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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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Whitefish, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with impeccable service. The food was mostly good but way overpriced vs value. The spring greens salad was wonderful; the creamed spinach not.

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Thank gsm0ntana
California, Maryland
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222 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The live jazz was definitely the highlight of our meal, along with Dennis, our waiter. The food was more suited to portly gourmands who demand vast portion sizes. Although prices were high, the quality didn't compare with San Francisco.

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Thank WorldTraveler9
New York City, New York
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here the positives Excellent Apps Crab Cakes and Crab claws superb for Appetizers. Dinner, the sea bass and flounder were fantastic. Drinks tasty and well poured. The downside: Pricy $6.50,a crap claw?, they we're one bite each maybe 1.5 bites . The waiter obviously "Upsales" always sells and picks the highest priced items and wine.. Little annoying. No free parking... More 

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Thank CarreraPorsche
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Don't always do a follow up review but in this case it's merited, primarily due to the server, Brian. He really knows the "art" of service and coupled with the very high quality of the food creates a high value experience. The food has always been good, but this time the service across the board seemed noticeably improved. The red... More 

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Thank fdl1948
San Diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I have had some of the best meals ever at this restaurant. The place is upscale and the food is equally upscale. I've had unbelievably good steaks and tuna here. The place is nice for a business meal or for a romantic dinner.

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Thank Gerald Y
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Piano player & singer. Happy hour bites is good. Parking is either in a structure or street. This is up sale in an upscale part of town. Don't show up in shorts and tank top. Great happy hour for young professionals and adult dinners. Stone crabs!

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Thank Jetset18MelM
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went there last week for dinner and had a perfect prime New York Steak. Also had the fresh Florida Sone Crab claws which were delicious.

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Thank Chick O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went here specifically for their STONE CRABS, (not snow crab). I had these in Florida and Truluck's has them flown in. They are a little costly but delicious. Truluck is the only place in San Diego to offer them

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Thank Michael L
Syracuse, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Happy hour was great. Drinks were cheap, the waitress was very sweet. We ordered the fried almond shrimp appetizer and shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were huge! Tasted great too. My first visit, wish there was one in my city.

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Thank Ric B
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Perfect atmosphere, service & food. This IS fine dining at its best! Great attention to detail & service was exceptional.

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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?