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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (58 reviews)
“stone crab” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (108 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in La Jolla for the month and from the reviews decided this would bee a great place to celebrate our anniversary with friends. Now, admittedly, we are all over 70, but when will restaurants realize that we should not be relegated to the...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the Stone Crab because my daughter and I have been obsessed with it since she lived in Chicago and we ate at Joe’s, but wow, we didn’t expect the filet of beef in the Surf n Turf to be the Highlight of...More

Thank labrat1996
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fantastic service (Chick, our server was very attentive) and wonderful atmosphere. We definitely will be back!

Thank tdsea
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I waited too long to write review and include some photos. Amazing Anniversary dinner. Really Good place. The Crab Cakes were good. I would recommend ordering less sauce. Tuna, Shrimp excellent. Amazing Carrot Cake. The Best!!

Thank Martin S
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Reunion of two well-traveled couples (1 French & 1 American) with 15 years of catching up to do. Dined on the patio and enjoyed great hospitality, attentive table service, and exceptional seafood. Prices may be 20 percent or so above some rivals, but every plate...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We stopped by Truluck's for a late Friday Happy Hour/Dinner. Getting there at just after 4:30 allowed us to have our pick of bar-height tables in the lounge area. Our server Michelle was friendly and courteous. We had a glass of chardonnay and a beer...More

Thank gordonc11
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

If you’re into seafood and steaks, Truluck’s is the perfect place. We got impressive pieces of crab and lobster and I got a perfect cooked steak. The wine list is interesting and the waiters were very nice... Definitely worth a visit!

Thank PSyhler
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Omg, The best dinner ever!!! Sea bass was unbelievable and scallops cooked perfectly. Great time with a fabulous waiter!

Thank fiveftbarbie
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Arrived the hosted wanted to sit us right in front I wanted something more inanimate when asked if we could sit in another location she got real flustered .keep in mind the place was NOT busy

Thank BajaMike2014
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We went to have lunch here. The service was great! The food quality was over the top! 💯! The restaurant itself is a bit too dark for my taste, but the service and food quality more than make up for this! I will definitely will...More

1  Thank Pablo S
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Yes they did the night we were there.
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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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses. Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle.
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