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“A must try when in Vancouver especially if you love oysters!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
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Ranked #18 of 3,507 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A must try when in Vancouver especially if you love oysters!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant grabbed our attention as they were promoting $1 happy hour oysters. So on our first visit we chose to sit for dinner not knowing sit down dinners were not part of happy hour. But to our delight discovered there were many varieties of Canadian oysters only available during sit down service. We tried 6 different varieties of oysters and aussies let me admit that Canadian oysters are amazing! So creamy sweet and ocean fresh. We also had halibut and nova scotian scallops. Drool. We of course came back the next night to take advantage of happy hour and had 50 oysters for $50. They also have this amazing cocktail called joe's signature Caesar.. sublime! The service and atmosphere was all very charming and inviting. Loved it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Malaga, Spain
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173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great location good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We ate late on night after flying in so were tired. Both food and service were very good, we can recommend the fish and chips. Try and get seated up in the higher section at the back with the booths rather than the front section near the street. Decoration is nice and it had a good atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Rancho Mirage, California
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58 reviews
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“Best in Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

If from out of town go for early dinner and oysters and sit outside upstairs.
A must go to place for newcomers to vancouver!!!

Visited June 2013
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London
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lively”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Thank goodness we booked as the place was full and buzzing. A large restaurant on two levels. We had a booth style table and were given excellent service. Not a place for a quite evening for two.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
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“Birthday Lunch with the ladies!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

It was my first time on the patio since it was renovated and I have to say that I was very impress. It was raining but with the covered patio it was so perfect. We celebrated a girlfiend's birthday and the service was exceptional. Couple of weeks later we came back with more our friends and this time it is was a goodbye lunch with a co-worker. It is a great place for rainy or sunny day.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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