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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House

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8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-453-2583
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for good crab and seafood and want to pay high gor it trulucks is your place, oysters are fresh and the crab is also fresh, lobster bisque is not that good. Service is very good. Ambiance is ok, even though there were business men all over the place. It is expensive but kind of worth it!

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Thank K8RdeC
The Woodlands
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a glass of wine for $11.5 and that was probably one of or the cheapest glass of wine you could find. We were too full for appetizers so just ordered the main dishes. I had South African Lobster Tail and my daughter had the Chef's Fillet. Each one around $46-48. Both of them were very good but not... More 

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Olrando
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank W3232FAroberth
San Diego, California
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239 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Pookeygirl
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 OK but not priced on the menu. Made you feel like a cheap skake to... More 

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San Diego, CA
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147 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, but great for a special occasion.

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Thank KLD101
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 there before their Monday night all you can eat Stone Crab special comes to an... More 

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Thank kraskew
San Diego, CA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Montana
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as our server. The lobster at Truluck's is hard to beat and the steaks are... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Restaurant Details

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