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

4.8
2581 reviews
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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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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender who served us while we waited on our table was great.

But Blake Martin, our server, really made out night. His service and attentiveness made for a great dining experience, rivaled only by the delicious meal.

I can't wait to go back; Blake said to ask for him--I certainly will.

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TO
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants, they have never disappointed...

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T
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. First time eating there and it was absolutely what I was anticipating. Upscale. My expectations were met.

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LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

5 of us ate at Truluck's on Monday evening because we have all been overwhelmingly impressed with the food and service. HOWEVER this las time we were terribly disappointed with the quality of the food. One of us had the salmon which was COLD and TASTELESS. One of us had Filet Oscar which was mealy and tasteless. I had the scallops which were too "rare" and too salty, and the sauce was thin and tasteless, along with garlic mashed potatoes which were runny and had no garlic flavor at all. Our waiter was great. My Caesar salad was outstanding! But overall, our dining experience was pretty much AWFUL.

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j
Austin
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From my first visit to the Trulucks in Houston back in the 90's I have been a fan. Nothing has changed the Arboretum location is spot on. Great staff Wayne is my favorite but every waitperson there is great. Ambience is quiet and relaxing, wine list excellent as it's the bar. The food is fresh and the stone crab is to die for. Steak is perfectly prepared and sides are fresh tasty and the right portion side so go and enjoy. Also try to a great job on follow-up they always call to check on the quality of your experience.

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MC
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, great food and a friendly environment every time we come.

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

Amazing food !! Service was the best!!! Definitely they will see me soon

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

It was perfect! Great date night or celebration location

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L
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I sat at the bar for dinner and had some very delicious food, including the tuna tartar tower, the salmon bearnaise and the filet. Everything was cooked perfectly and we wanted more parmesan mashed potatoes! The gentleman playing the piano in the corner played a variety of music and was very good. Not exactly a hip crowd as most of the people in the bar were mature but the ambiance and food were great.

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OT
Austin
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kayla provided excellent service & menu support.

GM Luis was very considerate, stopping by our table to extend birthday wishes.

Overall, a memorable evening of starters (ceviche, tartare and escargot), Sonora salad, lobster, redfish and filets w/chef toppings.

French press coffee, courtesy baked Alaska and chocolate cake ensured a proper finish to the evening.

High recommend for anyone considering a visit to Truluck’s.

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JW
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. The scallops were perfect, and the wine suggestion was spot on!

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C
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife’s life birthday there again this year. Truluck’s is one of our go-to places for an intimate and relaxing celebration. This visit was amazing again. All of the food was wonderfully delicious, the Brussel Sprouts were even spectacular. The complimentary Baked Alaska was a great touch too! Highly recommend Truluck’s!

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AA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly great experience

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JU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I find steakhouse fare utterly boring, so I wasn't expecting to be wowed. When I spend a couple hundred bucks on a dinner for two, however, I do expect the food to be hot when it is served. No part of our meal was served more than a little above room temperature . The plates must have been waiting to be delivered for at least 15 minutes. The manager even brought our appetizer out to us and apologized for it taking so long. We weren't in a hurry, so that was no big deal, but when a *manager* delivers cold food, there's a problem.
The staff was friendly and the baked Alaska was surprisingly good, so it wasn't a bad experience altogether. It's just not acceptable when you pay that much for such uninspired food.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and wonderful service. Food was amazing, definitely coming back for special occasions.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our steak was outstanding, the flounder was probably the worst I have ever eaten.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, and service were all top notch. I felt welcomed and respected. The steak was cooked to a crispy perfection. Definitely going back in the future!

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d
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

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LG
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked through the front door until we left the experience was amazing! We came to celebrate a birthday and our waitress, Wendy, did an amazing job, always right there whenever we needed anything. We enjoyed the stone crab claws as an appetizer. We split the wedge salad. My date ordered the Ahi tuna and I ordered the South African lobster tail along with 2 side dishes. The meal was cooked to perfection. It was my date's birthday and the pastry chef made a magnificent baked Alaska with her name spelled out in chocolate. The dinner was a terrific experience for both of us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’m a foodie and I take my dining experiences seriously, especially when eating at fine dining restaurants. I would say that our overall experience dining at Trulucks was very good. The food was fresh and flavorful, and our waiter was outstanding. My one and only complaint is the Baked Alaska birthday desert, it was too frozen and very difficult to eat.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my brother here for his birthday dinner and the staff at Truluck's were wonderful. Thanks for the hospitality!

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RD
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Items seemed changed. Potatoes used to be awesome with cut up asparagus and chunky potatoes. These new potatoes were more like instant.

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g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Service, ambience and food were all excellent. Manager stopped in a few times to make certain all was in order. Overall excellent meal

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TW
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our first Wedding Anniversary here and the service, food and hospitality was AMAZING!!! They surprised us with champagne, dessert and a signed card from the employees. Thank you to everyone involved in making our Anniversary dinner special especially our waitress Wendy and the manager Louis.

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W
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply, the most consistent fine dining experience in Austin. The delicious cuisine is only bettered by the attentive staff in every position. Awesome!

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JP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was good - but the seafood (lobster) wasn’t quite the caliber I’ve had at Truluck’s before. Good, but not great. Service was outstanding as usual!

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A
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waiter could have been slightly more attentive, but everything was fabulous. The food, the scene, noise level were all perfect. We could hear the live music from the bar but it was quiet enough that having a conversation was still easy.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We knew it would be expensive (for us) but I had major "sticker shock". Overall it was a nice treat but it will be a long time before we return. It was a little too steep in terms of cost for what we got. Only got 1 french press of coffee between the two of us and we both drink a lot of coffee. The waiter "threw in" extra scallops only to find they were $7 each!!! Didn't even get a second round of bread. Not worth the $.

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V
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was good. Food took longer than expected

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MW
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good and the service was good. Took a very long time to get a drink and delivery of food was very slow. Fred, our waiter, did an excellent job.

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, our dinner at Truluck's may have been the best meal of our lives. We tried the King Crab for the first time - trust me when I tell you it was pricey but WORTH IT. It tasted unlike any crab I've ever had and not too sweet. Our meal was absolutely perfect from start to finish and if you haven't tried the Baked Alaskan yet, get ready for gooey, toasted marshmallow-y goodness. Shoutout to our server, Jonathan, who was totally on point for the duration of the evening, as well as the managers who passed by to introduce themselves. It couldn't have been better, and I'll be dreaming about next time.

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E
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately Dinner was not good. It took forever to get our cocktails. The lemon drops were terrible, had to be remade and were better but still not good.
It took forever between our starters and entrees. Way to long between courses. We eat downtown all the time and have never had this problem.
Must have been a bad night.

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DM
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible staff. Went for my birthday and I must say it was an amazing meal. Couldn’t have been better

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience! Its was delicious!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time celebrating birthdays with friends. Great food and great service. Wonderful experience!

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MD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

I have been here multiple times over many years—and this time something changed. For a restaurant of this price/quality I expect more. My water glass had food residue on it and I had to ask fro a replacement, my steak and my husbands steak (ribeye and filet) had a noticeable decline in quality since our last visit. My ribeye was over seasoned and grisly. His Oscar topping was poor and the filet cut was not tender. Just overall disappointing given our prior expectations and for the $

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JH
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truluck’s is the perfect place for date night. The staff was so friendly and the food was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and attention to detail was fantastic. Even a follow up phone call to thank and check-in. Keep up the great service ~

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v
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bday celebration!

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