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

4.8
2745 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • 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 2745 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Expensive but everything was outstanding

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Came here for my anniversary. Was not disappointed. Steak was perfect, lobster was marvelous. Braised short ribs appetizer was the best thing ever.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal! Quality seafood, large portions, great setting. I came here based on the reviews I had read and this did not disappoint! Skip the crab fried rice though, a bit overrated. Everything else was a home run.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were superior and will be a destination location in future trips to the area.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went to Trulucks for my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service attentive without being intrusive. The stone crab appetizers were great and the lobster bisque was the best we've ever had. For dinner we enjoyed the miso glassed sea bass dish that was prepared to perfection. Our waiter totally surprised us with a complimentary baked Alaska for my husband, and even put little glitter right pieces on the table! If you live near a Truluck's you are lucky indeed. (We would be regulars if we did). If you visit a city where they're located be sure to treat yourself to a meal at this impeccable restaurant. They even called us the next day to ask how we enjoyed our dining experience there.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This was our first visit to Truluck's, but definitely not a last. It may jyst become our new favorite spot for special occasions. Andrew was taking great care of us with a nice sense of humor and anticipating all our requests. Wonderful food, creative and delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good food and cheerful, attentive service. Excellent cocktails. However, very pricey for what you get—we paid over $125 per person for a basic steak and seafood dinner with wine. I would not go back except for a very special occasion—or if soneone else was paying

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Enjoyed our first visit here. The salmon and scallops were excellent. Very attentive, engaging service at the outset, but it appeared our waiter forgot us later on. We had to flag someone else down to talk about dessert...after a wait so long that some diners who had arrived after us had completed their meals and had left. Perhaps an innocent oversight, but it left us with a bit of a downer at the end of what had been a great meal, service, and experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing overall experience, prices are hit and miss.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We loved it! The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our waiter, Sammy, was spectacular-made the night.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Unlimited Florida Stone crab claws on Mondays!

Nice birthday/ special occasion location.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great find while visiting San Diego. All you eat stone crab claws on monday night's is fantastic. Service was great. Restaurant was top notch. Seabass was also excellent. Wish there was a trulucks in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

"Everything is always perfect. This is one of my favorite dining spots and I highly recommended eating here for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was great

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Scallops entree was a little salty. Should be paired with a neutral side dish. Creamed spinach also salty. excellent customer service. Waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and wine selection. I’d definitely come back for sure but I’d have to pick a different plate...

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excelente lugar y comida , el servicio por lo general esta muy bien , pero en esta ocasión nos toco un mesero que nos presionaba para pedir , le faltó experiencia para hacer una pequeña pausa

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Perfect an delicious as always!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The best place in town, great ambience, nice music and supreme food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

From the moment we walked through the door we were pampered....wined and dined, Thank you everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The atmosphere and service were impeccable; the crab cakes were the best I've ever had and the scallops too. One of my best dining experiences in San Diego.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was meh and pricy. The value that we got was much worse than expected. The waiter was great though.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food and service from our waiter Rudy Larsen was the best we’ve ever had! Extremely knowledgeable of food and wine and friendly!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food!
There was a singer there on Monday night. Nice but not if you want a quiet intimate dinner together.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Awesome as usual.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Seated near the kitchen door; not the best location.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very Good as Usual - been here several time's and will be back

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Matt was an amazing waiter and the jumbo stone crab claws were to die for.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service, ambience and food. Food was served hot on warm plates. I had the yellowtail which was altered to take away the "sweet sauce" and loved it. All of the other diners at my table enjoyed their choices too. The mushrooms were wonderful. The crab rice was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A great time was had by all. Our waiter facilitated our fun. When we are in town, we always make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent experience for dinner on a busy Friday eve. Great WARM bread basket. Delicious entrees beautifully plated. Attentive, knowledgeable, eager to please server. The manager even called the next day to inquire about our satisfaction. Another manager stopped by our table to check on us. Very impressed. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Sammy was awesome, made the birthday dinner more special.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fabulous food, and service! Having live music, was an added bonus. Have been to their restaurant in Chicago, and loved it. This location is even better since it's in our neighborhood!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The Alaskan cake they provided for my fiancé’s birthday was a great touch

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and service-Chick is a great server and knows wine!!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Whenever my dining partner and I visit La Jolla, We always try to come on a Monday to indulge in the "all you can eat Stone Crab Claws". Though my dining partner has frequented this location more times than I have and has made friends with his favorite server "Chick". This time around we received a phone alerting us of the low supple Claws and that they may not be available. When we arrived in town Monday we were assured that they received their daily shipment.

Of course we ordered the Monday night claw special. I was in the mood for more of an assortment, so I ordered the the Seafood Platter for 2 for my appetizer (2 shrimp, 2 oysters, 2 stone crab claws and blue crab cocktail) and a bowl of Lobster Bisque. For my main I ordered the 6 Oyster Rockefeller's topped with spinach, bacon and bearnaise. We ended the evening with our anniversary Baked Alaska Fambe. The service from "Chick" was excellent. The Stone Crab Claws, Seafood Platter, Lobster Bisque and dessert were all excellent. My only big disappointment were the Oyster Rockefeller's that didn't even look that appealing. The actually size of the oyster was mynute and the topping was mushy, not wanting to ruin the anniversary celebration I did not address but maybe should of for the cost $18.

Atmosphere: elegant, Service: excellent, Food: very good

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Friend and I dine at Truluck's each time I visit SD and have always had fabulous food and service. This time, food was less than stellar and service was ragged. I started with a very good, but large, crab cake, my friend with his favorite lobster bisque. My entree was the sauteed scallops with mashed potatoes, my friend had two crab cakes as his entree and he ordered a side of creamed spinach to share. My scallops were numerous but small and very oily and the mashed potatoes were gummy. Uck! The creamed spinach wasn't served with our plates. After waiting awhile, we finally got the waiter's attention and he dashed off to the kitchen. Three quarters of the way through our meal, still no creamed spinach. He offered to bring it, but was told it was too late and he said he would take it off our bill. When the bill came, the creamed spinach was still on it. Waiter again dashed off, to correct the bill. Either this young man was very new, or he had been assigned too many tables this evening. We'd decided to have coffee and dessert at home.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Are experience true Lux was exceptional. My wife and I were very impressed with your service and your staff are most sincere thanks for making our special OK occasion very special

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very friendly staff, food was wonderful! Only negative side was 1 - it was almost too fast of service, we were in& out in under an hour & had only about 5 minutes between courses. And we got the worst table in the whole plsce (way in back by swinging kitchen door) and it is way too dark in there. Will still go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the service and the food. Was exceptional and impressed 4 new patrons that have never been and want to come back.

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