Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Washington, D.C.

4.7
347 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Coming Soon! 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, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Celebration

    $225.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Come celebrate in style! This New Year’s Eve enjoy a special four-course dinner with the classics you love along with special and rare items sourced for your enjoyment. The package is served in place of our standard dinner menu and is $225 per guest. Please visit Trulucks.com to view the menu and dress code. All reservations are secured with a credit card, and we kindly ask for 48 hours’ notice if cancelling to avoid a $50 per person fee. Thank you for choosing Truluck's. Your table is waiting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 347 people are saying
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vipFocus
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truluck provided a phenomenal restaurant experience! This is a restaurant if you're a seafood lover, and appreciate a great dining experience dine at Truluck.

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vipAKR5360
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Big disappointment after having been to the Naples and Miami locations. Not enough waitstaff; waitstaff not trained as the should be for a fine dining restaurant; host was not friendly to my wife; managers just lounging around host/hostess stand; servers need to be taught to not just schlep food haphazardly on the table; wine “expert” was winging it.

Food was good but could not overcome the otherwise underwhelming experience and stiff prices.

Not going to go back.

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vipCarissa
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful ambiance - vibrant but intimate. The miso glazed sea bass was amazing!

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FreeR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food is way too heavy. Too much cream and cheese. It is really a overrated bonefish grill or just a notch above red lobster. It’s if you want to be pretentious and pretend like you have money. Because the food is anything but delicate or refined

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

OpenTable says we canceled our reservation. Reservation wasn’t canceled. We were there and had a nice family Thanksgiving. They also sent a lengthy and chastising email that stated Truluck’s could have made more money and seated someone else had we not canceled. Not at all acceptable. = Bad communication between restaurant and OpenTable.

I spent over $700 including an 18% included gratuity and additionally tipped our waitress $160 cash.

Food and ambiance were just alright. People were wearing pajamas and I know Truluck’s is supposed to have a dress code. Oysters were tiny, steak seasoning was bland. Was expecting better. Joe’s is my favorite over Truluck’s any day. Sorry to leave a bad review, just being honest.

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Atkins
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Excellent!
So was our server Paul, his presentation of the special was outstanding and his service was Fabulous!!

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Suzzettew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Second time here and unfortunately it was very bad.
Ordered a Nuevo old fashioned and was given an old fashioned. 2 sips in I knew it was wrong. Bartender caught the mistake and brought over the correct drink. Ordered cauliflower mash and was given mashed potatoes. Took 1 bite and notified the waitress Angela that she gave us mashed potatoes instead of cauliflower. She went back to switch it and comes out empty handed stating the kitchen ran out of cauliflower mash and that’s why they gave us mashed potatoes instead. So you just switch out potatoes assuming the customer wouldn’t notice? Not acceptable. Ordered the meatballs, calamari, crab fried rice, New York strip and the filet. Everything came out room temperature. Asked for the check and once the check arrived noticed we were charged for the mashed potatoes we did not order and an additional 2 old fashioneds that we never ordered. Called the waiter over to notify her. Really poor service especially to see it was not busy. Please fix this quickly trulucks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family Thanksgiving! 1st visit and it was amazing. Food and service were impeccable. We will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! From the greeting at the door, to the relaxed ambiance, to the amazing service, to the delicious food! This was the best experience I’ve ever had in a restaurant. They are the chick fil a of high end restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was cold and it made us sick. This is our third time for and will probably be my last. We haven’t been impressed.

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keisham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of this place. Nice and cozy. Will be going again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fabulous time!

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TIERRET
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing and our server Mr. Paul made a huge impact!!!

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Essence
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and pretty good food. We took dessert home … r to he carrot cake was delicious and very moist.

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QuintaJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The Viola drink was the highlight of my meal. The appetizer meatballs are the best I have had in my life. They pay attention to small details. The use of dry ice makes for a dramatic presentation.

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vipPaul
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and meal. Great recommendations from staff. Perfect pace. Tomahawk and Claws were amazing. Baked Alaska was very cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service, enjoyed our dinner celebrating a birthday, and our server even gave us dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice will return

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of seafood responsibly sourced. Prime beef options seasoned and cooked to absolute perfection. Service on a level far exceeding expectation and unparalleled in the industry. It was a perfect dinner service.

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SandieK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch here for my birthday. The staff was very nice and welcoming, the food was excellent and the ambience and scenery were very comfortable. I plan to come back again soon for dinner.

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Verrigerri
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. The food was SOOOOO good. Everything was amazing

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MeredithMitch
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was very attentive. We will go again. The one thing that I would call out is the automatic 18% gratuity added to all checks (we were a party of 4). The waiter did NOT call this to my attention when he brought the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overall ambiance is ruined with the lack of dress code

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AnnetteW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The atmosphere was VERY NOISY! Some of the guest were dressed in athletic wear and smelt very unpleasant. Our waitress was not attentive enough to receive the gratitude that was added to our bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Will be back.

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vipTonyaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the service impeccable and the managers are amazing!

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Neil
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience with great food and music!! Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The live music was a bonus.

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vipShayna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My food was good but my fish and crab fried rice were just barely warm. My Miso Sea Bass was undercooked towards the center being that the fish was thick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch option

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MB16
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Definitely going back to experience more!

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Iluvgreatfood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the overall experience was awesome. Can’t wait to go again,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms birthday great restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. From the moment I stepped in the door, the staff members were so pleasant. There was live music, which I didn’t expect but love. After the live music ended, the restaurant played very smooth/mellow music on the sound system. It was perfect. The server was outstanding and very attentive. Appetizers, entrees, cocktails, and dessert were amazing.