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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” (58 reviews)
“stone crab” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (108 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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Reviewed 2 days ago

went in solo and got offered the restaurant or the bar, so i took that bar as it was happy hour. The took care to move me to a better spot than the one i hurried chosen on my own. I had a Voila! cocktail...More

Thank julie r
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had a lovely dining experience on a Saturday night. I was not able to get an Open Table reservation before 8 pm, but when I called, the receptionist, Lisa, mentioned outside dining and a secondary dining area at 6 (more consistent with our...More

1  Thank Henry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for happy hour. It's one of the best seafood restaurants, an enormous amout of awards, however we went for happy hour. It was low lighting which I love, a piano player, white table cloths it was fabulous. They have outstanding appetizers- we had...More

Thank skinnygirl140
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I prefer dining in the lounge instead of the dining room. The man at the piano is great and the service is spectacular. Our, waitress, Julie, was a gem. Exceedingly attentive, but not obtrusive. Oysters, shrimp, Caesar salad and nut bread were all perfect. The...More

Thank catatthebeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are always wonderful. I get particularly excited if they have Branzini on the menu! Cooked simply and just divine!

Thank earlene m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place based upon reviews and did not disappoint. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Trulucks reminds me of my favorite restaurant in Vegas, the seafood place located inside the Forum Shops. I love the fact they have stone crabs fresh all year. This...More

Thank Liza B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! This was our first time dinning at Truluck's. A dear friend was treating us to a birthday dinner. They have an amazing happy hour! The crab claws, shrimp cocktail and escargot were all 1/2 price and super yummy! They have great drink specials as...More

1  Thank KLDSanDiego
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We were in La Jolla for the month and from the reviews decided this would bee a great place to celebrate our anniversary with friends. Now, admittedly, we are all over 70, but when will restaurants realize that we should not be relegated to the...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went for the Stone Crab because my daughter and I have been obsessed with it since she lived in Chicago and we ate at Joe’s, but wow, we didn’t expect the filet of beef in the Surf n Turf to be the Highlight of...More

Thank labrat1996
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great food, fantastic service (Chick, our server was very attentive) and wonderful atmosphere. We definitely will be back!

Thank tdsea
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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