I give Truluck s the BEST rating! I currently reside in Columbia and have driven down to Truluck s on Fridays on several occassions to get my seafood. Sure I patronize local Columbia businesses, but I m telling you the fish is always fresh, the people are always friendly, and well worth me driving down to Timmonsville. As I travel across the country, patronizing good restaraunts is a hobby of mine; from California, to Florida, New York, all parts in between. Truluck s is one of the best and most cost efficient seafood restaraunts I ve found to this day! Matter of fact, think I ll go down there today or tomorrow!
I recently went to this establishment on 11-13-10 and have been there many time before and never had a complaint until now I ordered a seafood platter a dish that I always enjoy. Upon sitting down to enjoy my meal I took a bite out the flounder fillet that was in my meal to and much to my surprise i figured out that not only did eat the fish but i was also eating the scales as well. I then called the establishment and told them of my experience and the young lady that i spoke with was very courteous and told me to come back tomorrow. I then went and spoke with the manger on 11-14-11 and he was very belligerent telling me that he is not responsible for the scales on the fish because it come frozen and already cleaned and he is not responsible for the vendors mistake. He was not apologetic, understanding, nor courteous. Maybe I was not a good enough customer to be offered an apology. But yet good enough to eat the scales that his establishment left on my food... It only takes a couple of minutes to get scales off of fish and a couple of seconds for an apology..
Its hard to believe, but the seafood at this little local fish market is among the best that I've found anywhere on the east coast, from Baltimore to Key West!!! Its NOT FANCY or pretentious, just great, old-fashioned, fresh seafood with a calabash-influenced style. The dinners come in your choice of regular or spicy, with hushpuppies so good they make you want to slap ya mama for not knowin' how to make hushpuppies! And for the health conscious, you may also order any of the seafood broiled.
AMAZINGLY, you will also find what arguably may be THE BEST BAR-B-QUE IN THE PEE DEE! And served with your choice of delicious homestyle southern side-dishes. But be prepared to stand in line, because more and more people are finding out about this local favorite!