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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday

My wife and I have been loyal Joe Fortes fans for years, but our experience this past Saturday left us a bit disillusioned at what is generally considered to be a Vancouver restaurant icon. We first had to deal with a hostess who was engrossed...More

Thank Saysme14
Reviewed yesterday

Restaurant was heaving so we were offered seats at the bar. Bar staff were run off their feet, but still had time for a friendly exchange. Food was quantity rather than quality (with the exception of the oysters which were superb). Little bit expensive for...More

Thank BorisZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seafood lovers this is your place! Summer isn't quite over ... enjoy their happy hour on the patio. Outstanding service every single time. Great place to take locals or out-of-towners alike.

Thank kari l
Reviewed 2 days ago

The essence of the problem is they have reached a place where they don't need to care about customers because they are entrenched in the restaurant world and don't need to. We met another couple for dinner there and being early for our reservation, asked...More

Thank Dhoom13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived on Sat night at 1900 hr with no reservation but were seated immediately in the upstairs patio. Service unobtrusive and friendly and a great atmosphere. Particularly enjoyed the lobster oil and balsamic vinegar dip. Expensive but worth it!

Thank SusieS7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took 8 family for brunch today. Joe fortes was on point. Everything was amazing food wise only compared to the service that was outstanding. Tourist trap location for sure but as a local Vancouverite It’s still honestly a go to place when you are here....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Took about an hour to be seated for a table which was no issue for us as we had a drink at the bar downstairs whilst waiting. Jamie, our waiter for the night, was absolutely incredible, he was so kind and made us feel so...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came to this establishment at the recommendation of an employee at my hotel. I knew going in that it was expensive, but I was hoping to get some good local seafood. I was by myself, so I took a seat at the oyster bar....More

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've heard that it's a very upscale place, but we came across it on our Vancouver trolley tour and just wanted a couple beers. It was no problem, the rooftop bar was full, but they seated us on the street side patio. Very friendly! Wish...More

Thank KCDinCO
Reviewed 6 days ago

First rate restaurant discretely run as a well-oiled machine! Saw some reviews stating “noisy” and I cannot dispute that but all I witnessed was a 5-star restaurant filled with people engaged in conversation and enjoyment. No reservation yet still seated with a mention that we...More

Thank ChristoPan
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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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Definitely, its a specialty.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 41
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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