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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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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Romantic (73)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
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Good for a Date (64)
Live Music (60)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Business Meals (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Worth the Drive (37)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Cozy (23)
Hot Spot (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Authentic (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our seafood was bland, obviously frozen (not fresh) and low quality. Quite a shock compared to the price and ambiance set by the restaurant. Not at our expectations at all

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

We were truly impressed with all aspects, ie; beauty,elegance,menu,availability,and extremely courteous service and staff. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this establishment to ANYONE. 😊👍🙏👏

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Always my favorite!
Love Mon night all-you-can-eat Stone Crabs!

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Live Music, Hot Spot, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable, the staff is very kind, food tasted excellent. Overall, an excellent experience.
Just one thing, my take home stone crab, 4 nice claws but no mustard sauce! !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing!!! The food is the best in all San Diego!! Carrot cake is wowww!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was fabulous and the staff were wonderfully accommodating and welcoming. We were celebrating my father's birthday (which I indicated when I made the reservation) and everyone from the hostess to the waiters wished him a happy birthday and they gave us a special flaming baked Alaska.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had an absolutely fantastic dinner. My wife and I typically shy away from chain restaurants due to the excellent food options in San Diego. This is by far our best dining experience in the San Diego area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful evening with great food and service!!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing! You’ll be in love. Best King Crabs. The food is so fresh and delicious you’ll be craving for more. Service is superb and ambiance was perfect! What more could you ask for?

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was wonderful! Great for date night and the ambiance was beautiful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

PJ is an exceptional member of your team. He made us feel welcomed and made the birthday celebration special. The food and ambiance was great. Thank you!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great dining experience and really great special occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always a great dining experience at Trulucks. The services is first rate and the food is delicious. Thank you for another great meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing all the way around! Our server was awesome and we loved everything! This was our second visit and we will be back!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is by far the best steak and seafood restaurant I’ve been to and I’ve been to plenty. Everything was amazing from the live pianist and singer to the waiter and of course the food. I would definitely dine back here to recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excelente! Super recomendado

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our Thanksgiving feast was a success as always. Stone Crabs for appetizer and Turkey dinner for main meal, all was delectable! Matt, our server was spot on without being pushy or rushing us! We’ll be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service, food was good.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Such a wonderful restaurant with amazing service, if you're looking for someplace to celebrate a special occasion I definitely recommend. Our server was absolutely amazing. He regularly checked up on us and made sure we were happy with our food. Empty plates did not stay on our table for long!
The food was beautiful. Everything was so tasty and flavourful. Dining was an experience in itself :)
Also free dessert! Baked Alaska wowed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A great meal and evening. Will repeat!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Baby making kinda night

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Excellent food and waitstaff. Extremely noisy.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Food and service exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Everything was great. Sammy does an outstanding job!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Anniversary

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 (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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 (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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