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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-669-1940
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Ranked #21 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Robson
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I didn't eat at Joes but thoroughly enjoyed the rooftop bar for cocktails in the Vancouver sunshine,. Bar staff amazingly friendly and a great back story to how the place was named.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We ate here late night after arriving from London on recommendation of the concierge at the Shangri-La and were very pleased. Restaurant was packed - loud, energetic, fun -- we had to wait only perhaps 10 min. and they found us a place at the bar. Sampled chowder, oysters, fish & chips, etc. - all excellent. Enjoyed it so much,... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Joe Fortes to celebrate my husband's birthday. It definitely did not disappoint. It has a wonderful atmosphere, fabulous food and awesome drinks. The service was perfect. We loved it! Definitely was impressed with the "lobster oil," the restaurants take on olive oil! So good!! We'll be back the next time we're in Vancouver.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a restaurant!! Be sure to make a reservation. We had an 8PM reservation and were seated right away. The restaurant tends to be loud but the noise is worth it for the food and service. Our waiter was Jake and he knew what service entails. When he heard me asking my husband if he wanted to split a wedge... More

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esher, surrey, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had read good things about this restaurant and took the time to go and find it and look at it before we booked. A lovely girl took our reservation for the evening and we asked for a table on the terrace which was noted but not guaranteed.The restaurant has a great buzz to it and we were lucky enough... More

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canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

food and service were very good. there is good selection of food. Usually good experience every time I go.

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has done an amazing job creating the image. It has been around a long time, but not as long as they make it out to be. But, in Vancouver 2 years for a restaurant is about the average age. It is a copy of the great Jake's restaurants in Portland. This is not bad. In fact it is... More

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Cheshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If possible book in advance. Our waiter was Vincent and he was very helpful regarding gluten free options - including vodka! The scallops were amazing :-) We both had the trio of fish, which was tiger prawns, halibut and red sockeye salmon - all beautifully cooked. It was on the expensive side ($200 for 3 courses and drinks) but worth... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a great restaurant!!! The food was incredible - it exceeded it's reputation. The service was great - the staff was very friendly. The shrimp cerviche was outstanding. The pan fried oysters were excellent. We had a group of five and no one was disappointed or went hungry. The rooftop dining was a nice treat. I highly recommend this to... More

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Richmond, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Fortes still is one of the top restaurants in Vancouver since it's opening almost 30 yrs ago. Food quality, presentation and taste is truly sublime. Call me cheap but $100 per person with one drink each really is expensive. Our waiter was busy, he and other staff kept bumping into me and my chair as we were stuffed in for... More

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