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Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
8584532583
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Ranked #2 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Village Drive
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Perris, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It was a very nice surprise for my birthday, my husband arranged to be this beautiful flowers at the table, and the food and ambience it was just perfect.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were a party of six business colleagues and from the first step in this restaurant everything was great. The service was attentive and not intrusive,professionally trained and advised us well on food choices. Food was good and 'easy' so our business conversations flowed unobstructed. All in all it was a great experience and highly recommended when in San Diego

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San DIego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You can tell from the moment you walk in that this is a special place. The decor and lighting just ooze class. Of course, you go to a restaurant for the food--and that didn't disappoint, either. I had the scallops, which were cooked to perfection and served on a delicious crab and tomato salad. Instead of the Szechuan green beans,... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We sat outside to enjoy the evening. It was a little chilly but they have heaters and fire pits. It was stone crab season and I was delighted to get this on the west coast. Food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. It is expensive but it was our splurge meal. Cost about $170 for two. Very enjoyable meal.... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After a long hard day at work we were on our way to see the play Wicked in San Diego, but dinner was the plan prior to the play. My girlfriend and I were in the mood for a good Steak, but we wanted a change from our regular Steak house, for change only. I searched my trusty smart phone... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was our first visit to Trulucks and to be honest, I had no idea how highly rated it was here in San Diego (#2 on Trip Advisor). The "experience" was excellent and the food was all very good, some of it superb. The crab cake appetizer was possibly the best I ever had. My wife waved about her entire... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Easily one of the best seafood restaurants in San Diego, and I've had their NY, also perfectly cooked and delicious!

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Marietta, Georgia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Truluck's is very conveniently located across the parking lot from the lovely Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, which is adjacent the office complex where I have the good fortune to meet a major client several times a year. We have adjourned in the evening to Truluck's on more than one occasion. They have nice seating options both inside and outside... More 

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California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Excellent shellfish. They had so many variety of crabs, some I've never even tried before. I would definitely try their crab dishes here. Very fresh and meaty. The service was top-notched. Our waitress was attentive and very helpful. Unfortunately, they lacked a decent selection of beer (but their wine selection is quite good). If you go crazy ordering crab appetizers,... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food presentation was excellent, the portion size was above average, and the service was excellent. I can see why this restaurant has been ranked #1 for several years. The wait staff was attentive but not obnoxious - they had the perfect blend of taking care of our needs. The only drawback is that the live music, at the beginning... More 

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Additional Information about Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

Address: 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
Phone Number: 8584532583
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: Seafood

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