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

4.8
2410 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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

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 2410 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter. I would definitely recommend this place for any type of occasion.

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WS
Houston
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Swordfish was over cooked, but service was great. I’ll probanl try it again.

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

Awesome from the moment we arrived
Excellent service and food
They made the night that much more special

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was perfectly executed. Thanks!

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

Outstanding experience, great service and food. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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AD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You'll be well looked after. If you like fine dining seafood, this is your place. Service is attentive. Managers genuinely care about your dining experience. Wine list is varied with a good selection of fine wines by the glass. Salads arrive on chilled plates with chilled forks. Portions are generous. Deserts are massive. Too pricey for every week dining, but really nice for special occasions.

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MW
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks and great service! Dessert was amazing!

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AR
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - the staff took very good care of us as we celebrated our wedding anniversary.

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JN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, as usual. Not too keen on the music choices, especially the volume. I had to yell a couple of times for my husband to hear me. Not pleasant.

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LH
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Thank you for helping my mom and daughter’s birthday special!

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG. Soooo good. Fresh. Professional wait staff ... but save your pennies because the best isn’t cheap people.

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

We always love our experiences at Truluck's! Sheng, our waiter, was extremely knowledgeable about wines and we appreciate his recommendation for us!

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j
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Filet and Scallops were melt in your mouth tender and delicious. Tomato salad is unique and delicious. Cocktails are pricy but pours are generous. Deserts are incredible and for sharing. Love this restaurant. If you live nearby happy hour is 4-7 in the bar!

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OU
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a very nice dinner. Also wonderful dirty martinis

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would give 10 stars if i could for service. Our waiter Shaun was exceptional. The food was great and the environment was outstanding. Made us feel special.

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TB
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Reservations days prior requesting quiet table; table was in the direst center of chaos serving and noise; service was mediocre. Food was dry and unappealing.

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b
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been some time since we’ve been to Truluck’s so decided to having our anniversary dinner there. The service from our server Oz was marvelous. He made the occasion special. His menu suggestions turned out fabulous down to the last bite. If you want fabulous seafood, then Truluck is the place. The ambiance is great but must say a bit noisy from the bar area. My only suggestion to them would be to somehow enclose the bar in order to dampen noise to the dining area. Kind of ruins the romantic ambiance with loud bar noise. They surprised us with a wonderful anniversary dessert. Overall we would highly recommend Truluck’s for fine quality food that are perfect for everyday or special occasion celebrations.

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SB
Tulsa
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome and the service was just the way you like it. Very nice restaurant.

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MS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Truluck’s for many years, and have always had an excellent experience. I have tried virtually every item on the menu, and the food has always been outstanding. A good wine list and tasty cocktails are also well received. The service has been consistently superior, and the restaurant has an elegant and welcoming decor.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Truluck’s for anniversary. Never disappointed when we go there. Food, service, atmosphere, always top notch! One of our favorite places of all time!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t go wrong with Truluck’s, ever. The service is always casual but professional; the wait staff knows their menu and how to treat their guests. food, wine, desserts are always high quality and prepared to perfection and deliciousness!. Had steak, crab claws, asparagus; and decadent Carrott Cake,m is a MUSTif you have t had it here. It’s divine. I’ll be back for more celebrations!

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DJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met for a surprise birthday party. It was great. We were at the bar until most of our party arrived and then we were able to accommodate another addition to our party. It was a bit dark making it difficult to see the menu without the light from our phones. One of the staff opened the curtain a bit letting natural light in which was really needed. The service was fantastic. Shawn was our wait person and he was very attentive. There were 9 people in our party. The meal was exceptional. Everyone was pleased and we will be back, even if its just happy hour, but definitely for dinner.

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best seafood around! Excellent service and ambiance.

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

Everything was exceptional, as we expected. Outstanding server. Outstanding food. A bit pricey, but the best always is.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Waiter was almost too helpful- he wanted to change our wine selection. He got one order wrong on the side dish. I know you have remodeled recently- need to work on the lighting - it is too dark. Our table was wobbly and they tried to fix it during our meal- it was still wobbly. We will be back because the food is excellent-

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T
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour is awesome. The dinner was exceptional; but expensive. This is not a place that we would regularly go, except for Happy Hour.

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LR
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best!!!!

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DE
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had friends in from South Africa and they said it’s the best food they’ve had and they’re world travelers.

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m
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Truluck’s is a chain and I have eaten in several of the restaurants. Tonight My wife and I started with a shellfish appetizer which was fresh and well presented. We followed with sea scallops and halibut respectively. Both dishes were cooked as presented perfectly. Because we were celebrating an anniversary the house treated us to desert. The service was adequate, which is to say that each dish was placed on the table and the water glasses were kept filled. The waiter left the distinct impression that service was a burden and that he might have wished to be somewhere else. Unfortunately the service did not rise to nearly the level of the kitchen.

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D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The service was so, so. Red Snapper was the evening special, and unfortunately I ordered it. The fish was poorly prepared. The flesh was mushey and the greenery garnish was overwhelming.

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CL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Truluck’s for at least five years. Never a bad experience. Highly recommend it.

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OZ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Trulucks... we are now going to be regulars.

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NS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

12 Anniversary dinner... excellent steak and lobster!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Truluck's and couldn't have picked a better place. The scallops and salmon were delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere elegant. We plan to go back next anniversary, too.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!!! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girl loved it so I loved it

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Austin
64 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server was very nice, but not as attentive as what we are used to at Trulucks. I ordered the lobster tails, they were slightly undercooked, not enough for an icky factor, but the thickest pieces were still a little translucent and not as meaty in texture. That happened once before there, and I sent them back to be cooked a little more and they didnt come back better so I decided to let it go, bring one home and microwave it a few seconds.
Just not the best tonight. But still a nice experience overall.

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WF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very good. The service was outstanding ! Jonathan was an excellent server and I would recommend him to anyone

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JJ
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great anniversary dinner - Holly was very attentive - pace was perfect. Loved the indulgent Baked Alaska as a dessert treat!

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