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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

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4638 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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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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Menu

Dinner

  • Information

    All of Truluck's menu items are trans-fat free.

    Appetizers

    • Crab Louie Cocktail$20.00

      jumbo lump crab, remoulade

      • Chef's Daily Oyster Selection*

        horseradish, cocktail sauce, champagne mignonette

        • Market
      • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$22.00

        5 shrimp, atomic cocktail sauce

        • Hawaiian Tuna Crudo*$14.00

          with grape and cherry tomato medley

          • Salmon Crudo*$16.00

            with cucumber dressing and curried crème fraîche

            • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake$22.00

              with dilled tartar sauce

              • Salt & Pepper Calamari$21.00

                stir-fry vegetables, specialty mustard, sweet Vietnamese chili sauce

                • Prime Meatballs

                  prime chuck, brisket, short rib

                  • Three$9.00
                  • Five$14.00
                • Parmesan Yeast Rolls$5.00

                  made to order, Maldon sea salt

                  Second Course

                  • Lobster Bisque$12.00

                    lobster morsels, horseradish goat cheese

                    • Caesar Salad*$12.00

                      white anchovies, shaved pecorino, fresh lemon

                      • Wedge Salad$14.00

                        iceberg, blue cheese, warm bacon, cherry tomatoes

                        • Sonoma Greens Salad$12.00

                          spicy pecans, goat cheese, apples, kalamata olives, honey vinaigrette

                          • Heirloom Tomato$15.00

                            with buttermilk ranch, shaved red onion, dill and warm bacon

                            • King Crab Stuffed Heirloom Tomato$42.00

                              with buttermilk ranch, shaved red onion, dill and warm bacon

                              Seafood Classics

                              We maintain an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products following Ocean Conservatory guidelines

                              • Norwegian Salmon$35.00

                                with asparagus

                                • Miso-Glazed Seabass$50.00

                                  crab fried rice, chilled cucumber slaw

                                  • Pacific Swordfish$48.00

                                    broiled steak with tomato, grape, mint, dill and lime

                                    • Hawaiian Ahi Tuna*$40.00

                                      sesame-crusted, parmesan mashed potatoes, tamari reduction

                                      • Mediterranean Branzino$59.00

                                        roasted whole fish, olives, capers and lemon, oregano vinaigrette

                                        • New England Sea Scallops$49.00

                                          colossal size, with parmesan mashed potatoes and piccata sauce

                                          • Pearl Grouper$79.00

                                            whole roasted grouper seasoned with garlic, herbs, red chili flakes and fresh lemon

                                            Prime Steaks

                                            Our steaks are hand selected from true artisans with over 100 years of experience. All steaks are seasoned and broiled at 1200 degrees

                                            • Prime New York Strip*$65.00

                                              wet aged 60 days, 16 oz. center-cut

                                              • Filet*$46.00

                                                7 oz., single farm, barrel-cut

                                                Jewels of the Sea

                                                Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. It is with great care that we have sourced these rare and exclusive items for your enjoyment

                                                • Fresh Crab Claws

                                                  Served fresh and never frozen, these sweet and meaty claws are pulled from the traps and arrive at your table chilled, pre-cracked, and with our house specialty mustard sauce. All in less than 24 hours

                                                  • Market
                                                • South African Cold-Water Lobster Tail

                                                  Steamed in white wine and served with lemon garlic butter. The Rolls Royce of lobster. This is a true cold-water lobster tail from the Southern coast of South Africa. Only 3 boats are permitted to harvest them, and these come from the Rigel 4

                                                  • Market
                                                • Prime King Crab

                                                  1 lb. of the largest available. Our king crab is delivered to us with only the finest and thickest full crab legs available with the most premium consistency level. Due to the cancellation of the upcoming king crab season, demand far exceeds supply

                                                  • Market
                                                • Black River Oscietra Caviar

                                                  Served with warm blinis and traditional accoutrements. The Southern Hemisphere sturgeon farm established 30 years ago. Sustainably raised in free-flowing waters and 100% traceable, we hope you enjoy the purity and provenance of the Black River

                                                  • Imperial (30g)$200.00
                                                  • Royale (30g)$150.00
                                                  • Tradition (30g)$125.00
                                                  • Trio (20g of All 3)$330.00

                                                Plant-Based

                                                • Vegan Meatballs

                                                  with smoked tomato sauce

                                                  • Three$14.00
                                                • Vegan Bolognese$32.00

                                                  Field Roast sausage, Impossible meatballs, tomato, cashew ricotta, basil and pappardelle

                                                  • Vegan Cauliflower Steak$24.00

                                                    with whipped mashed cauliflower, asparagus and vegan "béarnaise"

                                                    Shared Accompaniments

                                                    • Lyonnaise Potatoes$14.00

                                                      • Crab Fried Rice$20.00

                                                        • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes$10.00

                                                          • Steak Mushrooms$12.00

                                                            • Steamed Spinach$9.00

                                                              • Garlic Mashed Cauliflower$10.00

                                                                • Vegan Bolognese$12.00

                                                                  • Pan-Seared Broccoli$12.00

                                                                    • Creamed Spinach$12.00

                                                                      • Asparagus$12.00

                                                                        • Mac and Cheese$18.00

                                                                          • Lobster Mac and Cheese$55.00

                                                                            Cocktails

                                                                              Take It Easy

                                                                              • Voila!$16.00

                                                                                A sensory tour de force of dry ice smoke, Vodka, cava, Chambord, pineapple juice, raspberries

                                                                                • Pretty in Pink$14.50

                                                                                  Vodka, muddled strawberries, almond syrup, mint, fresh lemon

                                                                                  • Lively Up$14.50

                                                                                    Hendrick's, raspberry syrup, lime juice, ginger beer, with cucumber slices

                                                                                    • Lake Garda Afternoon$14.50

                                                                                      Meyer lemon vodka, grapefruit juice, lychee purée, rosé wine

                                                                                      • Key Lime Martini$15.50

                                                                                        Malfy con limone, olive oil simple syrup, lemon juice

                                                                                        We Dare You

                                                                                        • House Old Fashioned$14.50

                                                                                          Bourbon, spiced orange syrup, angostura & orange bitters

                                                                                          • Nuevo Old Fashioned$14.50

                                                                                            Añejo Mezcal, Meletti, Amaro, Ancho Reyes, West India Orange bitters

                                                                                            • Smoke & Mirrors$18.50

                                                                                              Mezcal Añejo, Tequila, fresh lemon, Chambord, cilantro leaves, cucumber

                                                                                              • Upper Manhattan$18.50

                                                                                                Butter-Washed Rye, Chinato Vermouth, maple syrup, black walnut bitters

                                                                                                • Sunken Treasure$14.50

                                                                                                  Bourbon, Licor 43, fresh lemon, ginger syrup, Ruby Port

                                                                                                  • Spicy Blackberry Margarita$15.50

                                                                                                    Plata Tequila, orange liqueur, blackberry purée, habañero lime syrup, lime juice

                                                                                                    Pride & Joy

                                                                                                    • Stonefruit Rita$14.50

                                                                                                      Blanco Tequila, peach, apricot, fresh lime, Hibiscus tea

                                                                                                      • Ginger Blossom$14.50

                                                                                                        12 year rum, Orange Blossom Vodka, ginger, almond syrup, fresh lime

                                                                                                        • Blood Orange Ice"Berg"$14.50

                                                                                                          Hendrick's, Bergamot Liqueur, Blood Orange Cordial, fresh lemon

                                                                                                          • Espresso Martini$14.50

                                                                                                            Vodka, Averna, demerara gum syrup, cold brew coffee

                                                                                                            Bourbon & Whiskey

                                                                                                            • Blanton's$26.00

                                                                                                              • Angel's Envy$18.00

                                                                                                                • Basil Hayden's$16.00

                                                                                                                  • Eagle Rare, 10 Year$22.00

                                                                                                                    • Jack Daniels, Single Barrel$18.00

                                                                                                                      • Jefferson, Reserve, Very Small Batch Bourbon$18.00

                                                                                                                        • Knob Creek$14.00

                                                                                                                          • Larceny, Small Batch$14.00

                                                                                                                            • Old Forrester 1920 Prohibition Style$18.00

                                                                                                                              • Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof$18.00

                                                                                                                                • Weller, Special Reserve$26.00

                                                                                                                                  • Whistlepig, Piggyback, 6 Year Rye$22.00

                                                                                                                                    Tequila & Mezcal

                                                                                                                                    • Avion 44$30.00

                                                                                                                                      • Azunia Black$22.00

                                                                                                                                        • Clase Azul, Reposado$32.00

                                                                                                                                          • Dobel 50, Cristalino$28.00

                                                                                                                                            • Patron, Añejo$20.00

                                                                                                                                              Scotch

                                                                                                                                              • Glenfiddich, 15 Year, Speyside$20.00

                                                                                                                                                • Glenmorangie, 10 Year, Speyside$15.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Lagavulin, 16 Year, Islay$28.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Macallan, 15 Year, Highland$21.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Macallan, 18 Year, Highland$48.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Macallan, Rare Cask, Highland$44.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Oban, 14 Year, West Highland$18.00

                                                                                                                                                            Cognac & Brandy

                                                                                                                                                            • Cerbois, Armagnac$15.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Courvoisier, V.S.O.P., Cognac$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Hennessy, X.O., Cognac$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Remy Martin V.S.O.P., Cognac$28.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Remy Martin, X.O., Cognac$34.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Remy Martin, Louis XIII, Cognac

                                                                                                                                                                        • 0.5 oz.$95.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • 1 oz.$190.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • 1.5 oz.$285.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      What 4,638 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                                                                                                                                                        shopstew

                                                                                                                                                                        Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Time at Trulucks was awesome. Matt was our server and did an outstanding job. My wife had the Crab Cake appetizer and the Sea Bass. Both were prepared excellent. I had the Shrimp Cocktail and for entree I had Scallops. Excellent again. It was our 55 Wedding Anniversary and were treated to a Baked Alaska. We definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                                      2. KC

                                                                                                                                                                        KathyC

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                        The food was fantastic, our waiter Sammy was very accommodating and enhanced the experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                        Celebrated my late birthday

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                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                        Delicious, but careful of the up sales. Waitress was pleasant and professional. She was very polished in the art of up sale in a polite manner, so we didn’t realized the impact until the end - slow death…. Even though we spent more than anticipated, it was a worthy evening of delicious foods. Will definitely return, but more mindful or caution of their well trained revenue producing waiters.

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                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Service by Yin was top notch! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We tried multiple dishes since this was our first time going to Trulucks in SD. I have been to other Trulucks in the US. Low lights - Started with the tuna crudo, grapes, tomatoes and pickled onions. Watery and lacked any flavor. Stone crabs were a major disappointment. These are from the Yucatán not Florida. You can taste the difference, dried out and seemed not fresh. 18 oz wet aged center cut ribeye. Cooked correctly in center but lacked flavor and dry on outside. (Expect top quality for $75) Highlights - chopped wedge, lobster tail (slightly over priced at $110) juicy and sweet, and parma rolls.. For $500, sad when the rolls and salad were two of the best things on the menu in which we tried.

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                                                                                                                                                                        LBWJr

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent service and great food. Wonderful dining experience

                                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and service. Had a very nice out door dining experience next to a romantic fire pit.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Rohan

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great food Great service def recommended!! They even have us a comped dessert for our anniversary. Lobster and sea bass was delicious and fresh. Good private seating booths and not conjusted. Would def rec for a bday or special occasion.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Edsiesgems

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        67 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        For fine dining with excellent food and service it’s our Go to restaurant for both celebrations and when we want to step out for romantic dinner. Also love their stone crab from either Fla or Yucatán.

                                                                                                                                                                      10. 1

                                                                                                                                                                        1cathe1

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We had a fabulous birthday dinner and our waiter Jason was wonderful

                                                                                                                                                                      11. NK

                                                                                                                                                                        NancyK

                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        My spouses birthday! It was amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                      12. AC

                                                                                                                                                                        AnnC

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Celebrated our 60th anniversary at Truluck's. Everything was so delightful and perfect we went away totally contented. We started with 2 glasses of champagne to toast our special day. We ordered the shrimp cocktail which had 5 very large shrimp with amazing cocktail sauce seasoned perfectly with horseradish sauce; the jumbo crab cake that had huge chunks of crab meat and a dilled tartar sauce that complimented beautifully. Husband had lobster bisque that he said was the best he'd ever had - it too had large chunks of lobster in it. I had the Sonoma salad which was refreshing and delicious. We continued with the last day of their special Stone Crab Claws which were awesome! We ordered key lime pie for dessert, but were surprised with a beautiful baked Alaska - fired right at our table - complimentary for our anniversary, along with a sweet card signed by the entire staff and rose petals on our table. We were so honored and appreciative of this beautiful, delicious dinner to celebrate our 60 years together. Truluck's is a gem and at the top of our list.

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                                                                                                                                                                        LorenaV

                                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Delicioso. La calidad de los alimentos es excepcional, mucho mejor que otras veces. El servicio excelente y la. Java estuvo buena. Pedimos king crab, carne con mac n cheese con langosta y el pastel de zanahoria no puede faltar

                                                                                                                                                                      14. MD

                                                                                                                                                                        MickeyD

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        Reservation at 830pm and we arrived at 815pm to be seated at 850pm. From there we’ve waited some more to only finish dinner by 1030pm. Service was extremely slow and it was such a horrible experience. Food was great but we probably won’t return anymore.

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                                                                                                                                                                        GilM

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Amazing food and service. Our dinner was DELICIOUS!! Was a nice night out for our anniversary and the special touches were much appreciated. That being said, WOW e x p e n s I v e!!!!! Nonetheless we enjoyed ourselves and everything Truluck’s had to offer

                                                                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great experience as usual. Thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                        MSP27

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great seafood place. They just added fresh water lobster tail in their menus.

                                                                                                                                                                      18. j

                                                                                                                                                                        jamess

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        This has been our "special event" place for years, and has come back from Pandemic strong as ever. Our business guests were very happy.

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                                                                                                                                                                        JaniceB

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                        122 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        122 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We always enjoy coming to Truluck’s when we’re in town. Especially when stone crabs are in season. Everyone loved their food. Dinner rolls r a must! Service top notch.

                                                                                                                                                                      20. GS

                                                                                                                                                                        GarettS

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Second time I’ve been. Best seafood I’ve had. Outstanding service. Drinks are amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                      21. DV

                                                                                                                                                                        DonnaV

                                                                                                                                                                        Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We love this place that’s why we drive all the way from the desert to eat here !!! Excellent service and food .

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                                                                                                                                                                        StanB

                                                                                                                                                                        Exclusive

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent service, great food.

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                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        My family took me for Mother’s Day and it did not disappoint! The giant crab leg is the best thing in the world.

                                                                                                                                                                      24. LM

                                                                                                                                                                        LotzM

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        My Mother’s Day celebration was memorable thanks to our server Derek , he is very professional & attentive to our needs. Truluck’s is still # 1 in all aspects. The food were all cooked to perfection and they always try their best to accommodate your request. If you want the best dining experience, Truluck’s is the answer. Thanks Truluck’s for your overall excellence & perfection 👏🏻

                                                                                                                                                                      25. k

                                                                                                                                                                        katiep

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Our dining experience on Mother’s Day was so special and amazing. We receive a flower upon arrival and all the details like that made it spectacular. We had the Viola cocktail which was magical. The filet we ordered was so delicious as well as the mushrooms and mashed potatoes side. The service was fantastic and ambiance so beautiful. Thanks for making it so special.

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                                                                                                                                                                        TommyG

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        This is our favorite restaurant for any occasion. One of our main reasons is the staff!!! They are always friendly, helpful and professional. Never a bad service or meal!!!

                                                                                                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Best Anniversary experience ever! Thank you for everything!

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                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Always awesome

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                                                                                                                                                                        Greg

                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great place to dine - outstanding service and delicious food!

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                                                                                                                                                                        FrederickG

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                        Great experience, everything was excellent!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Pablo

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Truluck's was a great restaurant to celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary. We truly enjoyed ourselves and our waiter was great! We ordered Calamari for appetizer, a lobster bisque and wedge salad as second course, and finished it off with their Seabass and Ahi Tuna plates. All the food tasted great, but the time it took the food to come out of the kitchen could have been better. Our waiter did stop by the table often and made conversation with us. At the end of the meal, our waiter brought us a dessert that really finished off our evening with a bang. Great tasting ice cream covered in white topping. Overall, we had a great evening. I would definitely recommend!

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                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        My wife and I came here for our one year wedding anniversary and it was such an amazing night! All of the bf old was beyond incredible, the service was spectacular and they went above and beyond for our special night! Highly recommend! We will definitely be back!!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Kelly

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Awesome food! Expensive but expected. Great service.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Habib

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                        Megan was amazing, she made our night very special!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Warren

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        A wonderful but expensive restaurant

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                                                                                                                                                                        ValerieS

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Food, ambiance and service were amazing. There were rose petals and a card signed by the staff on our table for our anniversary. The Stone Crab Claws were so good. And it was all topped off with a delicious complementary Baked Alaskan desert. Perfect!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Gino

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Omg the crab claws were outstanding as well as all the other items our party of twelve ordered Vi and Alex were on top of it Thank you Gino Race

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                                                                                                                                                                        datenight

                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Good and service top notch!

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                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Everyone was fantastic as usual! Our server Gray is the best

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                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Wonderful food and ambiance. Arrived a few minutes before 5 from the East coast. Wish the employees who were inside had exhibited hospitality and opened the door to offered us a glass of water or a table to sit at even though it wasn’t exactly 5 pm. Always wonder in those instances what the owner would think and I think today the owner would have been disappointed in the staffs decision to ignore our presence until it was exactly time to extend the courtesy of good service.

                                                                                                                                                                      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 4638 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                      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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