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“Average food - high prices - inattentive service.”

Truluck's Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 1,324 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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.
Boynton Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average food - high prices - inattentive service.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

My husband was craving stone crabs and we chose Truluck's because it was convenient. The room is very spacious and comfortable. The restaurant was not nearly as busy as the others at the Galleria Mall. We were seated at a comfortable corner banquette and didn't immediately realize that it was next to the door to the kitchen. As the restaurant filled up, a constant parade of servers and busboys made for constant motion past our table.
The server was very pleasant at first and quickly took our order. Salad (the Sonoma) soon arrived and was fine - small amounts of goat cheese, candied pecans and field greens. However, after 20 minutes we were looking for the waitress to find out where the entrees were. Stone crabs are served cold and scallops do not take very long to prepare. The manager walked by and seemed oblivious to our problem. Finally we flagged down the waitress and she went to check, returning with our order. The scallops were underdone, the asparagus tough and tasteless and the mashed potatoes lukewarm and pasty. The stone crabs were very good and should be at $42 for 8 medium ones.The server never checked back to see how everything was and again had to be flagged down and asked to cook the scallops through. Ten minutes passed before they were returned by the manager. All he asked was whether we wanted to order another glass of wine. By now the waitress sensed we were not happy and barely made eye contact with us for the rest of the evening.
We finished dinner and sat for quite a while before one of the many passing busboys noticed the dirty dishes on his way to the kitchen and cheerfully cleared the table. We opted to have our dessert wrapped but the chocolate cake we took home was not worth the calories.
Unfortunately this was a real disappointment with an expensive price tag.

  • Visited March 2011
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food - untrained waiters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2011

Got a table outside with a promise of heater = despite several requests heating did not materialise.
Waiter was pretty hopeless but friendly. Food was very very good.
I would give it another chance in the hope that we would be inside and have slick efficient service.

  • Visited December 2010
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NJ
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“Stick with the steak, not the stone crabs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2011

Truluck's was walking distance from the hotel so we gave it a shot since Capital Grille was booked up. Ambiance of the restaurant is very trendy and piano player was superb. Waiter was very attentive and friendly. Two of us ordered the center cut filet-one had a nice crust cooked to perfection, the other did not have a crust and over cooked. Side veggies of brussell sprouts had potential if they had not been drenched in soy sauce. Medium stone crabs were very disappointing as we had previously been wowed by Joe's Stone Crabs in Miami. They were cracked and bits of shell and ice got stuck in our teeth trying to find the pieces of crab. Not enjoyable trying to find the crab and worry about choking on shell bits.

  • Visited February 2011
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Nanaimo, BC
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“Would not hesitate to return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2011

Truluck's had been suggested by the desk clerk at Gallery One Hotel - glad we took her suggestion. We expected higher prices, but were pleasantly surprised by the value. It did not hurt to be there when they had their wines at half price, but it would still have been good value. The food was enjoyed and the service was attentive.

  • Visited February 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

The service was outstanding. The food was excellent and the proporthions were of decent size. I went with my boyfriend while we were on vacation; it was the best meal we had the whole time. We didn't have room for dessert, but we got it anyway and it was the best chocolate cake I ever had. It was a fun and modern atmosphere. I am definitely going back next time I'm in the area.

  • Visited July 2010
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Thank KayPac
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