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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim
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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Gramercy, Louisiana
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our cab driver recommended this restaurant on the way to our hotel. Good choice and glad we listened to him. The food was great and our waitress, Jackie, gave us great recommendations for dinner. My husband had the steak, I had the halibut in butter and neither of us were disappointed.

Thank SRoussel
Eumundi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Four of us had a mixture of steaks and fish. All very well cooked. Staff very attentive. Nice ambience with tables nicely placed so even though busy you did not feel boxed in. More than happy to recommend this restaurant

Thank Kevin P
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hey there is Jared Williams (J462) with another review, and this time its the world famous Joe Fortes in Coal Harbour, i always go to happy hour here, there is a evening and late evneing one, and if you like fried oysters and wine, go nuts! Its a place for special occasions so think of one fast and go! Celebrate... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing Clamchowder soup, i liked it so much had to go back next day , also a great option if you just want to spend 10 dollars and have something warm. Great ambiance and big plates

Thank Vartine K
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here following a recommendation of someone who lives in Vancouer. Visited on an early Sunday evening and were lucky enough to get a table which we needed to vacate by 8.30pm, Had we arrived later than 6.30 I doubt we would have got a table as the place was rammed. It's a large restaurant and there was a guy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Obviously a very popular restaurant with a keen following. We were recommended to this and another seafood restaurant. This was okay! A mostly older (Mature) well dressed crowd which was fine!! But that something special was missing. Given the choices that this city offers I wouldn't go back. Our waiter was formulaic in his service. Did the job, but so... More 

Thank 255100Mark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good value - fresh oysters at Can$1.00 during happy hour from 4:00 pm. to 6:00 pm. Worth trying. You must be there early (say 3:45 pm to queue up) and the order won't start until it is 4:00 pm. sharp, otherwise you will pay for the regular prices. Besides oysters, other food is good too.

Thank Maria Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always try to visit Joe Fortes for a meal every time we visit Vancouver as it has consistently outstanding service and food. The Happy Hour Specials served only in the bar area between 4:00-6:00 are a great value and the seafood is fresh and delicious although the noise level buzzes in the background. We've never been disappointed with the... More 

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Houston, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose Joe Fortes for our last dinner in Vancouver. It was a delicious dinner with wonderful ambience. The quality of our meal was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful and very busy. Even though they were very busy the service was still excellent. We had several people suggest Joe Fortes and now we certainly know why.

Thank Cheryl G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came upon this place when it was recommended by a bartender at a downtown pub. Although we didn't have reservations, the manager (don't remember his name, but he was born in Maine!) was so friendly and found us a table on their lovely terrace. He and our waitress, Kellie, were two of the nicest people we have encountered in... 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 - $38
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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.