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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Robson Street
As featured in It Is A Wonderul CITY !
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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada (Robson)
+1 604-669-1940
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Evergreen, Colorado
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard the place was amazing and made a reservation on OpenTable. OpenTable's reservation was somehow changed and I emailed the manager Vincent. He couldn't have been more gracious in making the reservation work. Our wait staff was simply perfection with a personality. Steaks, salads and soups were first rate and wonderfully prepared. A great place where you will be treated... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Joe Fortes, is the best restaurant in Vancouver. The staff are always brilliant here, but the smoothest service is delivered by a spry male named Michael. Mike was so entertaining that he had our table in stitches and the surrounding tables leaning in towards us to hear more of his humour, advice and wine knowledge, this is a consummate professional... More 

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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here for an early dinner (around 5) on a Friday and the place was pretty full already. I dined alone, and had an amazing server, Michael U. I had the Seafood Cioppino with Crème Brulee for dessert & his beer recommendation was perfect. I will definitely dine here again the next time I'm in Vancouver..

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West Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good and consistent. Great servers who have worked there for years, yet continue to offer excellent service. Consistent good quality food. Great patio upstairs. Great happy hour. Will continue to return.

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Thank VanMatty
Reston, VA
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had seafood salads for lunch that were excellent and plentiful. The service was attentive and friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish and wine selection absolutely fantastic, service right along with it, atmosphere of a great busy metropolitan restaurant really great place

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Thank Andrzej S
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good service, good atmosphere (but sometimes very noisey). Great piano player and the food is 3.5 out of 5. My lobster was grilled too much and dried out, everything else- both times I was there - was okay thus 3.5 out 5 for food.

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Thank success6232
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Joe Fortes 3 times. Still feel it is the best sea food restaurant in BC. We tried every appetizer in menu. They were all good. All my customers thought it was the best as well.

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Thank Marcel P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovey fresh fish, the portions are huge, unless, you have a huge appetite, perhaps share a starter. The service is great, the team have worked there for a long time and are passionate about what they serve. It is a little noisy, not the place if you want a quiet dinner.

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Thank Jane L
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food for brunch. Service excellent ! My favorite was the lobster benny. And the Signature cesear had a great punch.

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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