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Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

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8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-453-2583
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Canyon Lake, California
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Greg S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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409 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SFLeonce
San Ramon, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Across from the Hyatt Regency, fantastic steaks & seafood. Get the shrimp appetizer with fresh horseradish to start your dinner off right. Friendly service, but watch the "upsell"

Thank BaileyKuma
Fairfax, Virginia
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an outstanding dinner. PJ was a great waiter and was constantly ensuring we had everything we needed. Twin lobster tails, stuffed lobster tails, and steak were great. Tuna for our gluten free was bland, use seasoning please . Pick it up chef don't be lazy. Highly recommend.

Thank Jeff I
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and fancy restaurant. Food, service and ambience are outstanding. Very expensive though. Nice place to give yourself a treat.

Thank eduardops60
Carlsbad, CA
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360 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow what a night to remember. Great choices of wine by the glass and excellent bar scene with live Jazz music. The stone crab was great as always. The 4 of us had different dishes. I had the Salmon Bearnaise and side of brussel sprouts, done to perfection and great taste. The Tuna Tartare Tower prepared at the table was... More 

Thank John R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect place for meeting business colleagues. Is this the best food I have ever had? No. I had the beef filet. It was tender and flavorful. I've had better but it was wonderful. It came with mashed potatoes that were lukewarm. I wish I had realized that there was no vegetable included because I would have ordered one. All... More 

Thank Christina S
Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a conference and decided to try Truluck's. What a great choice! First of all, the service by Julian was impeccable! My husband said his filet was among the best he has ever had. I had a lobster tail that was perfectly prepared. We hope to have the he opportunity to dine there again soon!

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?