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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Kentkt
Houston, Texas, Usa
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Yorkieteacher
Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here on our first night in Vancouver. Our hotel, Blue Horizon, up the street recommended the place for happy hour - $1 oysters, etc. We thought we would try for dinner though since we're here on our honeymoon and wanted something special. We called on a Monday about an hour before we wanted to go... More 

Thank 309kassiea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Vancouver before leaving on a cruise. The city has many great restaurants. After reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to give Joe Fortes' a try. We loved it. We were seated on the roof top patio. Great experience. Great view of Robson street. Both the service and food was exceptional. I would highly recommend... More 

Thank paulsoutherncal
San Antonio, Texas
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place offers a happy hour from 4-6 pm with $5.00 beer, wine, and highballs. We had oysters Rockefeller and dinner. I had grilled, extremely fresh and delicious halibut and my husband had a beautiful lobster. Wait staff is courteous and professional and I would highly recommend this restaurant for fresh seafood!

Thank angie O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in Vancouver on the way to Alaska on a cruise and luckily found Joe Fortes available for a seating. Although we sat at the bar, which we often choose to do, we found the service to be friendly, atmosphere warm and vibrant and the food excemplary. The wine selection was superb and the attention to service was just... More 

Thank Kevin W
Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During a recent holiday to Vancouver we visited this restaurant once for dinner and then returned another day for lunch. Great restaurant, fabulous staff that are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and specials on offer. The menu is extensive and the oysters are wonderful and fresh. There is a roof top dining with a great roof top bar which... 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
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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Staying in Robson Street

Neighborhood Profile
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.