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

4.8
2637 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.
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Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and excellent food !!! I would definitely recommend to friends !!!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, fresh food with amazing staff! Highly recommend.

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New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best in Austin!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many interesting menus items made for a difficult selection. Our hot appetizer was like escargot except there was lobster instead of snails. Had plenty of butter, garlic and toasted cheese on top. Our entrees were snapper pontchatrain and scallops. Both were excellent. Service was great as well.

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PD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly had a great time here at Truluck's from the time I arrived, until the moment I left. Everything from valet parking, to checking in for our reservation, to being escorted to our table was very personal, warm and welcoming.

Josh was our server and he was great. Very knowledgeable of the menu items and was very attentive to us.

Riley (managing partner) also visit our table due to hubby vehicle having some issue in valet. The situation could have been stressful, but he ensured my husband had a relaxing and great time with a complimentary drink.

Now the food... OMG! D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!! I cannot complain about anything. The bread melts in your mouth. The shrimp cocktail was amazing. The salmon was nicely prepared and cooked very well and taste very fresh. I tried my husband steak and it was cooked to perfection, with the right amount of seasoning. I didn't try my sister dish, but it looked yummy. The calamari I forgot to snap the picture because I was too busy stuffing my face. Last but not least, dessert, (which I failed to take a picture of as well) was from the cheesecake gods. By far the best I ever had. Well I lied, the other Truluck's have great cheesecakes as well from heaven. So I say they are a tie! That's my review. I MUST visit restaurant!!!

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Cologne Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Sean, paired with outstanding seafood!

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New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third and best visit yet. The Austin location is better than Dallas (IMO). This time we enjoyed the crab cake starter, the wedge salad, and then the Faroe Island Salmon and Pacific Swordfish for our entrees. All was amazing. Chris our captain and Phil our server were super friendly and professional. When in Austin go to Truluck’s!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Trulucks and have been to Trulucks in Dallas many times. This is the first time at the Austin location and it was very similar to Dallas. The ambiance and the look was very simaliar. The difference was the service. As the service was good but not great that we were used to in Dallas. For example, one of the servers that brought out our appetizer essentially dropped it in the table and left. No eye contact, no gretting, just the bang of the plate hitting the table. Another example is that no one offered the fruit slice in our water. Not a big deal but when you are paying $200+ for a dinner for two with drinks, everything should be perfect. Our waitress was good and check in just enough to not bother us but tend to our needs. The only other issue I had was that I told the waitress that I wanted to order wine for dinner after my first drink (vodka lime). She took the drink menu, no big deal, I asked for a drink menu and it took 10 minutes for the waitress to get it to me.
On a positive note everyone seemed to be knowledgeable on us celebrating our anniversary and they gave us a complementary desert that was very good and exciting. The food was very good. The only complaint with the food was the Redtail was heavily seasoned. It was good but a little much for our taste. Overall it was a good experience but the details of the night weren’t tight and focused as we have expected from Trulucks in the past.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I ordered the chopped salad which had horseradish dressing . The waiter failed to alert me that the dressing was beyond hot. I could barely eat the salad.

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Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew the manager greeted us along with Nick who came by the table 2x to check on us - also go a follow up phone call from Andrew to make sure everything was ok - the best service hands down in Austin. Food was amazing - excellent overall experience

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, and not for the first time. Great maitre d' who addressed me by name upon entering. Made to feel valued through the experience. Beautiful seafood, particularly the Oysters Rockefeller. And, of course, the Chocolate bag for dessert.

Truluck's isn't cheap, but it isn't overly priced either. My only teeny-tiny critique is that we were left for almost 15 minutes before the server took our order. It wasn't problematic, but it was noticed by my guests.

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PL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service; fantastic food; just one of those places that you treat yourself to for a special celebration with family or friends.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for all occasiona

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DN
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Jennie was excellent and our food was amazing. Definitely had a great date night.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and outstanding service. Fine dining.

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of four had a lovely meal. The staff, from valet parking to maitre d’ to waitstaff was courteous, friendly and professional. We all had seafood dishes. They were fresh and extremely well made. Really tasty. Drinks and wine went perfectly with our meals. We had a great time and will return soon.

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k
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice greetings, cocktails, and dinner Waitress had a little attitude or disappointed when we didn’t want wine with dinner. Otherwise very nice overall

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

Spent our 15th anniversary here and it was exquisite! Enjoyed every second of our time here. Will definitely be back to try more items on the menu and to take in the ambiance. Great service!

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j
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was wonderful

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Was a little loud but it was Saturday night downtown.

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

Food was excellent, personal service was fantastic. Was able to celebrate a birthday in absolute style!

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

Absolutely outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. Andrew was amazing the wait staff incredible and the meal amazing. We were celebrating an 80th birthday and will be back again and again!

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F
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in Austin, Houston, Chicago...always consistent, always the best customer service, always the best food. We consider ourselves food-snobs and Truluck's always delivers. From Andrew to Lorrie to everyone in-between these folks know what they're doing and know how to make you feel special. Could never say enough good things about these folks.

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

I spent a good amount of time trying to find a good experience instead of just good food. Truluck's had excellent reviews and lived up to my expectations. They treated me as if I had been there before and experience was friendly, imformative, and just that: an experience. I will definitely be back in the future!

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

My wife and I enjoy the downtown location. You’re greeted with some sultry jazz music and led upstairs to your table overlooking downtown. The staff is attentive and friendly, and the food is spectacular. We’ll definitely be coming back.

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SR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early Friday night reservation and the wine pairings were exquisite!

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

Waitness Jason was well patience with us being deaf. He got our order right and willing write down to commutation. He was very helpful

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

Everything about food & service was perfect. The music playing through the speaker was a little loud.

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a
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing place. Truluck’s always delivers! It gets louder after 7:30pm but nothing too no crazy. Halibut, Filet Mignon and swordfish was perfectly cooked. Carrot Cake is the best in Austin!!

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JR
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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BD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. Food is so good. Thanks for always delivering a great experience!

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JA
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truluck’s is luxury dining at its best. The waitstaff does an excellent job and makes every effort to make your dining experience a delight!

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AD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time to have dinner here, and just as before they didn’t disappoint! Delicious food, superb service, and a great view. We will definitely be back!

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

Amazing service from the hostess to the wait staff. Food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful, too.

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

The food and atmosphere were top notch. The service was lackluster though.

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g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! Appetizers, wine, steak, and desert were on point all around. Great place for special occasions!

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

Enjoyed food and environment and service !

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

Everything was outstanding.

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S
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service and incredible food. Expect nothing but the best with this restaurant.

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l
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant and great food.
Our server Lori is always terrific.
Downtown Austin Trulucks is a favorite.

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