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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

) #31 of 3,079 Restaurants in Vancouver $$$$ American, Seafood,
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (90 reviews)
“oysters” (502 reviews)
“lobster oil” (90 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 yesterday via mobile

I had a real good meal here. Oysters as a starter. Really very tasty. Main course: sword fish. Excellent. Very tasty and still juicy. Dessert: chocolate pie. A very large portion. But very good. I was very pleased with he quality. It is priced high...More

Thank Joost V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I were craving for seafood so we decided to have lunch here. We were greeted with friendly staff who sat us overlooking the main bar area. The menu selection was good, drink selection was vast and the atmosphere was lively. Our wait...More

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A little noice place.The food was good but not "memorable". Good location and a little overpriced restaurant.

Thank bythesea400
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful setting with charming staff. The food was to die for. Well worth the visit. I'd go again in a heart beat

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. Pianist on the stairs and a feeling of real history. Outstanding seafood.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

By far one of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver. Highly recommend the seafood hot pot ! Tricky to get a seat sometimes but it's worth the wait.

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago

walked up and landed a seat at the outdoor "rail" area that faces the sidewalk. I was unaware of the celebrity this place enjoys and couldn't figure out why so many people were taking photos and selfies in front of the place - some even...More

Thank Mathum M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Joe Fortes. Our attentive waiter guided us through the menu and evening specials as we enjoyed the outdoor seating at this hopping spot. Beautiful flower wall highlighted this great area of the Chop House. Food was delicious! Don't miss...More

Thank Scottie4800
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the attractive and fun outdoor rooftop dining area and stylish bar to the multi-leveled inside dining areas, with oyster bar, U-shaped liquor and wine bar. It all works with friendly and informed staff and efficient purple shirted managers. The wide variety of fresh oysters...More

Thank ConnoisseurCharlotte
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was average, the service good but nothing special. The atmosphere is ok but unfortunately the average tourist trap audience. On the menu glasses of wine are shown but when you order a glass of wine the questions is asked if you want a...More

Thank DantehetGooi
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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 RollyRules | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Just noticed this question now...sorry for the delayed response... Dress Code? Not really.... It is an informal environment... I have my own standards of dress when I go out...as I show a Semblance of Decorum.... No... More
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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
USD 20 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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