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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 #3 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
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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Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Known for Stone Crabs -- fresh seafood and a lively and entertaining bar scene -- this restaurant lives up to all of that and more. I've eaten at this Truluck's often, but first review -- and have never had anything but an exceptional meal. There is a happy hour bar menu that has great prices on BBQ Shrimp - Oysters... More

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La Jolla, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Service and food are impeccable. Try the colossal stone crab claws. Before dinner have a cocktail at the bar. You won't be disappointed. Best happy hour in southern california.

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Lake Forest, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For our anniversary we wanted to get out of Orange County and try someplace new, for us. Wound up in La Jolla. Appreciated they let me in since I was way under dressed. Tried the Happy Hour in the Bar. Naima was our server. Tried the Bellini drink and the hot spicy shrimp. Total was 14. We were then taken... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Truluck's is an addition to the La Jolla dining scene since I had last been there. And when I saw it listed #1, I thought it worth taking a look at. Turns out the chain originates in Houston, where my very well-heeled neighbour in Colorado has her main home. I asked her about it. She said, "Yeah, we've been there"... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm sure: Truluck's deserves a complete 5 stars for the food, the service and the very pleasant atmosphere. This restaurant is located in La Jolla, just facing the Hyatt hotel. My husband and I went there by chance, though the day after would be a special occasion (our anniversary). We were seated on a comfortable couch, low lights, perfect atmosphere.... More

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Covington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Food was awesome. Our 2nd best dining experience in San Diego next to Addison. Molly was our server and she was great. This is a wonderful atmosphere with excellent choices and fresh food. You need to give this place a try.

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Toledo, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Truluck's is off the I-5. Even though my reservation was for 5pm, the I-5 was already +\-5 mph. Try a different route if possible. Street parking can be found, but be prepared for a 1-2 block or valet for $7-8. I chose the 2 block walk in San Diego's notoriously perfect weather. My waitress, Molly, was extremely knowledgeable as to... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to Truluck's for happy hour and couldn't be happier. It has a fantastic bar and happy hour features half price drinks. Fantastic bartender and a truly classy bar. We had apps which were delicious. While we didn't have a full supper, we talked to several couples who drove a distance just to eat here. This is one of... More

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San Diego, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Situated in La Jolla, I already knew the food would be great. It's right next to a beautiful hotel (Hyatt) and a Flemings steakhouse. Classic dark dining room with leather and wood furnishings, white table service. Visited this place as part of team executive dinner. Nice thing was there was a happy hour going on in the bar area with... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The staff was all fabulous except for the hostess. Her appearance and her apathy was not congruent with the restaurant. Our waitress was great, the food was exquisite. We shared a surf and turf dinner. The tenderloin melted in my mouth and the very large lobster was done to perfection and so fresh.

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