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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
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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
Excellent service during business meeting in private room

We had a business meeting for 25 people. The food was excellently presented and at the right temperature. The servers were attentive without being obtrusive

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Sarah B
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San Diego, California, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a business meeting for 25 people. The food was excellently presented and at the right temperature. The servers were attentive without being obtrusive

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The best Happy Hour menu and food in town. Real professional servers and bartenders. I hate the term "classy", but it fits.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

for seafood lovers - awesome selection, restaurant service is very professional. Happy hour at the bar area is awesome, good selection on drinks, interesting appetizers, very reasonable prices.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved it all. Crab legs, lobster, wine selection, and service were all superb. Great place to go for any special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was excellently prepared and the staff is awesome here! It is expensive so go here for a special occasion.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to Truluck's a few times now and all of my dining experiences have been excellent. The only exception, might have been the stone crabs. I grew up in Florida and was hoping to reproduce the "Joe's" experience. The claws I ordered (similar in price to Florida) were considerably smaller and just didn't scream freshness. I know they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The all you can eat crab special, all their sides, every entree I've ever tried and even the dessert are among the best my husband and I have ever had. To top it off, the ambience and service are classy and impreccable. This is our destination of choice when celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions! Worth every cent!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

They are known for their seafood and have won 'best in San Diego' on the past. We sat outside (there is a piano in the bar, which makes it VERY noisy inside) and had an excellent meal, with very good service.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in UTC, a few miles from the water, so new views of crashing waves while you dine, but other than that it is one of my absolute FAVS in San Diego. #1- the happy hour is great. Get there early to get a seat...they go quickly #2- ambiance is good for romance, business, and family #3- feels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a first class restaurant. They are known for seafood, crab in particular, and the reputation is well-deserved. We had a party of 11 and a number of us had crab, and one had salmon. The dishes were good, as were appetizers such as shrimp and calamari. One of us had steak, which was outstanding. The service was good.... 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: Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, 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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