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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla, San Diego, CA

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

4.8
4.8
4730 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Located in UTC at The Aventine on La Jolla Village Drive just east of The 5, Truluck’s La Jolla sits a short drive from the beach, UC San Diego, and historic Torrey Pines. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours.
Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 453-2583

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Moran

  • Private party facilities

    For fabulous parties, lasting memories and none of the stress, choose Truluck’s. With flexible floor plans and a variety of spaces, we can accommodate parties large and small for any occasion (rehearsal dinners, corporate events, board meetings, milestone celebrations).

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Wright, CPCE: (888) 725-7115

  • Neighborhood

    University City/Golden Triangle

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Village Drive

  • Parking details

    Free 3-hour hotel garage self-parking

  • Entertainment

    Live piano music on the outdoor Terrace Thursday through Sunday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. TR

    TRWSKW

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miso sea bass and ahi tuna dinners were spot on. Service great from Matt. Best carrot cake around
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was wonderful but don’t skip the crab cakes or the chocolate cake! Staff made great suggestions and great at everything they did.
  3. k

    kathyk

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table. Service was excellent. Stefano took great care of us. The food and ambiance were wonderful!
  4. JV

    JenniferV

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our Anniversary and everything was amazing. So glad we choose to go there. Food was amazing, service was outstanding! We were even surprised with anniversary card and rose pedals…. What a nice surprise and even after dinner dessert.
  5. j

    jonw

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience. Strongly recommend!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meagan was our server and did an excellent job.
  7. M

    Maryb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The quality of the food has gone down. Did not cook 2 steaks properly and the seabags with the rice was disappointing. The calamari was a bit soggy.
  8. LW

    LawrenceW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Server was knowledgeable.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Ordered the lobster bisque and Calamari. Could not eat either one past the first few bites. Calamari wasn’t fresh at all, lobster bisque recipe was way off. Seabass was the only thing we ordered and ate.
  10. DH

    DonnieH

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from service to the food was great !!
  11. DC

    DanaC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great wine list. Seafood selections that are not typically available elsewhere. Service was very good. Food was subpar. Wedge salad had way too much dressing and seared Ahi Tunu entree had a tough texture and very little taste. Baked Alaska was very good and partly redeemed the meal.
  12. SC

    SandyCK

    Tucson

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening
  13. DJ

    DaveJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner for our 1st anniversary! Highly recommended.
  14. L

    Lizard

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a regular and have been for almost 20 years. I never have to worry if the server is “up to speed”. They all are! The food is consistently awesome with a great presentation. My only regret is the reduction of the menu. One of my favorites was swordfishponchatrane that did not make the cut, what a loss. Nevertheless, it is my favorite restaurant in San Diego and I will continue to be a regular as long as the restaurant is here
  15. F

    Foodie

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined at Truluck’s for our 10 year anniversary. First time we had been there and it did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was fantastic. Started off with oysters on the half shell and jumbo crab claws. The crab claws were amazing? I had the Chilean sea bass with crab fried rice and cucumber slaw and my husband ordered the ribeye Oscar style. Our entrees were to die for! Peter was a wonderful server and provided great details on the menu. Next time we are in La Jolla that will be our go to date night. We sat on the patio next to the fire pit, made for a romantic evening, plus the staff decorated our table with rose petals and a nice card. Thanks for a wonderful evening, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
  16. L

    Laurad

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband was released from the hospital. We have a lot to celebrate
  17. MW

    MichelleW

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as usual! Wonderful scallops and filet. Had baked alaska for birthday .... We go there for special occasions. Crab leg and lobster were expensive due to shortage.
  18. l

    lapingua

    Guadalajara

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy bueno todo la verdad, la comida deliciosa y en general nos fue excelente en todo, me fascina éste lugar
  19. CJ

    CandJ

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I sat on the patio for a wonderful meal. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and top-notch. The food was superlative.
  20. t

    tracyh

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday. Got stone crab claw, Chilean Sea Bass and a Filet. All were perfect as always. Love this restaraunt!
  21. DH

    DavielleH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Want to impress your guest? Order the Shrimp Cocktail for a starter!
  22. A

    Ashley

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    For the price we paid to dine for two for a special meal out. This place is well under par for atmosphere & service. Order crab at $130 per pound. Had to ask for a crab fork and lemon and lemon didn’t even come with a mess cover, that costs nothing. Ordered a 7oz filet minion and it looked a 4oz mini steak. I wish our waitress was more attentive, the table next to us had a great waiter and we felt like chop Liver. Also the salad suggested was a straight tomato with dressing and toppings on top. I ate nearly a bite or two and normally a great staff would have noticed it was hardly touched. Very underwhelmed and not sure I’d return.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a wonderful experience...our waiter was top notch, the sea bass was excellent, and the whole restaurant team made our 45th wedding anniversary a memorable event! Thanks again...John and Cindy S.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. A very good anniversary experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dinner, took two adult daughters out to dinner as one just moved back home. Server Brian was excellent, appetizers. Shrimps and oysters were fresh, mains were delicious. Overall excellent meal. San Diego resident, hadn't been there for a long time, my mistake.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  27. WE

    WayneE

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner - had oysters and caviar for appetizers - just a gorgeous place and wait staff!
  28. JC

    JohnC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food (from crab to scallops to steaks - all prepared well) and outstanding service. A pleasurable experience all around.
  29. MF

    MichaelF

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Not quite sure why I was charged for 2 iced teas when they just filled my glass from a pitcher.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente restaurante comida servicio
  31. RG

    RGGSanDiego

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, large choice of drinks, excellent service. Excellent all around.
  32. MS

    MichaelS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service/server was fantastic! A rarity these days.
  33. LS

    LatriceS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my second time eating here we live in the Bay Area. Everything is worth the price . I had the king crab leg. And crab fried rice . My husband got a steak . It was our anniversary and they gave us a free cake. The waiters were amazing
  34. JS

    JayS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you to the staff who made our anniversary celebration one to remember. Everything was perfect from the special table setting to the complimentary Baked Alaska, and the food was delicious!
  35. FG

    FrederickG

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my 64th birthday with my significant other and food exceeded my expectations especially the crab cake - divine! I give that 10 stars! Service was excellent and shout to Liz & Paul for the great service! Thank you
  37. ST

    STEVEN

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I love coming to Truluck's .... The only issues are that the Happy Hour Bar Specials have gone away and the prices are WAY too high.......
  38. PW

    PWLSF

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really really good American style seafood. Crab cake is a REAL crab cake (not a cake with crab.) Branzino is a generous 1.25 lb that’s succulent even when deboned. Service knows how to pair wine by the glass. The outside tables are very nice after dark in the summer. The location at Aventine is easy to get to w their valet parking. Superb high quality all the way around.
  39. LS

    LeaS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service!!!
  40. LM

    LorieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance in the restaurant was spectacular. The service was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4730 OpenTable diners.

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - La Jolla

8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Village Drive

  • Neighborhood

    University City/Golden Triangle

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free 3-hour hotel garage self-parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Moran

  • Entertainment

    Live piano music on the outdoor Terrace Thursday through Sunday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 453-2583

  • Private party facilities

    For fabulous parties, lasting memories and none of the stress, choose Truluck’s. With flexible floor plans and a variety of spaces, we can accommodate parties large and small for any occasion (rehearsal dinners, corporate events, board meetings, milestone celebrations).

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Wright, CPCE: (888) 725-7115

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