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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

) #29 of 3,040 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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“brunch” (90 reviews)
“oysters” (488 reviews)
“lobster oil” (88 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 yesterday via mobile

This place is full of style and good vibes. Service is perfect from the happy hour drinks through to dinner up on the rooftop terrace. It's very popular so I recommend booking. The oyster menu is vast and a must to try, the waiters walk...More

Thank AnkiGoldCoast
Reviewed yesterday

A very busy restaurant, the waiting staff were very attentive and chatty, they looked after us very well.The meal was top notch, surely only the bravest would go for a 32oz Porterhouse Steak. We plumped for the Jumbo Prawns and Swordfish dishes, both very tasty....More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just had a fabulous dinner with my wife at our favourite Vancouver Restaurant Joe Fortes. My wife had the Halibut Cheeks and I had the Seafood Trio. Wow wow wow Richard our waiter was over the top we sat on the rooftop patio it was...More

Thank Linamal
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hotel suggested this as a good steak restaurant as alternative to more pricey Gotham or Hy's. Maybe should have paid more for better food. I was able to get a full meal for the price I would have paid at the others for just a...More

Thank Randi W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We couldn't believe our luck to score a table here, and we were definitely not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food fantastic and the desserts cannot be topped. Should definitely be part of any visit to Vancouver

Thank granbrandrew
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting architecture with Tri-level lay-out. A bit pricey but that's of course rather typical in Vancouver, Food was great but not extra-ordinairy. A decent bottle of wine is north of $100 for sure. Loved the place, service was high-end and the overall dinner was an...More

Thank yuerg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Please be advised this place has a dress code, even for lunch on a weekday. My husband and I walked a great distance in tourist outfits (running shoes and shorts) after researching great reviews of a place to get oysters, to our disappointment we needed...More

Thank vendyvolak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fairly expensive. Every thing we ordered was done right. Relaxing environment to talk. Vibrant bar scene. I highly recommend

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friends had been there, we had to find out why. The food divine; portion size - delightful; the wine list comprhensive and not overly priced. But, we wanted to be outside, in the roof garden and had asked for that four days ahead. We were...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 5 days ago

For the price of the menu items, and the reviews, I expected better. The service was slow, not attentive and unapologetic. The steak was cold while the rest of the plate was hot. The tables were too crowded together, making it difficult to enjoy conversation.

Thank chippie1977
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24 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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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$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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