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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent place to enjoy a fine meal !

Our private tour guide suggested Joe Fortes as a wonderful place to eat in downtown Vancouver. We made reservations ( they are necessary ) and were seated with in 5 minutes. My wife lobster and I had the hailbut and both were excellent, as was ther service. Special thanks to Cole, our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our private tour guide suggested Joe Fortes as a wonderful place to eat in downtown Vancouver. We made reservations ( they are necessary ) and were seated with in 5 minutes. My wife lobster and I had the hailbut and both were excellent, as was ther service. Special thanks to Cole, our server....she was just fabulous ! As was Philip,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a Vancouver establishment - always busy and food is always good. The service here is superb - very New York in style. Their oyster bar is one of the best in town. Great for business or a special occasion - or just to have a great lunch or dinner. Usually have a live jazz piano player. Their rooftop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great fish, perfectly cooked and presented with wholesome veg. Rooftop bar great for a beer before dinner! Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had been on a cruise up the Pacific Coastline & had been craving Clam Chowder-we found it!! Fabulous!!....Our hotel dropped us off from a luxury courtesy car -afterwards we wanted to stroll down to the Olympic (Dome) and see the Terry Fox Statues out front-Joe Fortes called our hotel (Fairmont Waterfront) and had them send the courtesy car to... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We read reviews of Joe Fortes Seafood in Vancouver before a recent visit. Many suggested visiting for their happy hour and they were spot on! The restaurant has a dress code which is waived for those at the bar for happy hour. They have an extensive happy hour menu but the undisputed star is the oysters on the half shell.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A neighbour in the UK recommended us on to this place and made the booking for us “thanks Geoff” The restaurant is beautiful and well worth all the effort, we were there on a Saturday night, place is very lively busy & quite loud you can hardly hear the piano player on the upstairs landing. We was given a lovely... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 20 year union at Joe Fortes. Naturally we made reservations to insure we will have seats and it had been a good idea. The staff prepared a romantic table with a special dinner suggestion, personalized with our names and memorialized with our special occasion for us to take home. The entire setting... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

wonderful selection of seafood... terrific starters... like the classy little bar area... nice ambiance especially for a single lady just out for a relaxing evening enjoying dry wine and oysters and prawns...

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Calgary, Alberta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were wandering down Robson Street and spotted Joe Fortes roof top patio. We went in and were seated at the bar. Our server noticed that another patron, also seated at the bar, was crowding us so she seated us overlooking the street. The staff were very alert and ready to ensure our time there was pleasant. I had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a favourite place of mine for a business lunch - service is excellent and the setting allows for comfortable business conversation. However, once summer hits, their roof-top patio is the place to go for a sun-dappled happy hour that is perfect for people watching

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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 - 41
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?