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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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 205
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Great!

Over the top high end delicious with good presentation, service, etc. You'll find a commensurate level price for your meal, but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
ashgoodman
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Over the top high end delicious with good presentation, service, etc. You'll find a commensurate level price for your meal, but worth it.

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Dana Point, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to Truluck's to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. Everyone thought that the service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We started with oysters on the half shell that were the freshest we ever had. I had the sea bass which was outstanding. My daughter had the salmon with Bearnaise sauce topped with shrimp and crab. The restaurant... More 

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Holzkirchen, Germany
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

we visited San Diego and tried out 4 steak houses. Although we did nit believe that is was possible this steakhouse has topped them all (and that includes Morton´s)! Best tender steak Mignon, by far best seafood platter esp. Alaska king crab. Also best Moscau Mule. And the service was attentively but never importunately, just perfect

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great restaurant. Piano / saxophone player in the bar area. Beautiful dark wood, mirrors, leather booths...old school with a new hip vibe. The food was amazing. I had Alaskan king crab legs which were fantastic! Great wine list. Would definitely return.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It started with the sounds of a jazzy keyboard player and vocalist, who also style on the sax. His rendition of Ray Charles' Georgie on My Mind wit the spot. The waiter was knowledgable... knew the menu, and we were all in. i had a Wedge Salad, followed by a Blackened Swordfish over rice, covered with a tasty, spicy sauce... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

while we consider ourselves 'foodies' and fortunate as my wife is a chef at home, this experience was unbelievable. the oysters, stone crabs were amazing ... along with their mignonettes. the tuna tataki and steak were succulent ... and wow for the mash potatoes. our waiter was an interesting fellow ... a true connoisseur and enthusiast of crab! forgot his... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I just say... Tuna Tartare Tower... It was a real experience! Everyone must try! In addition, they offer a lot of other meals that I have to try in Future!

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Basel, Switzerland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We chose this place as we were looking for a nice restaurant to eat crab and seafood. This is a fine dining establishment, with live singer (at least on Saturdays it seems), on the pricey side. You will probably need to book a table, unless you come late as we did (after 8.30 pm). The food was very good, but... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food was very good. It was cooked to perfection. The service was great, our waitress was very friendly and knew the menu well. They do have a dress code so I would check their website for that. It was definitely worst it and I will come again and again.

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We came here on a holiday date night. We opted for some pre dinner Martinis which were just fantastic. We then opted to just go for a selection of appetisers as we were spoilt for choice. By far our favourite was the tuna tartare tower. Sam our server was attentive and the wine recommendations from sammy were outstanding. This meal... 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: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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