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“Excellent Dining Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Truluck's Restaurant

Truluck's Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 1,321 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses. Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

During a recent vacation stay in Ft. Lauderdale, my traveling companion & I stumbled upon this diamond in the rough. Following a day of shopping at the Galleria & Sawgrass Mills Mall, we ended the evening with dinner. Our first choice was Blue Martini; however, the crowd was much too rambunctious & the music much too loud. Next door was Truluck's. The hostess was most pleasant & immediately seated us at a booth, even though we had no reservation. We were next engaged by the evening's manager who was equally as pleasant & very accommodating. We advised her that we were vacationing from Philadelphia & celebrating my birthday. Much to our surprise, she provided us with a server who too is from the Philadelphia region - her name, Camisha. After surveying the menu & listening to the specials, we ordered Sea Bass with Crab Fried Rice & a Citrus Slaw. Too say that the food was good is an understatement - it was to die for. Following the meal, Camisha brought out a portion of chocolate bread pudding with a raspberry glace & vanilla ice cream on a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. In addition, there was a birthday card signed by several of Truluck's staff. To top of the evening, she then provided us with complimentary desert - carrot cake. This was truly a wonderful reception to hospitality in Ft. Lauderdale. I highly recommend this establishment & will dine here again if ever in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hollywood, Florida
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pricey for the quality of the food...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had reservation, we went in special occasion, when we arrived we were immediately taken to our booth, the waiter was very professional and had good knowledge of the menu, my husband and I ordered Salmon,it was not good, my son's steak was excellent, some premium drinks were discounted, we ordered Dom Perignon, dessert was delightful, place is beautiful and well designed, overall ambience was very good but pricey for the quality of the food, though I will go back to try different plates.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janet L
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Go for happy hour and get there early”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

The happy hour is a great deal. You have access to some compelling appetizers at affordable prices (calamari and mini cheeseburgers have been consistently excellent) as well as discounted premium drinks. The staff is always excellent. If you get there more than halfway through the happy hour, seating in the bar area tends to be a challenge but the outdoor patio is also an option for happy hour pricing. Remember to tip on standard pricing!

Visited September 2012
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Average Food Average Service Expensive Bill Great Wine List”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We arrived and were greeted warmly by the host who promptly took us to our table. Our waiter came by , introduced himself and explained what the restaurant was about- Sustainable seafood and Grass Fed Hormone Free Beef- Nice. He then spoke of the wine list and went away

He returned shortly after and we ordered some wine and appetizers. I ordered Hot and Crunch Shrimp which was beautifully displayed fried item that was basically tasteless . One of my companions had the lobster bisque which was elegantly presented and excellent in taste.

For dinner I had Ciopino and my companions had a crab cake (delicious) and Florida Grouper (pretty good) - My Ciopino was loaded with fresh fish but the base was overpowering

We finished with dessert which was excellent - Carrot Cake and Chocolate layer cake Both beautifully done

We will not go back- I am over mediocre chain restaurants but its OK if your nearby

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Meal....But Prepare to Pay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was our 2nd time at the restaurant. The seafood is fresh, the service is solid and on the right night, they even have live music. It's on a main road so don't expect great ambience with outdoor seating but the friendly staff makes up for it. It's pricey and there are a lot of extras that add up. But, save room for dessert....you won't regret it. And....you should get a call the next day to make sure that you had a great time. I love when a restaurant checks in with their customers. We'll be back.

Visited September 2012
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