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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“carrot cake” (46 reviews)
“stone crab” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (92 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had dined at Trulucks in Naples FL and enjoyed it just as much in San Diego. They were able to accommodate our large group and everybody was happy. Trulucks knows seafood.

Thank W3232FAroberth
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous service food cocktails love this place seafood steaks salads happy hour appetizers wonderful huge we like Sunday nights. Older crowd

Thank Pookeygirl
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great location and lots of energy. Restaurant was really friendly and the food was tasty and pleasant to look at. Portions were smaller than I liked and a little pricey. Kind of wanted to order a few plates which ran up the bill. Cocktails were...More

Thank guskonstantin
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ate here with my dining MeetUp group and we had a wonderful dinner. Snow crab claws were very tasty. Most of us had fish, which was perfectly prepared, but I went with a filet which was also excellent. Desserts were to die for. Not inexpensive,...More

Thank KLD101
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Been here 3 times, gotten the Stone Crab claws twice (since my second time stone crabs wasn't in season) they have been GREAT. Their service is impeccable even when my wife & I had our young children with us. I hope we can get back...More

Thank kraskew
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Love, love, love trulucks! Awesome happy hour. Live music seven days a week. Get the Chilean Sea Bass and sub it for sweet and sour sauce. Delish! The carrot cake and key lime pie are phenomenal. Seriously best carrot cake ever!

Thank asc-sandiego
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We LOVE Truluck's and have dined there many times in the past and I have also reviewed them before. Last month we ate there two times. The first time we sat on the patio and had a lovely dinner of surf and turf with Kate...More

Thank WayOutWestMontana
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife and I enjoyed an incredible dining experience. The dinner was delicious! Derek, our waiter, did an fantastic job; his service technique was perfect! The follow-up call thanking us for our visit was a surprise and greatly appreciated.

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lovely restaurant with impeccable service. The food was mostly good but way overpriced vs value. The spring greens salad was wonderful; the creamed spinach not.

Thank gsm0ntana
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The live jazz was definitely the highlight of our meal, along with Dennis, our waiter. The food was more suited to portly gourmands who demand vast portion sizes. Although prices were high, the quality didn't compare with San Francisco.

Thank WorldTraveler9
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Lisa K
Do you have kids menu? If not any kids friendly items?
24 February 2017|
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Lisa K
Do you have kids menu? If not any kids friendly items?
24 February 2017|
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Response from CrushingAdvisor | Property representative |
Truluck's does not offer a kids specific menu. Please contact your local Truluck's for menu questions or simply go to the Truluck's website to review the menus online. Thank you.
Gary F
DoesTruluck allow shared entrees?
10 September 2016|
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Response from fryearoundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we shared everything and they split it for us with no extra charge.
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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