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

4.8
2759 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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Austin
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; excellent service; interesting wine list. Highly recommend.

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top 5 dinners of my life. Food, service all amazing

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very pretentious atmosphere. Server seemed focused on selling us more food than needed for two people. When we indicated that we’d be sharing some of our menu selections, although not overt, server seemed disappointed. Very expensive menu items. Overall, not bad and food was good, just seemed like too much attitude for my taste/comfort.

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DJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. I wish there would be some statements on the menu or the waitstaff knew something about sourcing. The noise level and prices are a bit overdone, but otherwise a great experience.
Please do something about being public about your sourcing.

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JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was just fair at best. Went for happy hour. Signature cocktail was way too sweet, ended up getting a glass of wine. Had 3 stone crab claws. They come in 3 sizes. I did not hear what size my wife had ordered but when they arrived I asked if they were the small ones the server's response was "medium". I believe they were $15/claw and were tiny with no taste. Two shrimp dishes were mediocre. Tuna sashimi tower was very good. Sitting at a high top with some appetizers, glass of beer and wine (plus too sweet cocktail) not including tip was very close to $100. On the positive side, the wait service was excellent

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was wonderful. The service was amazing and everyone was very friendly. The food was delicious. I loved our view of downtown Houston. I will definitely come back here again.

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CE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food and service, and, while I know that someone has to sit close to the kitchen, and there were other tables near the kitchen besides ours, the noise coming from the kitchen was a distraction.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were entertaining friends and wanted a restaurant where we could talk without competing with other noise/music. The hostess seated us at an upstairs table by a window and, while we could hear the entertainers downstairs, it was very pleasing background music. The service was prompt and efficient. Our meals were delicious and we had a very pleasant experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I’ve been coming to this Truluck’s since 2013. I’ve never had a problem until this visit. I was truly disappointed in our servers mannerism. EXTREMELY condescending towards my family. From the very start once we were seated and he came over. My youngest daughter asked were the drinks 1/2 priced and he SNOBBISHLY stated we don’t serve 1/2 price drinks up here only downstairs and as I stated it went downhill from there. I didn’t like his attitude, I didn’t like his mannerism, I didn’t appreciate being rushed. He acted like he was in a hurry about everything. It’s like if anybody was taking too long he would get EXTREMELY short and impatient. This made my ENTIRE experience there VERY disappointing. I have never been treated like that as I stated previously. This gentleman DID NOT reflect the great presentation I’m use to when dealing with the Truluck family. I am a retired military Army veteran with over 20 years of honorable service to this great nation. I feel I gave my all while proudly serving and DEFINITELY feel let down with the LACK of service as well as professionalism not shown to my ENTIRE party. We spent a great deal of money Saturday evening as you can see if you research this fact. I would rather had a terrible meal but a great server than a great meal and a terrible server. It just makes it hard to get your food down and you really just want to leave. I believe this waiter really needs more sensitivity training as far as customer service. I do not EVER want this person to serve ANYONE in my family EVER again. I will DEFINITELY have to do some great soul searching to see if I will return to this location again. I’m truly disappointed. I missed the call from your representative yesterday or I would have GLADLY told her what I felt about my experience on Saturday evening. I hope these words don’t fall on deaf ears and I hope this situation is addressed IMMEDIATELY. No other family or party should have to endure what we did. A lot of money..poor servi

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T
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and attention to detail. Food was excellent. Will definitely come back.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and polite staff. Amazing dishes, the waitress new her stuff and recommended some of the best seafood I have ever had.

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MS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truluck’s downtown is our go to special occasion restaurant. As always our last visit was outstanding. Truluck’s never disappoints.

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NS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the top accommodating for accommodating a special occasion. The only minor complaint is the noise level.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our experience here! We came early to our dinner reservation to snag some happy hour deals, and I would definitely come back again just for happy hour! Great deals & service. We were brought upstairs for our dinner reservation and same thing, great service & attentive wait staff.

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CJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server. Pleasant and knowledgeable about wine et al

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M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a great restaurant for a special occasion. Food was very good and service was good although waiter was a little stuffy. I appreciate formal service but also like more friendliness and smiling from wait staff. Also, it was very expensive! Wine markup was kind of ridiculous.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day lunch with friends. Marvelous meal,service exceptional, and greeted by one of the partners and the manager. He welcomed us back, as we had been there before. Great place!!

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SK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

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K
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exemplary food & service!! They always make it so special!

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F
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I made dinner reservations to celebrate my husband birthday, who loves seafood. The whole experience from the cocktail to the appetizers to the main course with live music was amazing.

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SR
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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G
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truluck’s went out of their way to give my teen daughter and her 3 friends exceptional service. I was concerned that teenagers out to dinner before prom may be ignored or dismissed but they were treated like VIPs the minute they walked into the restaurant. They all had a fantastic dining experience and they all said they would return with their families.
I really appreciate Truluck’s for giving them a fine dining experience that they will always remember.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

OMG....the first person to the last person who were in contact with us were beyond amazing. The service was exceptional and extraordinary. The ambiance was breathtaking!!! The seating area offered us a very beautiful view. The food and drinks were really good. Every person who had their hands involved in the evening helped me make my boyfriend's birthday dinner a memorable day for the both of us!!!

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L
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night. Everything was great except the cocktail

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C
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew is the best restaurant manager in Austin. Their team goes beyond to make your experience great. Donald is an amazing server. There are a lot of restaurants in Austin, but it Truluck’s has the best food, service and total experience in town.

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

Best restaurant in Austin (and HH and martinis!). Wonderful service upstairs. Lorrie was a 10/10!

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WI
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their AC was not working well upstairs the night we were there. Hot.

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KD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The AC was out and it was so hot upstairs that I was actually sweating. Seriously, my legs stuck to the chair. Aside from that, the service was perfect, the presentation was great, and I loved that there were so many options to choose from. You can sub any steak and any seafood choice for the surf n turf, which I appreciated. We'll definitely be back!

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SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was poor. Had to repeat a simple order 3 times. Delivery of side-order (vegetables) arrived towards the end of the meal.

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j
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. The waiter was friendly and all, but it took 15-20 min after seating down to get a drink. After we finished our starters, the table was not cleared for almost 20 min, our main courses took more than 1 1/2 hr, from the time we sat on the table, to arrive. By the time they arrived, nobody was hungry any longer and the kids were falling asleep. The only explanation we received was that they were very busy. We’ve been to this restaurant on Saturday nights before, super busy, and the service had been beyond spectacular. This was a real dissapointment.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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p
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys!!! This reservation was for our daughter and her Prom date. She had nothing but great things to say about her experience on Saturday night. Thank you so very much for accommodating our seating request for them and for making their evening so memorable! Huge props to you!!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. From the greeting girl to the Managing Partner. Service you would expect from restaurants like this,but don’t ever get. It was a nice surprise and we appreciated it. We will be back for more!

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the live jazz music upon entering. Service was outstanding with great wine list, numerous high quality choices by the glass...Sea Bass was our tables favorite, while they accommodated our vegan guest nicely...would certainly return.

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my friends 50th Birthday. They were very accommodating and easy to work with in making the night special.

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LS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trulucks is simply the BEST.
My Husband and I try to go as often as we can.
It's always a memorable meal that you are raving about for days.
Classic Fare, perfectly executed, its the fine dining experience
you dream about. The Arboretum location is lovely and a bit more
cozy than the Down Town location which is also beautiful but more
"glam"... Trulucks never Disappoints and always exceeds your expectations!
Make a reservation NOW! :)

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My date is vegetarian (unbeknownst to me). Almost no decent veggie options. The chef did what he could. Something to think about.

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MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy a lovely dinner at Trulucks!! Food was amazing.

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LH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food quality and quantity was very generous and the service was excellent as always. Really liked the live music in the background and the entertainer was really good. We were disappointed that the view is still marred by the construction activity and we found that having to go back downstairs to use the restroom was not convenient at all. We will definitely be back but will request a table downstairs next time.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was extremely polite and friendly. The food was delicious and the service was expedient. Our waiter was probably the best waiter I’ve ever had. He was extremely helpful and attentive.

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