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“A must try when in Vancouver especially if you love oysters!” 4 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
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A must try when in Vancouver especially if you love oysters!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant grabbed our attention as they were promoting $1 happy hour oysters. So on our first visit we chose to sit for dinner not knowing sit down dinners were not part of happy hour. But to our delight discovered there were many varieties of Canadian oysters only available during sit down service. We tried 6 different varieties of oysters and aussies let me admit that Canadian oysters are amazing! So creamy sweet and ocean fresh. We also had halibut and nova scotian scallops. Drool. We of course came back the next night to take advantage of happy hour and had 50 oysters for $50. They also have this amazing cocktail called joe's signature Caesar.. sublime! The service and atmosphere was all very charming and inviting. Loved it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malaga, Spain
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great location good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We ate late on night after flying in so were tired. Both food and service were very good, we can recommend the fish and chips. Try and get seated up in the higher section at the back with the booths rather than the front section near the street. Decoration is nice and it had a good atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cuzco
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best in Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

If from out of town go for early dinner and oysters and sit outside upstairs.
A must go to place for newcomers to vancouver!!!

Visited June 2013
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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lively”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Thank goodness we booked as the place was full and buzzing. A large restaurant on two levels. We had a booth style table and were given excellent service. Not a place for a quite evening for two.

Visited May 2013
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Birthday Lunch with the ladies!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

It was my first time on the patio since it was renovated and I have to say that I was very impress. It was raining but with the covered patio it was so perfect. We celebrated a girlfiend's birthday and the service was exceptional. Couple of weeks later we came back with more our friends and this time it is was a goodbye lunch with a co-worker. It is a great place for rainy or sunny day.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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