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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House

8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
+1 858-453-2583
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (50 reviews)
“stone crab” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (105 reviews)
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8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was good! Warning: If you get the sauteed mussels as an appetizer, you might be too stuffed to finish your dinner. The sauce the mussels come with is delicious and it comes with a huge piece of Texas toast to soak it up...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a delicious meal at the bar. The stone crab was fresh and delicious and the service was prompt and courteous. Nice music too.

1  Thank Jhoge123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome meal and dinner. Calamari was too salty. Russell, Zac, Jose and Ed are awesome. We didn’t have a reso but they made us feel like rockstars. Thanks to the hostess and chefs. Music was great. Bravo Trulucks.

Thank ny0507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have heard good things about the various Trulucks restaurants around the country. We finally decided to give the one in our backyard a try. We were not disappointed. The food is exceptional. We are seafood buffs and Trulucks is obviously a...More

Thank Westm44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was my wife's birthday and I always wanted to take her to that restaurant but it turned out to be a nightmare the service was fantastic but the food very reappointed so bad that we had to go eat some where else

Thank Ramon De S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short of flying to Miami and driving to South Beach and Joe's Stone Crabs, Truluck's offers a great experience in a very nice setting. We arrived relatively early following a charity event cocktail party at the Hyatt, and settled into martini's (very cold, very dry)...More

Thank SOCALGourmet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to meet after work for happy hour and relaxing. Cool, hip and comfortable. Sophisticated venue with great cocktails and appetizers; first class meals.

Thank Anastopolous
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truluck's was recommended by our San Diego cousins and we understand why. The service staff, from the front desk to Brian our waiter, was welcoming and efficient. The food was fresh, appetizing, attractively presented, and delicious. We has a seafood sampler to start: outstanding oysters,...More

1  Thank Jack800
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for a Christmas present and was not let down by both the food abd service. Our server was very attentive, and make sure our every need was meet without being over the top. The food was also very good and worth the price....More

Thank Nhung N
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I love Stone Crab so any opportunity to enjoy this delicacy from the East Coast is appreciated. We were staying at the Hyatt La Jolla (will review later) and were happy to see this restaurant and it's offerings across the parking lot. Lot's of good...More

Thank Jo Ann S
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Yes they did the night we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-453-2583
  • E-mail
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.
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