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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

) #31 of 3,068 Restaurants in Vancouver $$$$ American, Seafood,
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

We were really excited to come back here after a great meal a few years ago and excited to sit on roof top bar! However Shannon made us feel an imposition to be here for the happy hour menu and served us warm wine. When...More

Thank andreaksr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here just to have a drink on their front patio. The service was amazing. We went back the next night for supper. You must make a reservation and they have a patio on the roof. We were lucky to get that spot. Again...More

Thank Kirky45
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Joe Fortes is magic , it is a amazing room with a great bar and deck , a fantastic happy hour between 4 and 6 pm . The staff is friendly and very professional. It is a great choice for high end casual dinning in...More

Thank Julius D
Reviewed 3 days ago

A Vancouver landmark for all practical purposes - fantastic seafood and excellent service. Went for dinner with a group of friends, not all of whom enjoy seafood, and they were impressed by the steaks. I had the prawns and they were quite possibly the most...More

Thank travelbugsunite
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined later in the evening so were able to walk right in and get a table. The kids enjoyed steak and my husband and I devoured the seafood selection. The clam chowder was excellent and comes in two different sizes. We loved the halibut...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been walking by and get lucky enough to be seated at 7 pm. Our waiter Jimmie was super helpful and his valuable advises didn't disappoint us. Restaurant provides a first rate food and service. Id highly recommend this place

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went specifically at lunchtime to view the evening menu and to ask about eating there that night. We were told exactly the same as we were at our hotel; the roof terrace cannot be booked and is available on a turn up basis. Only the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love Joe Fortes, every time we come to Vancouver we try to go there the seafood is unbelievable and the service is unbeatable. The prices are a bit higher but I believe you get what you pay for. Our server was so great he...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant 'on spec' and we weren't disappointed! Excellent advice from our waiter having listened to our 'likes' , resulted in delicious fare enticingly presented! Subtle music whilst we dined, from a pianist playing on a floor -level above added to this already...More

1  Thank Mrs E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Joe Fortes has been around for years. A place to have a great meal and great ambiance. Some beautiful people in here all the time. Xx

Thank twistedfoodlover
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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 RollyRules | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Just noticed this question now...sorry for the delayed response... Dress Code? Not really.... It is an informal environment... I have my own standards of dress when I go out...as I show a Semblance of Decorum.... No... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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