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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Surrey, Canada
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were downtown one and stopped by Joe Fortes for a late lunch. We heard a lot of good things about this restaurant but never been there. We had burgers and veer and they were delicious! My son had the fish and chips. Food was big serving sizes and beer was good and ice cold. Best of all the service... More 

Thank Kay B
San Francisco
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We just whipped in here for the happy hour oysters - $1 a piece. Place was hopping. Oysters came with a cocktail sauce. Average at best but heard dinners are good here. Fun vibe

Thank Jen R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a Vancouver icon, and is a hotbed for local celebrities and athletes, and the well to crowd. The good news is that any usher can enjoy it from 3-6pm and after 10pm during the happy hours when Buck a shuck local oysters, and half price appies make this exclusive place inclusive. Or, if money's no object or... More 

Thank Nils G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried this place a few days ago, very nice restaurant but food didn't match the ambience , my wife hadthe three fish dish and just wasn't impressed with the quality. This place was well over priced for what you actually received in terms of quality of food. I would say our experience was disappointing

Thank amains1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very beautiful, with high ceilings and lots of light. The staff are all willing to go the extra mile. The main menu is expensive but the daily specials less so for lunch. The quality of the food is excellent and very good value.

Thank juliagrsmith
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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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
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.