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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (559 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Went by myself and sat at the Oyster bar and Ilde made me company while working on the oysters. Great variety. My favorites: Joe’s Gold, Gem and Malpeque. Nice vibe and food was very good with generous portions. This place was highly recommended by several...More

Thank RenatinhaR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with collegues on a Monday night. Busy place, a bit loud - but good food and service. We all had different dishes and everybody was happy.

Thank Jonny S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can’t recommend the Caesar enough. Amazing service and great food. The location is prime, and the service is always wonderful.

Thank _TravelJ2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not gonna lie. Had low expectations that after 10 years brunch at Joe Fortes would still have the same flavor and panache it did when I was a student living in Vancouver . The crab fritters and crab cakes on fleek ! The clam chowder....More

Thank Sunny S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at Oyster Bar. Place was packed ! Super nice server. Impeccable service. Excellent Crab Cake. Oysters Rockafeller. Chowder was too " oniony ". Need major improvement. Very pricey place. Great atmosphere. Good portions. Street parking only. Live Piano music was awesome

Thank rocketman000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a brisk walk through the Robson Street neighborhood we stopped for a quick lunch at the bar. I had a really lovely roasted mushroom soup and an excellent Cabernet. The bartender was competent and gracious.

Thank rbrogan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun, vibrant atmosphere. Lots of character. Service was the clincher. Top notch. Waiter had tons of personality and did a great job as did everyone else who made sure we were served and taken care of. This was a fun experience. Food very good. Presentation...More

Thank Aletheia51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meat (tuna, scallops and filet mignon) was all amazing. The sides were ok just seemed a little old. The atmoshpere was good just really loud but we were sitting downstairs by the bar and we couldnt even hear the piano player. Likely quieter if...More

Thank wuke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here in a Thursday night. The place was packed, and we felt fortunate to have secured a last minute reservation. Everything was great, from the food to our attentive and knowledgeable waiter, Wade, who has been there for 18 years. His suggestions...More

Thank lemmonhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant cam highly recommend by friends and the concierge at the Rosewood. They were right. We met friends here for lunch. The decor is San Francisco bistro - dark wood and brass. The menu is interesting - a least 15 types of oysters, chilled...More

Thank Begonia3
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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