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

4.8
2633 reviews
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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.


Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 2019 – OpenTable
Winner, 2018 Top Workplace – Austin American-Statesman
Award of Excellence – The Wine Spectator
Winner, 2011 Top Workplace (midsized business) - Austin American-Statesman
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CR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. We dined at the Arboretum location and Fred was our server. He was patient, friendly and polished.

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

I chose to propose to my girlfriend here based on the reviews. I spoke with Louis, the general manager, and made a plan. The service and experience was absolutely exceptional!

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

Great experience. Only missing were my dungeness crabs.

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RP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. But little crazy on the prices . Service was good, bar area across from dining was so loud.

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A
Austin
179 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 39th anniversary with a fabulous dinner. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" upon arrival, by the server (who also referred to us by name - a nice touch), and the manager. Rose petals on our table and fantastic wine list. I enjoyed a very nice clam chowder, while my wife had what she described as the best crab cake ever. We split a wonderful, fresh wedge salad. I had the Faroe Island salmon with asparagus and my wife had the scallops w/Parmesan mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Both meals were perfectly prepared and large portions. Dessert: carrot cake (be prepared for a large portion which could easily serve four people. Excellent coffee. Our server, Lauren, was the best in the business. Very personable, attentive and professional. This is a great place to eat and should be on everyone's bucket list.

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SL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Steaks were terrible. Over cooked. Next one , no taste. Chewy. No comparison to Fleming’s. I had expectation way up high. But I was highly disappointed. Seafood was probably the thing to order. Oysters were great !

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

Came to town and wanted to have a special night for my wife and I. Found Trulucks on the Internet and I thought it would be a great place to visit. The place was beautiful, the food was amazing, and the service was excellent. Definitely will come back next time we are in town.

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DM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Very attentive waitress. Excellent food

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 35th anniversary dinner capped off by Baked Alaska

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BC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our son and daughter-in-law here for an anniversary dinner. I had made reservations through OpenTable. We were cheerfully greeted by the reception hostess who found our reservation very quickly. She showed us to our table and within less than a minute Loren, our server greeted us. She was very personable and seemed eager to make our dining experience perfect. She was already aware that it was an anniversary event. It wasn't long and Louis Saliba, General Manager, greeted us and informed us that if we needed anything, please don't hesitate to ask him. He left his called card.
As for the food, we ordered appetizers of cocktail shrimp (5 pcs) which was average, and the tuna tower which was spectacular. Highly recommend it. For entrees we had two orders of red fish pontchartrain, one order of pan seared scallops and the bone in rib eye. All four entrees where impeccably prepared, served, presented and delicious. Cocktails were margaritas, bourbon neat, and domestic beer.
At the conclusion of our meal the table was presented with a complimentary baked Alaska on tray with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. The perfect ending to a truly fine dining experience.
The bill was $350.00 and well deserving of a full 20% tip. Thanks to everyone at Truluck's!!

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RH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We were here for the first time enjoying our anniversary dinner, the service was outstanding, but the swordfish was dried out and overcooked. When I mentioned it to the server he smiled and said sorry. I wasn't expecting it to be reimbursed, but was expecting the manager to visit our table. Our total meal was over $200. I wouldn't go back for a special reason but would eat at Truluck's again.

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KK
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great seafood....Always great seafood...……………….

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner ever! Everything was perfect. Our waiter was amazing. Everyone at the restaurant was very nice, polite, and paid attention to detail. I was super impressed. I would give it a 10!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service we had a great anniversary dinner.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome! We mostly had crab and it was delicious. We have Fred as our server and he was excellent. The food was slow to come out but worth the wait.

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DS
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ryan was great and our meal was amazing!! Wish there were some of these on the east coast. Would definitely seek out another when traveling. Stone crab claws wee fantastic!

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!
Jason did an excellent job introducing us to the menu and making sure our evening was a great as it was.
Thank you all for the hospitality!

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CF
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WENDY WAS INSANELY AMAZING. I honestly have never had a more amazing experience with a server. It was a business dinner and she kept it light and fun. Loved her!

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MR
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to celebrate wife's and wife's friends birthday. Very enjoyable experience. Bar entertainment is too noisy and intruded into restaurant area.

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G
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A few misses. The calamari appetizer was excellent as was the bread they serve on the table. The waiter did give us a good wine recommendation that we appreciated. The lobster bisque that my girlfriend ordered and the clam chowder did I ordered were well below average. For the main course she had lobster which was excellent, I had the red snapper which I'll have to admit was pretty tasteless. Most of my visits here have been excellent, this evenings dining was a bit disappointing. One thing they do need to work on, getting those main courses out takes a little more time than it should.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was very nice. While the food was delicious, it's a bit pricey for the portions served.

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish. Great food and experience

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MC
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great but the the service was beyond outstanding. Sheng is the best server that we've had in any restaurant, anywhere.

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

We loved it. Can’t wait to go back.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my date had a wonderful time at Truluck's! Stover, our waiter, was amazing and super sweet. We were greeted by many staff and managers, as it was apparent our night was special (from some decorations spread on the table). The food was wonderful, but to be expected for the price. Overall, a great experience.

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P
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service from all staff we came in contact with. They were accommodating and knowledgeable of requests we made. The food was perfectly cooked and that included steaks through the spectrum of preparation. Thank you for a great evening.

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JS
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, a wonderful conversation with Justin (the manager), and top-shelf food. One of the best experiences of my life. Three thumbs up with only two thumbs.

As Arnold would say, "I'll be back."

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff made extra efforts to ensure our party's allergy issues were taken into consideration in preparation of our meals. Great experience and no congestion afterwards.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to take our 17 year old grand daughter out for her birthday. The service was great and the food was good but not great for the price. To me overpriced as the bill for three with tip was $400.

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J
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday dinner with my girlfriend...and Truluck's is one of her favorite restaurants. She enjoyed her dinner...and the service...and her birthday cake. I will take her here again to celebrate!

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best friends was having a birthday so I decided to take there just celebrate. The ambience was just wonderful and because I expressed to them that it was her birthday celebration, they seated us in a beautiful secluded both with the perfect light setting to enhance the evening. The entire night was wonderful.She really enjoyed her birthday dinner and to me, it made the night perfect.
Thank you very satisfied customer

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great but the dining room very loud.

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DH
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Sea bass was great, hot crusty trout was pretty tasteless, Drinks were O.K. Very (almost excessively) very attentive.

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LD
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife's birthday on a Saturday night. Everything was "wow" quality. Our server, Leo, was knowledgeable of all the entre offerings and we enjoyed his conversation very much.
A perfect night, we will definitely be back.

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CD
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambiance. Impeccable service. Fresh sea food. Comfortable seating. Solid wine list. One of the best north Austin restaurants. Everything you could ever want on a night out of fine dinning.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the absolute best I have ever had! The staff was amazingly attentive to every need and since we were there for our anniversary we were given a complimentary dessert that was delicious! We came on a friend recommendation and I have gladly been recommending to others!

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to be!

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AB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. When you make your reservations if you state it’s for a special occasion they make your visit extra special. Great food. But the service and staff are out of this world amazing! Thank you all..

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p
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was absolutely perfect, staff was fantastic, it was a very nice night for us both!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our experience this time around wasn't great. A lot of that was under the control of our server. She just wasn't present. Our dinner took a little over an hour to hit the table... and I think we had seen our server 3 times at that point. My wife's dinner (Chilean Sea Bass) was undercooked and they did comp her meal and give her a nice little shrimp cocktail to make up for it... but the real drag here was that everything seemed to drag out and the server was in no hurry until we got impatient after she gave us the wrong check. Then when she returned with the corrected check, the survey device was conveniently not brought with it... we were so excited to go again after our 4 star experience the last time... we may not be back now.

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