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

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

8990 University Center Lane
San Diego, CA 92122
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Cocktail Hour:

4:30pm - 7:00pm Daily.



Dinner:

Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
La Jolla Village Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 453-2583

Website:
http://trulucks.com/lajolla_location.php

Entertainment:
Live Piano Bar every night beginning at 6:00pm.

Parking Details:
Valet and Hotel Parking available

Executive Chef:
Chef Adam Lancaster

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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.

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (93)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Romantic (74)
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Good for a Date (72)
Live Music (62)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Notable Wine List (41)
Business Meals (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (26)
Happy Hour (21)
Fun (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I have heard good things about the various Trulucks restaurants around the country. We finally decided to give the one in our backyard a try. We were not disappointed. The food is exceptional. We are seafood buffs and Trulucks is obviously a place to go for that cuisine. The cocktails were also delicious. Our waiter was also noteworthy in his friendliness and helpfulness without being overbearing. The ambiance of the restaurant is also noteworthy in a positive way with quality live music to boot. We will be going back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

We had an excellent dinner. Yellowtail and Swordfish were great. Baked Alaska was perfectly presented. Entire experience was great thanks to our server PJ.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a great meal as we always do at Truluck’a when our brother in law was in town for a quick visit. Was able to get last minute reservations the day before and was able to change to an earlier time when he arrived earlier than expected. Loved the live music, both singers were very talented. Service great as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Seasonal, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Staff on 1 - 10 a 15, great place -:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

My overall experience at Trulucks was ok. Kind of disappointed with our server as well as my fiancé. There was just a lot of excessive compliments that he was saying to my fiancé and unnecessary touching which made her uncomfortable as well as myself, and sort of creeped out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The table was in a premier spot in the restaurant and was decorated nicely for my wife's birthday celebration. There was a piano player and the volume was perfect; loud enough to hear, but not overpowering. The service was impeccable, as always. When we asked for a suggestion on a wine selection, the waiter went to the bar and brought back 2 samples of Chardonnay for us to try. The stone crab claws were an excellent appetizer (the mustard sauce is addictive!) and the stuffed lobster tail that my wife had was incredible. They even brought a complimentary dessert for her! If I had one complaint, it would be the quality of the yellowtail that I had for my entree. It wasn't terrible, but it was a bit more 'fishy' than I would have expected from a prime seafood house.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our server was amazing! Gray met our needs, was personable, and knowledgeable regarding the wine and food menu. The food was excellent and met my expectations, considering the price. I would visit again for another special date!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wow! Enjoyed everything ! Sea bass was awesome. Carrot cake best dessert on the planet. Top to bottom 1st class

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Trulucks is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. The food options are always creative, they are always open to making modifications if needed and the food has always been perfect. The staff is also incredible, they are friendly, helpful and laid back. They allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening. The wine list is extensive, and they also have a fair amount of beer options. We truly love going here for dinner with friends and family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service and food could have been better for the price.
They called the day after and I expressed my displeasure, the gal that called was not trained for that response. I would have expected, “please come back, we will ....., but nothing”. We all make mistakes, the crime is not doing something to fix the mistake. There are quite a few good steak houses in San Diego, I would suggest trying another.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of our favorites. Incredible food, outstanding service, terrific atmosphere. Whether we sit in the bar or dining room, it’s always fabulous. Highly recommend Truluck’s.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Forced length of reviews makes me not want to leave any. Especially when I don't have time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Had Crab cake appetizer that was pretty good. Heavily dressed could have had less dressing on. Had the tuna for dinner.
The the star of the evening was the amazing carrot cake. Best $11 ever spent. The slice was so big you can share for two three people. We brought at least half of it home

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I really loved this place. I can't think of a single bad thing to say. We had the swordfish which was amazing, as was the Riesling we had. Our server was amazing in every way. From beginning to end a perfect experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Started off a little rocky with the service with our table not being ready and then the server coming over to talk to us through the menu and then abruptly walked off. We were starving and wanted to put in some apps so I had to hail someone over who happily put them them in. After that all was smooth sailing and the food was mind blowing good! They even brought out a really special birthday desert that was amazing! One of my new fave places!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and amazing atmosphere. You will not be disappointed with the experience, the Chefs filet is to die for. Perfect place for a date!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our second time dining at Truluck's. I don't know how they did it, but our second visit was even more amazing than the first time. This is by far the most elegant, romantic and satisfying dining experience I've had from any upscale restaurant! We were treated like we were the only patrons in the restaurant the whole evening, and the place was full. Amazing cocktails and food! It was by far the highlight of a great and busy anniversary weekend. We plan to go back more often for Happy hour and the live music. I almost forgot. The following day I received a call from one of the managers, asking about or dining experience. How classy is that? This place is the best!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Uh maze ing. Food was fantastic! I had the steak (delish). My husband had the lobster with a side of king crab legs. Best he’s ever had. Wine was great. Dessert was delish. We had the chocolate “bag”. Really good.
The service was impeccable. PJ is probably the best waiter we’ve ever had in our lives. I can’t say enough about him.
Will definitely return!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dinner was excellent. Our waiter, PJ, was very engaging and spent time discussing the menu and options for special request. This is my second time to this location and as before was not disappointed. I plan on returning for Happy Hour with friends. I totally recommend this restaurant - excellent food and desserts!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food! Party of 8 and all had a great time! Everyone was pleased with their selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful 40th Birthday dinner here. Love the stone crabs.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Matt was an amazing server. Our first time at Truluck’s. I look forward to returning for our 10th anniversary. Not sure if I can wait that long. Sea Bass paired with a Pino Noir was delicious. Jodi had the 7oz sirloin cooked perfect.
An excellent fine dinning experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Gary is more than a bartender, he is a well versed connoisseur and Sommelier in the making. Love his recommendations. What a great hire!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything/everyone was great. Derek was the best.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, a bit loud.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The best dinner we have ever had, crab cakes were delicious and the sea bass was amazing

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual Trulucks doesn’t disappoint! We usually start with happy hour at the bar and then have dinner. Our server, Justin, was very friendly and attentive. The food-5 Star! Thank you or helping us celebrate our son’s 12th birthday. The twin lobster tails were amazing!!!! Thank you again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of the best dinners ever. Great all-around! Very impressive! Derrick was perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best stone crabs ever!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This may have been the best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. The seafood sampler appetizer and steaks were all delicious and prepared perfectly, the service was amazing and felt very personal. This is the restaurant experience everybody wants. If I’m ever back in San Diego, I will eat here again.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We can always count on Truluck’s for a five star meal and service!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

High-end restaurant with exceptional food and staff. They try very hard to make sure that you're more than happy with your dining experience. Expensive, but still a great value because of their effort and top-notch food. One of our new San Diego go-to spots.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was really just so so...

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Mesero muy intenso

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had an amazing Christmas Eve dinner. From service to food, everything was delicious. Steak cooked perfect. Crab legs was first class! Save room for housemate carrot cake. Chick, our server was on his A game....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Loved the bone in filet.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was very good. I had king crab. It was cut to break apart easily, but still quite messy to have to use your hands to break apart. Got quite greasy fingers, which I would not want to deal with again in a nice restaurant. Husband had ribeye. He said it was good, but not as good as a steakhouse. We also felt a little rushed. We had appetizer of seafood, which was delicious, then our entree and dessert. We were done in an hour and 15 min. Too fast for a very expensive dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A truly good seafood and steakhouse place. The steaks we had were done perfectly and everything else was also. Service very attentive and courteous. Well done overall.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great dinner

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