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

4.8
2373 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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 - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(512) 482-9000
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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 Chris Crum
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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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For fabulous parties, lasting memories and none of the stress, the Naples room is the perfect place for your next private party. Fantastic for corporate dinner programs, pharmaceutical dinner programs, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and more.

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What 2373 People Are Saying
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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food compared to Eddie V.. was sub optimal

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FJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous experience. The service was outstanding, I’ve never been waited on like that. Every detail was impeccable. And the food was absolutely incredible! Every bite. The lobster bisque was outrageous, as was the salmon bernaise. The Voila cocktail is served with dry ice so it smokes! And the Baked Alaska was lit on fire and delicious, as was the carrot cake.

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GL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Most of our dinner was great however the steak was so-so. Very average, nothing special.

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JM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great view. What more do you need?

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GM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites anywhere but #1 in Austin.....corner table second cannot be beat for ambiance....onyx bar is outstanding. I want to hire the service staff for my company!

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HE
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Excellent meal! My sea bass was as good as I have ever had.

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m
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was exceptional. Except I wouldn’t order the crab claws again the shelves have been smashed to the point where they were inbedded into the meat. But other than that one thing the mail was exquisite.

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

The "dress code" posted at the door had me worried it would be a snobby place, but the staff was excellent and welcoming! The live music was a little odd - a man on a keyboard (encased to look like an upright piano) accompanied by instrumental tracks playing from a laptop. He was off-beat and off key a lot, but I liked the music selection. The food was delicious. The staff was over the top excellent. My boyfriend dropped his napkin 3 times and the hostess would pop up and replace it with a clean one almost instantly. The also have both white and black napkins in case you're wearing dark clothes and don't want white lint on them. These touches made it feel extra special.
My only recommendation would be to update the interior a bit. It looks like "2005 swanky" and times have changed. Update the carpet, swap out some fixtures and decor and you'll be good to go!

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MA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was off. I’ve been to Truluck in Houston and Dallas, and had a great experience every time. I really believe it was just a bad night for us and the server just could not meet up to our expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been in location In miami and Boca but let me tell ya this one is the best ..!.!.! The food was great and live entertainment and location. Superb!

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SD
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wedding anniversary

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I highly recommend for family dinners or date night.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what an amazing dinner! Everything was top notch and definitely worth the $$. Highly recommend!

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CK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and very good food. There were 5 in our group. My fish was on the cool side but still very good.

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Kansas City
85 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a wedding with an extra evening to explore the city. When we made the Rez, told them we were celebrating our anniversary. We were graciously greeted and had a wonderful table. Service was great. We had the tuna tatrtare appetizer which we split. It was incredible. We then each had the wonderful lobster bisque, the best either of us had ever had. I had halibut and my husband had the seared ahi. Both were wonderful. To top it off, we were surprised with baked Alaska as a gift from the restaurant. Could not have been a better experience or dinner. There was live, very good music. A reservation is important probably any night but especially Friday or Saturday. To top it off, I was called the next day to see how our meal was. Great customer service!

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VA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Trucklucks, --to celebrate daughter's 21st birthday. Elegant place with what seemed to be a lively bar too. The kind of place you can dress up or be slightly more casual and you will be ok (it is, after all, Austin). Trulucks hits alot of buttons whatever your criteria. Now to the real things that matter--the service was excellent and welcoming. We were driving in from San Antonio to meet our daughters, and traffic was worse than usual so we were late--we called in advance and they politely and easily accommodated the change in our reservation even though the place was fairly busy. The menu is interesting and has good variety. All courses of our meal were delicious. Our waiter was friendly and provided excellent service. It is not cheap, but you know that going in, and Trulucks stands with best dining in Austin. We enjoy fine dining in our own city and it is always an important part of all trips we take and places we visit. I don't know how I missed knowing about this restaurant. We had a great time and a great meal, and we will definitely be back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and everything from start to finish was amazing. The food was fresh and waiter had such great knowledge. Such a great pick for our anniversary. They even gave a wonderful dessert compliments of the chef.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio y atención. Todo delicioso. Invitadas a regresar 😆

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SV
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. And that's the bottom line. Rivals any great steakhouse and fishhouse in any major city.

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m
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was great in the bar but not in the dining room. I was also asked to remove my hat (which I did). A manager approached us in the bar to thank me & promised us a free drink. As I said the service was less than stellar, the food was lukewarm & so much for that free drink.

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RM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 13th anniversary and the staff made the experience AMAZING!!! The food was excellent and the live music was phenomenal! I would recommend this place to everyone.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and very attentive, knowledgeable servers!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love fine dining and being treated like royalty, Truluck's is the place to go!

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

15 minutes at our table and not even a glass of water offered to us. We ended up leaving, not sure they noticed that either.

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BR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations for our anniversary and my wife's birthday, they had glitter and rose petals on the table. It was quietly festive. The staff was amazing. From the moment we walked in, until we left. Not only did they greet us by name but there wasn't a moment when we didn't feel they were there to meet our needs. Yet they were not over bearing. The food... Incredible! We couldn't have been more pleased. It really was exceptional. We live near Dallas and the Trulucks there will become one of our go to restaurants. Thank you for helping make our evening that much more special.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time here, but it won't be my last. Your establishment has mucho "class".

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MF
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was excellent. Every effort was made to insure a good dining experience. Food, service, ambiance, all delightful. I even got a follow up call regarding our experience. I will surely return.
Trulucks knocked it out of the park. ❤️

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Even though Truluck's has been our choice for anniversaries and birthday celebrations, the loudness is getting a bit out of hand. In addition, our dinner this past week was, in our opinion, only fair. The entrees, while on time, were lukewarm. For $$, we were disappointed. Service, as usual, was very good.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience! Service and food

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SG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service. Below average food. High prices. Not the best value.

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OD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! And thank you Andrew for your diligence and leadership!

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BL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was engaging and friendly. Knowledge of the meals and recommendations were 1st rate.

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P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING !!!!

Last night my Soldier and I were celebrating my Birthday. Upon arrival we were greeted with a friendly smile by the valet who expeditiously helped us.

We walking into the restaurant with beautiful live music playing and we were greeted with handshakes and smiles from the hostess stand. I received many compliments from the staff about my attire and many Happy Birthday Wishes!

Upon Seating we were greeted by our server who was wonderful!!!!

* See picture of bill for our order*
Steak & South African Lobster Tail cooked to perfection!

I also received a hand written card as well as a personalized dessert.

I have dined at many places, however this is by far the best. I felt very comfortable in this environment and we were treated exceptionally well. Thank you so much.

Today I received a follow-up call inquiring about the service and another Thank You for dining with them.
Please keep up the great customer service so others can share this great experience!

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

Seafood amazing. Steak has been better on prev occasions

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K
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have an great night. Great food. Great view. They will pamper you to the max

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AM
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding - food was very good as well.. had a nice large portion of crab legs - rest of the table all enjoyed their meals as well.

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EL
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff was amazing. Sean, our waiter, was top notch. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and interacted wonderfully.

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F
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of six (three couples) in town for a conference. We picked Truluck’s based on all the 5 star reviews on both OpenTable and TripAdvisor. Everything was perfection from the first glass of wine to the French press coffee and baked Alaska for dessert. Excellent salads and appetizers. Very fresh fish and seafood and tender and juicy steak. Our server Philip timed every course perfectly so we didn’t feel rushed. Very accommodating and professional. The whole staff from Alli, the hostess who confirmed our reservation to Ryan, the Manager who greeted us at our table and gave us his business card, were committed to ensuring we had the best experience at Truluck’s. Very impressed with this establishment. Highly recommended.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and did a great job taking care of us for our special occasion by setting up the table with decorations and giving us desert. Highly recommend for a nice night out!

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