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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: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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 atmosphere, excellent service, food just OK

This restaurant has a really good buzz. Spoecialising in seafood, the menu promises a lot, but the delivery was not quite there. The clam chowder was very comforting, but heavy on potato and light on clams; we had the trio of fish (on this occasion ling, salmon and jumbo prawns) - all good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a really good buzz. Spoecialising in seafood, the menu promises a lot, but the delivery was not quite there. The clam chowder was very comforting, but heavy on potato and light on clams; we had the trio of fish (on this occasion ling, salmon and jumbo prawns) - all good, simply cooked, but not outstanding. Our server... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

While reservations are a must, Joe Fortes is very accommodating of last minute changes as we called to delay our table by an hour when we saw that a prior engagement was running late. We we fortunate to snag a rooftop table on a perfect evening. Our charming waiter paced the meal perfectly as we enjoyed calamari and crab cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 15 and the service and food were impeccable. The only disappointment was that the oysters were not available because of the weather conditions. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared. The lobster oil served with the bread was a special treat. Check out the roof top garden.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food served is mainly seafood and is delicious. Joe Fortes is one of the "ICON Restaurants" in Vancouver. By that I mean, it has been in business for many years and consistently serving wonderful meals, either inside or on the rooftop deck. Joe Fortes is very popular with local people working in the downtown area, or tourists, as it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We read the reviews which mentioned the high noise level. We were seated on the second level and the loud live piano music from the stair case mezzanine made conversation nearly impossible. Our server, Stacey, was wonderful. She was attentive, but not overbearing. I believe that she genuinely enjoys her job The food was good. I ordered the portobello mushroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Old style steak house - full of buoyant energy and great service. Most importantly - good food and BIG drinks - Yep - BIG DRINKS!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been going to "Joe's" for many years. It was as good on my visit, last week, as it was on my first many years ago. The food is excellent. The waiting staff are friendly and helpful. The patio is fun but I still prefer to be inside where all the action is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Booked months in advance as wanted to take some friends who were in Vancouver for first time. Bit disappointed that front door staff were very unfriendly however that was the only negative as the staff upstairs (we sat in roof terrace area) were absolute joy all night, food and drink (lovely BC rose wine!) perfect - all in all a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about how fun this place is! If you are lucky and the weather is in your favor, try to sit on the patio upstairs. It is absolutely beautiful. If not, the bar downstairs is fantastic for drinks and happy hour appetizers. The lobster and shrimp rolls are the best I have ever had. Of all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a seafood surf and turf platter to share for our main course and oysters Rothschild to start what a treat !

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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 19 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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