Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.6
5429 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 brand new green roof top patio. Executive Chef Wayne Sych 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 50 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 400 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 at our Roof Garden Bar.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5429 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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XZZZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Was impressed by the chicken and waffles. There were also socially distanced plexiglass table dividers, which is nice

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WinstonM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent wait staff who were very attentive, and yet not obtrusive at all. Food was delicious as expected.
Made for a very memorable dining experience.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend Joe Fortes. Excellent food, service and ambience.

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DaizyF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Went out for a special date with my boyfriend and the place is beautiful. The service was very disappointed since the server was rude all the time. The recommendation for the Bottle of wine was decent. The oysters were great and mussels excellent. The steak was hard to chewy and salmon under cooked.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded 3 days ago

Good Morning, I am terribly sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant dining experience at Joe Fortes. May I please request that you email events@joefortes.ca with your contact information? Please also include an appropriate time that you can be reached to discuss your experience further. Kind Regards, Norma Cisneros Marketing Director

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Kstark
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and the tables are very well spaced with acrylic dividers to be Covid friendly. Restaurant is beautifully decorated for Christmas and the service was spectacular

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AngelaH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy, tasty, excellent service, live piano player, great Covid separations in place. Its expensive though so only a special occasion resteraunt for us.

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Julie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from Mike D and Kelsey W. :) delicious happy hour, dessert and drinks! Highly recommend!

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MelissaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and amazing food! We felt comfortable and had enough space during covid.

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NatashaK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Good was great. Wasnt pleased with the service at all. Waitress seemed to be really strange and kept asking the same questions that a waitress or a waiter walking around asked.

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GeorgeS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Continues ot be one of the top seafood restaurants in Vancouver.

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donnaw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another Birthday Celebration that didn't disappoint. This may become a new tradition as the whole experience was delightful.

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Christian
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! COVID safety demonstrated wonderfully. Thanks for the great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good ambiance, great happy hour and great service. Love the fact it was covid safe with the way they separated the tables with the plexi-glass.

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SweetIndulgence
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Richard our waiter was excellent. He made sure we have a great and safe time.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, as per usual. Joe Fortes has the BEST happy hour. Any time someone asks for HH suggestions, I always say Joes. The value just can’t be beat. Our server was great, fast, friendly and knowledgeable. Their holiday decorations were amazing and they were up to code on all covid procedures. Also picked up a bottle of their lobster oil as a stocking stuffer. Delicious.

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MaryP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Both mine and my husband’s sausage was dry and cold. Very chewy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
54 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to restaurant

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MikeH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

excellent service - rally nice atmosphere - always excellent food

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vipBell
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly, timely and prompt. The oyster plate was fresh and the other appetizers were delicious. Three of us had steak: Filet Mignon, New York strip and the bone in rib steak, all well prepared. Our fourth had the Sable Fish, Joe’s signature dish and it didn’t disappoint. Excellent evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was really really good, great service, staff was very welcoming, food was amazing. Jazz pianist played very nicely.

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Gallagher12
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, excellent food and great overall atmosphere!

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MeLL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

A friend of mine suggest us to go to Joe Fortes Seafood. At first, I was impressed by the magnificent and beauty of the restaurant. The piano player was very good, but sadly stock in a small corner, in the curve of the stairs. The waiter gave us a misleading advice about the portion sizes. We order way to much because the portion are very large and didn’t enjoy our meal.

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Erica
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was ok, not amazing as I expected.
We ordered gnocchi and it’s came with more veggies and gnocchi. It was not good.
We ordered a Wellington salmon that has no tasting, lots of zucchini. For the price, it was not expected.
And we also ordered a rib steak with zucchini again and delicious smash potato . The quality of steak was not high as the price, and flavour was missing.
The place is really cozy and nice.
Just the food that was not as good as it is supposed to be.

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Jenjenparedes
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I have been to this place for 5 times now and it never disappoints. From the food, to the service, and overall customer service is great! We love the happy hour! Always get the oysters and lobster rolls

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Lailalobes
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our service was top notch and food was delicious! Such a great time celebrating my husbands birthday! The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection!

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TerryR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great service, very friendly server!! Seafood creaser was outstanding!!! Fresh oysters recommended by our waitress were fantastic. Will definitely be back again, even though it's a long drive from Langley.

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Sham
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

They followed me out of the restaurant and embarrassed me in front of my family saying I didn’t pay enough when it was their own mistake with the bill.

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ClaireW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Vancouver classic steak and seafood. Great service and ambiance.

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our dinner at Joe Fortes. We were very happy with the service, the food and felt absolutely safe with the Covid protocols they have in place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, food was delicious. Service was good. No issues at all.

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Brunch
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We ordered burger and shrimp &lobster roll. If the bread for lobster roll could be warmer or hotter that would be great.

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VeeKay
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and Jenn P was friendly and attentive

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LeanneR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Heidi was great! Personable, friendly and knowledgeable. We took my younger cousin who was on her first 'grown up' trip to Vancouver, out for brunch and this being her mom's favourite place to visit when in town, knew she'd love it as much as we all do.

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lukas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food and overall experience. Will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service!!

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RuthV
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Happy hour was great! Love the fresh oysters, calamari and tacos. Our server was also wonderful!

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vipAlphonso
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lunch with my daughter at one of our favourite lunch spots. Good food, service in a very safe and clean restaurant.

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CatherineM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good to be out during COVID

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Excellent food, excellent service as usual. Thank you also for being so accommodating with our 2 kids! Will be back very soon.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is rated 4.6 stars by 5429 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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