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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 #17 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
Cross street: Robson
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Surrey, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Joe Fortes has been in business for some thirty years at the corner of Thurlow & Robson. It has stood the test of time & continues to deliver, at top dollar mind you, an excellent dining experience. Our annual Xmas outing with two other couples brought us back to Joe's for the first time in more than 5 years Saturday... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Celebrated Christmas early in Vancouver while on holidays. Joe's is a perennial favourite so we expected food to be very good. Ainsley greeted us at the door very warmly and that put smiles on our faces right off the bat. Oysters were very tasty and not briny. Whole lobster was one of the best ever - sweet and done to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Joe Fortes is super good! Their sea food is one of the best I have tried in Vancouver. I love the rooftop patio!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Vibrant and fun place, always packed which says it all. Great place for a drink, the bar staff were excellent and entertaining. Food was a little disappointing but probably poor choice on my part with the flavour of truffle oil overpowering. Don't be put off, the food was good but with their reputation my expectations were high.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of our favorite place to have lunch whenever we are in Vancouver. Great seafood and ambiance ( my wife loves the interior of the restaurant). Food always fresh. Service is good

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Vancouver, BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

They never let me down any time I have visited Joe Fortes, but I very much look forward to going back each year to Joe Fortes for our group Xmas lunch. The combination of excellent service, great food and fun atmosphere can not be matched anywhere else in Vancouver. Even with a large group we are treated like stars. Thanks... More 

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san diego california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was a lively and popular pub/restaurant. I would go there once. We also went there a number of years ago. Great happy hour.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Joe Fortes rooftop lounge was my "neighbourhood pub" for many years, and will always be a first port of call when in downtown Vancouver. This place has not changed for years: locals + tourists mingle, the waiters are still cool with their designer shades, stock brokers still buy rounds for the house when they make a mint and the food... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I recently held a Christmas event at Joe Fortes for my senior management team and their partners (32 of us) The staff handled this event spectacularly. They dedicated a team to our section and the service was impeccable. I have never had such a good event experience in the 20 years we have been doing this. People are still raving... More 

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Nashville
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130 reviews 130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I moved out of Vancouver 14 years ago but used to frequent Joe Fortes regularly when I still lived there. It's been a minute, so I wasn't sure it would still be good but I was so very pleasantly surprised to see that it was still going strong. I was there for lunch and the atmosphere was busy and noisy... More 

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Additional Information about Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Address: 777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 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 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar

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