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“Terrific food and service”

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
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Ranked #29 of 3,706 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrific food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Thank you to the Pink Bus guide who, hen asked, recommended this restaurant . It was a great experience. Still not brave enough to try the oysters but main courses elsewhere on the menu were terrific. As for the pudding- well what can I say. It tasted just as good as it looked and that was wonderful! Have recently recommended this venue to a friend in confidence. Don't miss out on this one

  • Visited September 2013
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Ann Arbor Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Liked it so much we went back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great menu selection and service. We enjoyed dinner so much one day we went back the next to enjoy the patio on a sunny day. Both times our friend Erin took marvelous care of us, she was great in helping us with ideas of other things to do and places to see and serving us with a big smile.

Visited August 2013
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“Great seafood.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Group of 6 for dinner. 3 of us had the miso Sable fish which was great. I ordered the giant Nova Scotia scallops which had 6 pieces and were fantastic!

  • Visited September 2013
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Vancouver
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“Joe Fortes: seafood, oysters and more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our dinner at Joe Fortes was a sepcial occasion and well worth it; A bit on the pricey side but the food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Good selection of fresh oysters at the Oyster Bar on the main floor (someone said it was Vancovuer's best Oyster Bar). If you love oysters, you can choose from West Coast or East Coast. Fresh oysters served chilled on the half shell with cocktail sauce, lemon and horseradish, and a mignonette (sauce with shallots, cracked pepper and vinegar). We happily slurped down a selection of Kusshi from BC and Kumamoto from WA.

menu includes something for everyone - basically an American cusine menu with soups, salads, mains - serves over 50 kinds of fresh fish.

Very popular with locals and tourists, well-established (over 20 yrs), and well-known restaurant, so best to make a reservation. We went on a Sunday night, with reservations and the restaurant was busy!

Dress from casual to semi-formal; anything goes!

Will go back for Happy Hour from 4 - 6 pm for 50% off all Happy Hour menu items

  • Visited August 2013
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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“Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Live about 14 hour drive from Vancouver but every time we are in Vancouver Joe Fortes is on our list. Always enjoy the friendly and attentive service. Always good food and my wife doesn't really like sea food but always enjoys her meals too. Tip a friend told us about after our last visit was to go for lunch. He says same great food and experience but way cheaper. Only down side is how noisy the restaurant is especially as we often go with a blind friend. Usually they accommodate us by giving us one of the tables to the side or there is a nice table in a corner enclosed by wine racks.

  • Visited July 2013
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