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“Great seafood. The best yet on our travels.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
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Ranked #17 of 3,501 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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.
Nelson Bay
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great seafood. The best yet on our travels.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Healthy delicious food, great service! My husband had the calamari which was crispy and delicious. I had the wild salmon and halibut special with roasted potatoes and veggies...all done to perfection. Highly recommend...we went back twice for lunch!

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

On recommendation of hotel's concierge, we decided on late lunch here, and were not disappointed. Among dishes sampled were fish & chips (best French fries/chips we've ever eaten anywhere), oysters on half-shell (dozen of four selections), fresh and briny, an excellent baked salmon, and one other dish we can't recall, but which my wife enjoyed.

Had we spend more time in this lovely city, we'd definitely gone back. A bit noisy, but excellent food.

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Sydney, Australia
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“great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

what can I say except fabulous. you need to book otherwise no table. great food and service is professional. this is a restaurant I enjoy. after 6 pm the piano player starts up and adds to the ambiance. this is a very busy restaurant, get over it for the food. great night.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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“Over-rated, noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Too much in your face, not too expensive but not too good either. Server decided to talk to us to fill the long wait for food to arrive, lost interest when his up-sales pitch fell on deaf ears. Very noisy joint, not the best steak I've eaten.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Superb restaurant- the best seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We ate at Coast restaurant the night before, which was very good, but Joe Fortes is outstanding. The service was excellent, as was the atmosphere. The fish (halibut and Copper River salmon) was outstanding. The truffle fries were addicting. Crab cake was fantastic, as was Dotty's Chopped salad! It was a great way to end my vacation. Only wish I came here my first night in town, so I could come back a second time.

Visited June 2013
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