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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Great traditional Grill house

Fortes is a great place to make an impression on a date. From the moment you enter the front door, pass the raw bar and sit down to enjoy your meal, you feel like you are in a quality establishment. The evening we went the restaurant was full and energetic. We tried the NY steak, scallops, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Lyn J
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fortes is a great place to make an impression on a date. From the moment you enter the front door, pass the raw bar and sit down to enjoy your meal, you feel like you are in a quality establishment. The evening we went the restaurant was full and energetic. We tried the NY steak, scallops, and ravioli which were... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Joe Fortes is one of my favourite places to eat in Vancouver. The food is fresh and well prepared and the service is very attentive. We have always been treated well at Joe's as if we were locals and I have always loved the buzzing atmosphere. There is always an air if excitement and anticipation when we get there, as... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place won't be sorry nothing wrong here nice food great service upper deck in the summer time always packed

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Vancouver, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my cousin from out of town there for dinner - the food was great, as was the service. The place was extremely busy - my big complaint is that it is so noisy inside that it's impossible to carry on a conversation- you can't hear yourself think. We were seated downstairs at ground level - it may be less... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We returned from Capilano on the "free" bus & got out at the Hyatt rather than walk all the way back from Coalharbour. Reviews suggested this was the place to try & they were not wrong. External appearance did not attract you but as soon as you entered it was a world of welcoming & hospitality.Excellent service courtesy of Colin,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There are so many places to eat in Vancouver and we haven't been to them all but the simple act of trying to get into this establishment speaks to its caliber. It is huge and always packed and the energy is crazy good. It isn't a quiet place and that's part of its attraction. The seafood is fresh, creative and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

During our 1 year+ stay in the wonderful city of Vancouver we ate here time and time again. It was just simply amazing, the food, service and atmosphere is top notch. The fish is always fresh and the food is always great. A must eat when visiting Vancouver!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Joe Fortes is a great place for lunch. If the weather is welcoming, there is a wonderful outdoor patio. The inside area is a pleasure also. We walked on a whim---just passed it---the first time, and then we seemed it out the second time. Food is terrific, and the wait staff is very friendly.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I stumbled across this restaurant, no reservations. It was very busy, I was lucky to be seated. From the outside it looks like a typical big box restaurant, but when you step in, you feel like you are walking into another era. The hostess was very kind, and there was a piano player who did an incredible job playing throughout... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Joe Fortes is a classic eatery here in Vancouver. A must try experience. For those in business this is the place close to the downtown hotels and offices to unwind after work or to host a dinner with clients. Top notch service, great wine selection, world-class quality in foods. For those looking to impress on dates, family or in/out laws..here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, 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, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?