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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

) #27 of 3,046 Restaurants in Vancouver $$$$ American, Seafood,
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (483 reviews)
“lobster oil” (87 reviews)
“steak” (260 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All 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 yesterday via mobile

May be my expectations were to high, but for me the food is just average. Oysters with spinach and cheese were overcooked with no taste of oysters and to much spinach. In case of main course I took halibut and my wife tuna both were...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived early (11:30) for lunch on a Wednesday & it was a wise decision it seems! When we left @ 1:30 the place was packed & there was a gaggle of people waiting. Joe Fortes enjoys a stellar reputation and with good reason. Restaurant...More

Thank yvr_april
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for their famous happy hour - fresh rock oysters for $1. They were not huge but soo sweet, I could have 2 dozens by myself easily. Their clam chowder was tasty too. One thing to note: they won’t sit you unless everyone was...More

Thank MCHToronto
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Looking for either a great patio or great seafood, Joe Fortes has both. Very popular, so usually very crowded with reservations a must. The only drawback is price, which is definitely at the highest end.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing seafood and excellent service... it's no wonder that Joe Fortes restaurant is a must-do in Vancouver. We loved our meals... crab cakes, crispy calamari, lobster, seared tuna and the complimentary lobster oil, balsamic vinegar reduction with bread was superb!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had brunch here on Father's Day. Although we had not booked they were very accommodating and gave us a table straight away. The food was very good and the service impeccable as well as amusing. Our waiter was something of the comedian and made...More

Thank Eunice683
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Vancouver, and Joe Fortes caught our eye. A quick check on tripadvisor suggested it was a good bet so we went in. They seated us ok and we picked Mussels and Clam Chowder soup for starters. The waitress very kindly pointed...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a late dinner to Joe Fortes. It's a very big restaurant, busy and somewhat noisy, but vibrant and a great atmosphere. The food is very good, large portions, good selection and variety. Excellent beverage menu. We tried seafood - the calamari, fish...More

Thank TelAvivTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to leave our table on the rooftop patio due to it being slated for a reservation at 5:30pm, after happy hour. We had been there since 3:30p and asked at the beginning if they could check if there could be another table for...More

Thank cindy177
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short walk from our hotel. The Salmon was outstanding. Ambiance was pleasant and the wait staff was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Recommendations were on target. We were not disappointed.

Thank Suzanne D
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Do you have a private room that can accommodate about 40 people?
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
Dress code?
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
Thomas D
Can you get served fresh oysters in the bar?
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
US$19 - US$38
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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