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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-669-1940
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Ranked #17 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
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
Vancouver, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The place was packed! All the time we were there, and the atmosphere was great, very friendly staff. The food was excellent, everything we tried was delicious. We sat at the bar waiting for our table, and the calamari appetizers we're so good that we could have stayed there all night eating just that .. But we didn't, and the salmon was great, and the sable fish was great, and desserts were great and the list just keep going ... We'll be back, for sure.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Langley City, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Always consistant dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Good location just of Robson with a well stocked bar and good quality food at a good price for the experience. No real dress code so you get a great mix of people in the place and there is rarely an evening when the house is not full. Service is prompt. Food is good. Generally a nice spot for a fun evening out.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A consistent favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great food and great service. We shared 2 appetizers and a bottle of wine at the bar. our guest had a great salad.

Visited January 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Best Mussels I've Ever Had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I had the freshest, biggest, and tastiest mussels (ever) at Joe Fortes! No other restaurants I've visited since in North America have come close to serving mussels as fabulous as these. I also think Vancouver is the best food city I've come across to date!

Visited March 2012
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worthy of Wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My first visit to this long established restaurant.
Food was excellent, service was super with great atmosphere. A 30 minutes wait for our 6:30 pm reservation was quickly forgiven with every staff we run into the whole evening apologizing for the long wait.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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