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FLORIDA STONE CRAB - Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum, Austin, TX

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum

4.8
4.8
4553 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located along the 183 Corridor at Great Hills Trail, Truluck’s Austin-Arboretum sits a stone’s throw from the Arboretum Shops, less than a mile from The Domain, and a few miles south of Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 54 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 794-8300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Dan Gregan
  • Private party facilities
    For fabulous parties, lasting memories and none of the stress, choose Truluck’s. With flexible floor plans and a variety of spaces, we can accommodate parties large and small for any occasion (rehearsal dinners, corporate events, board meetings, milestone celebrations).
  • Private party contact
    Misty Montague: (512) 314-5892
  • Neighbourhood
    Arboretum
  • Cross Street
    Great Hills Trail
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live piano music in the Stone Crab Lounge nightly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Happy thoughts at half-price in the bar!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    The best Happy Hour in Austin is back. Sip on ½ off cocktails, be adventurous with 50% off 50 bottles of wines and savor featured wines at $7. Join us seven nights a week. 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm in our Stone Crab lounge.

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What 4,553 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

    Seafood

4,553 Reviews
  1. JamesW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining experience was A+. The food was great. The service was great. Our waiter was awesome. We got there early for our reservations and they were able to seat us earlier that planned. It was my wife's birthday, so the made sure to give the birthday treatment. We will definitely be back

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  2. GeorgeJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was outstanding and truly an amazing experience.

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  3. dynarun

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than Eddie V's. Everything was on point! We celebrated our anniversary there and they made every effort to make it special.

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  4. Foodman

    Austin

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Don't order a petit anything, it's so small ( 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 ) inch piece of fish is ridiculous just get a regular order. Other than that it's a great dinner spot for a special occasion.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance of the bar, especially with the live music. The wait staff are always courteous, knowledgeable, and unassuming. My favorite place in town for a relaxing afternoon/evening with very good seafood.

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  6. HarrisS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Our server, Jason, was super friendly, attentive a general joy. The evening was flawless. Not our first time there and it won't be our last.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lobster bisque was cold and had to be sent back. Lobster lumps were so rubbery that my guess is they just microwaved it. French fries were cold, like cold cold. branzino had so many bones, which were hard to find/eat in such a dark restaurant. They ran out of the Thanksgiving pumpkin cheesecake. Risotto was muchy and pasty. We have dined there several times and everything was amazing, so i think this was a one off but for over 700$ we expected a much better meal. Service was great though and we were very appreciative to those working the holiday.

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  8. JoshuaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent Thanksgiving dinner with my family at Truluck's near the Arboretum. The service was excellent and the wait staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. We did the Thanksgiving 3 course meal and it was well presented and prepared. Would definitely do Thanksgiving dinner here again. Highly recommend!

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  9. LindaL

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, excellent service. Very attentive waiter, never had to wait for anything. Wine was great

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  10. RubyB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect Thanksgiving dinner out. I typically cook the feast for my family, but decided I just wanted to relax and enjoy my time with them instead of sharing my labor of love by cooking. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal with the back drop of a live piano player. The hostesses and wait staff were very attentive, friendly and definitely gave five-star service! For all of this I am very grateful!

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  11. CharlesG

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We usually go to the downtown Austin location and it has always been IMPECCABLE. For Thanksgiving dinner, we made reservations in advance, but downtown was booked up so we made reservations at the Arboretum location. It was bad from the beginning. They seated us at a table in front of the very busy doors leading into and out of the kitchen. I said I did not want to sit there and was told that was all there was. There was no option to wait up front for a table to open. The parker house rolls were room temperature. Very disappointing. The lobster bisque was also lukewarm. I could see from the container he poured it into my bowl that at one point it was hot. I wonder how long it sat somewhere before being brought out? The Florida stone crab claws were excellent as always. The Redfish Pontchartrain was well beyond “piquant” as the menu describes it. I later overheard the waitress tell another table that it is blackened. It was. Far too spicy. Again, very disappointed. I have had redfish Pontchartrain in New Orleans and it was NEVER blackened. Finally, the dessert. We ordered a petite chocolate malt cake and the pumpkin cheesecake. We wondered why it took so very long to make it to our table. We saw the waitress go in and out of the kitchen for 15 minutes. When she FINALLY brought dessert, the pumpkin cheesecake was frozen. You guessed it, another disappointment. I can only assume they were trying to that it quickly in the back. Long story short, we will NEVER return to the Arboretum location and will happily wait for a table at the downtown Austin location. So much for a happy Thanksgiving.

    Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin ArboretumResponded 4 days ago

    Hey Charles, First let me say that our goal at Truluck's is to make every table to be a special occasion. It is obvious we let you down. I have found your number on OpenTable and will reach out to you directly. I apologize and hope to speak to you shortly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the cocktails, food and service were excellent. Added bonus of entertainment in the bar made this an excellent Thanksgiving Day!

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  13. Islandgirllovesgoodfoods

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar live entertainment was quite loud that we couldn’t hear each other talk. Everything else was outstanding.

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  14. MichaelH

    Austin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday experience for my wife! Chase and Stover were the best!

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  15. Brads

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food outstanding as usual. Second visit in a row where it’s almost 90 minutes from sitting until entree served.

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  16. ManuelR

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing (especially the miso glazed sea bass), the drinks were terrific (especially the Upper Manhattan), and our server was charming and attentive (thanks Lola!). We had a wonderful time!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from beginning to end. Waiter was great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic anniversary experience my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it

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  19. Lakearea

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing that can be said about their crab claws is outstanding!

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  20. KatD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a wonderful birthday dinner. The service - Amanda in particular - made it a really special evening for us. Thank you!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone the last two years for our anniversary and have had the best time! Food and service are EXCELLENT

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  22. GianineC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. This was my second time dining at Trulucks and it did not disappoint! It was my birthday and everything was perfect. The staff made me feel celebrated. I’ve never eaten fish dishes that were as delicious as what we had. The Mediterranean Branzino was to die for, as was the crab cake and the crab claws, to me top it off, they brought a gorgeous and delicious baked Alaska to the table for the grand finale. It was a dinner to be savored and remembered. Thank you so much!

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  23. KatieM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Taylor, was so kind and attentive!! Food was delicious too!

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  24. RitzyHag

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are consistently excellent at this location. Lately, I've noticed that the dining rooms are extraordinarily dark....to the point that I have a hard time getting the shells off of my crab! It's also been super cold over the last year - both in summer and in winter. Bring a cardigan and a flashlight & you'll love it!

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  25. MikeK

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you David and team in making Vanessa's parent 62 anniversary special

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  26. BBBB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our first time there. Service was excellent! Very attentive. Food was a bit disappointing - one dish, Calamari was soggy and very greasy. My wife's miso sea bass was all taste of sugar miso glaze and not very good. Rib eye Steak was ok, but not worth the money and very salty. Side of asperagus looked great but also very salty. For an over $200 check was a very average meal

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. One of my favorite restaurants.

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  28. SusanS

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST!! Service was impeccable. The food is consistently excellent. My go to spot for a celebratory meal.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal dinner. Will definitely be returning. Service was as expected and the food was absolutely S tier.

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  30. ChuckH

    Austin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding birthday celebration. The food was excellent in every aspect and the service could not have been any better. Every detail was covered very well and as we left I was thrilled that the celebrations of my wife's birthday was perfect. Thanks to the entire staff at Truluck's for an outstanding birthday celebration.

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  31. ReynaldoM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is awesome. Food is great and the staff is awesome. Will be back soon.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. Our server was great. We are regulars at Trulucks and always have a wonderful time.

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  33. ElissaA

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trulucks is our favorite birthday dinner celebration restaurant. The food and service are above the rest and we will continue to go there for that level of experience. The Voila cocktail was fun show and the South African Lobster tail truly is the Rolls Royce of lobster.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary…food and service was incredible!

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  35. J4107

    Austin

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda and Fernando made the evening very special.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wayne was great!!! So was Daniel!!! Amazing food and expertise

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  37. ChrisG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to eat for a special occasion!! Highly recommend!

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  38. gregf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Happy Hour in the bar. Music starts at 6pm with great tunes.

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  39. ronaldc

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and food as usual..nothing to complaint

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  40. MitraL

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Second year celebrating our anniversary at Truluck’s. Continued to receive incredible service with the best seafood and crab in Austin.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 794-8300.

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum is rated 4.8 stars by 4553 OpenTable diners.

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum

10225 Research Blvd, Suite 4000, Austin, TX 78759

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Great Hills Trail
  • Neighbourhood
    Arboretum
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Shellfish, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dan Gregan
  • Entertainment
    Live piano music in the Stone Crab Lounge nightly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 794-8300
  • Private party facilities
    For fabulous parties, lasting memories and none of the stress, choose Truluck’s. With flexible floor plans and a variety of spaces, we can accommodate parties large and small for any occasion (rehearsal dinners, corporate events, board meetings, milestone celebrations).
  • Private party contact
    Misty Montague: (512) 314-5892
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