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

4.8
2261 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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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 Partner Alex Ralston
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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:

Kelly Barber
(512) 482-9000
kbarber@trulucks.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For fabulous parties, lasting memories and none of the stress, choose Truluck’s for your next event. anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners and more. Truluck’s is the perfect place for corporate dinners, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners and more.

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What 2261 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

I had wanted to take my parents to Truluck’s for a while now. This was their first experience and it was awesome! Jason was our server and did a fantastic job!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated my wife's B'day. Great food and service. Awesome!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, but not as good as expected. The manager and waiter made it very special for a birthday celebration.
Food was very, very slow in coming to the table. We were there 2 hours. The baked Alaska was yummy.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We've eaten at Truluck's dozens of times. The food was excellent, as always, but the service was super slow. Our waiter was GREAT, but he had too many tables and we had to wait to order, and extra time every time we asked for something (drink refills, extra condiments, etc.). We will be back, and hopefully the service will match the brand.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a great choice for classic fine dining with excellent food and impeccable service.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Truluck's has been an old favorite for my wife and I. I remember having the most wonderful steak of my life at Truluck's in downtown Austin several years ago. Dry aged beef that just melted in your mouth kind of steak.

However, on a recent visit to the Arboretum location, the steaks looked and tasted of much less quality from what I remember. In fact, based on taste and texture, I don't feel they are using aged beef anymore, and I did not see it noted anywhere on their menu.

Anyway, I ordered their Premiere Rib-eye Steak entree at $55 (as shown). Unfortunately, I would compare the cut to something you could get at a franchise steakhouse like Saltgrass or Outback. Nothing special that is. For the price of $55, I was expecting a lot more. Also, the steak was slightly overdone around the edges. I ordered it medium rare, but the center was pink to slightly red, and the edges (about 1 1/2 inches of it) were definitely medium, very light pink. I decided to inform my waiter, but turned down the replacement which was offered since I was starving at the time and I knew they would take my entire plate away so I could wait another 10 min for it. Like I said, it was only slightly overdone, and to be fair, another persons steak at the same table was done perfectly (I was jealous!), so they got that one right. Also, we ordered crab legs and other seafood items which were tasty and fresh, but again, nothing that compares to the "market" price paid...again, not seeing the value. Other factors like service and ambiance where what you would expect for a fancy restaurant, so no complaints there.

All told, our bill was $296 (before tip) which included a $40 bottle of wine. Also, our server threw in a slice of cheesecake ($14 value) as a kind gesture for the overdone steak.

So don't get me wrong here, I don't dislike this place. I just think there are better places for the money. Would I go back..? Probably not.

You decide.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great. Waitress very knowledgeable. Food was great. Baked Alaska was the best.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We went for our anniversary and they went out of their way to make us feel special. The service was great and the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The server was named Jerry. He was very nice and professional. Excellent conversationalist and very informative.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Truluck's provided one of our best dining experiences in Austin, TX. The food and service stood out among the small group of restaurants we've preferred in the past. We plan another visit soon.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good but over priced. I know its seafood in Texas but come on.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Perfectly cooked lobster and steak.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We went to Truluck's for my daughter's birthday and while my expectations were high ( my research indicated that this place was well worth the price) the actual experience was even better. Every bite we took was heavenly (we had the seafood platter and a shrimp cocktail for appetizers, (fabulous presentation and excellent quality), the lobster bisque for a first course (again: heavenly), my daughter had the filet on the bone and my husband and I both chose the scallops. Everything was absolutely perfect. ...but what made it even better was the service: our waiter was EXTREMELY knowledgeable, was miraculously there every time we needed him, but never once did we feel his presence when we did not need him. He was totally aware of our needs. As an example: he was filling up my daughter's water glass and came over to fill up mine right as I reached for my glass to take a sip - out of the corner of my eye I say him immediately turn around to make sure I didn't feel like he was hovering over me and he didn't turn around until I had finished drinking and put the glass back on the table - at that time he turned toward our table and filled my glass. This was the most excellent service I have ever had, paired with a beautiful presentation of the most heavenly food. I rate our experience 5 star without hesitation!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Took my boyfriend for his birthday and we had an amazing dinner and had a great time. Wendy was our server and made it really special.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We came here with a group of seven, and this was the third time I've been here. I've never eaten anything here that was less than amazing. Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Truluck's never has disappointed us. The refresh of the place is very nice. More light into the bar area is great and having more dinning tables is also welcomed. Customer service is top-notch and they accommodate your every need. Great place to have a special dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and great service. The Easter brunch menu was an added bonus because it had chicken on it for my kids.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was the finest meal I’ve had in years. The staff was the most polished and professional of any restaurant I’ve eaten in. It was a delight

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Trulucks is one of the best seafood restaurants in Austin. It is not cheap but the quality is worth the expense. Everything they prepare tastes amazing and it always a pleasure to dine there.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We enjoyed our staff appreciation dinner. The service was thoughtful, timely, and attentive. Our server, Randy, even gave some of us at the table a little steak selection education at our request, which came in handy for ordering. All told, it was a delicious and enjoyable dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service, good ambience and love the new renovations.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My husband and I went here to celebrate a late Valentine's Day and his birthday. As always, the food was very good, service was also very good, and ambiance exactly what we wanted. We always return here when we want an exceptional dining experience.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Electricity went out in this old shopping center and dinner could not be served. However, manager was nice and made reservations at another restaurant for us.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were there the night the transformer blew on 183. We were in the dark but we had started with a bottle of wine and cold appetizers so we waited to see if power would come back on. The wine and appetizers were great. Our waiter, Sheng? was superior. I was sad we couldn’t finish the meal but we were very well attended to.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

There was a power outage, but they managed to get us served, and we appreciated that as we had friends from out of town

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food and service are top notch. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, and professional. The food, from salad to dessert, was cooked perfectly and outstanding in flavor and presentation. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We ate in the lounge area and it was a very pleasant experience. The music was terrific.The service was outstanding The food was good, not outstanding which you would expect for the price. Of course it's hard to mess up stone crab.My steak was another story. It tasted like one you would have at Longhorns at half the price. The mashed potatoes were a little on the cold side.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love Truluck’s! The food is always delicious. The recent remodel seems to have helped with the noise level which I found to be too loud for conversation during really busy times before. The service is outstanding (as expected for this caliber of dining). If a request is made or a problem arises, the staff is very accommodating. Everyone was quite friendly and even the manager helps servers when needed! We would go more often if the prices were lower but hey, that’s what make it’s so special.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We came to see the physical changes that had been made since our last visit. Place looked great. The food was excellent and the service was typically perfect. Baked Alaska made the evening. Manager dropped by the table and gave us his card when he checked on us.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was absolutely fantastic. Food and wine was great. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I went to this restaurant a year ago when I was in Austen on business. When I returned this year I decided I just had to come back, I'd spent a year thinking about my miso glazed fish. I wondered if I had imagined how good it was. I hadn't. My friend ordered the scallops which were to die for. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was completely delicious. This was a meal worth waiting for.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love to experience fine dining. In this instance the food way extremely overpriced for the quality and taste. I did a surf and turf and my steak was over cooked and dry. I was never asked how it was prepared. It was a shame because the flavor was good but I received medium well for an order of medium rare - huge difference.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Had a family dinner, with a friend. Seafood was outstanding, including calamari, scallops, lump crab cakes, and lobster. Steaks were done perfectly ad side were great. Recommend for any special night out.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always wanted to eat there and it was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We came at a time when there was live music at the bar. The noise level was high. The waitress could barely hear us and vice-versa. Food was very good and large portion.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Everything about our evening at Truluck's was amazing. The food, wine, atmosphere and service were impeccable. We will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went to Turlock’s for dinner and had an amazing experience. The staff were all very personable and perfectly attentive. The food was exceptional. My wife had the scallops and they were done to perfection. I had the sea bass which was also prepared perfectly. We will be back in the near future.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Enjoyed a perfect seafood dinner with exceptional service that was welcoming, friendly and made us feel special. Beautiful atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Took my wife there for her birthday enjoyed it so much the food was great great waiters

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Trulucks is always a great experience and this visit was no different. Our waiter Charlie, was a pleasure all evening and made great food recommendations. We will certainly ask for him next time.

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