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

4.8
3167 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.

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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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, the ambiance was great. Next to Mastro's, this is a close tie for the best crab cakes!

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GC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a great Birthday Dinner. Selection of seafood and quality was excellent.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Some unique dishes with bold, delicious flavors. The wait staff is professional and very helpful. A good choice for a special occasion.

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

Everything was AMAZING!!! Best overall dinner out to eat I've ever had. Matt was our server and was the best and most attentive server I have ever had. He definitely made our experience great. All of his recommendations were SPOT ON!!! Oh...and if you leave without trying the Carrot Cake, you don't know what you are missing out on. Everything we had was basically the best we have every had of what we ordered. We will be back!

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KD
Leipzig
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you. Great Steaks NY Strip WOW. Great tuna tartare and wedge salat as a starter. Good wine list and prices. Recomendation.

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r
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in La Jolla for a medical conference. We ate here last year while we were at the same conference, and knew we had to make it a priority to go again!! Even better this year. The hot fresh rolls are to die for!!

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Truluck's was great. The food was among the best we've had, and the overall experience makes a return trip inevitable the next time we come to San Diego. From the live music, to Matt (our server), to the unbelievably good seabass, everything was simply delightful.

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PH
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Our group was very impressed with everything from the service to the dinners.

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L
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The food and service was superb!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and timely service, delicious food.

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g
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. Great atmosphere as well, with live piano music.

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two appetizers the heirloom tomato salad, and calamari, and we split an entree the sea bass with some extra scallops and for desert we had the chocolate mountain. It was all great, service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Promotion for work.

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f
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

It took 90 minutes from time we sat down to get our entree. Not the kind of experience we expect from this restaurant. Usually, we expect and receive outstanding service from wait staff. Not until manager, Sean, came over asking about service, did things happen. He graciously took a few items off the bill, which we appreciated. However, our group would have been fine paying but not waiting so long to be served dinner

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

Amazing time with amazing food

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

Excellent place for dinner

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v
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch in every category. Had oysters with frozen champagne mignonette, crabmeat cocktail, sea bass in miso glaze, barrmundi, Newton chardonnay, creme brulee, all divine. Service perfect. 2 small things...leave out the lettuce in the crab cocktail, and parking should be free, not $9.

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The portions were way too small for the price paid. Brussels sprout side was not brought out until after we were done eating the entrees. They should have been comped.

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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. I recommend the Seafood Coronation was great a sample of everything from stone crab , shrimp to South African lobster tails. Our party said the crab cakes were great and the steaks were perfectly looked and very tender. The service was 5 star and very attentive. For fun order the baked Alaska and sit back and enjoy the show.
All in all a great night and experience while expensive very well worth it.

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MN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food and drinks! I would definitely recommend this place.

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a
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is delicious! The service, at least on this Fri. evening was very rushed ...first in getting us to order and then the entrees arrived while we were barely finished with our salads. We have eaten here before and I don't remember the rushed service being so blatant . I would recommend this restaurant . Next tie we go, i will tell them to "slow it down a bit" before when we place our order.

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J
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always top quality and service is impeccable. Very enjoyable experience.

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RW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and good service, the atmosphere is a bit dark and old English feeling

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dessert and lobster bisque was really good

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j
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant. Food is excellent. Service is top rate. Ambiance, perfect. Not cheap!!
No one particularly hungry. (3), so we ate around dinner. One glass of wine ordered for one.
Crab legs for the table and some sides. $80 per person. But fantastic and worth it!

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent, as always. We sat in the front, so the noise level was a bit too high for me. That's not something I will do again. It was hard to hear conversation, and our waiter had to speak up as well. However, you have a consistently outstanding product, so I will definitely try to remember to request a booth in the back next time!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sam was the best server we’ve ever had!
Excellent service!
Knowledgeable.
Give Sam a raise!

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TD
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, exceptional menu, nice variety of wines to choose from.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Ya he ido varias veces y esta ocasion la calidad de la omida fue muy distinta

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. Great dining experience and we look forward to returning soon.

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RG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated her birthday on All-You-Can-Eat stone crab night and were blown away by the food, our waiter Chick, and the special dessert-baked alaska-they prepared for my wife's birthday. A truly wonderful experience and we wholeheartedly recommend Truluck's.

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SF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attentive service and excellent food.

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LS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I dine at Truluck’s, the food is always delicious and the service is absolutely top notch. I have never been remotely disappointed there and I will continue to recommend it to my friends. Always a great dining experience.

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E
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m very picky about seafood. But the crab here is the best I’ve ever had in US!

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very expensive and not worth it for food that was served. I think it is probably OK for a one time visit or if you're well off. The salmon I had was fine but it came with small spindly asparagus. The price should have included a side such as soup or salad. I must say the bread was tasty. Would not go back again however.

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

Amazing establishment. My family and I should have dined at Truluck’s much sooner. Food was great staff was great environment was great. I cannot wait to return.

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P
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Definitely, pricey, but overall quite worth it. We had stone crab claws, cioppino, miso-glased sea bass, and a terrific chocolate gelato/frangelico/almond dessert. As people who have tried to reduce their salt intake, and become accustomed to less salt, some of the dishes tasted over-salty to us.
The night we were there, there was only one waiter who took orders, and the restaurant was quite busy, so the service was on the slow side. Very slow, in fact.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, delicious just like last time I was there,

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E
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great classy place with excellent seafood and service

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1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I'm sorry, but I've dined at very nice steak and seafood establishments in San Diego, and for my first experience at trulucks it wasnt good at all except for the food. I went on a Friday night, and it wasnt crowded at all. Host tried to sit us by the kitchen pathway area which I was really annoyed at that, then tried to give us a table that wasnt a booth which I requested. Now to the food! The salad was sent back, very soggy. The steak and hashbrowns were very tastey. Ambiance wasnt what I expected, not the layout. Too many tables in the happy hour bar area. No walking room. I hope this review was helpful. I wont go back.

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