The shrimp were gargantuan!!! My first try at U3 shrimp and they were amazing. The prime crab leg was amazing like it always is and the appetizers were to all die for. Last day for stone crab claws so we splurged big time.....soooo good and they do all the work for you. Never had to use a single utensil to crack the claws or open the crab legs......wow!
Highly recommended. Not cheap but well worth it.
My wife and I had a very enjoyable dining experience at Truluck's! Our server, Matt, was just the right mixture of experienced, professional, talented and attentive to our needs. His recommendations were spot on, and the food and wine were delicious. Thank you for a great night out dining!
Lighting in the men’s bathroom and the ladies restroom is awful!!! My wife couldn’t see well enough to check her makeup. Come on get some light in there. I love your restaurant. Been coming there for years and you haven’t listened to us about the lighting. We don’t need ambiance in there. 😊
Our server was great, food was outstanding. Great time!
Simply amazing! The atmosphere was great! The service was great! And the food was seasoned to perfection! The food came all at the right time and the servers made you feel like they’ve known you forever! I cannot wait to go back.
Our Waiter Derek was amazing. Outstanding service.
There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating may have been better for lighting and air flow, as indoor was very dim and warm. Service was excellent but very slow - we sat at 7:15pm and barely started on appetizers at 8pm, then waited quite a long time for the main courses to arrive. By the time we got the check and out the door it was almost 10pm. The food is great, portions are perfect, on the pricey side but it’s worth having for a special occasion.
Service and food all great
Outstanding seafood restaurant. We had bronzino and sea bass. Dessert was extraordinary
Matt made our evening incredible ... everything was delectable from start to finish. Thank you Trulucks you never disappoint for a special occasion..
Fabulous from start to finish! Celebrating 52 years of marriage with my family. We were 10 (4 kids, 6 adults) and every meal was spectacular. Delicious crab cakes, Lobster tail, scallops, miso sea bass, NY strip and Filet. The salads and sides were out of this world and we had most of them. I can’t thank the servers enough they made the celebration a night to remember for years to come and took the greatest photos for us to share on Facebook! Did I mention how amazing the flaming Baked Alaska looked and tasted!
Thank you Trulucks
As always the whole dining experience was outstanding!
The meal was very good as well as the service, we highly recommended
The food was superb. We split the Crab Louie to start, and the portion was generous for two people. I ordered the crab cakes for my main, and my husband got the Florida crab claws. The crab cakes were perfectly seasoned and came with an excellent remoulade. We split a Baked Alaska (you have to ask for it), and it was sublime. I can also highly recommend the Nuevo Old Fashioned (a variant of an Old Fashioned using Mezcal) - I had three and didn't want to stop. Not an inexpensive place, but quality seafood is never going to be cheap. Finally, our waiter was great, he didn't hover but was always there when we needed more food or drinks. The meal was great, and the service was impeccable; I genuinely have no complaints.
Excellent food and service!!
First, long time patron and plan to continue that trend. Our party agreed that the outside experience isn't the same. Temperature and the breeze are additional elements of the experience that didn't go well. Derek, our table executive was polite and responsive. Just very new and there were mistakes. The biggest, no time to enjoy our salad, maybe 2 minutes occurred between the arrival of our salad and our King crab arrived. We felt hurried! then there were no crab plates, no crab small forks and one butter to share among three. Finally, while we were celebrating a birthday I indicated we didn't want desert, he brought the baked Alaska anyway. The flame ignition didn't appear smooth, as a matter of fact he lit the corner of the paper wine list on fire. Put it out with his hand. Just NOT the Truluck superior service that we are accustomed. Derek is a very nice young man, we would sit for his service again. I do hope this isn't interpreted as a complaint - its not, instead intended to be constructive feedback that helps.
Awesome food and excellent food. Everything was wonderful!
Came in for my mom’s bday and had a very nice dinner. The meatballs and crab dip were great. I had the seasonal crab legs and they were delicious, although I prefer the butter sauce better than the mustard sauce. Rudy provided excellent service. Dessert was baked Alaska and everyone like it. The lighting could have been better and the bathrooms reminded me of those of a mall or airport. Definitely be back.
Our server Derek was amazing and had excellent customer service. We were celebrating our anniversary and I loved the fact that Derek greeted us “happy anniversary” to make us feel special. In addition, they added rose petals to our table and gave us a free celebratory dessert.
All the food was so AMAZING and DELICIOUS! We started off with the salt and pepper calamari. We then each had the filet mignon and shared a lobster tail, scallops, asparagus and parmesan mashed potatoes. I ordered the “Pretty in Pink” cocktail and it was just my style. We took their carrot cake to go and I must say it’s the best carrot cake I’ve ever had!!
I highly recommend it here and can’t wait to go back <3
My wife and I were in town for our anniversary and very happy we chose Trulucks. The service was outstanding. Sammy was very knowledgable and helpful with the menu. He also set us up with a baked Alaska for dessert, which we both loved. We had a great experience and would visit again. Thank you.
Truluck’s really does cater to you. Great in every aspect. Thank you for giving us the best experience!!
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 4105 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.