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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House

8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
+1 858-453-2583
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (59 reviews)
“stone crab” (46 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a really special evening, Trulucks is the place! The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful.

Thank Silver7246
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have never been in and out of a restaurant in an hour with exceptional food and exceptional service. Meatballs to die for! Stuffed Lobster with Parmesan mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, amazing! Baked Alaska my goodness! My wife was very impressed with the wine....More

Thank prhoductive5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has the best seafood in San Diego. the service is wonderful and everyone is very accommodating. Cant wait to come here again.

Thank Mobile44837378189
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went in solo and got offered the restaurant or the bar, so i took that bar as it was happy hour. The took care to move me to a better spot than the one i hurried chosen on my own. I had a Voila! cocktail...More

Thank julie r
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My family had a lovely dining experience on a Saturday night. I was not able to get an Open Table reservation before 8 pm, but when I called, the receptionist, Lisa, mentioned outside dining and a secondary dining area at 6 (more consistent with our...More

1  Thank Henry B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went for happy hour. It's one of the best seafood restaurants, an enormous amout of awards, however we went for happy hour. It was low lighting which I love, a piano player, white table cloths it was fabulous. They have outstanding appetizers- we had...More

Thank skinnygirl140
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I prefer dining in the lounge instead of the dining room. The man at the piano is great and the service is spectacular. Our, waitress, Julie, was a gem. Exceedingly attentive, but not obtrusive. Oysters, shrimp, Caesar salad and nut bread were all perfect. The...More

Thank catatthebeach
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The food and service are always wonderful. I get particularly excited if they have Branzini on the menu! Cooked simply and just divine!

Thank earlene m
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Found this place based upon reviews and did not disappoint. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Trulucks reminds me of my favorite restaurant in Vegas, the seafood place located inside the Forum Shops. I love the fact they have stone crabs fresh all year. This...More

Thank 702Vegasgirl
Reviewed 2 October 2018

WOW! This was our first time dinning at Truluck's. A dear friend was treating us to a birthday dinner. They have an amazing happy hour! The crab claws, shrimp cocktail and escargot were all 1/2 price and super yummy! They have great drink specials as...More

1  Thank KLDSanDiego
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Yes they did the night we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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 Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-453-2583
  • E-mail
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.
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