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“This is great” 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)
+1 604-669-1940
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Ranked #22 of 3,031 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $41
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, 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
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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“This is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is the bomb. Great food service and atmosphere. I had the halibut and scallops. Busy place. I got in quick because i was alone. I think they take reservations. Based on crowd i would try at least. If not relax and have a drink.

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“Do not Miss this Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I had a great dinner at Joe Fortes. I had seafood and he had steak. Great drinks, Great Service and Excellent Food. Do not miss this experience. It is pricey so come prepared but it is well worth it.

Visited July 2014
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Alliston, Canada
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“Fresh Fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Joe Fortes on the recommendation of the hotel and were very impressed. Our group of 4 all ordered different fish meals and everyone's was very tasty and cooked beautifully. Staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and the different fishes so this was very helpful to choose a local fish to try. It's a busy place, a bit noisy, but the service and food is worth it!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Amazing oyster bar!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing selection of oysters...fresh, flavorful, absolutely delicious!! Well worth the expense. And, if you can, get a table served by Wade. He knows his stuff. The only waiter I know who'll write the customer a thank you note. Now that's service above service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Had one day in Vancouver before an Alaska cruise, and was told to eat at Joe Fortes. Good advice, the Sunday brunch was one of the better meals I've ever had. My wife had Chicken and Waffles and I had Joe' Signature Benedict. Waffles we awesome, just enough sweet, my eggs were perfectly done, in short an excellent meal. Yes we had to wait for a table but the atmosphere and service were impeccable, even going out of their way to help my wife who uses a walker. A great experience!

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