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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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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
Friendly and great seafood

First time in Vancouver and the hotel suggested this nice restaurant. Traditional and almost ordinary-looking seafood done surprisingly done well. Live piano background music. Very friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice food, great venue, helpful staff. Gets pretty busy though so book or get there early. Enjoyable but not sure id rush back, quite expensive too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First time in Vancouver and the hotel suggested this nice restaurant. Traditional and almost ordinary-looking seafood done surprisingly done well. Live piano background music. Very friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant during happy hours, so we could have great wines and dishes at an amazingly reasonable price. All food were really good and the waiters were nice as well.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Richard was my waiter and he was very knowledgeable and prompt and courteous. Food was excellent and loved the lobster oil for bread dipping. The place is very busy and you will want a reservation. But it's a must for every Vancouver visitor! Awesome place.

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Headley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing resturant. The service and knowledge of the waiters is exceptional. They are able to advise on the food and appropriate wine choices. Wonderful atmosphere and noticable attention to detail.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The place is fantastic, and the food was magnificent. The staff are extremely attentive and are amazing with the small kids. The servers where prompt and knowledgeable. Person tip, I had the mini lobster/shrimp rolls which are not on the menu but they are on the bar menu but the server allowed me to order them and they were unbelievable!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had a great meal sitting at the bar with my wife. The bartender was attentive and the meal was wonderful.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We only visit Vancouver every couple of years to see family but we always eat at Joe Fortes. Yes it might be touristy but its well used by the business community and locals too. Fresh seafood is fantastic; a great oyster bar and charismatic ( and helpful)waiters. Try it; you'll not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food, great service. The seafood is very fresh, and their Pavlova dessert is wonderful. I would definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had one of the best meals that I have ever had here. We did not have a reservation, so we sat at the bar top facing the oyster shucker. My husband and I ordered the seafood platter for two and a dozen oysters. Everything was amazing! The Rockefeller Oysters were my favorite! If you are looking for some great... More 

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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 19 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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