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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (100 reviews)
“oysters” (522 reviews)
“lobster oil” (94 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll 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

The food was good; the service was good. We people watched and saw a lot of drunk people stumble down the stairs. It was afterall Christmas party season. Would I go back? Maybe.

Thank tfr604
Reviewed 2 days ago

The environment and ambient is lovely and festive. Tried out all top fish courses (at least the most expensive ones) and they where all disappointing. Lobster was strangely under-cooked but also though, photo attached. Salmon was on the other hand over-cooked. Lobster soup had a...More

Thank Icetrotter
Reviewed 3 days ago

if you are looking for an excellent night with awesome service! Joe Forte is the place to go for family, friends or couple nights. located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Joe Forte is one of the oldest seafood restaurant in Vancouver. their service is...More

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great lunch. Joe Fortes is such an iconic place, but they really back it up. Our server was fantastic- sorry that I forgot her name, but she is originally from Romania. Prompt, discreet and great sense of humour. Knowledgable as well...

Thank Hotel540
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dined with friends for lunch recently. Knew of this place from years ago, and they recommended it for lunch. Bit of a time warp in decor, needs refreshing. The food was hit and miss. Clam chowder was a miss. More like a flavourless exploded potato...More

Thank DMC90
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the lobster, salmon wellington and the fish of the day. All three dishes were TD4. The service was great, our waiter even recommended places for us to go afterwards. Other than that meal selection was all too good to choose. Will definitely come back...More

Thank maxsimonidis12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice family dinner at Joe Fortes! Their dishes are very large and delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant if you want awesome seafood! Dessert platter was yummy as well :)

Thank VanessaStar89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do really enjoy their consistent seafood here! I do miss Frenchie but the staff is still first rate! Such a family atmosphere and hoping that it stays this way! Definitely a must in the Summer too!

Thank Prpleace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For excellent sea food this is the place. Sat at the oyster bar and enjoyed the fine selections. Quality is great - but prices are a little steep. Wine by the class - good selection. I would go back when in Vancouver - especially for...More

Thank drastler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Fortes in downtown Vancouver BC is a Must Eat Here spot. Friendly staff and an interesting clientele make the visit worthwhile. A horseshoe Bar steeped in the city history via the long term clientele, combined with an Oyster Bar, Fine Dining seating, and an...More

Thank For1Guy
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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 rachelh486 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. But really, anything goes.
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2 May 2016|
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Definitely, its a specialty.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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