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

4.8
2660 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 2660 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraS (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As always, the food was prepared perfectly and tasted absolutely delicious, and the service was outstanding. I continue to go back to Trulucks for those reasons alone.

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vipdevil (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great experience, wonderful flavors, beautiful plating, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Chick was an excellent server and helpful guide for an exceptional dinner/birthday. Have been to Trulucks 3 times over the last year and never have anything but wonderful experiences

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My fiancé and I visited San Diego and went to Truluck’s for dinner. It was AMAZING. Our waiter, Sam, was very attentive and even surprised us with dessert for my fiancé’s birthday! The food was very good, portion size was perfect. I had the filet mignon and my fiancé had the béarnaise salmon - both incredible and full of flavor. We both were extremely satisfied with our experience.

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vipRick (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Chic, our server was great. Like from the "old school." Table was the worse near the kitchen. Felt like maybe cause I booked on Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything was amazing and service was spectacular. I wish I lived close so that I could return!

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CarlosRezende (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Simply fantastic! I have been two times before in this awesome restaurant and always I have been well attempted and got satisfied

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our server Andrew was a true professional and made the dining experience memorable. His service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great service.

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vipSDLocal (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was our 6th visit to Trulucks in a one year time period. We love this restaurant because the food has been consistently good and we can count on a great overall experience when dining here. Food has been on point 6 for 6 and service has been outstanding on 5 of 6 visits which is good. Most recent waiter was a disappointment— he wasn’t awful, but just not very friendly and seemed like he was irritated. Will be back and hopefully won’t be in his section next time.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great seafood, excellent service, PJ our server was very helpful, knowledgeable and very attentive

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Jazz (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

5-Star in every aspect. Amazing ambiance, service and culinary selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food and great service

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MICHELLES (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and the service was really good. Andrew our server was nice and kind with us. I definitely recommend Trulucks. It became one of my favorites restaurants in San Diego.

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vipcagolfwine (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent dinner again - enjoyed the all you can eat stone crab claws and especially the large claws available this time. Trulucks is our go to for date nights and special occasions!

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SneakyPete (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

As usual, the food was impeccable. I had Filet & Lobster & my wife had Crab legs while we split a Wedge Salad. The salad was super fresh & very tasty with just the right amount of Blue Cheese.

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ChristineJ (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Live entertainment (Archie Thompson) was fantastic - he sang, played piano, and also played saxophone! But, it wasn't too loud or intrusive on our dinner...perfect in the background. Although we dined inside, there were tables with fire pits and a lovely atmosphere outside as well.

All-you-can-eat Florida crab was AMAZING, but it was cold and we were expecting it to be served warm/hot. So be forewarned. Still, the taste and quality and preparation were fantastic, and after a few bites, my hubby didn't mind it being cold at all!

Calamari appetizer and lobster bisque were delicious! Filet mignon (7 oz) was wonderful, as were the parmesan mashed potatoes. Corn chowder was scrumptious as well.

Very classy with linens and wine glasses, a selection of things to put in your water (cucumber, orange, lime, lemon, etc.) and an amazing dessert selection. We got carrot cake and chocolate cake and the portions were so huge, we were still eating them (take home) the next day. They were very rich, but I have to say that's the best carrot cake we've ever had!

Service was also impeccable. Waiter (Stuart) was very personable and attentive but not on top of us during the meal. We didn't have to ask for additional crab...when he saw my husband was getting toward the end of one plate, he'd bring and offer another.

Overall, I would recommend for any special occasion where you want to get dressed up and enjoy a romantic evening or a business function. (Sorry my photos aren't better!)

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LisaF (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Andrew was a phenomenal waiter. We had a great time and will definitely come back.

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vipmisha (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

All the staff were welcoming and friendly.
Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful ,and the food was delicious.
We were visiting from out of town. It was a great way to end our stay.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was phenomenal as well as the service. Will definitely be back

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cjinlm (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service & food

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Truluck’s is a great restaurant with outstanding, professional service. And the musical entertainment is top notch.

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Philip (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Shared stone crab and oysters for starters then entrees of sea bass scallops and king crab were all delicious. Server Brian was excellent as was assistance from GM Lee Carre.

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Judith (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

It took 40 minutes from the time we ordered until our salads arrived. Not the steaks, just the salads. Too long.

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Patrick1972 (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience as always...never lets you down. Service and food are top notch. One of the best places to eat in San Diego.

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Cash (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Muy recomendable las tenazas de cangrejo exquisitas , buenos vinos y el postre no se diga. Definitivamente lo recomendaría

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vipLaurie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Love this restaurant. Am going back again in two weeks. Try the chocolate bag for dessert

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful restaurant, great ambiance, awesome food. Stone crabs were outstanding. The entire organization is top notch. Two weeks prior I got a call letting us know they were out of stone crabs on a particular Monday due to inclimate weather in Florida and I was extremely appreciative of the fact that they called to let me know so that we could reschedule. Now that's superior customer service !!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We love the restaurant. The service is great and the food is excellent!
Every time that we can, we find a good excuse to go there, we love it! It’s so nice that we can have this type of restaurants in San Diego, Ca

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GinR (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great and good place. Love our sever very very friendly and he knows what he talking about the great food 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Coming back for sure. This is our favorite place now to eat . Thank u so much we enjoyed that night.

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