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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
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
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Seeley Lake, Montana
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

While this was a really tasty meal and the price/value was also great, the heavy-handed pianist on the stairwell was almost unbearable. We walked past him as we were seated in the open-venue upstairs area and my ears hurt. Talk about banging the ivories! But this review is about more than the annoying music in the background, the food was... More 

Thank TanFyfe
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While on an Anniversary trip with my hubby, we enjoyed a lovely dinner at Joe Fortes on Mother's Day. We had reservations, thankfully. Dinner was delicious and our waiter, Roben, was very helpful. The clam chowder (white) was not very flavorful.... too bland and runny.... needs to be "clamier" and creamier. But the rest of the meal was great. One... More 

Thank 72GG_travels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped into Joe Fortes for a late lunch on our last day in Vancouver. It was a very pleasant end to our Vancouver visit. A highlight of the lunch was the made-in-house lobster oil and balsamic vinegar served with bread before our meal. For lunch, I had clam chowder and Caesar salad. While the chowder was very potato-heavy, my... More 

Thank Golferboy18
Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and food. The restaurant is always full, so make reservations. If you are just a couple, you may be able to walk-in and get seating at the oyster bar--of so, do it and you will have fun talking to the oyster bar staff & other patrons. The place is loud, so I wouldn't recommend this place for a... More 

Thank Jean T
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on a four day break in Vancouver and decided that we would have our final meal in this wonderful city at Joe Fortes. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was extremely busy and we were glad we had booked. We were efficiently shown to a table and there was no time lag between sitting, being handed our menu,... More 

Thank debdigitus
Korora, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose joes because of its reputation for oysters. We chose 4 types, 2 from BC, and 2 from the east coast. The BC ones were by far better, but not a patch on Sydney Rock Oysters. But still quite good. The salmon, however was superb. Wild caught sockeye salmon perfectly cooked. The service was excellent. The restaurant is a... More 

Thank colclu
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My second time here ... food was good. The bone in off regular menu perhaps not the best, but everything else was great. The service even better. Atmosphere and piano man adds great value as well. Will come back.

Thank Kyle C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is great for a business dinner. Great Food, Great Service, Great Ambience & Great location !

Thank Shyamal G
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food and service were outstanding! Great selection and energetic atmosphere. Front hosting staff were able to accommodate us when we had booked the wrong date online and were incredibly gracious although they were incredibly busy. Would highly recommend.

Thank yycmomof2
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at the restaurant. Servers knew how to answer every question. Quality of service and professionalism was amazing all around. Definitely a recommend for a wonderful date night spot to eat out at.

Thank Summer M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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