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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%
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“oysters” (534 reviews)
“steak” (299 reviews)
“halibut cheeks” (47 reviews)
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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 via mobile

The halibut were running, and the restaurant had different options of this beautiful fish. The raw or Oysters were amazing. The wine list had nice selections at good prices of things that went very well with the food. Four different people had four different dishes....More

Thank Seisman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our concierge at our hotel recommended this seafood and steak house, so we decided to try it. Halibut season had just started (one of our favorite seafood dishes) so we decided to try them. Need to make a reservation in advance as this is a...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There's been a constant water leak on the womens washroom. The tap is constantly pouring water, I came last tuesday and it's still going. Pretty bad to see how much water is been wasted . Pls fix it!!

Thank MarceC28
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there for Saturday brunch. I had the seafood special with salmon and tuna. It was okay but nothing special. My husband's chicken & waffles had an interesting presentation (Instagram-worthy maybe) but the chicken had a strange, junk food/instant ramen noodle kind of flavor. That...More

Thank Hitottabi
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have eaten here several times and came back again the other day. It is always consistent, great service, great steak and a wonderful atmosphere. I jus think that it is that simply, and simply one of the best spots in Vancouver.

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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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$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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