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“Brunch here is actually great!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
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Ranked #22 of 3,680 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $37
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Robson Street
Cross street: Robson
Description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Brunch here is actually great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is in the heart of downtown, so very convienient for tourists. It is a steakhouse and known for steak but since I don't eat steak, I don't have much to comment on. I have been here for brunch, though, and really enjoyed it. We shared a salmon benedict and french toast and both were excellent. The french toast is not always on the menu but whatever options they have all sound great. Large oyster selection. Would go back.

Visited January 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great, great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Husband and I had dinner here last week. Stumbled across Joe Forte's while walking around downtown. Scallops were awesome and the salmon was perfect. Generous portions. Only complaint was 2 topper tables little too close together. The couple next to us was having "heated" discussion. Little uncomfortable. Would go back anytime.

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Altus, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Started at the bar. Our waiter was very cool and helpful picking beers to drink. Oysters during happy hour were very good. Dinner was to die for. We went all out and got the steak and seafood for two. Yummy in my tummy. Waitstaff was very pleasant. Overall we had an awesome visit to Joe Fortes.

Visited December 2012
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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent Staff/Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

My friend and I and her 7-yr-old daughter dined here the week before Christmas. Had a very early 5:15 reservation - by the time we left the place was completely packed. The wait staff/servers were just really excellent and went out of their way to make our youngster feel like a princess! Food was all good. I would definitely dine here again.

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Langley
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“Absolutely Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Went for a special dinner with my hubby. Resevartion made online didnt work, but they fit us in without any problem or wait.Terrific service and amazing food! Try the Sable fish - to die for! I recommend this to anyone wanting a wonderful night out in downtown Vancouver!

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