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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 26
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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
Nice bar lounge with piano bar and wonderful songs being sung

My wife and I stopped by to share a meal and have a cocktail in the bar/lounge area. Drinks were excellent. Food was great, and piano and two people singing were terrific. What a great ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Robert B
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San Diego
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San Diego
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stopped by to share a meal and have a cocktail in the bar/lounge area. Drinks were excellent. Food was great, and piano and two people singing were terrific. What a great ambiance.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here for business Service was good and food was good but not great I had fish which was nicely cooked Wine was average Place was v busy and quite noisy Not sure I would come here if i was paying myself

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some friends had recommended we come here; we made reservations and arrived to find the restaurant at one end of a row of 4 restaurants in an office park. At least there was valet parking. We were welcomed perfunctorily and led to a table in the rather large, very noisy dining room. I was thinking that this wasn't going to... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed dinner, you need reservations. Our waiters was very friendly and knowledgable, very aware of when to engage and when not to engage. Overall had great service and appreciated the suggestions made by both our waiters.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed dinner here while staying at the hyatt. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable. We overall had great service and appreciated the suggestions made All three of us thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meals ( bread, salads, wine, crab legs, appetizers, ahi, steak, desserts)

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1 Thank ourfamilyoffivtravel
Las Vegas, Nevada
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 756 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was phenomenal - friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent although a little too rich for my taste but really a minor observation compared to just how great it was. The bar area was vibrant with happy hour "hangers-on" but far enough away from the dining room to not be noisy. All in all a fabulous great... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Trulucks for the first time Saturday, 1/16/16. We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. My Husband has been dying to try stone crab so I was delighted to see it was in season and it is one of Trulucks specialities. The service is superb and the food is prepared to perfection. The ambiance is very comfortable and romantic. We... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I picked the restaurant it was one of the better place in several months. It's somewhat pricey but the service was excellent. There is extensive wine selection which can be somewhat pricer that the meal. If you eat on the patio, it not private and therefore you have to deal with cigarettes and cigar smokers within feet of your... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Older group. Dinner at 530. Got there on time. 1 table occupied and they had us wait 15 minutes, what??? Forced to have a drink! Then seated, second wines for 2 of us. Server poured different wine in same bar glass, wrong and then customer looked at as being offensive by waiter. Wrong, for a restaurant of this supposed caliber.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to go wrong at a Truck's: the crab claws are to die for, always fresh, and everything else is consistently good. I specially like the wine list with a very large selection of wines by the glass. Unfortunately this time around we got a waiter with an attitude, trying too hard to be funny and friendly, but not... More 

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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