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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5

(604) 669-1940

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (186 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: 11am-11pm 7 Days a Week
Status: Closed
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB


Vibrant, booth-lined dining room for seafood & steak, with a popular oyster bar & rooftop patio.
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Great food, better seafood!: I love this place, good service, great wine, but a little busy! Be sure to try the oysters!!!
Rated 5 stars by ChetGunderson on February 06, 2012

Editorial Reviews

"Divine" seafood dishes displaying an "exceptional use of local ingredients" plus "darn tasty" steaks delivered by "skilled", "attentive" servers leave surveyors saying "wow" at this "remarkably consistent" West End "tradition" that fans proclaim an "excellent value" given the "dependable quality"; "trendsetters" sit at the "spectacular" horseshoe oyster bar, while others "linger" on the...
by zagat on January 13, 2014 from zagat
Named after the burly Caribbean seaman who became English Bay's first lifeguard, Joe Fortes is great if you're hankering for fresh seafood served the "old-fashioned" way, without a lot of modern culinary intrusions. The downstairs dining room evokes a kind of turn-of-the-20th-century saloon elegance, but if the weather's fine, try for a table on the rooftop patio. Stick with the seafood because...
Rated 1.75 stars by frommers on December 14, 2011 from frommers
Even a century after arriving in Canada, Seraphim “Joe” Fortes inspired so much love in his adopted hometown (and the West End beach where the volunteer lifeguard taught generations to swim), they named the quintessential Vancouver restaurant after him. Over thirty years later, the warmth of the Barbadian-born namesake shines through in a soul-cuddling welcome - led by Frenchy, the undisputed...
by blackbookmag on October 28, 2011 from blackbookmag
Oh Joe Fortes, you silver-haired fox. You manage to keep the joint hopping year after year, and every one of your Hugo Boss-clad patrons seems to be having a super time. If they mind the absurd markups on the otherwise stellar wine list they don't say so, ditto the $22 for six Kumamoto oysters-which to be fair are probably the city's best. It must be the consistently solid service or the chance...
by vanmag on October 07, 2009 from vanmag

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Joe Fortes is where locals and visitors alike have been coming for 27 years to enjoy the freshest seafood and chops in town, complemented by an award-winning wine list that boasts over 400 wines
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