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“Always a good experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-669-1940
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Ranked #28 of 2,829 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $39
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Robson
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Always a good experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great food and service at this Vancouver establishment.
The food is always good and service is equally as good. If its nice out have lunch or dinner upstairs on the roof top. Great view of the city and a lot of fun with a bar upstairs as well

Visited June 2013
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Comox, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“When fish and chips are on your mind . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Why, you may ask, are you ordering fish and chips at Joe Fortes, home of the most extensive selection of west coast shellfish? I'm sure our server Kevin had a similar thought after guiding us through the features of the day and the very thorough and inviting lunchtime menu. Some days fish and chips are what you want and nothing will deflect you. The white wine was superb, the coleslaw with hints of jalapeno was magical, the chips were firm and the halibut - well, it was the flakiest, freshest melt in your mouth experience I've had in a long time. Then, because it was my birthday, came the creme brule. It is the best in the city! And not just in my opinion.

  • Visited June 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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Nelson Bay
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“Great seafood. The best yet on our travels.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Healthy delicious food, great service! My husband had the calamari which was crispy and delicious. I had the wild salmon and halibut special with roasted potatoes and veggies...all done to perfection. Highly recommend...we went back twice for lunch!

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Houston
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“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

On recommendation of hotel's concierge, we decided on late lunch here, and were not disappointed. Among dishes sampled were fish & chips (best French fries/chips we've ever eaten anywhere), oysters on half-shell (dozen of four selections), fresh and briny, an excellent baked salmon, and one other dish we can't recall, but which my wife enjoyed.

Had we spend more time in this lovely city, we'd definitely gone back. A bit noisy, but excellent food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

what can I say except fabulous. you need to book otherwise no table. great food and service is professional. this is a restaurant I enjoy. after 6 pm the piano player starts up and adds to the ambiance. this is a very busy restaurant, get over it for the food. great night.

  • Visited June 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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