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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (102 reviews)
“oysters” (524 reviews)
“lobster oil” (94 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All 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 yesterday via mobile

This place is where people come to enjoy themselves. High energy, great service, extensive selection of oysters and seafood, well-chosen wine list, libations galore, and live piano music. It’s like the Tadich Grill in SFO threw a big party. Reserve early to book a table....More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful valentines dinner, we were squeezed in last minute. We both started with the crab cake, my wife had the Sablefish and I had the seafood linguine. Excellent service and delicious food as always.

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Joe Fortes...a decades old institution in Vancouver loved by many including me. Great seafood, meat, oysters, ambiance and superlative service. Unfortunately on my last visit the New York Striploin must have come from one tired old cow, it was so tough I could have hammered...More

Thank P999MM
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was away for business on Valentine's Day, so some colleagues and I decided to treat ourselves at Joe Fortes based on a recommendation from a friend. I can't wait to go back! I had the oysters Rockefeller and the night's special feature of grilled...More

Thank Althorpe73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great vibe and energy going on. We just sat at the bar for drinks and dinner as we popped in with no reservations and it was busy The food was great and at the bar there are interesting people to meet...More

Thank travelforeverds
Reviewed 1 week ago

I DIDN'T have a reservation, and was quickly seated in a nice table for two. My guest and I ordered and forgot to ask that pepper not be used to season our meals(I'm a throat cancer survivor, and can't tolerate it), our waiter was VERY...More

Thank Conrad724
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made this our date night of our trip and we were not disappointed. Our server was great with recommendations and helping us with our first oyster experience. My husband had the salmon and it was amazing. I don’t normally like salmon but I was...More

Thank Kymberley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends invited me to happy hour and warned me together there early or I wouldn't get in. They were right! Very popular happy hour food & drink specials. Awesome quality, great service & staff! I'll be back for sure.

Thank DjTom425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went during happy hour, we arrived at 3:50pm but happy hour doesn’t start until 4. The hostess was rude and asked to wait aside, didn’t take down my name. They started putting people in at 4pm and we were left unattended. I needed to go...More

1  Thank Perry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just love this place. Busy and a bit noisy but what a great spot on a Friday night. The food is always great and there is an energy in the place that is unique. Awesome food and awesome service in beautiful surroundings. The piano...More

Thank Greg R
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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$39
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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