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Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

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8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-453-2583
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the variety of foods, entrees, side dishes and desserts. The wine selection is very impressive. The service is top notch.

Thank ellienow
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Truluck's menu is quite expensive ($125-150/per person) and while the food MAY be worth the price how could you possibly know when there is SO much noise you are unable to converse or enjoy the evening you are paying for -- Too Bad!

Thank genevieve3290
Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I tend to go for salads or international cuisine, so we rarely treat ourselves to classy, higher end restaurants. We had dinner here with a wedding party after the ceremony at La Jolla Shores beach and were very impressed with everything. I enjoyed king crab legs with garlic potatoes and broccoli. My husband loved the Alaskan striped... More 

Thank lifeinsagebrush
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks were on point, service was A-1 and the stone crab claws were very good. No downsides here. #ChainGang

Thank BrandonEhrhardt
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent place. We ate lightly. Split a wedge that was enormous. Lots of bacon, good blue cheese dressing, fresh crisp lettuce. The crab cake was superior, one the best ever. Very little filler, nice seared. The ahi was very fresh, no cartilage. It could have had more sesame oil but that is my preference, my wife loved it. Wine... More 

Thank Palmer R
Hammond, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has to be one of the best meals we have ever had. Not inexpensive but service and food was top shelf. Had raw oysters and were hands down best we have ever tasted. Steak was cooked perfect and amazing. Received follow up call next day from management making sure we had good experience. Nice touch.

Thank fe161i9
Canyon Lake, California
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142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Jennifer greeted us in the bar with a big smile and perfect service. She was prompt and very attentive..the Best! The piano music was so nice to sooth our day...nice touch. The remainder of the evening was perfect. It was our anniversary and we told them ahead and what a wonderful surprise when we went to the table!! our server... More 

Thank 2kitty2
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went to Truluck’s for my wife’s birthday. Excellent experience. Absolutely fabulous. Derek our server was polite, attentive (without rushing us – delicate balance), and personable. We had a table that was on the “split line” between the dining area and the lounge affording us audio/visual access to the live entertainment (nicely maintained at conversational volumes). Food was great. I had... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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865 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We made a reservation at Truluck's and the staff remembered our names. We were hoping that they would offer stone crab claws from Baja California, but they said it wasn't in season. We had small Santa Barbara crab claws that were expensive but not the same at all. The steak was very good. The miso sea bass was excellent. My... More 

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Munich, Germany
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408 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have been to Trulucks several times, especially enjoying their happy hour, but this dinner was not very nice. While drinks and food were excellent (always enjoy the jumbo shrimp, the crabcakes and the lobster bisque as well as their steaks), the service was far too hectic and made the dinner very unenjoyable. Our waiter (and all others around us)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
American, Seafood
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-453-2583

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