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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House

8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
+1 858-453-2583
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“carrot cake” (46 reviews)
“stone crab” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (93 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved all the food and the place is beautiful. I had 2 of their specialty cocktails and they tasted very well made.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine here quite frequently, sometimes for a full dinner, more often for happy hour. Both are excellent. Happy hour prices are reasonable, and food & drinks are exceptional both in quality and in quantity. Decent selection of oysters, and of sparkling wine by the...More

Thank ScotProf
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for that special place to celebrate, then you have found it. The food was delicious and we had a platter of seafood that was delicious. We were impressed by the atmosphere as well. The service was impeccable and friendly

Thank robertrod1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely marvelous!! The crab melted in my mouth! I must say it was the best I've ever eaten ! My friend ordered a steak and was equally satisfied! This place will be on my " must return "list. Excellent food and service!

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this restaurant through our close friends. They were quite impressed and we thought we would try them out too! Service was excellent, and the wait staff were charming with smiles. The seafood was fresh and we will be happy to try again!

1  Thank Dave92024
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice meal here. Lovely ambiance, staff and food. Had a nice platter of seafood and short ribs to start, followed by the tuna which was delicious. All paired nicely with wine from a great list. While the desserts looked tempting - I...More

2  Thank foodie_wanderlust
Reviewed May 28, 2017

This is an upscale yet affordable place to celebrate any special occasion or just because you want a great evening out. Ours was a "staycation" and we're so glad we chose Truluck's! When I made the reservation a month in advance, the hostess apparently was...More

1  Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I knew that Truluck's was highly rated, but had not gotten around to dining here. My mistake. After our dinner meal last night I can understand why they receive such great accolades. From the moment we arrived and were seated we were treated respectfully and...More

1  Thank Chief1797
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

We needed to stay near the VA Hospital to visit my brother. He took us here the last time we were in town. After a stress filled week we needed a great meal to get our bearings again and we knew where to go. Everything...More

1  Thank theTQ
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

I went with my sisters for dinner and we had the most wonderful time. Loved it !!! The staff was always nice and helpful. We were going to sit outside but was too cold so they moved us inside with no problem. Their menu is...More

1  Thank Cecilia L
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Lisa K
February 23, 2017|
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Response from CrushingAdvisor | Property representative |
Truluck's does not offer a kids specific menu. Please contact your local Truluck's for menu questions or simply go to the Truluck's website to review the menus online. Thank you.
Gary F
September 9, 2016|
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Response from fryearoundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we shared everything and they split it for us with no extra charge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-453-2583
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