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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

) #31 of 3,070 Restaurants in Vancouver $$$$ American, Seafood,
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5, Canada
+1 604-669-1940
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All 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

Joe Fortes is one of my regular Vancouver spots. Always loud though so not a quiet dinner spot. I always enjoy the atmosphere and the food. The only lame thing is sometimes you get the odd waiter with some weird ego thing going on like...More

1  Thank kerrplunk2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stumbbled across this place but were so impressed Really huge choice all freshly cooked with friendly helpful service And good value too Highly recommended

Thank Silvermead
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate there with friends this week for the first time. Hostess was great and worked us in, even earlier than promised. Waiter was great and made some nice recommendations. Food was good, not great. The place is really busy and loud and the kitchen isn't...More

Thank DallasFoodie052
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had just spent the day cycling around Stanley park and needed a drink. I quickly looked up rooftop bars on TripAdvisor and saw we were close to Joe Fortes. We didn't get to the rooftop but sat at the bar. It was really great....More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great place, fantastic service, quality of food excellent expensive but worth it . Easy to find , busy but very welcoming

Thank chris h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I tried this place after avoiding it for years. Always felt it was a tourist trap. The menu reads well but very expensive for what you get, we were sat on a four top but the table next to us was set for eight, waiters...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Fortes is a must. Everything is exceptional however; if you are on a budget, be mindful. I'm very confident, everything on the menu is amazing. This is a well established restaurant that I first visited in 2003 and the quality is as superb as...More

Thank GOPisHypocrisy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Best that we had in Vancouver Food was fresh and yummy. Complementary bread which was fresh.

Thank Lynette V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to cansa with my family and we ask the consierge for a very good restaurant he recommended the Joe Fortes. When we first arrived, we had a reservation and the lady said that we didn't had one. Then after 20 minutes we had...More

1  Thank joe s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic steakhouse in Vancouver and happened to be located really close to our hotel. Sat at the bar and had great service and great food. Would highly recommend.

Thank 440chaseg
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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 RollyRules | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Just noticed this question now...sorry for the delayed response... Dress Code? Not really.... It is an informal environment... I have my own standards of dress when I go out...as I show a Semblance of Decorum.... No... More
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2 May 2016|
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, its a specialty.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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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