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Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla

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8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085 (La Jolla Village Drive)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to have dinner with my girlfriend (9:30). Our table was ready 2 or 3 minutes after we announced ourselves. The wine list is extense and with a lot of quality... We both ordered a glass of Riesling and some entrees (crab legs and tuna tartare tower)... The crab leg was fresh and delicious (I did not use the... More 

Thank Juan A
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a better experience this time, the service was so good and the really amazing, filet and mashed potatoes and the fantastic crab rice, very very aromatic rice and so flavorful! The atmosphere is very nice and the hostess people very warm at the reception!!! A must gem in San Diego!

Thank arturoaguilar68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant if I would've found it three days earlier I would've eaten every day and best crabcake ever!! Everything is fantastic from the service the wind, the food and dessert

Thank FlowerMiami
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday. I had high hopes as the ratings and reviews on various social media sites are pretty good. The restaurant itself is beautiful and very elegant. Our appetizers were delicious. My steak and lobster were excellent but my sons steak tasted like charcoal and my husbands steak was much smaller than mine... More 

Thank Jamie R
Columbia, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food was over the top. The stone crabs were delicious and our waiter was full of knowledge on the menu items and very helpful. Very enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return when back in that area. Sides are very large portions and meant for sharing

Thank Joan J
Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten some to-die-for food at some wonderful restaurants and last Saturday night is one of my top 5 to date! Slipped on my black skirt and dressy sandals and drove on down from North County with a girlfriend for an unexpected night of bliss. Chilled Shellfish Platter was best appetizer ever to cross my lips: 2 large steamed shrimp,... More 

Thank Harriet W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server PJ and manager Alex were knowledgable and friendly. We had the best crab cakes we've ever tasted. Truly a memorable and excellent meal. Worth a special trip. A great memory from our mini-vacation to san diego.

Thank Kenneth M
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff great , restaurant very pretty and food great Had the sea bass and it was perfect even at a speaker dinner I have gone to Trulucks in South Florida and this was as good

Thank Luckydog17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Excellent service: staff knew menu in details and was able to make personal recommandations to each person. Excellent wine recommendation also. Disehes were generous and delicious. Sea food fresh and sizable. desert was decadent. Definitely a place to come back to. Great atmosphere with live music.

Thank vajulie
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location, the ambience, the staff, and the amazing food make Truluck's the best Happy Hour in San Diego County! The crab stuffed Kobe Beef will take your taste buds to Steak-n-Seafood Heaven.

Thank Tom K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $60
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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: 8584532583

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