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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla

4.8
2789 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 Seafood Restaurant in San Diego 2016 – USA TODAY’s 10Best.com

Best Special Occasion Restaurant 2016 – San Diego Magazine Readers’ Choice Award

#1 Best Seafood in San Diego, 2016 Diners’ Choice Award – OpenTable

Best Seafood Restaurant in San Diego 2015 – USA TODAY’s 10Best.com

Best Overall Restaurant, Best Seafood and Best Happy Hour 2016 – La Jolla Village News

Gold Medallion Award for Best Seafood Fine Dining, San Diego– California Restaurant Association

Best Seafood Restaurant in San Diego 2014 – Zagat
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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
(858) 453-2583
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Adam Lancaster
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Cross street
La Jolla Village Drive
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Parking details
Valet and Hotel Parking available
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Entertainment
Live Piano Bar every night beginning at 6:00pm.
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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:

Denise Jones
(858) 453-2583
djones@trulucks.com
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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. We have several options to suit your Private Dining needs.

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What 2789 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

A nice return to this restaurant. Staff was very helpful from the valet, the hostess, the servers, and the rest of the staff. Service was excellent without being overbearing. larger parties were seated so their conversations would not interfere with the smaller groups seated nearby. Great selection of seafood and meats with a large selection of appetizers fit for all. Will return again.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Went here to celebrate a significant anniversary and were treated incredibly well by everyone. Rose petals on our table, kind and attentive server and the food was amazing! Highly recommend the filet with bearnaise topped with shrimp and crab, wedge salad and the jumbo shrimp cocktail.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My new favorite restaurant in San Diego - everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Only thing I didn't LIKE was the parking. You pay ALOT for eating then you pay to get your car? Very high end service along with the high price, but what the heck...We ALL DESERVE to splurge now and then!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect! From the moment we walked in until the end of our dinner. PJ was our server and man did he kill it! So attentive to every single detail and had a good vibe about him. Highly recommend this place to whoever is looking for seafood in the San Diego area. The ambience, food, hospitality was nothing short of amazing. It was my 1 year anniversary and the staff welcomed us with open arms. Thx for the complimentary desert and thank you for a memorable night that we will not soon forget!

Cheers!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service at Truluck’s was amazing. Top notch.
Loved the piano music and singer. Beautiful.
Lighting was perfect. Few children. Yay! Very adult atmosphere.
The food was good. My husband’s steak was perfection. It was butterflied, well done, with bearnaise , and yet was still juicy and delicious.
My salmon was OK, but nothing to rave about. Insane carrot cake. Save your calories.
I would return for a date or special group occasion. It felt special and I loved that all of our seating requests were perfectly attended to.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, the stone crab and lobster were fantastic and the service exceptional. The manager Alex, and our serving team of Matt and PJ, made it a wonderful evening for our anniversary. If you love seafood and want a place with great ambiance and service, look no further.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had the most beautiful table of the restaurant. And everything was perfect. Great service, great food and wines and amazing location and ambiance.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The ambient is nice, seat is comfort, service is friendly.
recommended fish dish is very fresh, nicely plated and taste impressive.
we like medium-well cooked Beef, it was the best so far in all fine-dine restaurants we went.
oysters are crispy and sweet. The three-flavor, flaming cake , scorched with rum, interesting.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Value for money is always discounting. Wait staff bartenders are always amazing. Great service. Over priced.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Had a great dinner. Quiet enough for a business meeting and the staff was excellent. The steak and seafood was incredible. The follow up call afterwards was an excellent touch as well.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

El lugar y el ambiente vívido y agradable, la comida, al menos lo que cenamos ese día buena sin ser memorable.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Another awesome all you can eat stone crab dinner! Too bad the season doesn't run all year long. The food, drinks and staff at Truluck's are awesome!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I went here for Mother's Day. The calamari was overlooked and dry. We ordered the miso sea bass and it was extremely fishy. I told my waitress and she was quite rude and just took the plate from me without asking if I wanted something else. A manager stepped in and I was able to order something else. I was extremely disappointed with the food and my waitress was not very nice

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Attentive service. Did an excellent job recognizing our occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was the BEST Restaurant we have ever eaten at and the Service was incredible, although they were truly busy! We will definitely be back and are looking forward to it! Thanks for your service!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Heard about this restaurant from a friend. We wanted to try an upscale place with fresh seafood. Truluck's did not disappoint. The crab, fish and scallops were very fresh. Preparation and presentation were top notch. Service was impeccable. They paid close attention to my wife's particular allergies to certain spices. Highly recommended. We will return for more!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

To my husband and myself eating at Truluks was an exceptional experience. The service, food, and ambiance was wonderful, so much so we ate here Monday and Friday of the same week. Open a Truluck in NYC and we’re there in a heartbeat 💗

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had Mother’s Day dinner. The entire party enjoyed their meals. The crab cakes were very tasty and I would recommend the baked Alaska dessert, it comes with a show!

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Gracious welcome and nice birthday treatment for dessert. Stonecrabs were excellent as usual.
Main course-black sea bass-(usually my favorite) was very disappointing. When I told our waiter,
he was totally unsympathetic; His only real lapse of the evening. Also, the baked alaska, while a beautiful presentation, was an unimpressive eat.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

the happy hour menu was very nice, jumbo cocktail shrimp & Ahi tartar tuna tower are the best, we love that so much.
stone crab craw, lobster tail top with crab meat, are so good, we will go back for sure

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

This is one of those places where you take a special someone for a true "night out." The service and food are impeccable and you certainly pay for the privilege (yet you know that going in). All you can eat stone crab is fantastic (although not cheap at $85 pp), but fresh and incredibly tasty. All in all, a great evening.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Service was impeccable, food was outstanding. Pricey but worth it.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fantastic experience. The food was awesomely good and the service from PJ was superb.
Hats off to the staff of Truluck’s for a great anniversary dinner with my beautiful wife and close friends
Rah..

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Love dining at Truluck's, it never disappoints. Impeccable service, half price drinks for happy hour, fantastic seafood, and live piano created the perfect birthday for my wife. Plus they call you the next day to make sure you had a great dining experience. Every time I've been here, it's always a 5 star experience.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food and service was amazing. We highly recommend the Ultimate King crab, scallops, crab cake, and shrimp cocktail. We busted our pants to finish every delicious bite. Thank you Matt for making my wife feel special on her birthday. Desserts were to die for. You will definitely see us soon.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very good, excellent service, great atmosphere. Second time eating there, both times I was impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we didn’t regret choosing this place. My husband wanted to eat seafood and yelp had good reviews for this place.
Food was great, friendly staff & perfect ambiance to celebrate a special occassion. Would definitely come back next time we’re
in La Jolla

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Best restaurant ever! This restaurant exceeded my expectations in so many ways. The food was exquisite, wine list to die for and the service was the best I have ever had in a life time of eating out. My family was traveling through town and picked this place based on reviews and proximity to our hotel. We didn’t realized how upscale of a place this was and my husband and I brought our 5 and 7 year old sons and after a day at LEGO land and the beach we were definitely not looking our best. The hostesses were kind and welcoming regardless and Sam, our amazing waiter for the evening, was the epitome of exceptional service bending over backwards to accommodate our children and make them feel comfortable as well as ensure my husband and I got to enjoy a fine dining experience. From working out custom menus with the chefs, educating my children on seafood consumption techniques and patiently answering their every question I was astonished at his grace and kindness. This restaurant and its management and staff have my highest respect and adoration.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We had an amazing experience for our 2 year anniversary. Brian’s service was on point and he really made us feel special. We’ll definitely be coming back and recommend Truluck’s to our friends and family, encouraging them to request Brian as their server.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Sammy was a phenomenal waiter and outstanding wine steward. Delicious food and drink! Great music and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Every time we go to San Diego we put Truluck's on our must do list and it has never disappointed. We just love it!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Went for my fiancé’s birthday. We were seated and greeted promptly. We ordered our drinks and casually looked over the menu. We were never rushed (we were loving the live music - amazing singer + pianist) as we had finished 2 drinks each before ordering the cold shellfish platter and crab cakes-probably top 3 I’ve ever had. They are what everyone raves about, and so am I. The Miso-Glazed Seabass was cooked to perfection and the crab fried rice was a nice pairing. For dessert we were comped the Baked Alaskan. SO GOOD! I would have to say, for having fresh seafood come in daily from Florida and being a “franchise”. It was a great dining experience. Would recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food and the service were great. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of celebrating our wedding anniversary at Truluck’s.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent service and the stone crabs were delicious. Overall to notch experience.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We went for my Wife's Birthday. From the moment we walked in we were treated like we were the most important couple dinning there that night. We had a Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters on the half shell, a Bowl of Lobster bisque and the Premium King Crab leg and a bottle of our favorite wine. The crab leg was 1LB by itself.

Since it was her birthday they treated us to Baked Alaska. Wonderful flavor with a great flaming presentation.

This is not a Budget Crab Restaurant but a great place to go when you want to eat the best quality seafood in town.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Brian took charge of our dinner from the start and did not disappoint! We were able to sample stone crab claws, oysters Rockefeller, a crab cake, salmon with bernaise, yellowtail- and some great sides. Sautéed garlic spinach and an order of the crab fried rice. We brought food back with us along with some carrot cake to enjoy tomorrow. The restaurant is lovely and we were given a wonderful curved booth to enjoy our meal. The two ladies providing piano and vocals were great. So glad we chose Truluck’s for our memorable seafood dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The Service was incredible! From the bartenders to the wait staff, everyone was attentive and thoughtful. This is definitely our go-to place for anniversaries and celebrations.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Sammy was our server and he was wonderful. He made us feel very comfortable with taking our time in ordering, offered input on dinner selections and wine pairing. We enjoyed him very much and we’ll ask for him when we come back. Great guy and an asset to your restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This is the second time we have been to Truluck's in La Jolla. Unfortunately, we live in Pennsylvania and only get to go here when we visit San Diego. One of my favorite restaurants. Would love if you would open one in Philadelphia or D.C. Our happy hour cocktails and apps were great as was our meal. Our waiter -- Matt -- was exceptional.

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