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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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“brunch” (124 reviews)
“oysters” (590 reviews)
“steak” (332 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM 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 4 days ago via mobile

Terrible customer service . Very judgemental . First of all , The bartender decides who gets water and who does not . Secondly , once you order the bartender decides how much you are going to spend so immediately gives you the bill . Very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old school bustling restaurant. Heard it was one of the top grossing in Camada. No wonder ; Great cocktails, best Oysters Rockefeller I have had this side of New Orleans . Professional,knowledgeable service . Our server Wade recommended the Sable Fish . Simply incredible. Nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhilippeJ826
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an high end place, but the food and the service is outstanding. We had the fish, and it was amazingly cooked to perfection. Worth every penny

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Barges867
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only go on special occasions as its very pricey but great quality! The atmosphere is really nice especially in the summer when the roof is opened. If you really want to impress someone special take them there.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JeffM1199
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bustling restaurant with some pretty good food. Between four of us we accounted for 2 dozen oysters, expertly shucked and presented. My lobster bisque was saved by the lobster chunks in the bowl - it was good, but not outstanding. But I rarely order...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nocturnamors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service superb everyone so friendly and helpful Food superb seafiod yum Value superb Great beers. lovely Pinot

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ralphy72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is covered in brass plate with the names of regulars. The bartender is friendly and charismatic. In the background, Mr. Piano Man plays a song. Dark wood, brass rails. Good cocktails and an impressive menu. The food is good, but it is not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulaD1696NV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe Fortes is a quality seafood restaurant. Their oysters are fresh and served with delicious sauces, a must try! Their service has always been friendly and attentive. I don’t find their dishes to be anything spectacular or interesting, but there is enough selection for everyone....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MelAV34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over many years we have gone to Joe Fortes restaurant for excellent cioppino. We went this evening again for the cioppino but were horribly disappointed. We were served a good amount of seafood in a bowl of what amounted to bland dishwater with an excess...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Xwayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to JF in 2 years. We visited them on 26DEC for the 12noon seating booked through Toptable. We make it a point to visit JF every time when we are in Vancouver. The food and ambience have always been excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank MLC1508
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Bradley G
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • 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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