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“Buyer be ware”

Truluck's Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 4,222 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Brickell and SE 8th St
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Buyer be ware”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food is upper fast food joint. Just a notch above say Chili's or Benningan's.
Even if they serve stuff like stone crab claws or halibut, the preparation seems too industrialized to be delectable. And it shows and tastes.
The price is not.
On our latest visit one of our party became so ill that he started vomiting immediately at the table a few minutes after finishing his halibut.
Something's wrong with this place on Biscayne. And on top of everything else they charged us for a fish we did not order, the Parmesan Crusted Flounder, which in light of our medical situation, we had to let slide so we could get the person to a hospital for food poisoning.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank ticopica
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I asked for seafood and was superb my fellow partners asked for meat and also was superb. If you go to Miami give it a try you will not regret it. I went in December and repeated last week.

Visited December 2012
Thank SAfamilytraveler
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So disappointing”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We were staying in Miami overnight and the Four Seasons concierge recommended Trulucks for dinner. Although they had the reservation they did not have a table ready so we sat at the very crowded bar for a time. Then they offered us the worst table in the room, outside the kitchen with a constant stream of servers going back and fore. We declined it and they found us another, after a further wait. There was then a delay of over an hour after ordering before our food arrived. The server apologized so many times it became irritating. But worst of all, when our food arrived (we both ate fish) it was very ordinary indeed, not worth either the wait or the price. We paid and left.

So disappointing, especially as the Trulucks 50 miles away in Boca Raton is one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank GSB333
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delightful Dinner! And the Stone Crabs are a MUST...”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

What an absolutely delightful dinner. We tried Truluck's on a recommendation from our hotel hoping to avoid the crowds at Joe's. From the service (which was tremendous), to the desserts, wow - we were not disappointed. We started with Happy Hour and half price appetizers. The calamari and the mussels were superb. Next up? Dinner with colossal stone crabs and a tomahawk rib-eye split between two of us. Not a single item that arrived at our table was disappointing.

The ambiance is gorgeous but the food - it's all about the food. And the wine. How many places will you find Justin Isosceles on tap? If you're looking for a vibrant restaurant with exceptional food, look no further.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank thiad
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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Seriously Amazing”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

New Year's Eve was phenomenal! The prefix menu was awesome and my wife and I think it was one of the top 5 dining experiences that we have ever had. We are also a mature couple that has traveled the World so have a pretty good list!

Thank sambogey
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