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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

) #31 of 3,068 Restaurants in Vancouver $$$$ American, Seafood,
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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“brunch” (90 reviews)
“oysters” (488 reviews)
“lobster oil” (88 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll 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 June 25, 2016

We popped in for a quick lunch and were very surprised by their tasty food and good service. We had the crap cake, tuna tartare, and mussels, all really very tasty.

Thank Sonette61
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

It's crazy popular with a boisterous atmosphere. Waiters are professionally dressed Tadich Grill style and very attentive. Seafood dominates the menu and everything was well prepared. We had cod, halibut, swordfish and a steak. All meticulously prepared. The wine list is extensive and the Waiters...More

1  Thank DougFromCalgary
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Some days you are just lucky. First night in Vancouver my wife and I stumble onto Joe Forte's. It was packed and the hostess asks if we'd mind seating upstairs on the outdoor deck. It's beautiful…we take seats next to a delightful rooftop garden and...More

Thank Stensafriend
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had Caesar salad at lunch with grilled salmon. The fish was the best I've ever had....moist & flavorful. Very fresh. The atmosphere in the restaurant resembles a British pub. I strongly recommend this place.

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

As usual, Joe Fortez never fails. From greetings to hosts to food. Whenever we visit Vancouver, it's a must that we go visit Joe Fortez.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Wow! The food was fabulous! The seafood linguini was amazing. Two of us had the chef's special fish trio and it was fantastic. The portions were very generous and the lemon cream sauce was delicious. The food was a bit pricey, but there is a...More

Thank EmandMikeS
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to Joe Fortes for a nice dinner and were not disappointed in the least! The restaurant was very nice but not too fancy. The service was great. The halibut cheeks were superb, as well as the vegetables that came with it. We took...More

Thank Neverminditstaken
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We took the family for dinner after our grand-son's graduation. It is a crowded, noisy restaurant with amazing food. We were lucky to get a table large enough for all of us (7) on the upstairs veranda overlooking Burrard St. It was a lovely evening...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

A visit to Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House is a must for sea food lovers. Carnivores are well catered for too but sea food is its raisin d'etre. If you fancy a lobster, but don't fancy fighting with it, ask your waiter to do...More

Thank Oldkerf
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Miso sable fish was amazing, Kids fish and chips was superb, although larger adult portion, had a batter that was a little thick and gooey on the inside. it seemed the batter was more consistent and lighter on the kids portion which was huge, and...More

Thank Iand14
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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 RollyRules | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Just noticed this question now...sorry for the delayed response... Dress Code? Not really.... It is an informal environment... I have my own standards of dress when I go out...as I show a Semblance of Decorum.... No... More
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, its a specialty.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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