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“best crab claws in san diego” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla
8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
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Ranked #1 of 3,753 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“best crab claws in san diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant has the greatest and freshest crab claws. We have eaten there several times, the latest on 5-6-13, and each time, the service is superb, the food is outstanding, and the ambiance is perfect. This is the restaurant that we go to whenever we "yearn " for crab claws

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California, Usa
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fabulous Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went to Truluck's in early May, 2013, and had an incredible meal from start to finish. Wonderful ambience, the restaurant was that perfect degree of busy that enhances your meal without detracting from service (piano player, pleasant hum of talking, fairly private booths), our server was fantastic, and the meal was incredible. We brought our daughters, and they both enjoyed their meal as well, even though there is no kids menu per se. Our server went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We shared a crab appetizer, and I had the Miso-Glazed Seabass, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. My 9 year old thought it was wonderful as well. It was a birthday dinner, and the restaurant surprised us with a fabulous chocolate bread pudding with cherries jubilee - the flaming dessert was a hit. Fantastic meal; we will be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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584 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
“Truly good Truluck”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Surprised this place isn't ranked higher. It was a group of 15 of us and we ordered appertisers to share. The shrimp and crab cakes were good. The austrian riesling was a good accompaniment. We all ordered seafood and everyone liked their mains. My chilean sea bass was the best i've ever had so far. They grill it so well, the juices flow out with each bite. It was so fresh. We shared their giant slices of carrot and chocolate cake. The former is also probably the best i've had so far

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
“Tremendous restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have eaten at over 1000 restaurants and can say the restaurant, food and service puts it in my top 5.

The atmosphere is classy without being stuffy and even though it was crowded the noise level was not loud at all. The way they have booths set up it makes it intimate and you dont see allot of other diners.

The service was fantastic from the hostess, the waiter and the manager even called me the next day to just if i had a good experience at the restaurant.

The shrimp cocktail was excellent and the crab and steak entrees were as well. The sides mac and cheese, potatos were also very good and the carrot cake dessert was one if the best i have ever had.

I would receommned this restaurant for anything, a special occasion, romantic night out or dinner with friends...

If you go to san diego you need to try this restaurant, you wont be disapointed.

Visited April 2013
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Class act all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Don't be put off by the size and the hype -- Truluck's has earned its accolades. If you are a seafood lover, the quality is top-notch. The service is personal and authentically warm (the manager phoned the next day to chat with us to know if we'd had as special a night out as we'd hoped to -- we had!). Fantastic night out, great for a special occasion. Wonderful wine list.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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