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Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

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8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122 (La Jolla Village Drive)
8584532583
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 196
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite Dining!!!

I truly had not had the occasion, nor the time to re-visit the fine dining experience and amenities offered at Truluck's. Our initial dining experience, had been approximately 3 years earlier, prior to my becoming a rater for TripAdvisor. On this most recent occasion about three weeks ago, my wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
voiceman46
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I truly had not had the occasion, nor the time to re-visit the fine dining experience and amenities offered at Truluck's. Our initial dining experience, had been approximately 3 years earlier, prior to my becoming a rater for TripAdvisor. On this most recent occasion about three weeks ago, my wife and I met with friends at Truluck's, for dinner. It... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Everything was fine until about 1/2 hour later. Got terribly ill. Probably the oysters. All exits open. They called for follow up. I told them what happened. I got a lot of corporate "We are all about quality ... we will check ... we will do this and that." I followed up with another call. The manager knew nothing about... More 

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Montana
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33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The service is impeccable The wine list diverse The lobster tail juicy and HUGE The filet melts in your mouth

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here for a special occasion, and was amazed by the place. Very nice design and comfortable. The food was excellent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This very special restaurant is beautifully designed and serves very fresh and well prepared seafood. Located near La Jolla(UTC) in a restaurant complex adjacent to the Hyatt it attracts locals who are celebrating a big night out as well as tourists. Service and food are top notch. Been there on about six occasions and never disappointed. Is pricey but well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I ate at Truluck's yesterday because of the excellent reviews. Immediately on arrival, I was put off by the loud music. The restaurant wasn't very crowded and the music would have made it difficult to talk. We ate outside, in a lovely area next to the fire pit, where the music was a little quieter. We first... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our group had 4 people on a business trip to San Diego. I picked Truluck from the high ranking status. The settings were very nice and pleasant. The service was warm & friendly. However the food and the wine were subpar. I ordered jumbo south african Lobster tail ($80+) which the restaurant called this "Rollsroyce of lobster". However the three... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

delicious but very expensive if eating dinner. Go to happy hour. There is a nice selection of food and wine and they sometimes have a pianist. Try to park on the street, its free

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service and food are some of the best in the country I would venture to say. The servers are very familiar with the fresh seafood available and are able to answer any question about menu choices. A friend who had the lobster tail said it was the best she had ever had. The ONLY reason I gave it 4... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had Filet with the stone crabs and was fantastic. Exceptional service. Men wear a sport coat or you will definitely feel underdressed.

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Restaurant Details

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: 8584532583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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