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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 4,078 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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Marietta, Georgia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Chandler, Arizona
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156 reviews 156 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not usually a fan of chains but had never been and decided to give it a try. I would put this on par with Ruth's Chris, but for crab. All things crab were fabulous, particularly the crab fried rice and crab mac and cheese. Service was solid, drinks were good and wine list was thorough. Very nice atmosphere as well.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This has got to be one of the best restaurant I have ever eaten at and was the perfect place to celebrate my boyfriend and my 5 year anniversary. To start, the service is superb. We were greeted warmly and immediately sat even though we were about 20 min late to our reservation. Our waiter was promptly at the table... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a true "dining experience". While it was loud waiting in the bar for our table, the noise all but disappeared once we were seated. Our servers, Chick and Matt, were a great team, and made us feel like we were the only table they were serving. Our appetizer, a dozen oysters, served on a bed of ice, with... More

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Valencia
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25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The first time I ate at Trulucks was in Dallas Texas. I was with my wife for a convention and it was so good we went back a 2nd night. I thought I had to go back to Joe's in Miami to find Florida stone crab. We'll I was wrong. My wife and I just had stone crab and some... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

my husband took me here for our anniversary and we absolutely loved it! The ambiance was perfect with low light and candles. The service was top knotch, we really felt doted on. We both ordered steak and it cooked perfectly and so tender that it just melted in your mouth. 100% recommend! they also brought us out a complimentary Anniversary... More

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london
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

A great mix on our table of seafoods and meats, all were cooked to perfection. A great atmosphere, great service and setting. Forget the fact it's part of a very small chain, this is fresh ,quality food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Their happy hour is the best in San Diego county hands down! Cheap and absolutely delicious! I'm absolutely sold and will be back shortly!

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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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