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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: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Food and fantastic service

Excellent meal and service. Great atmosphere with the pianist playing along in the background. Some decent Aussie Wines on your wine list would be nice

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2014
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent meal and service. Great atmosphere with the pianist playing along in the background. Some decent Aussie Wines on your wine list would be nice

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We ate at Blue Water Cafe 4 days prior and it was far superior on most every count. While the service was good, the price point here is far too high for what you receive in return. We found the rushed, superficial, "hustle & bustle" atmosphere to be off-putting, at least for a family seeking a nice, relaxing dinner. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I love coming here , as well as me and my girls!! Always a great time in the summer so you can enjoy their roof top patio while eating in style!! Food is ALWAYS amazing and they have the best oysters!! Nothing is better in the summer then oysters and champagne and Joe Fortes always provides these... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had dinner here with a friend while in Vancouver on business. I had the steelhead trout and she had the cioppini. We both enjoyed our meals and the delicious oysters we had beforehand as well. I didn't love the clam chowder; she loved her mac & cheese. The restaurant was super busy the Thursday night we were there and because... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this place. My best friend and i go here at least once a year, and have experience brunch, lunch and dinner. While I don't care for seafood, they never disappoint with their delicious steak which is always cooked to the exact temperature that I like. My bff is always happy with their seafood offerings, and the cocktails are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We came with a party of 10 girlfriends for our post Cirque du Soliel ladies night. The food as always was superb (seriously amazing) but unfortunately it came with the most condescending and rude server. On top of his terrible up-selling strategy, (I know how much I can eat thank you), when it finally came time to take our orders... More 

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Scott G, General Manager at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to read of your recent experience. I would like to follow up with you directly regarding your visit to Joe Fortes - please email me at scott-g@joefortes.ca and I will be in touch right away. Thank you. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying that this is probably one of the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver. We have always wanted to dine here, but somehow, it took us a couple of decades to finally make it. We had great service. Roben was quite attentive. His "assistants" were good as well. However, I've been on many a Celebrity cruise, and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've had lunch twice at Joe Fortes. First time, for the Firday lunch deal... I had the mac n cheese - I wasn't impressed. It was a little dry and not very flavorful. The second time I went was for dessert only and their dessert is much better. I had the creme brulee and coconut cream pie and my friend... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had great meal with excellent service. Highly recommend Joe Fortes when you are in Vancouver. The sockeye salmon was fantastic.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had dinner at Joe Fortes' in Vancouver, BC and it was fabulous. From the time we stepped into the restaurant, the customer service was excellent. We had Eddy as our waiter. His smile was welcoming and he explained all the choices on the menu if we had questions. We had Alaskan salmon which was prepared a special way that... 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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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