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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (98)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
Romantic (79)
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Good for a Date (73)
Live Music (65)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Worth the Drive (47)
Business Meals (45)
Notable Wine List (44)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Bar Seating (27)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined a day ago

A great meal and evening. Will repeat!

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·Dined a day ago

Baby making kinda night

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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was phenomenal....the food delectable and at the end of the evening, after walking 60 miles in 3 days for the Susan Komen fundraise my waiter presented me with desert on the house. The carrot cake was to die for.......👏

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server Grey was absolutely amazing. He made my friend feel like a million dollars on her birthday and took care of every detail. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and waitstaff. Extremely noisy.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food-fish, crab, steak, etc. Server very friendly and knowledgable.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing restaurant. Food and service exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

An amazing restaurant. Classy with outstanding food and service. The best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great. Sammy does an outstanding job!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Thank you to the front of the house staff at Truluck's for making my father's birthday great. The servers were very helpful and the live music was excellent.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, wonderful experience, and above and beyond service. Thank you for making our anniversary spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service drinks... top notch in everything they do.. from SF Bay Area but have to come here whenever we’re in San Diego

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great appetizers, drinks, food, dessert as always. Might be out of season as the crab legs were not the size they've been in the past. Always a nice experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Live Music
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·Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I were visiting San Diego for a quick getaway and decided to go to Trulucks as our "nice dinner." Our waiter was Brian and he was absolutely amazing. He was very attentive and thoroughly explained the menu to us. He was funny and personable. If I go back to San Diego, I will always stop here.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This place is a special local gem. One place I will return to over the years to come.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Superlative service and food - highly recommend! Perfect for special occasions, business dinners or any time great food and attentive service are de rigueur.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing as usual, easily the best place for food in San Diego

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

First time there and for sure will be returning... Sam put Sever was excellent. The ambiance was truly worth the price.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Best crab cakes in town. The service and food never fails.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service and excellent ambiance.
The food was very good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was exceptional! Ask for Rachel! She’s the best server EVER!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good menu. Fresh fish and shell fish. Expensive. Fairly unique for San Diego. Wait staff very good and helpful. GF safe. Try going for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best Fine Dining in San Diego.

Truluck's has truly exceptional seafood and steaks, and a wine list to match. Whether the stone crab is your appetizer or on one of the prime steaks, it's fantastic. The wait staff was attentive, and our server, Brian, was clairvoyant in making the evening outstanding for us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I tried to change my open table Rez from four to six people and it never confirmed so I called the restaurant and they did it we had to change the time. I specifically asked to make sure it was still open tablethey said yes and today I get email from open table that I didn’t show up
Grrrr
We had PJ as a waiter and spent over $500
Great waiter
Bad open table communication

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food and service as usual . We go ever time we close a good deal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing service. She kept an eye on us without bothering us. The food was very well prepared and atmosphere was very nice

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is a regular special occasion spot. As usual the service and ambiance was impeccable. The menu can use some updating, since we have tried almost everything on it. The lounge singer was an unneeded distraction. Soft background music would have been preferred. Be prepared to spend serious cash, since the food and drinks are a little pricey.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a very poor experience-and will not be returning. This was a client dinner and it was-shockingly bad and I dine out frequently. Felt the waiter was mediocre and someone failed to put our order in. We-waited for over an hour with picked over appetizers until someone finally told us they messed up and did not put our order in. We then had to wait another 30 minutes minimum to get our dinner which it was now 9pm and our reservation was at 530pm. I would have-walked out if it were not for having clients with me. Upon returning from the restroommy client was appalled at the state of the restroom which the manager was aware that some unruly and unsupervised children had destroyed. Well the restaurant made no attempt to remedy it until we complained. They removed the dinner expense but kept the other $200 on the bill. We were not looking for a comped dinner but rather a good dining experience. This it was not!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We happened upon this place in search for a restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. It far exceeded our expectations in every way. Truluck runs there reservations through opentable. We got a time, date ,and were able to state if there were any special occasions online. Upon arrival they greeted us and immediately congratulated us on our anniversary. We were seated at a beautiful booth with rose petals strewn across the table. Our waiter Derek was amazing ( there were times when our drinks were refilled without us even realizing ) and by far the best waiter I have ever had. The food was amazing they explained what everything on the menu was of whenever we had any questions. All in all it was amazing and by far the best dining experience I have ever had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service, very delicious food. We had sea bass and stone crab, both are so tasty

the only tiny negative is that the size of the oyster for lounge hour is small.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

FANTASTIC! Best Shrimp Cocktail and the rest of the food was top notch.
Not cheap but the food is worth every penny spent and the ambiance just adds to the value. Worth a trip from Toronto to eat here again!!!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was good but slow. Great for special occasions.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely terrific! We fought our way out of an under prepared Del Mar after the Classic and arrived not in the best frame of mind. That changed immediately when we checked in with a gentleman in a suit and the perfect demeanor who seated us quickly. Derrick was the consummate professional waiter who guided us through the evening and found a great wine well below what I told him our limit was. The desserts are made on premises (a rarity) and were over the top excellent. A great restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I'm tired of getting Luke warm food I asked Chick our server please I have eaten here a lot over last six months but am tired of food not hot. He said I guarantee it will be appetizers not hot mashed potatoes again sent back time replacement came dinner over. Management should try Eddie Vs they may learn something , won't be going back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Expensive but good. Acoustics not good making too much noise.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We experienced long waiting time for our food and a arrogant server. Spoiled our evening as we were there to celebrate my boyfriends 30 birthday. Management did intervene this was not acceptable for this kind of establishment

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were greeted warmly and courteously. The bar service was quick and the happy hour cocktails were delicious - no watering down here. When we walked to our table it was decorated to show it was a special occasion. That was truly appreciated and the baked Alaska dessert was amazing to say the least. The service was spot on without being overbearing.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate over a good meal of seafood.
What was especially nice and noted is the call I received the day after checking to be sure we had a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The appetizers and desserts were really very tasty. The main course was just ok...not much flavor, but not bad. Just ok. The servers were great. The atmosphere was nice. It's a bit pricey.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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