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Date
Mon, 4/23
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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla

4.8
2754 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
Additional
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 2754 People Are Saying
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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

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

One of San Diego's finest restaurants with excellent seafood, superb service, great ambience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner w friends

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Expensive but everything was outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food and service were excellent. Everything was delicious. We came here for our anniversary and they helped with the celebration by giving us the best seats in the restaurant, flowers on the table, and a free dessert that was set on fire. Would definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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 8, 2018

Fiancé and I had an amazing experience at trulucks. Food were amazing and were explained in details so that we know what we’re getting. The seafood was delicious and fresh never frozen. My fiancé got the salmon and I got the steak and lobster. We indulge in the greatness of food and were so stuff that we almost passed up on dessert. Surprisingly, our waiter came out with an amazing display of lighting up our dessert with flame with a “happy anniversary “ on the plate. Our celebration could not have gotten better than this. Truly felt the experience at dining at Truluck and will definitely come back again. Also live music really set the mood, just wish we could’ve seen it as it was more in the bar scene than dining area.

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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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