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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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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 food, service, but a little over priced!

Truluck is indeed a great seafood restaurant. It is not located in the tourist area of San Diego, where I have lived for nearly 60 years, but across from a high end hotel. The atmosphere within is very nice and the service is excellent. There are many great seafood restaurants in San Diego that can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Truluck is indeed a great seafood restaurant. It is not located in the tourist area of San Diego, where I have lived for nearly 60 years, but across from a high end hotel. The atmosphere within is very nice and the service is excellent. There are many great seafood restaurants in San Diego that can match the quality of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a reservation here on Friday night while we were San Diego for a day. It was simply awesome. My only complaint is that our reservation was for 8 o'clock. We called at 8 to tell them that we would be less than ten minutes late. We got there at 8:07 and they didn't seat us until 8:35 That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food was amazing will be back in San Diego in a few weeks with my kiddos and I will be getting me a steak for sure and the lobster ummmmm melted in my mouth.. The service was outstanding I must say...

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a business dinner here with a group of 25. Excellent service, delicious food and extremely attentive staff.

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate at Truluck's for the first time and loved it! The service, food, ambience, and wine were all amazing. I loved the Miso Sea Bass. It was one of the best seafood meals that I have ever eaten. Our server was outstanding! Everything was great, from the valet parking, the wine, the salads, bread, meal, and piano music. We... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great wine selection. Pleasant and personable server. Request for heat adjustment on outdoor patio responded to in a timely manner and rectified. Food excellent quality and tasty, as were the wines. Nice ambiance. The only thing I noticed were my husband's shrimp entree were breaded/coated in the same coating as my trout entree. Receiving multiple dishes using the same breading... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The food and service here are top notch! The best kept secret are all you can eat crab claws in Monday night! Everything they serve is delicious. The desserts are equally awesome. Especially the chocolate sack. That is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stuart Sidman, our waiter, was amazing. He had information on food, travel, etc. I called him "Wiki" since he had more info than wikipedia. He helped us find terrific drinks (the Red Door and the Sangria are amazing) and great food options. The non -vegans loved the steak, lobster, and the tuna. The crab claws were enormous! I ate the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After a long drive from San Francisco, we wanted to do something easy and Truluck's was directly across from our hotel. While we knew it was be expensive, we decided to go for it. We were able to get a nice table on the patio. The interior is very dark and we were tired of breathing air-conditioned air. The sever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Miso sea bass good. Pricey but good. Good ambiance with live lounge music and bar area. Wish they had more TVs though.

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
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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