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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Robson Street
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada (Robson)
+1 604-669-1940
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The happy hour menu at Joe Fortes is simply wonderful. We ordered a wide selection of food including fresh oysters, lobster roll, and my favourite, truffle fries. Staff had no problems getting us extra truffle oil and sauce for our oysters too! The atmosphere created by the live piano gave the customers an authentic brasserie feel. The staff were very... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to this restaurant with colleagues and clients, 6 in total. To ease up the order process my colleague had a set menu arranged with a variety of 2-3 options each for appetizer, main and dessert. Turned out wonderfully as everyone still had enough variety for what they were looking for. I actually asked for a substitute for the... More 

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Thank 755francag
Bellevue
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, especially seafood. Very fresh and flavorful! Happy hour served oysters for one dollar! Lobster oil for bread is absolutely delicious. Desserts are amazing as well. Have been every time we are in Vancouver and all wait staff are friendly, accommodating and extremely service oriented!

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Thank Dean F
Sydney
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this place is unreal, the food, the service, everything was spot on. I would recommend to everyone.

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Thank ang_bowman
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Try to avoid the happy hour time because the place is absolutely packed. Joe Fortes is known for its seafood and it's easy to see why. They really know how to cook it to perfection with really complimentary sides. The service is exceptional. I almost think a little over the top how many people are available to bring your food... More 

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Thank Vibhu M
Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this before we came over from the UK, following a recommendation. Just fabulous seafood and service.Make it a must go!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first visit to Vancouver and I thought that in general the food quality was really nice but I was so impress with this restaurant that I went to visit twice in the 5 days I was there as it was too hard to choose between all the great dishes on the menu! Everything about this place was... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us the place was very busy but the service was excellent we did not have to wait long for our food to come it was a seafood platter for two and the others had separate meals. I would definitely revisit this restaurant when we're back in Vancouver and I thought it was not extortionately priced.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for seafood in Vancouver & discover why the place is called Joe Fortes which was named after a life saver in the 19th century. The food is good & service is good. The lobster oil with balsamic vinegar is great. Would recommend the crab cakes

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Thank twoodslye
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here yesterday. The service was quick, courteous, and friendly. All the staff were helpful and friendly. The meals were delicious, although my steak was over cooked from what I asked, the rest of it was tasty! The bacon horseradish potatos were addicting! Atmosphere is nice, unique, and classy. Definitely will be going back in the future.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
    (Robson)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-1940
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.

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