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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (534 reviews)
“steak” (299 reviews)
“halibut cheeks” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM 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

Incredible. A multi levelled restaurant filled with the hustle and energy and of fun times. The service is five star and the food is out f this world. It's pricey, but you also get what you pay for, live piano music fills the air. You...More

1  Thank Joel C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Superb sea food. Cod prepared perfectly with accent flavour. No drowning cream sauce on the fish here. “Fish soup” offerings very generous with fresh ingredients! Professional and knowledgeable servers. If you like happy chaos and people watching try Friday night. The Vibe is contagious

Thank annikarosenqvist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place this is, great food and fun vibes. We had lunch and sat up at the oyster bar, so could see first hand the fresh oysters being shucked. Service was also spot on. A great restaurant not to be missed.

Thank ERZ60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really loved the vibe it was a mix of old school, some business lunches and groups of friends. We had a booth with was great for our family. We booked in advance and would recommend that. We shared oysters, lobster roll and muscles all were...More

Thank emalalaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite a few years since last dining here. We shared the Cesar salad (split in kitchen w/o asking), Steamers and Halibut cheeks. All prepared to our liking. Timing and temperature for all dishes was perfect. Background piano was right volume; stationed on the...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is named after a legendary Vancouver citizen who led a humble life but touched the lives of many. Strongly recommend the calamari appetizer followed by the seafood Caesars salad (the latter is on the lunch menu served until 4 pm). My wife and...More

Thank ohjay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with my nephew on a recent business trip to Vancouver. We both had the three course steak dinner. The steak was a poor cut, fatty and tough and I had to ask for a steak knife. There was too much sauce on...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the atmosphere is nice and the service was good as well as the food. I left feeling very robbed by the drink prices. At $25 for a martini I felt it was way out of line essentially 2 drinks buy the bottle! I recognize...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Best waiters in Vancouver. Really feels like an upscale old-fashioned restaurant at a great price for the top-notch quality you get. Live piano music is too cool; not enough of it nowadays.

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the West Coast Platter for $165.95 . This is the warmed up version of the seafood platter that they suggest is ideal for dinner. The typically chilled seafood platter the waitress said is supposedly more geared towards a shared appetizer. However I totally disagree,...More

Thank ACDSee
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7 April 2018|
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Response from bergerman | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant with your question. Market Price is price day of, not in advance. Sorry could not be of any further help. Cheers
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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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, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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