Award-winning Seafood at Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House in Naples

Steak and seafood restaurants abound in Naples, but only one has been voted “Top 100 Restaurants in America” by Open Table – Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House. With 11 locations in top US coastal cities throughout California, Texas and Florida, Truluck’s serves the freshest seafood and crab direct from their own fisheries to ensure the highest quality and the freshest taste. You’ll find their Naples restaurant at 698 4th Avenue South, next to Sugden Theater.

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Although seafood is an important part of the Truluck’s menu, they also offer prime tender steaks, cooked to perfection, and an excellent wine list to ensure your meal is totally memorable.

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Truluck’s Stone Crab Lounge Entertainment

Open daily, the Stone Crab Lounge is the perfect place to head for during Happy Hour. Mixologists pour, shake and stir a fabulous array of drinks from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily with half price Cocktail Hour offering particularly good value. Happy Hour also includes featured wines and appetizers at special prices. You’ll certainly taste the difference as Truluck’s only uses premium spirits, fresh fruit and hand-squeezed citrus juices in all their concoctions.

The Dining Room opens for business at 5 p.m. and there’s live entertainment every night, providing toe-tapping music for patrons. On Saturday nights, Jen Watson and other featured entertainers fill the lounge bar with music until 11:30 p.m.

Sustainable Seafood

In Stone Crab season, Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House is particularly busy. Their restaurant-owned fisheries and crabbing professionals provide quality seafood daily to the restaurant from the Isle of Capri, just offshore from Naples in the Gulf of Mexico. Crab are cooked and packed in ice within hours of being trapped, and are then shipped to the restaurants to serve within hours.

Truluck’s manages to balance serving the freshest seafood with an ethical approach, realizing that restaurants must support a sustainable seafood policy. The chain is proud to adhere to all Ocean Conservancy guidelines and never serves endangered or overfished species.

The menu starts with mouthwatering cold appetizers including oysters, caviar and chilled shellfish platters to share. Hot starters include soft shell crab lettuce cups, calamari tossed with stir-fry vegetables and served with sweet Vietnamese chili sauce, or succulent escargot with walnuts and herb butter. Creamy lobster bisque and salads are followed by an array of seafood dishes from Swordfish Steak to Grouper Pontchartrain with rice and piquant Creole sauce. Crab and lobster fans can look forward to lobster tail, Dungeness Crab, King Crab and Stone Crab Claws in season, served with parmesan mash and steamed asparagus.

Meat lovers have a good choice of prime ribeye, New York strip or filet with more unusual ingredients for surf and turf options such as foie gras butter, blue crab, rock shrimp or Maine lobster in a Sriracha cream sauce.

Dining at Truluck’s demands a sense of occasion and the dress code is business casual at this award-winning restaurant, which sets the highest standards in terms of service and cuisine.

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