Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.7
6078 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Joe Fortes has been specializing in classic, American cuisine since 1985. The turn-of-the-century inspired dining room features 30-foot high ceilings and six unique dining venues that include our Rooftop Garden. Executive Chef Ryan Green prepares each dish with a focus on natural flavours and features the finest ingredients from Pacific Northwest farmers, fishermen, and other food artisans. Serving more than 30 kinds of fresh fish, premium oysters and thick chops daily, Joe’s signature dishes have become a favourite with locals, celebrities & tourists alike. Joe’s is known as the best oyster bar in Vancouver and is home to some of North America's best oyster shuckers. Our award winning wine list features over 300 selections from British Columbia, California, the Pacific Northwest and prominent wine regions throughout the world. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at our bar with live piano music nightly or on our Rooftop Garden.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6078 People Are Saying
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4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Joe’s happy hour. The oysters are to die for. The service was fabulous as always! See you next time we are in VAncouver

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CathyR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for happy hour. Wonderful service and our meals were very good!

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vipSirJason
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing experience at Joe’s! Thank you!

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RutaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely recommend and come back to try more dishes myself

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality and portions are great. The service is also good.

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Dena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Dine out menu was pretty good and enough for dinner. We added an extra appetizer and it was too full to us when the dessert came!

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IslandFolk
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful late lunch. The food was excellent - we all ordered some form of seafood. Prices are a little higher, but the service was excellent and the restaurant is a bit of Vancouver history. For dessert we tried the Pavlova with mixed berries which was very enjoyable. One member of the party had the chocolate cake - rather dry and a bit of a disappointment. If you are looking for somewhere special, we would recommend Joe Forte's.

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BenB
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was fantastic - not too intrusive, but catering to our needs.

We had the dine out menu - the soup & tuna starter were great. The main course of prawn and tomato linguine was average at best - presentation was beautiful and the prawns were well cooked, but the pasta + tomato sauce was not interesting/great. The desserts of tiramisu and crème brule were great - even if we had to box them!

The wine list was extensive we had a good bottle of white wine with our food.

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DebbieC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, Brett, was incredible!!! He was so kind and attentive and we can't wait to return. The food was outstanding, better than we imagined.

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AteeshC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, our server was amazing. He spoke as if he was the owner of the restaurant. 100% going back

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Tastebuds
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I wanted to go for dine out Vancouver but it starts after 4pm. Was disappointed. The seating area was cold but the food was very delicious!

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EricA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was really good, oysters delicious and the entrees were excellent. Dessert was only ok.

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Aaron
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Tried the pork chop was amazing. The lobster oil with the house bread is great. Had the bread been warm, it would have been perfect.

Can’t recall the name of the cocktail I tried, but it an anejo based drink with pomegranate syrup and ginger beer - was delicious and not overly sweet!

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Hiro
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is good and servers are always very good
Love this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing. Great atmosphere, great food and amazing service!!

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jayp
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most memorable brunches I have ever had! The ambiance, the food and the outstanding service!
A big shout out, Heidi our server, and I hate to use that term, was spot on! Her attention to detail was amazing on so many levels! She is truely a 3 Michelin star!
Thank you Heidi
And thank you to all of you at Joe Fortes for making an unforgettable experience!
Jay Paulson

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vipLulu
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish it was a wonderful evening

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VictoriaR
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A friend and I went for the Dine Out Vancouver 2022 experience and the meal was incredible! The service from the staff was impeccable… attentive but not smothering. The food was plentiful, tasty, well prepared and fast in delivery (a little too fast between appetizer and entree as my friend was not finished her salad, but staff quickly accommodated in fitting all plates for her). At times the music was a little too loud, but we were still able to have a good conversation between us and with the wait staff. We were seated in the lower bar area and the ambience was wonderful. All in all, an excellent evening out!

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ShelS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfection from the decor to the ambiance to the attentive server to the amazing food. There was one side dish that was less than hot but that would be the only minor flaw in an otherwise excellent dining experience.

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KalindaL
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, seriously awesome. Food was ample and delicious. Drink recommendations were perfect. Will be back!

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PamelaH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service and great food, our server Johnny was super friendly and attentive. Live music during dinner was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe Fortes is always a phenomenal experience. Your staff all reserve raises.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only was the food delicious, our server was outstanding and made the experience really stand out!

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Steph
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I tried the dine out menu for the first time and the options were fantastic and the food amazing! Would recommend the albacore tuna crudo, the caper aioli was so good :)
We also ordered the beef carpaccio, and it was one of the best I’ve had thus far

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dine out Vancouver 2022. Outstanding service, delicious food and incredible atmosphere (live piano). All around pleased with the restaurant, a true gem in the heart of Vancouver.

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TimM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Mussels excellent, lots of them and the wine sauce in which they were cooked was outstanding. Good value meal for lunch .

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EvanM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Wade was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was great, taste and presentation were both top notch. Definitely lived up to its reputation.

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Foodie85
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe’s never disappoints! We ordered off the Dine Out Vancouver Menu and would highly recommend it.

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KARENL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and atmosphere. Great value for food.

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vipMamabear
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, tables well spaced so everyone felt comfortable. Food was delicious. Have booked again for next week!

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MichelleB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always amazing! love this place! come here every time I'm in Vancouver.

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ChrisF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Fortes even after these years- Melissa gave us great service as did Jamie at the bar!

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Snake
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service from a timeless menu of fresh fish, meats and oysters.

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MiaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The service at the restaurant was great. We did the dine out menu and we’re not impressed with any of the meals. The food was very bland and was not worth the price.

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MarilynB
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything great - loved the music but it was a little loud. I think that was because of where we were sitting. Great service and of course beautifully appointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing seafood. The live piano was a pleasant surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Came here with friends for happy hour ($1.5/HH oyster). Wade was friendly and matched the energy of the table well! They were out of East Coast oysters today unfortunately, I had wanted to try the Malpeque again. Will be back for the oysters.

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Saxster
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the restaurant. We were seated in a quiet corner beside the wine cellar, just below the piano player. Service was top notch, food was excellent, nothing to complain about at all. Not the quietest of places, but, hello! Piano bar! And the piano player out night was excellent as well. Really, the prices are not far above what you find at restaurants that are much more "mainstream". Worth it if you love the "fine dining" type experience!

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DarrylC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dine out Vancouver menu very good selection. Generous portions. Tiramisu is to die for.

FAQs

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 669-1940.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is rated 4.7 stars by 6078 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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