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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 292
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  • 84
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 6
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  • 4
    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
Definately the best!

great variety of wines, the best waiter... we had chilled shelfish platter for four as a starter..nice taste of best dishes..then the dutch harbour king crab and the pacific swordfish steak..everything was excellent..the best dinner ihave ever had in USA..definately a must eat place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ismail A
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Ankara Province, Turkey
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Ankara Province, Turkey
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great variety of wines, the best waiter... we had chilled shelfish platter for four as a starter..nice taste of best dishes..then the dutch harbour king crab and the pacific swordfish steak..everything was excellent..the best dinner ihave ever had in USA..definately a must eat place!

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Thank Ismail A
Escondido, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I showed up a little after 4:30pm when only the bar is open. I ordered the fried crab in lettuce cups, raw tuna tower, and red door martini. The martini arrived first, so it hit my empty stomach and seemed very potent. I seldom drink alcohol, so maybe that is part of it, but very soon I was too buzzed/impaired... More 

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Thank Erik K
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a special occasion Truluck's is a great place. My husband and I share the Crab and get plenty to eat. Also the mussels are very tasty for a starter. This is an ideal place to enjoy San Diego seafood.

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Thank KBJacobs619
San Diego
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped by to share a meal and have a cocktail in the bar/lounge area. Drinks were excellent. Food was great, and piano and two people singing were terrific. What a great ambiance.

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Thank Robert B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here for business Service was good and food was good but not great I had fish which was nicely cooked Wine was average Place was v busy and quite noisy Not sure I would come here if i was paying myself

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some friends had recommended we come here; we made reservations and arrived to find the restaurant at one end of a row of 4 restaurants in an office park. At least there was valet parking. We were welcomed perfunctorily and led to a table in the rather large, very noisy dining room. I was thinking that this wasn't going to... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner, you need reservations. Our waiters was very friendly and knowledgable, very aware of when to engage and when not to engage. Overall had great service and appreciated the suggestions made by both our waiters.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed dinner here while staying at the hyatt. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable. We overall had great service and appreciated the suggestions made All three of us thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meals ( bread, salads, wine, crab legs, appetizers, ahi, steak, desserts)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was phenomenal - friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent although a little too rich for my taste but really a minor observation compared to just how great it was. The bar area was vibrant with happy hour "hangers-on" but far enough away from the dining room to not be noisy. All in all a fabulous great... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Trulucks for the first time Saturday, 1/16/16. We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. My Husband has been dying to try stone crab so I was delighted to see it was in season and it is one of Trulucks specialities. The service is superb and the food is prepared to perfection. The ambiance is very comfortable and romantic. We... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?