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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 #2 of 4,044 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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English first
San Diego
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Truluck’s in La Jolla and it was a five star event. All the food was excellent in quality and preparation, our waiter made sure we had everything we needed, and the special touches were extraordinary, as I will detail in what follows. While I was parking my car on the adjacent street – somewhat... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Have eaten in several of their other venues so I knew what to expect. Seating with a reservation was quick though we sat outside and it took a few minutes to set up. Waitress was prompt. We brought our own wine ($20 corkage, actually pretty cheap for area) and that was poured promptly. Appetizers were the lobster bisque that was... More

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Staten Island, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great restaurant located across the street from our hotel. The seafood platter appetizer was delicious as was their signature stone crab claws. Loved the sea bass that was recommended. With a 5 year old in tow the staff did an amazing job keeping her occupied and happy. Would give the staff even more stars if possible I'm no big fan... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great great service. Every single worker in this place is attentive, respectful, and practical. No need for me to point out that every single dish has an excellent quality. Not my favorite. But it deserves its 5 stars.

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Perris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent service, excellent food and very classy restaurant. I loved my experience here and would recommend this place to anybody.

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La jolla
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Top notch place for primarily fish/shellfish. Worth it for a special evening. Salmon with lump crab bearnaise was excellent and well worth the calories. Likewise the giant chocolate cake. Room is quiet and conducive to conversation. Service is superb.

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Buena Park, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Her birthday. Check. Our anniversary. Check. Look at Trip Advisor and select a place. Check. Among the top five of thousands plus in the tenth largest city of the US. Check. Truluck's it is. Reservation made. Professionally managed. Great ambiance. Very good food for a chain. Super server (Matt). Super ambiance. Need a special place for a special occasion? Try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sammy is amazing. Let him take care of the menu and you will be blown away. 5 star all the way. Crab is amazing and so is the rest of the menu.

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Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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