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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House

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8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-453-2583
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Medford, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We needed to stay near the VA Hospital to visit my brother. He took us here the last time we were in town. After a stress filled week we needed a great meal to get our bearings again and we knew where to go. Everything was wonderful. Prime rib eye steaks, great crab, lobster Bisque, escargot. Everything exactly the way... More 

Thank theTQ
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183 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my sisters for dinner and we had the most wonderful time. Loved it !!! The staff was always nice and helpful. We were going to sit outside but was too cold so they moved us inside with no problem. Their menu is outstanding. We had the most delicious crab legs and lobster bisque. And the dessert was... More 

Thank Cecilia L
Morgan, Utah
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171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 5th trip to this restaurant in as many years, usually for special occasions, and you won't find better food or service anywhere in San Diego. The King Crab is as good as it gets, and steaks are prepared perfectly. The best part is the service, where you are made to feel both special and comfortable, and the... More 

Thank Randy J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here some time ago, the food was very nice and service exceptional, it left us wanting more!!!

Thank bettymai1
New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truluck's is set as part of a "fine dining food court", with a variety of high-end restaurants set around a court-yard and central valet parking system. Each is a highly polished and very good choice, and Truluck's is no exception. Great seafood, great steaks. Classic steak-house atmosphere inside, and pleasant outdoor dining as well, with the customary SoCal ceiling heaters... More 

Thank PaulDGreenwood
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

King Crab!! Best, most succulent, and largest ever had!! Great dining experience. Prices are comparable for what you get and worth it! Julian took great care of us and every food presentation is impeccable!! OMG get the Carrot Cake!

Thank Bryan H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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307 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time dining at Truluck's. I like the decor of the restaurant and listening to the live band (They should've sung more tunes!). I think it's a good spot for small groups of friends or families and couples. The food was very good, but for the prices set, I expected even better. I had the Chilean sea... More 

Thank Alexis B
Mexico City, Mexico
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for good crab and seafood and want to pay high gor it trulucks is your place, oysters are fresh and the crab is also fresh, lobster bisque is not that good. Service is very good. Ambiance is ok, even though there were business men all over the place. It is expensive but kind of worth it!

Thank K8RdeC
The Woodlands
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I had a glass of wine for $11.5 and that was probably one of or the cheapest glass of wine you could find. We were too full for appetizers so just ordered the main dishes. I had South African Lobster Tail and my daughter had the Chef's Fillet. Each one around $46-48. Both of them were very good but not... More 

Thank Raana90
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had dined at Trulucks in Naples FL and enjoyed it just as much in San Diego. They were able to accommodate our large group and everybody was happy. Trulucks knows seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 60
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?