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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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$$$
Downtown
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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
A Vancouver Classic

Joe Forte's has been around for years and the dishes and service are all classics. They are still doing it to perfection and it is a reliable spot for seafood, steaks and a great time any night of the week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Beijing, China
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Joe Forte's has been around for years and the dishes and service are all classics. They are still doing it to perfection and it is a reliable spot for seafood, steaks and a great time any night of the week.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Vancouver 12 years ago and found this restaurant on the last day of our visit. We vowed that if we ever came back, we would come here again. We were here this time to "do the Rockies" on the Rocky Mountaineer round trip so we ate here before commencing the trip. On arrival, there was a queue but... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our party of four turned up without a reservation (having flown in that day and never heard of the place) but managed to get a table for dinner. The freshness and selection of oysters was impressive - we ordered another portion and weren't disappointed. The lobster oil with the bread was a nice touch and the tiger prawns succelent. We... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants in Vancouver!! The food was great and the service was excellent. Waiters Mike and Phillip were great and accommodating since we had our two year old with us. I would highly recommend this place if you want good food and great service!

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Holland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The interior resembles Boston's Cheers. The restaurant is very noisy, everyone seems to speak at the same time resulting in a cacophony of words. The waiter was very efficient in explaining the possibilities of the menu and the 'West Coast Platter' was worth the $150.

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Victoria, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Thank goodness for reservations. It was a full house. To start this is a great building space. Lots to look at-high ceilings, big windows, lovely finishes and decorative touches. Perfect downtown location. Live music from the piano player. We were shown immediately to our table. I would describe our waiter Zac, as a master at his craft. With every table... More 

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Kennewick
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I was not so excited about eating at Joe Fortes. I had had my fill of seafood and was really looking for a taco at this point in my trip to Vancouver. That being said, my meal was delicious. The fresh oyster selection was amazing and my meal was delicious. The wait staff was very knowledge and took great pride... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is highly rated in vancouver and although it was really nice we felt we were being rushed to get finished so that they could turn the table over again. The atmosphere is buzzing and the food was very good but for what we got we thought it was a bit expensive.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Chose restaurant as it was close to our hotel, but there were no tables free when we arrived. Having been given a pager and told a table should be free within an hour we sat at the bar where the very efficient staff made us mojitos and kept us constantly topped up with iced water. After just 20 minutes we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A lot of fuss about this place and came highly recommended. Booked in advance. Food was quite good and reasonable prices. Staff very nice. Enough seating across the 2 floors. Live music was fine. Quite good and I do recommend it if visiting Vancouver, but personally wasn't very impressed. Probably because Dubai spoiled me.

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Additional Information about Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Address: 777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940
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 25 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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