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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
American, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood
As featured in It Is A Wonderul CITY !
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777 Thurlow Street at Robson, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, 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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Encinitas, California
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband researched the best places to dine in Vancouver and Joe's was always near the top of the list. We were early so we sat at the bar for drinks and noticed a few visitors were eating lucisious meals at the bar. The atmosphere and ambience was very pleasant and we enjoyed our experience waiting for a table while... More 

Thank Anna M
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard many wonderful things about this restaurant. The food was good, not great. But what really put us off was how they were trying to rush us in and out. We had reservations for 4 for several days, ordered a few bottles of very good wine, and were consistently being pushed through each course... With the next coming... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to celebrate happy hour. Great roof top bar with friendly staff. Josh and Adam are great bartenders and great hosts. We highly recommend the Arctic Char. Make a reservation as this is a busy place. We will definitely return.

Thank jban2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will never go wrong with Joe Fortes. They've been around forever and the fabulous Frenchie always makes you feel special. You can purchase their homemade lobster oil. A great deal I think. Specializing in seafood they have a great wine section also. And a fantastic dessert menu too, my favourite being the pavlova. The only one thing I'd say... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Joe Fortes after stumbling on it during a walk down Robson. The seafood was pretty good (I enjoyed the Peppercorn Ahi Tuna) and the atmosphere was fun. I've heard to rooftop patio is pretty nice but it was full during our visit. If downtown Vancouver didn't have so many great restaurants I want to try then I'd... More 

Thank Michael R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used to dine at Joe Fortes on business for many years in Vancouver, was always a go to place and hit with out of town clients. I recently took my family to Joes for the first time last week. Same great food and service. Actually, I think the service was even better than I recall. Server had no problem arranging... More 

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Fort St. John, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a reason this restaurant is busy. The food and selection was fabulous, the setting particularly on the upstairs outside patio was so very pleasant for evening dining and the service was outstanding. My wife and I extend our sincere compliments to the owners of this restaurant for establishing across all of their staff a culture that is so... More 

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New York City
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know that this place is a Vancouver institution, but we left underwhelmed by our meals. The service is very good; in the classic steakhouse mold (friendly and quick to recommend items). The oysters were excellent; we asked them to bring us a selection and they gave us a very nice mix of different oysters. The salads were decent. For... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner here one night on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. Upon reading about its history, we decided to give it a try. We were told this place fills up fast, so it's best to make a reservation. We weren't sure what time we would get there, so we just showed up. It was busy but we didn't have... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I spent a few days in Vancouver after an Alaskan cruise and were referred to Joe Fortes for a nice dinner. We throughly enjoyed dining there. It was quite busy and we seated quickly at a nice table. I had some excellent oysters on the half shell and my wife had their clam chowder. Both were very... 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, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Street at Robson, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, 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

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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.