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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)
+1 858-453-2583
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. Go for the whole fish option or the king crab leg Both were amazing. Service is outstanding, nice ambiance. There are tables outside by fires that look great.

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Thank FunTravelerXOXO
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's is a high-end restaurant. The location is excellent and the place is very well presented. They have a large menu but it's worth to focus mainly in the fish ares and save some place for dessert.

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Thank Jorge M
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Truluck's is a wonderful restaurant with live music at the right volume, great atmosphere and fantastic service. From the start with their lobster bisque to the seafood main dish, there was a unique spicy kick that brought the dishes to life and left a lasting impression. Dessert was also very tasty. We have been here a few times, and we... More 

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Thank David J
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is absolutely delicious. The service is also the best. It's expensive, but well worth it. We get there for happy hour and appetizers..........then proceed to dinner with our sons. This helps quell their huge appetite.

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Thank Karen N
La Jolla, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Happy Hour: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktails and wine selections are half price. Excellent cocktail menu from $8-$13 includes fish tacos, calamari, crab au gratin and crab lettuce wraps..all delicious!

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Thank 681glorialj
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I recently ate at Truluck's. I had the sea bass and it was one of the best I have ever had. The drinks were also well poured and my husband's steak was also delicious. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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Thank Shawn W
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the variety of foods, entrees, side dishes and desserts. The wine selection is very impressive. The service is top notch.

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Thank ellienow
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Truluck's menu is quite expensive ($125-150/per person) and while the food MAY be worth the price how could you possibly know when there is SO much noise you are unable to converse or enjoy the evening you are paying for -- Too Bad!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I tend to go for salads or international cuisine, so we rarely treat ourselves to classy, higher end restaurants. We had dinner here with a wedding party after the ceremony at La Jolla Shores beach and were very impressed with everything. I enjoyed king crab legs with garlic potatoes and broccoli. My husband loved the Alaskan striped... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks were on point, service was A-1 and the stone crab claws were very good. No downsides here. #ChainGang

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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: +1 858-453-2583

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