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“Roof top with a view...” 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 #21 of 2,805 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
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Roof top with a view...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Loved the roof top bar and restaurant. On a nice evening, it is the place to be. Loved the cold beer and the seafood was excellent. Had the Halibut and it was cooked perfectly... nice and moist and flakey.

Visited June 2013
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LA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
66 helpful votes 66 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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29 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“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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179 reviews 179 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“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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