We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,816 Vancouver Restaurants

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-669-1940
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #17 of 2,816 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

1,376 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    772
    404
    115
    55
    30
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visiting Vancouver on holiday. We started my birthday evening at the roof bar. The night was unusually warm for 30 Sep . The atmosphere was great. The restaurant and bar buzzing and it was a Monday night. The bar staff were charismatic and attentive to the point we had to drag ourselves away for dinner. The first table didn't suit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kelowna, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Looked to Tripadvisor to assist in picking a great restaurant in downtown Vancouver and the reviews led us to this gem. What a fantastic restaurant and I would recommend for lunch or dinner. The service was superb from walking in the door to our final bite. We had the fish duo and the meal was excellent flavors and cooked to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We waited at the door for nearly an hour in the cold for the 11am opening - completely worth it for coconut lime scones, fresh juice and eggs benedict on the roof under cozy heaters. We loved this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Never before have we found ourselves visiting a new city with so many restaurants to choose from than to go to the same one three nights in a row. It wasn't intended to be that way. One night was purely by first choice. The second night was a rebound from a failed attempt at a nearby "competitor". The third was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A great place to go for seafood and drinks. Even better with friends and/or recommended for a date. Check and see if they have a 3 course special....it rocked.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I have taken my grown children to this establishment on three occasions and been totally impressed with the food preparation and class of the service. Being a seafood lover I thought that the variety of shell fish and the manner it was prepared is second to none. The serving staff were very helpful in describing how food would be prepared... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Food was good. Staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. I had the trout which was great. The chowder was delicious. This is a charming place . It's loud,especially in the bar area. Overall, great place. I'd go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nanaimo, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was in Vancouver to see my sister and her husband as they flew through on their way back to New Zealand. Once again everything was wonderful, from the service, the food and wine ( great selection). I highly recommend the outside deck upstairs if possible. My sister loved my choice, and was very impressed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I had a business dinner on Tuesday November 18 at Joe Fortes. We started with a fried calamari appetizer and while it was quite tasty it seemed to be very heavy not like the usual flash fried appetizer that I am used to. I would have to say that I would probably not order it again. The entrees on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I am often in Vancouver and this is my favorite seafood restaurant. I love the historic,old gradeur style of the place, oak, brass and glass. The service is terrific and the outstanding Happy Hour bar menu at the downstairs bar makes for wonder meals. When traveling by myself, I simply try a different combination of items and they are all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing