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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)
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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Newport Beach, CA
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342 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! This place was incredible! My husband and I stayed at The Lodge at Torrey Pines for two nights, and I read glowing restaurant reviews online for Truluck's. After making reservations for dinner Saturday night, I hoped that I had made the right choice, since there seem to be many great restaurants in the area. We were not disappointed. The... More 

Thank grlgrdgate
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was delicious, you must get the crab claws to start! Service was on point. Pricey but worth every penny for a nice night out.

Thank Colleen B
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a company and employee anniversary dinner. Planned well in advance and the restaurant was advised..and requested a nice table. WhIle we recognize this couldn't be guaranteed we ended up.on a table in the middle that was too small for our group. The food was good but some had overcooked meals and service was from a new and overzealous... More 

Thank AndDeb
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked at Trip Advisor to find a lace for steaks and seafood. Saw good ratings for Trulucks and asked the bartender at the La Jolla Marriott and she said it was pricy but heard great things. YES fabulous service, food and wine. Wine prices HIGHER than normal but it is a very high a-la-cart menu. The garlic spinach is like... More 

Thank chuckcobb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have just spent a lovely evening at Truluck's. Impressive, upmarket entrance outside which leads you into a very inviting restaurant and bar. They've got the balance right with the service - warm, friendly and knowledgeable, but not intrusive. The food was fabulous, we shared a Caesar salad to start (the first time I've been impressed by... More 

Thank Sarah A
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198 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 7:00 dinner reservations on a Saturday night for a party of 4. When we arrived we were greeted and seated right away. Matt our waiter introduced himself. We ordered drinks and cocktails while we perused the menu. For appetizers we ordered the Caesar Salad and Escargot (herbed butter and roasted walnuts). For entree, we ordered the Jumbo Lump... More 

Thank akdeepdiver
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently during our trip to La Jolla and had a great dinner. I had the stone crabs and my wife had the sea bass. Both were delicious. Order the Carrot Cake!

Thank Jfbravo
Irvine, California
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasure to walk into a lovely restaurant that speaks "class' but is not stuffy. Extremely knowledgeable servers who are also wonderfully friendly, the menu choices are unbelievable and the food superb. Every one of the four of us was stunned by the quality. We hope the owners will open another one of their flawless restaurants closer to where... More 

Thank JoaninFrance
Searcy, Arkansas
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends here that lived in the area. We were blown away by the amazing food. Hubby had lobster and I had sea bass. Both meals were outstanding. Don't forget to get crab cakes!

Thank TLay35
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We live in La Jolla Village so this location was a convenient few minutes away. We wanted fine dining and Truluck's met/exceeded our expectation albeit a bit pricey. We dined early as we were coming off a trip 3 time zones away so this put us into Happy Hour with live entertainment (more on this later). Food was outstanding and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $60
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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 Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 8584532583

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?