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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
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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La Quinta, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, unbelievable service and attention to detail make this a perfect special occasion restaurant or if you just want to have a fantastic meal and feel like a king (or Queen). Check out the Stone Crab special during the season.

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Thank mike w
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was delicious and server/bartender was friendly, attentive and knowlegeable. We shared several items and enjoyed some good wine. Also bartender offered us some samples of wine and made some suggestions.

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San Diego, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok you would think close to the ocean great seafood, but no in San Diego the good seafood places are few and far in between, the exception is Truluck's. Located in the golden triangle the seafood is great, try Monday's in season when you can have all the stone crab claws for a set price, I know they are medium... More 

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6:00 P.M. on a Friday night and we were running late. I called and told the hostess we would be 15 minutes late and she told us not to worry; What a relief. After dropping our car with the Valet we were seated immediately. The décor is very nice, the music selection was perfect and there was a two piece... More 

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew from the greeting by Maitre D' Christian Cargo that this was going to be a wonderful experience. We were immediately welcomed by our host Andrew who was witty and charming. The wine list is top shelf as are the craft cocktails, my favorite the Red Door martini, a house specialty. Truluck's is known for high quality seafood from... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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283 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were celebrating an anniversary and decided to travel across town and experience Trulucks. And it was very good and worth the trip. In traffic. On a Friday night. But be carefull of the Lobster Bisque. It is advertised as being sppicy and indeed it is. Very tasty but whatever the secret to the heat is, it does not hit... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was alone but they have an eating bar in the lounge that is perfect for solo eaters. A nice combo placed excellent music. I had the grilled flounder which was superb. Definitely would go back there.

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Thank medanne1
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took some business clients to Trulucks. I have been to the La Jolla restaurant multiple times and each time I go I wonder why I haven't gone more often. Seafood is excellent, steaks are cooked to your order and the atmosphere is friendly and very classy. Some live music is softly playing in the background; it has a very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. Go for the whole fish option or the king crab leg Both were amazing. Service is outstanding, nice ambiance. There are tables outside by fires that look great.

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Thank FunTravelerXOXO
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It's is a high-end restaurant. The location is excellent and the place is very well presented. They have a large menu but it's worth to focus mainly in the fish ares and save some place for dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?