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“Great traditional style restaurant” 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great traditional style restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Very good food, but I preferred other spots. The staff were very good and very friendly. The décor was like out of a movie from the 40's.

  • Visited July 2013
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

So good we visited twice in four nights! If you can sit outside do, it's lovely on the terrace but inside is just as good with the piano. We has the trio of fish the first time which was incredible sand the platter for two the second time- we are big eaters but it was huge even for us- and delicious.

Book as there is always a bug que.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Friendly waiters serving great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Our front desk agent suggested this restaurant and we really enjoyed it. If you enjoy clams & oysters, this is the place for you. Steaks and seafood were tasty and you could not pass up the dessert. Several waiters and even the manager stopped by to chat since some of us were wearing Chicago Blackhawks shirts. A great dining experience!

Visited June 2013
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“Everything was amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Service was good. We sat upstairs on the patio, ordered a bottle of wine, and was pleasantly surprised with what good service we received with it being a busy night. My co-diner got oysters for an appetizer which were monstrous. I had the chowder. Our dinners were magnificent (peppercorn ahi tuna and salmon). It was pricey, but it was a great experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kim L
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Liestal, Switzerland
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“excellent with a decent atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We looked for a seafood and steak restaurant with a decent atmosphere and found it in Joes Fortes. It is a very noble place and reservation is absolutely needed. We were 5 and the food was excellent - regardless if fish or meat - and the man at the piano was playing decent music in the background (despite he was sitting above us). A great evening, but it had its price...but was worth every cent. I would definitely recommend this location for special occasions or if you look for a special atmosphere with great food.

  • Visited July 2013
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