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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago

Looking for some good seafood in a new city, we visited Forte's after a nice walk from the waterfront. With no reservations, we walked in at 7pm and was seated promptly after promising to give up our table by 8:30. We thought that was possible...More

Thank Art333
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Extremely pleased that we dropped into this Vancouver institution. Seafood at its finest in a retro setting that invoked another time. Very busy even early week for dinner.

Thank mtrlarh
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped for lunch on a friday it was sunny we went upstairs sat round the bar. The bar staff were fun and the customers who sat next to you wanted to chat great fun. Dinner was excellent its buzzy and noisy and a really...More

Thank DEmac1000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is exactly what it should be. Loud, busy, full and fun. Don’t go here if you’re looking for a quiet night out.. A great people watching place.. Our waiter Alex was friendly, helpful and in a great mood. My lactose allergy was taken...More

Thank DairyFreeTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Vancouver we always stop at this restaurant.Food is never disappointing. Our server was terrific, pleasant, informative. (Mekela), I was however very disappointed in the greeter at the door when we entered. She was very rude, it continued once we were seated. I do...More

Thank foxg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top shelf service and food. Enjoyed my wife's birthday dinner on the patio. The food was fantastic and staff warm and friendly. It is well worth the cost for the experience.

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great for sharing, but some food are not allowed to be share. The greeters are friendly and helpful, but some of them not. You need to have reservation for this place as it's very crowded.

Thank Caro L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently excellent food, service, and ambience. Upstairs garden table is a treat in favorable weather. Reservation recommended. Can be a wait for walk ups.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a reservation for 8.30pm on Saturday the 14th to celebrate a birthday and was looking forward to an evening out. Arrived right on time and seated downstairs. We ordered a bottle of wine, starters and entrees after about 10 min of arriving. Time check...More

1  Thank MWB03
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Fortes is one of our repeat stops whenever we are in Vancouver. My wife and I stopped in for lunch in early September. The restaurant had just installed central air conditioning -- it was a nice addition since it was a hot, humid day....More

1  Thank RGB44
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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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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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>  > 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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