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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada (Robson)
+1 604-669-1940
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. Everything was delicious! It was one of the best dining experience for us except .... the server. We felt rushed by him. My husband and I always take time with picking up the menu. We asked multiple times that we need time to think/look over the menu... he was at our table every... More 

Thank Agnes R
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here for some drinks & tasty appetizers prior to going to the hockey game. Busy at 3 pm, so we recieved a nice seat at the bar, which worked out well! Staff members were first class and the appetizers were very tasty. Go for the deep fried shrimp!! Price for our experience was the going price for downtown area.

Thank sashakeena
North Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we're downtown we love to stop for lunch at Joe Fortes. Amazing food, amazing service. Service always very professional, yet friendly. Great selection of Seafood as well as Wine. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Heidewind1943
Maple Ridge
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing meal here. The staff was so nice and had a sense of humor. The waiter was terrific. We had a wonderful evening.

Thank rena523
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I returned to dinner here after a previous visit in August when I would have given the restaurant 4-5 stars. I bragged to my husband about this place and insisted we go while he was with me. Upon arrival it was Sunday evening and we were seated in the bar area - we made a reservation for dinner so that... More 

Thank KTurnbow2
Newick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a memorable evening, the food was excellent, the service extremely good and the musician playing the piano was (we found out later) a member of Prism, the top notch Canadian Group. Well worth a visit when you are in town - better to book.

Thank Steve_feb2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our grand daughters and son. Great atmosphere and service including live piano player. The menu is very ample and the food excellent. I tried Sable fish which I would highly recommend. Also, the wine list was very adequate. All in all, everyone enjoyed their meals.

Thank peter_glazier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best seafood restaurants we have come across in our fairly extensive travels. We had oysters (from three separate locations) followed by the seafood trio special, which comprised halibut, salmon and shrimps and topped off with Sin Cake. This food was truly glorious, beautifully cooked and presented, and the service was first class. Cost-wise this is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Not one complaint, had a wonderful experience recommend 100%

Thank CocoBianca
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best seafood restaurants (if not the best) we've ever been to! I would highly recommend Joe Fortes ... but you must make a reservation. It's extremely popular & always packed. The food & service is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed dining on their rooftop patio. I will definitely come back here on my next visit to Vancouver!

Thank srfoxymom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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