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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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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
Always fabulous !!

Never a disappointment. It is a very special night out- albeit expensive!! The service is slightly slow but that is part of the ambiance. The good is delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Roberta91941
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San Diego, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never a disappointment. It is a very special night out- albeit expensive!! The service is slightly slow but that is part of the ambiance. The good is delicious

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Everything was perfect good service great food nice atmosphere.would definitely recommend to anybody in the area...

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

From food to service this restaurant excels. I only wish they would open for lunch. I consider this one of my "go to" restaurants. However I am not a fan of the sports bar/television. For me it rather spoils the atmosphere.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. From the valet service to the chef, this dining experience was . . . perfect. Our waiter, Matt, was very friendly and professional. His suggestions to our dining experience proved that he knew his menu and what customers may enjoy. I ordered the salmon, while my wife ordered the 7oz. filet with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Truluck's is fine dining at its best. The atmosphere is delightfully strange: live piano music, sports tv at the bar, extensive wine collection on display, and a variety of replica fish mounted on the walls. Derek, our server, provided impeccable service, perfect wine recommendations, and thoughtful dinner suggestions for our first visit. Between the two of us we ordered the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Entering Truluck's after 5:00 (the opening time), we were greeted with the news that our table was not ready (we had a 5:30 reservation) and given a choice of being seated waiting service, or going to the bar. So we went to the bar, ordered cocktails, and waited 20 minutes until we were summoned to our table. We were amazed... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is truly one of San Diegos FINEST fine dining restaurants! The service was impeccable, the food was flawless! I ordered scallops with crab legs, and my partner ordered prime rib. The seafood was fresh snd made to perfection. The scallops were HUGE! The steak was made to perfection. Our server was extremely attentive. All we needed to do was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I expected more from this restaurant. The food was ok. The chilean sea bass was very good as well as the desserts, the carrot cake and the a chocolate cake with cherries.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am VERY picky about the seafood & fish I eat. The other evening I went to a business dinner at Truluck's for the first time and was delighted by the restaurant. The food was superb and creatively prepared, the wine list was excellent, the restaurant was beautifully appointed and the service was wonderful. Try the Seabass or scallops for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Some of the best seafood dishes you will ever have! My only problem is that I waited WAAAY too long to try this place out! Definitely a must!

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Additional Information about Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

Address: 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
Phone Number: 8584532583
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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