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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, Canada (Robson)
+1 604-669-1940
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe...
In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has achieved legendary status in Vancouver. For 29 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant. Guests from the world over have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco styled seafood grill that always delivers more - more hospitality, more variety and more buzz. This iconic Vancouver restaurant is conveniently located just off of bustling Robson Street. Joe Fortes is where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the food in town, complemented by an award-winning wine list that boasts over 300 wines, and a uniquely personal level of service and hospitality. Quality, service and reputation - that's the stuff that we are made of. And that's what you can look forward to experiencing on each and every visit to Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House. We look forward to serving you.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food but booking is necissary

We really enjoyed our meal here. The seafood was fantastic and the service was excellent. The deserts were good but not as good as the main courses. Also dont forget to book as this place is very busy

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal here. The seafood was fantastic and the service was excellent. The deserts were good but not as good as the main courses. Also dont forget to book as this place is very busy

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I asked the concierge at my hotel for a place where I could buy some oysters on the half shell. She pointed me to Joe Fortes and I was not disappointed! The oysters were delicious, but the Dotty's salad actually stole the show. It may have been one of the best salads I've ever had! Every ingredient was so fresh... More 

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Taylor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We came across this place by accident and it was great. Food was great, customer services was great. We really enjoyed this restaurant. Will be going back for sure.

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Levis, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent steakhouse. Food (steak, prawns, oignon rings) was perfect. Lots of noise but you will get used to it. Great service.

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A lively restaurant with live piano music, a roof top patio and indoor seating at several levels. The place was hopping on a Wednesday night. Without reservations, we were still seated immediately indoors. Matteo was our waiter: he gave superb, professional service. He was genuinely interested in us and recommended drinks and food along the way. All staff attended to... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was good, but could be better, more seasoned and the vegetables well cooked. The waitress was very nice and made the difference. We received a card, in Brazil, from the waitress expressing her thanks for our visit. That was a very kind gesture.

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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Hey hard to get in to, but well worth it. Great Seafood, and the service is awesome. Like all good food you pay for what you get and this place is a little more that your average restaurant but the seafood is fresh and tasty. It is very busy and can tend to get a little noisy, but otherwise a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our experience yesterday was excellent from beginning to end, from the warm greeting, through the excellent meal to our walking out the door. We had a variety of appies and one main which we shared (three of us). The prices are quite high, but the 'Blue Plate Special' is a good deal and worth the price. The appies (Caesar salad,... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visit Joe Forte's each time we visit Vancouver and we were again glad we did. This time, we went with our 15 y/o granddaughter who loves fish and we were not disappointed. The quality of seafood here is consistently amazing. Our waiter and his support staff was the most professional and friendly team we have seen in many years.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Book in advance, this restaurant is too good to miss. Great food, great atmosphere and brilliant service.

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Additional Information about Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Address: 777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 38
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, Canada
    (Robson)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has achieved legendary status in Vancouver. For 29 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant. Guests from the world over have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco styled seafood grill that always delivers more - more hospitality, more variety and more buzz. This iconic Vancouver restaurant is conveniently located just off of bustling Robson Street. Joe Fortes is where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the food in town, complemented by an award-winning wine list that boasts over 300 wines, and a uniquely personal level of service and hospitality. Quality, service and reputation - that's the stuff that we are made of. And that's what you can look forward to experiencing on each and every visit to Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House. We look forward to serving you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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