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“One of Vancouver's Better Outdoor Brunch Places” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
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Ranked #22 of 3,606 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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.
Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“One of Vancouver's Better Outdoor Brunch Places”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had been avoiding this place for a few years because of its noisy busy indoors. We always thought the food was decent, it was just that the indoors space was cramped and not ideal for families and talking. Recently we gave it another chance when we could get a table on their outdoor patio for a Sunday Brunch. Food and service was good as usual, and this time they won us over by sitting us in a quiet corner on the patio with champagne and heaters. We are fans again.

  • Visited May 2014
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This is great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is the bomb. Great food service and atmosphere. I had the halibut and scallops. Busy place. I got in quick because i was alone. I think they take reservations. Based on crowd i would try at least. If not relax and have a drink.

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New York
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“Do not Miss this Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I had a great dinner at Joe Fortes. I had seafood and he had steak. Great drinks, Great Service and Excellent Food. Do not miss this experience. It is pricey so come prepared but it is well worth it.

Visited July 2014
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Alliston, Canada
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59 reviews
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“Fresh Fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Joe Fortes on the recommendation of the hotel and were very impressed. Our group of 4 all ordered different fish meals and everyone's was very tasty and cooked beautifully. Staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and the different fishes so this was very helpful to choose a local fish to try. It's a busy place, a bit noisy, but the service and food is worth it!

  • Visited July 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Amazing oyster bar!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing selection of oysters...fresh, flavorful, absolutely delicious!! Well worth the expense. And, if you can, get a table served by Wade. He knows his stuff. The only waiter I know who'll write the customer a thank you note. Now that's service above service.

  • Visited June 2014
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