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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #21 of 2,807 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We sat outside on the garden terrace. Ling cod and jumbo scallops beautifully prepared. Good wine recommendation.

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Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I had dinner on the third floor of this restaurant and had one of the best seafood meals ever. We ordered two different specials that featured grilled salmon that was served with more asparagus than you can eat; pan seared halibut in a creamy mushroom sauce served over seafood ravioli and asparagus and jumbo prawns over homemade... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We wandered into Joe Fortes by chance for a late lunch because it was close to our hotel and we were tired from a long flight from the east coast. What a happy accident! We were seated immediately. The Halibut & Chips were crunchy and surprisingly light and served with a dilly tartar sauce and a generous portion of very... More

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New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our family ate at this restaurant after seeing the latest Cirque du Soleil and it was a great place to eat. Fantastic service by our waiter who was amusing but respectful and helpful as well. We had excellent food and a very enjoyable evening. A good bustling restaurant. Not for a quiet evening. Need to book if on a weekend.

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Davenport, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We heard from some friends that if you were looking for seafood in Vancouver, BC. you can not do better than Joe's. We could not agree more. We were only in town for a couple of days and our hotel desk staff called and was unable to made us a reservation, but they were able to talk Joe's into taking... More

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Fraser Valley
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We first attempted to eat dinner at Joe Fortes after having heard good things about the restaurant. Our first attempt was unsuccessful, in that, failing to have a reservation for two, we were told we faced nearly a two-hour wait. We asked if we could sit at the bar, where we could see many empty chairstools, but were told that... More

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Hong Kong, China
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144 reviews 144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If looking for a good way how to end a long day of shopping spree at Pacific Centre and Robson St., Joe's Happy Hour (located at Thurlow Street just off Robson Street) is the best place to be. The happy hour offers C$1 per oyster and a fantastic selection of bar menu (e.g., large prawn tempura, beef carpaccio, etc.) and... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

this restaurant is certainly atmospheric;good menu selection and very good food.try to sit on the top floor where the bar and sort of garden is.''frenchie'',the maitre 'd is great character with a big smile;good addition to the ambiance.as it is a seafood restaurant,try different oysters and the seafood linguine is terrific.the starter of scallops was wonderful.sweets are of the Italian... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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140 reviews 140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate here the day before our cruise. The staff was so nice, service great. All of our meals were delicious! Fresh local oysters were so good. Steaks, fish, everything very good!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate at Joe's on our second night ion Vancouver. You should know that the atmosphere is more pub-like than say romantic dinner date oriented. Not that it was bad - just very, very busy with a piano player up top - oyster bar in the middle - and large bar down low. Great place to watch folks. We loved... More

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