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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

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  • 198
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Crabs go fine dining

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Baryla
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Basel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 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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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I truly had not had the occasion, nor the time to re-visit the fine dining experience and amenities offered at Truluck's. Our initial dining experience, had been approximately 3 years earlier, prior to my becoming a rater for TripAdvisor. On this most recent occasion about three weeks ago, my wife and I met with friends at Truluck's, for dinner. It... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Honestly, everything was solid. The King crab was a bit dry and lacked some flavor. My server was very slow getting to me and not very attentive throughout the meal. With this restaurant listing as an upscale restaurant it was not impressive.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Everything was fine until about 1/2 hour later. Got terribly ill. Probably the oysters. All exits open. They called for follow up. I told them what happened. I got a lot of corporate "We are all about quality ... we will check ... we will do this and that." I followed up with another call. The manager knew nothing about... More 

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Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The service is impeccable The wine list diverse The lobster tail juicy and HUGE The filet melts in your mouth

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went here for a special occasion, and was amazed by the place. Very nice design and comfortable. The food was excellent.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This very special restaurant is beautifully designed and serves very fresh and well prepared seafood. Located near La Jolla(UTC) in a restaurant complex adjacent to the Hyatt it attracts locals who are celebrating a big night out as well as tourists. Service and food are top notch. Been there on about six occasions and never disappointed. Is pricey but well... More 

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I ate at Truluck's yesterday because of the excellent reviews. Immediately on arrival, I was put off by the loud music. The restaurant wasn't very crowded and the music would have made it difficult to talk. We ate outside, in a lovely area next to the fire pit, where the music was a little quieter. We first... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?