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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (534 reviews)
“steak” (299 reviews)
“halibut cheeks” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our go to place when traveling to Vancouver for business. The happy hour oysters are fantastic and so it their whole menu. Not that we are still hungry after we treat ourselves to the happy hour oysters. Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone...More

Thank brownsbayresort
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last day of a 3 day family visit and we picked Joe Fortes based on tour bus comment on it’s high rating. We had to take an early reservation but had great seafood and steak and still got some Happy hour discounts. The...More

Thank StMarystraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice during our visit there is a good selection of seafood and the staff are very knowledgable on the types of fish , good atmosphere , if you like oysters there are numerous choices please visit and ask to sit on the roof top

Thank Geoff3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is simply a must for anyone travelling to Vancouver! Food is absolutely fantastic! The atmosphere is energetic and so is the staff. Make the trip here, it will not disappoint!

Thank landerson17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for Happy Hour (4-6) and its food and drink specials. Super popular, so be prepared to wait a bit, especially if you want a spot on the coveted upper patio. We sat inside and still had a lovely time. Lots of great food...More

Thank lomimu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here for lunch, brunch and dinner. The atmosphere is upscale American style steak and seafood with a mix of tourists and business types, depending on time and day of week. Food is very good if a bit pricey. Brunch is more affordable. Eggs...More

Thank Valenciavancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the atmosphere......a little pricey... but the food was worth it....we went there for our anniversary...we could not have picked a better place...staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the food offerings...We were in Vancouver from Kansas City area and could not have picked any nicer...More

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the sockeye salmon and I had the Arctic Char. Our server, Chris Q gave us great insights into how our fish should be prepared and provided me with insights into the taste of the Arctic Char meat. He was right on! He...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on a 5 day trip Joe Fortes offered the best meal my husband and I had. Always busy make a reservation. For a little more quite experience eat in the main restaurant and not the bar. I had fish and chips and my husband...More

Thank ladybug5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Joe's for dinner while visiting Vancouver for the marathon. Expected quite better than what we received. The food was average. Our service was lacking as it seemed that larger tables were more important. Considering it's reputation we were a little disappointed.

Thank Tammy H
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April 6, 2018|
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Response from bergerman | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant with your question. Market Price is price day of, not in advance. Sorry could not be of any further help. Cheers
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
No they don't only for 16 people in the wine room maybe reserve though ahead see what they say
August 24, 2016|
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Response from rachelh486 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. But really, anything goes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
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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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