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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Robson Street
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim
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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe Fortes...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Fish

Went with a work associate that knew of Joe Fortes and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I recommend making a reservation because even on a Tuesday night it was packed. We arrived a few minutes early and our table was ready. We where greeted quickly by our waitress and our drink order was taken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Monroe M
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Draper, Utah
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Draper, Utah
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a work associate that knew of Joe Fortes and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I recommend making a reservation because even on a Tuesday night it was packed. We arrived a few minutes early and our table was ready. We where greeted quickly by our waitress and our drink order was taken immediately. Throughout the meal the service remained... More 

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Toronto
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the world. Joe Fortes has amazing seafood and a very cool, vibrant atmosphere! Their mussels are to die for, and I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to any seafood lovers in Vancouver!

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Thank travelerscott2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love LOVE their happy hour appies! The beef carpaccio is BOMB. And the serving was a lot for the price. Went here for dinner once and the seafood is amazing!

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Thank Dengs0618
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious- can't fault that in any way. My complaint is that the restaurant is loud and crowded and not the atmosphere I'd want to enjoy while paying a premium on my food.

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Thank Jen C
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When the locals say try Joe's you must try Joe's. The seafood platter satisfied us with delight. The amount and selection was perfect. Will go back for sure.

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Thank nofaith
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvelous meal ( sea bass) and great service (tex) Easy parking ( valet ) and very good staff. Will definitely be back..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe Fortes was the highlight of our trip to Vancouver. The seafood and the staff make this place one of the best places we have been to in a long time. The restaurant was very busy but the staff where always there when you needed them to the point where one of our group forgot his glasses and the server... More 

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Nuuk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were four people dining at Joe Fortes and we ordered oysters as a starter and then we ordered Tuna. Just one of the tuna steaks were ok, the others were not eatable. The cuts should have been thrown out! It was uneatable. There is a lack of quality control at this restaurant.

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Thank bergurg2016
Regina, Canada
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went her for a solo dinner while in Vancouver. Promptly seated without a reservation. Had their house bread with their lobster butter and balsamic - yum. Lobster bisque, served with panache and chunks of lobster. A very nice piece of salmon for my entree and a pavlova for dessert. Service was very prompt and professional. I found the prices for... More 

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Victoria, BC
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Fortes Happy Hour is incredibly popular and was a great spot to start our evening off – early! We ate our way through nearly the entire small plates menu including lobster rolls, tacos, tempura prawns, and truffle parmesan fries which were all delicious. We enjoyed British Columbia wines and the lively atmosphere of the bar. There was a wait... More 

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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>  > Robson Street
  • Neighborhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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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Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.