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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Robson)
+1 604-669-1940
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
Expensive

I was surprised by how crowded this restaurant was at 5:00 PM on a Sunday. We didn't have a reservation so were given a less than choice table (at the edge of some steps). The restaurant seems to have crowded as many tables as possible into the space. The food was very good, however, and our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
DoubtingNag
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Calgary, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I was surprised by how crowded this restaurant was at 5:00 PM on a Sunday. We didn't have a reservation so were given a less than choice table (at the edge of some steps). The restaurant seems to have crowded as many tables as possible into the space. The food was very good, however, and our waitress was very efficient... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We shared Valentines Day brunch and what a great treat. Tableside mimosa, $10 entrees and great service will keep us coming back to this limited time offer. Don't miss out on the coffee cake, it's huge!

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Vancouver
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We keep coming back to Joe Fortes. One of the best seafood restaurants anywhere. It's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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Surrey, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here for happy hour on Saturday and then returned for lunch on Sunday. Happy hour had oysters, a buck a shuck, just fabulous. Also enjoyed parm fries and a lovely local white wine. Very busy here, a bit of a wait. On Sunday returned and enjoyed lunch. Again, a wait to be seated, very popular spot. Had the jumbo... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As usual the service and ambiance were first class. One of my favourite places to go with my significant other or a group of friends. Best atmosphere in town. Unfortunately on this visit I think due to a large party ordering around same time as us despite best efforts of our servers our food took a long time and most... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Every time I am in Vancouver I can't wait to eat here. It is one the best restaurants in Vancouver and has been for many many years. This is because the service is outstanding and the food is excellent. The oysters are so fresh and they have a wonderful variety to choose from. The wine list is also well thought... More 

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Riga
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25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very nice interior and great fish and King Prawns. Good service as you would expect. A little touristic but not a problem if you don't mind that.

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Bay Area
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619 reviews 619 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very popular, fun place, noisy, crowded, need reservations Friendly reception Excellent food service by Kelsey Nice house bread w/balsamic vinegar and lobster oil (yes, it had lobster flavor) Great wines by the glass Classy Caesar salad Nice portion of ling cod for fish and chips (millions of fries) Loved the seafood with linguini Good crème brulee Killer Joe’s chocolate cake

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Joe Fortes is a restaurant that you always want to come back to.The food is delicious and there is something for everyone!You will love the Roof Garden-where you can meet new friends and old.Its know worldwide for its Fresh Seafood and steaks.The management and staff are some of the best! You won't be disappointed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Made a reservation for 6 family members. Was pleased to have the table available when we arrived, which is typically not the case. The dinner like every time before is always consistent. Only issue was the dinners were not hot, some warm, but some cold too. This was disappointing. Seafood, steaks, and brunch are usually excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?