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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

₹₹₹₹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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (101 reviews)
“oysters” (524 reviews)
“lobster oil” (94 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll 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

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 3 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

We haven't noticed the Joe Fortes vintage taxi parked in front of the restaurant lately. We always enjoy our visits to Joe Fortes, our only complaint is that some of the tables that service the bench are spaced much too close to each other. Our...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner at Joe’s. Our server was very friendly and attentive. It’s a busy atmosphere and there was a pianist playing live; might be a bit noisy for some. We shared the Calamari to start, my wife had the...More

1  Thank RockwoodRoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to start a Sunday. Every time we visit Vancouver Fortes is a must. Food and wine is always excellent. Great live piano music just added so nicely to the morning

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever my mother visited vancouver in the recent 2yrs, she'd had mentioned Joe Forte's but never once been...so this trip I decided to drop by to see for myself if it was worth her curiousity. We walked in, kind of the standard nicer style western...More

Thank ktam852
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazingly awesome the best seafood anywhere. Had a custom 5 course meal all incredible! Best service you'll find in the city truly makes the perfectly cooked food that much better. Job well done !

Thank Gourmet C
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25 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
25 August 2016|
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Response from rachelh486 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. But really, anything goes.
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2 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$ 40
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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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