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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food is awesome, service too, just too noicey....besides that restaurant is perfect well located. And atmosphere is O.K.

Thank adolfoclouthierm
North Vancouver
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ten old friends got together for dinner at Joe Forte's last night.On my first visit 6 or 7 years ago, we had a truly awful experience. Since that time we have returned several times for both lunch and dinner, and all of our experiences have been very good. The building itself is quite interesting, and the atmosphere very good. An... More 

Thank Peter T
Burnaby, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This review is for a large group dinner. They make you talk to a coordinator and pick from 3 very limited set menus. Then you have to sign 2 forms. Day of dinner, they set up the table at a high traffic area by the stairs. We got it moved without a hitch. Pretty warm in the restaurant as there... More 

Thank tuscany-2017A
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here to celebrate my husband's 40th. Thank goodness we made reservations, this place is busy!! While in Vancouver we had wanted to ensure we had one meal at a seafood restaurant. This place did not disappoint! I had a scallop meal from the daily specials menu and I am very sad that it most likely won't be there... More 

Thank gryphgirl
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many good words that I have heard about the restaurant and no doubt of its fame in town. I have visited the restaurant twice - once in November and once last week, which I have regretted so much for the recent revisit. Long story short - the servers that I have encountered twice are horrible. If we were... More 

Thank ms_annonymous
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time visiting this restaurant. We enjoyed fresh oysters, a cold seafood platter, seafood pasta, cioppino, clam chowder, and the mac and cheese. The food is over the top but the part that really hit home for me is the quality of the service. The staff are spot on and attentive to each and every detail. It was truly a... More 

Thank Coolcanuck67
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good meal here. I had salmon, shrimp and cod trio. It came with mashed potatoes, but I substituted for lobster mashed that came with another dish and they were okay with that. The dessert was Australian and was yummy.

Thank wilparkmom
Richmond, Canada
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1,221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Fortes is always a fun place to dine, especially during the summer months when one can appreciate the roof garden. Food is always great and the service isn't bad either. My only complaint is that the tables are spaced much too close to each other, so close in fact that when a server is attended to the adjacent table... More 

Thank Renegade225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our place to come whenever we are in Vancouver . Fourth time , once for full dinner and 3 times at happy hour . Steve is a wonderful front of house barman. Friendly and attentive . Love this place , love the staff

Thank lisajE2478CL
Downtown, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is great, worth the visit. The waiters impecable. We went there with kids and it has a very good kids menu. We ordered for us oysters and they were great. Fish taco great too. Onion rings are not rings, are donuts with so much bread... the salmon very strong flavor for my taste, didn't like it at all.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $37
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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