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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 good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I read all the positive reviews and we were not disappointed. We split a Caesar salad and it was more than enough...fresh and very flavorful. My wife had the special halibut and it was one of the best tasting fish dishes she’s...More

Thank tahoeed
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed an amazing dinner at this venue during our recent visit to Vancouver with friends. Great menu and good service but a very busy place. Bookings are essential.

Thank John T
Reviewed yesterday

When I lived in Vancouver, I visited Joe Fortes at least once a month - for lunch, for drinks, after a day of shopping or for a nice dinner. The seafood is amazing, and the atmosphere is fun for friends or large groups. But it's...More

Thank Margot S S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a wonderful sockeye salmon and Pinot noir from British Columbia ( Quail Gate). The waiter was very friendly and helpful in spite of the bustling busy time of night around 6 pm. Salmon was cooked carefully and not over cooked . Just a...More

Thank Audrey E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant had no availability when we phoned however our excellent concierge got us a table. A few oysters and a fully loaded seafood platter with super lobster and crab made for a great meal. Being situated upstairs it was a bit noisy as we...More

Thank davidgibbs583
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommend a Reservation as it is usually busy . Upscale Dinning , great with friends and family . Not really a place for a quiet couples dinner . Food was good and beautifully presented Also a good selection available on menu

Thank Vancouver2636
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The menu is really quite good, and food was really tasty, unfortunately the fire alarm went off cutting our evening a little short, but staff were great and couldn’t apologise enough. The patio is amazing and really atmospheric. Would recommend, particularly for couples and small...More

Thank gill2808
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on a busy Saturday night and managed to get a seat at the bar . I had a half dozen oysters and Joe Fortes Carpaccio which was filling but not too heavy . All of it was delicious- you get what you pay...More

Thank MkTraveller2010
Reviewed 3 days ago

Made reservations stating we were celebrating a birthday though no one acknowledged it. Our Albacore Tuna and Salmon Wellington main courses were good though I never got my side creamed spinach I ordered. Oysters were lovely. Our third in party, who was visiting from NY,...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family was in Vancouver for the weekend, and we ate at a Joe Fortes as it was recommended to us by the concierge at Shangri-La hotel. The food was good but pricey. The seafood gnocchi was very good, and the portion size was large....More

Thank Stephanie O
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27 August 2018|
Response from bergerman | Reviewed this property |
Absolutly. The stuffed salmon wellington is dewlicious. Can't miss in my opinion. Cheers
7 April 2018|
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Response from bergerman | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant with your question. Market Price is price day of, not in advance. Sorry could not be of any further help. Cheers
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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