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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (507 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've heard that it's a very upscale place, but we came across it on our Vancouver trolley tour and just wanted a couple beers. It was no problem, the rooftop bar was full, but they seated us on the street side patio. Very friendly! Wish...More

Thank KCDinCO
Reviewed yesterday

First rate restaurant discretely run as a well-oiled machine! Saw some reviews stating “noisy” and I cannot dispute that but all I witnessed was a 5-star restaurant filled with people engaged in conversation and enjoyment. No reservation yet still seated with a mention that we...More

Thank ChristoPan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place, great fun and good food. I would recommend this establishment any time. We enjoyed our food and the friendly but unobtrusive service. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. Go there............go on you won't be disappointed

Thank Mick C
Reviewed yesterday

I loved everything about my dining experience. We arrived without making a reservation and didn't have to wait very long. Everyone was attentive and the dinner was amazing! Can't wait to visit Vancouver again and I will definitely be making reservations!

Thank Trinda B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Returned this year again and it did not disappoint. Great atmosphere and buzzing. Excellent service and very good menu featuring fish and meat and daily specials. Our Steaks were cooked to perfection and the seafood was excellent. The only downside is the table size. We...More

Thank flipper019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Joe Fortes for happy hour and we were very pleased with our time there. It's a local favorite so if you wanna try something different go for it. Lovely fresh oysters, good beer and wine! This place is a must try!

Thank luna8901
Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant is very busy already for happy hours. Arrived shortly before 6 and had to wait about 15 minutes yo get a seat at the oyster bar. Ilde is an expert oyster shucker, shucking 1000 and more oysters daily during happy hour alone! He is...More

Thank davosma
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just came back from brunch (Sunday, September 17, 2017) at Joe Fortes. I should of known something was wrong when I looked at the menu. There was one steak listed. One. At a steakhouse. I was part of a party of 9 and we were...More

Thank TheBlargg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant and booking is essential We shared a calamari starter and had halibut and halibut cheeks for mains plus a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc Great service and nice atmosphere with piano player adding to the ambience

Thank Ray E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had not reservation, and the staff helped us to get an table, Thank you, The food is great, the seafood is amazing fresh and very good

Thank khuncharlie1
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
No they don't only for 16 people in the wine room maybe reserve though ahead see what they say
24 August 2016|
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Response from rachelh486 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. But really, anything goes.
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1 May 2016|
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, its a specialty.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940
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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.
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