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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
“brunch” (102 reviews)
“oysters” (531 reviews)
“lobster oil” (94 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 3 days ago via mobile

We were there with a party of eight. Reservation worked perfectly and suggestions by the waiter were great! Especially the wine! Absolutely tasty and fantastically cooked food! Price medium high, but for the quality absolutely ok. Only point to criticize: piano music a bit too...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our waiter was extremely friendly and had great reccomendations for different menu items. Went back for a business lunch just shortly after and had a great experience.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Joe Forte’s. This is not a quiet environment but one filled with chatter and people socializing. Food was delicious and my Ling Cod was done to perfection. Service was great!

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this a great place....I just wish I would have ordered fish. Had the filet with some sort of potatoes that had much taste. The filet wasnt bad but not $60.00 quality. Maybe along the lines of $20.00 But it could have been...More

Thank Al F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, tasty food, generous portions and great vibe. It was easy to make a reservation for when we wanted, just an hour or so ahead. (On a weeknight)

Thank KandRYukon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 16 years I’ve been an annual visitor to Joe Fortes in Vancouver whilst taking to the ski slopes of Whistler and not once have I been disappointed. Whilst pricing is on the higher side, when compared with cheaper places it is quickly evident you...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get a reservation or be ready to wait.... but the seafood- so fresh and well-prepared- is simply worth the wait! We selected an appetizer dish, great choice! the lobster was a true treat and scallops and mussles came to top it off....More

Thank mlatow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu hasn’t changed in a very long time but food and service is a good as usual. Can’t go wrong with Oysters, Tuna and Steak! Won’t rush to be back, but was a very good dinner.

Thank mollyandlola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved coming here for a family dinner. Great menu and great music, love the vibe in here. Staff was friendly and the food was so good. Would recommend coming out here for sure.

Thank WilsonLin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House is as old-school as the name suggests -- but exuberantly so, a great place for special occasions and dining with friends. The fish menu, which changes daily, is nothing short of superb. The miso glazed sablefish is a specialty,...More

Thank Kirk E
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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$19 - US$39
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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