Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum

4.8
2491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses.

Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle.


Best Food 2012 – OpenTable
Best Overall 2012 – OpenTable
Award of Excellence – The Wine Spectator
Winner, 2011 Top Workplace (midsized business) - Austin American-Statesman
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Cocktail Hour:
4:30pm - 7:00pm Daily.

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(512) 794-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Brian Steele
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Live piano music in the Stone Crab Lounge nightly.
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Special events & promotions
You'll be hooked on our private party rooms. The perfect place for meetings, luncheons, private parties or any occasion.

For more information, please contact Your Special Events Coordinator:

Shelley Campagna
(512) 893-5999
shelley@trulucks.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2491 People Are Saying
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GH
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love ribeye steak but you do not offer one less than 20oz. Way too much. 12-16 oz would be better. Just a thought.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. A great place for special occasions.

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F
New Orleans
87 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is wow. Great food matched by great service. Our waiter Leo Demello was so nice and professional and our food was amazing. Stone Crabs were so fresh and delish. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had to wait awhile to be seated on a Wednesday. No one was there to greet us.

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RR
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The stone crab was excellent as was the chef’s filet. If you are an escargot fan you will love then at Truluck’s! Our server, Kendall W. was first rate. Ask for him when you come here. Oh, the new rolls are so good I could make a meal out of them. Although pricey the meal and dining experience were worth every penny we paid.

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NF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service was excellent. crab and lobster perfect

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining experience was all that we expected. The food, service and overall dining experience was the best and met all our expectations.

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u
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my father for my parents 60th wedding anniversary. My mother passed 6 weeks ago. The staff was AMAZING to my father. I am VERY appreciative.

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CF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents had a great time celebrating my mom's birthday. Thank you so much for making their evening so great!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! We dont get out often, but our dinner here was memorable. Can't wait to go back.

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Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a table set for us in the back dinning room that was very quiet. The service was amazing and the food outstanding. I would highly recommend this establishment.

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FL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Our waiter Keith was very attentive. The piano player could have been better but it was entertaining!

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Oyster app took 20+ minutes. Apparently food was ready for awhile because when entrees arrived everything was luke warm at best. We were excited to dine out at the restaurant but left defalated

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SP
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Anniversary . My hubby and I really enjoyed ourselves. It was our first time there and the service was wonderful.

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ER
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time and our waiter was the creme of the crop!

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ML
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Truluck's Arboreteum. I especially enjoyed it as I do not like turkey, so had some perfectly cooked scallops. My husband and grandsons said the turkey was great. I did get to taste a bit of their sides which were very good. Our waitperson was accompanied by two or three helpers and the service was good. We all love the Stone Crab so indulged in that appetizer although their Thanksgiving Dinner included an appetizer. We have been to Truluck's for other occasionas as well as just a fine dining out place.

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t
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice remodel, great service....I had the surf n turf

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KS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the food and the service were absolutely fabulous. There was a brief problem when the volume of the ambient music shot up, but they quickly lowered the volume so that we could hear each other talk. Near the end of the meal, the lights suddenly dimmed. The 2 oldest people in our group (75 and 78 years old) thought there was something wrong with their vision. But other than that, fabulous. Definitely going back.

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JC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had Thanksgiving at Truluck’s. It was absolutely wonderful. The food was great, came out hot, and was very tasty. The service was spot on, we were treated like royalty. It was the perfect place Thanksgiving. Especially since family is out of town, it’s sort of sad not to be celebrating with family. However, eating at Truluck’s made it a special day. Thank you Truluck’s.

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V
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

$10 for a small side of spinach is absurd. The shrimp cocktail used to be much bigger. but the wedge salad was a good value.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Everyone and everything was perfect.

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L
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating college admittance

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NR
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for stone crab claws and they were very good although only medium were available. Great service and wonderful Baked Alaska for dessert. Prices were a little outrageous.

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P
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit in two days. I love the restaurant. You can count on it to be consistently and excellent in all categories. Our waiter, Fred, was attentive, knowledgeable and personable.

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our only complaint, we were sitting next to a family with a screaming kid. This place is too nice for bringing little ones. We love Rigel Thurston, entertainer!

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P
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your restaurant is at the top of my list for dining. The food, service and ambiance are all wonderful. Love the new yeast rolls. Fred was our wonderful waiter for the evening.

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OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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CB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is great and so is the service. If your looking for good seafood in north Austin, this is the place to go.

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KW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Because this a fancy, very expensive, restaurant then I expected the plating of the food to be like a work of art! But it was just plain, old, regular plating. Also, the tables were too small and shoved way too close to each other! I felt like I was in the person's lap next to me. It was hard for the wait staff to move around, etc. awkward....

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was really bland and just average, but the service and ambience were very and good.

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SV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous way to celebrate a family member’s birthday - we had flawless service, great drinks, delicious food, attention to detail throughout the meal. Top notch!

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AE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Crab cakes were slightly burned and filled with too much soggy breading. Way too expensive for mediocre food at best, for instance, sea bass dish. Pretentious restaurant that doesn't pull off fine dining.

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San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter was slow, wiped his nose several times at our table, when he was talking about specials he took offense if you interrupted him and just continued with his spearheaded and ignore you. Not a great night but food made up for his attitude.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was best part of evening and the food was perfect. Felt so welcomed and while pricey for two... would have paid more

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BD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kindl was an awesome waiter!! We truly enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

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TL
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our anniversary there Saturday night. Everything about the night was excellent. Best seafood I have had in many years. Will do this again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was great!

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply AMAZING!!! 💕 I was beyond impressed and very happy with EVERYTHING! Jason was awesome! Great personality indeed!

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