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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House

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8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-453-2583
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Encinitas, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just got home after a lovely dining experience tonight at Truluck's in La Jolla. We started off the evening with the Chilled Shellfish Platter for two, which served as a wonderful segue into our dinner. For entrees, we selected the Miso-Glazed Seabass and the Dutch Harbor King Crab - both were very delicious and we would order them again.... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had seen one of these while in Houston a few years back and wanted to try it but was unable to make it on that trip. I found one in La Jolla on vacation and was excited to finally have a chance to visit. This is a very high end and elegant place. It is advertised as business casual... More 

Thank Tracey I
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to this high end chain a few times. Although it was crowded and we felt rushed at times and ignored at other times, the service was pretty good I had the Ahi Tuna which was excellent ! I had the best chocolate cake i have had in years, great portions I will be back

Thank sana5000
San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is 5 star, piano player that is NOT annoying. Dinning is expensive, but you can get most of the great tastes on Happy Hour in the bar if you plan accordingly

Thank Mike L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is an entire review in and of itself. Nuff said. There have been very miner errors, but each time the solution was above and beyond expections. Our entire group was impressed. So much so, we returned 3 times in 2 months. The food is top notch. Steaks can be added as a side to incredible seafood main attractions,... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

TRULUCK's is the non-pareil finest restaurant in San Diego. The atmosphere is most pleasant. The service is professional and makes the dining experience most enjoyable. The food is presented in appetizing fashion and is delicious.

Thank John d
La Jolla
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truluck's has outstanding food and service. The seafood is fantastic as are the side dishes. Had the sampler appetizer but the Stone Crab Claws were the highlight. Both the Sea Bass and Lobster were amazing. If you have room for dessert the carrot cake in unbelievable. The service is topnotch.

Thank matelajolla
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined here several times and have always had excellent service and great food. Recently hosted a party of twelve and while we did not have a separate room the table set up worked really well for conversation and did not feel like we were disturbing the rest of the dining room. Food as we have come to expect was... More 

Thank C4614CVjim
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is top notch! They have an amazing wine list with great prices. The food and service couldn't be better. I always enjoy going here and look forward to the next time.

Thank John B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious and fresh seafood! Excellent and attentive service. Great combination for a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Regina P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?