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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
As featured in It Is A Wonderul CITY !
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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada (Robson)
+1 604-669-1940
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been dining here for years and have recently discovered that are favorite time to go is "happy hour." Try the prawn tacos which aren't on the regular menu. Pair them with the best truffle fries.

Thank Linda O
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Vancouver legend. Great service. Very good food. Great rooftop patio. Although well done, the food is a bit pricey but is a nice date night or special occasion. Personally, I would rather spend a little more money on good food and service than mediocre food and service. There M-F noon time blue plate special is a great deal and... More 

Thank gaddingabout2016
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite restaurant in Vancouver, love the ambience and fresh seafood, staffs are very polite and service is great, better to have reservation unless you need to stay in line and the patio is the best part if you could find a table.

Thank Phiru
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was suggested by the Concierge at our hotel. It is a very classy and good looking restaurant. I had the Steelhead trout and my companion had the Halibut cheeks. Both dishes were very good. The menu pricing is definitely on the high-end. I am ambivalent about recommending it, because of the high prices.

Thank SWESanDiego
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The prawns and oysters are outstanding. The service is great and the atmosphere is what makes this one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. I first visited this restaurant in 1995 and nothing has changed - just the prices!

Thank Karim V
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well located in downtown Vancouver is the one good point -- otherwise it is expensive, noisy and with only moderate food

Thank johnh123452014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant and were not overwhelmed. When we arrived there was a hour wait so we went to the bar and had a drink. The bar was very busy and our bartender was not taking the rush very well and was not the least bit friendly. Once seated for our meal we also found our... More 

Thank Denny2696
Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

EXCELLENT - in every way! As we wanted a smaller evening meal, the kitchen even divided our plate for us. The waiter coached me on which oyster to try as I had never done that before.....very delicious and wonderful evening! reat food and FANTASTIC service!!! Well worth the visit!

Thank Jenny M
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is always delish. Staff are always professional and attentive. The rooftop patio is definitely a highlight. Reservations recommended, although we have been, on occasion, able to get a table just dropping in.

Thank chili_the_penguin
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our last night in Vancouver and my husband and I wanted to go for a nice dinner, with good food and nice atmosphere. My husband loves fish and seafood, neither of which I eat. Trying to find a seafood restaurant that serves other dishes that taste half decent is a challenge. Joe Fortes delivered on both. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $39
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighborhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940
In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has achieved legendary status in Vancouver. For 30 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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Robson Street
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