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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 #28 of 2,802 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
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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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Victoria
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179 reviews 179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Great booths, wonderful service and good seafood lunches. This is the original oyster bar in Vancouver and has been serving great food for years. The place feels a little bit like a "Palm Restaurant" but with a bit less attitude. Well worth a try

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We found this place as we walked down the street in search of a steak and seafood restaurant, and we were very pleased with our discovery. As visitors to Vancouver we were on the hunt for some of the famous seafood we have heard about. This classy restaurant was very busy and we were surprised that we were able to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

From the street we guessed that this always-hopping place might be a bit too “mass-market” for our tastes. But once inside and seated upstairs, we were glad we came (with a much-needed reservation!) The service and food were excellent. For starters the mussels and the ceviche were great and very fresh. Sockeye salmon and pepper-corn ahi were delicious as well.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hotel Pasquale was a perfect, ocean view location by the beach in sunny Monterroso al Mare. This charming family run hotel offered a great location for hiking the Cinque Terra or lazing on the beach nearby. The ferry boats also leave from the pier nearby. Cozy and welcoming - we plan to return!

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our lunch at Joe Fortes. Great food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Would have liked to have been on the patio but it was reserved for a private function. Maybe next time. Looks really nice.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a dining experience that I will savour for some time and am eager to return as soon as possible. The unique and elegant atmosphere makes one realize that this is a special Vancouver culinary delight that is on the must-do list. The seafood was fabulous and the service exceptional.

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Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Been many times. Never a miss. Menu is varied, including lots of great choices for seafood and meat. I would not classify the food as haute cuisine but it is consistent and well prepared. The wine list is very good. The two-tiered layout and decor provide a classy and warm feel. Often there is a pianist. Some tables can be... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After our most recent trip to Vancouver we must say the Joe Fortes is a standout. Consistently great food with preparation extremely well executed. Great variety of food, wine and spirits. Great atmosphere and service, a winning combination. Though a bit on the pricey side, we didn't object as they delivered on all points making the price worth it to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Drinks on the patio at Joe Fortes is a high point in anyone's summer. Go there often and have never had a bad drink, meal or time. Highly recommend it to everyone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

When we visited the restaurant there was no air conditioning in the dining room. It was unbearably hot. We managed to get seated on the patio, which was warm but nice. The food was just okay and the server was clearly busy. She messed up our drink orders several times. And, she spilled water on my iPhone and wallet. While... More

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