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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Celebration dinner

We went to this fantastic place to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday and we had an amazing time. The food was outstanding as was the service. Many thanks to Ivan who was extremely good at his job. He made our evening perfect. 💜

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Sussibell
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SpÄnga
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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SpÄnga
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went to this fantastic place to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday and we had an amazing time. The food was outstanding as was the service. Many thanks to Ivan who was extremely good at his job. He made our evening perfect. 💜

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Charleston, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Truluck's is directly across from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla which was the reason for our first and only visit. The seafood was average but that review must be balanced with the fact that we live in Charleston SC and accustomed to their awesome seafood restaurants. The cocktails here were excellent and worth just coming to the bar. Atmosphere was... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Delicious tuna tartare to start the evening - we had a booth that unfortunately faced the kitchen and bathroom, but the waiter was very thorough and the rib eye steak was perfectly done.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have had many great meals at Trulucks. It's the finest Seafood in San Diego. The food is always very fresh and delicious. Every server is Excellent. Management goes the extra mile to accommodate us. They even call the next day. Expensive, worth it, celebrate!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had reservations at a different restaurant for Valentine's Day, but we were hungry earlier and decided to stop by Truluck's for happy hour. Of course they were booked for Valentine's Day, so we sat in the lounge, with our 3 kids ;) The service was perfect and the drinks were some of the best ones I have ever had.... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great happy hour drinks and prices. Dinner was delicious and perfectly paced. Never rushed. The desserts are ridiculously large though. One can easiy feed 4 people

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Took my wife to Truluck's for Valentines dinner. It was our first visit to this restaurant and definitely won't be our last. My wife had the sea bass and I had the cobia. Both were perfectly prepared and well presented. Very extensive wine list and amazing desserts. Upon leaving we were given a selection of dark chocolates and a CD... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We celebrated a family birthday and three of us had the surf & turf...consensus best lobster we have enjoyed in a restaurant. Sammie, our waiter, suggested the South African lobster and as the menu indicates, it's the Rolls Royce of lobster. Service, decor and the complimentary dishes were exceptional.

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springfield, mo
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51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to Truluck for the crab. We were not disappointed. We sat at the bar for about an hour before dinner to enjoy happy hour. We really enjoyed the piano player. The bartenders were great. Dinner was amazing. We loved our meal and our waiter was fantastic. The whole experience was wonderful.

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San Diego, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are looking for an awesome evening..Turluck's is the place to go. They not only have a very extensive seafood & wine menu, the service is fantastic! If you have someone in your party celebrating a bithday they go out of there way to make sure the person is made to feel very SPECIAL...The dessert is made just for... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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