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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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5282 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 5282 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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brigitaB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!! Outstanding service!! The staff are awesome! The food is delicious! The piano player is superb! Great service and so much fun! Thank you all at Joe's!!!

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vipglobalfoodie
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly and swift service! Beautiful patio and bar.

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Dgnz
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a wonderful dining experience, the food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. Our server really made the whole experience that much better and was quite entertaining. They surprised us with dessert for my husband's birthday which was a pleasant surprise.

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Fortes
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and food always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food with great company. Our waiter was nice however, we had to ask for the specials rather than him telling us. Overall, great food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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Kayy
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere!
I would go back for happy hour though.
Calamari and oysters 👍👍

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vipMunchy
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The upper deck at Joe Fortes is a perfect setting for this difficult time.The seating is nicely separated and there is always a lovely breeze.The service is always good and our server was off the the Okanagan for a holiday.The food was delicious as usual and all in all another good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expected a little more considering we picked this place for our engagement.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Food was good for hubby, fair for me. Not the special dinner I imagined for the price and for the occasion. For reference, if you know Montreal, food level is very low from Ferreira. This was part of our anniversary trip to Vancouver so we had our 3yo with us but the place is not kid friendly. I couldn’t eat properly as my kid fell asleep in my arms (stroller not allowed, no highchair).

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RailiM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely room with great energy. Consistently good food and a terrific patio.

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ShannonA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Jamie’s service was exceptional! Food was delivered quickly and was hot.

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CharlesD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Classic food. Nice place. I personally found the piano loud as it was difficult to hear both the server and my guest, but really that was a minor inconvenience. My first time there and I am looking forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience, as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to Joe fortes.
Service is always great and food is top notch

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The level of service is always fantastic. Excellent ambiance with the piano player in the background. Enjoyable menu with lots of different options to chose from.

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vipJasonA
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another outstanding brunch! Stellar service once again from Rita! Thank you. This restaurant takes Covid19 extremely serious and it shows, excellent social distancing and constant cleaning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Not up to Fortes usual standard. Server nowhere near the usual. Hostess seemed irritated. Food was good.

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Muni04
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always enjoy dining here ! So far this restaurant have not disappointed us. Their lobster and prawns rolls is yummy and their lobster oil that we dunk our bread rolls with is memorable as it identifies with this restaurant ! Good portions and service is always impeccable !

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kevin H was a FANTASTIC server. He was extremely informative with the food, wine and details on the history of the restaurant. Everything was incredible!

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Damian
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience as usual, never disappoints!!!

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BlayneM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Covid precaution at Joe Fortes are excellent, which is very important to my husband. The food is great but my lobster tail could have used some nicer playing, even though the tail itself was fantastic. The atmosphere is fun. Must do for everyone in Vancouver!

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DannyK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been here before. Food is always excellent as is the service. I highly recommend Joe Fortes.

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Jasmine
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saturday night dinner date for 2 - we booked a reservation and went for happy hour. What an incredible experience! Started with cocktails and fresh oysters and finished with seafood platter and wine. Beautiful presentation, fresh seafood, excellent flavours, amazing value (highly recommend happy hour) and excellent service. Piano player at top of the stairs made for romantic ambience. Will definitely be coming back and highly recommend!

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Richard
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had reservations decided to ask about patio when arriving, and was told yes seating was available but wasn’t told it was a bistro table very high seating my husband n I are older was uncomfortable for both of us. The young lady that brought us to our table didn’t say a word to us pointed to the table and walked away. Our waitress was on point And available for our every need...outstanding I would say. Food was tasty as usual )). Sadly our favourite person “Frenchy” had moved on from Joes .

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Didn’t honour reservation via open table request- hostess was rude and eventually was able to get seated in a very loud obstructive area. Decided to take business elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I love Joes and the piano player but it
Really is hard to have a conversation shouting over the din of the piano. It is like an echo chamber downstairs and I find it frustrating to relax and chat and hear
And be heard by my guests. Can you reconsider the piano player for the comfort of your guests?

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MaathuriT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was impeccable! Calamari and oysters were really good

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SimonZ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio food was awesome and the staff amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best rooftop patio in the city...ambiance, service and food quality.

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vipKjos
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent steak! Wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Waiter was super nice :)!

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vipSabrinaM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic lunch with my man. The server was amazing !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing time! Their food is always delicious!! Our server made some tasty recommendations that we wouldn’t normally have ordered. We always look forward to dining at Joe Fortes when we visit Vancouver!!

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WendyN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just as amazing as last time. I was able to get a patio reservation and it was lovely. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was always amazing, my girls and I had a wonderful time

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SandyW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything very good as usual. We were asked to vacate our table earlier than we would have liked, and we understood this was due to more restrictive seating for social distancing. But it is something in normal times would influence a return visit for me.

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WarrenS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great atmosphere and all appropriate covid precautions taken seriously. A very enjoyable evening here.

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MaysaC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal with my mom, great service and always great food.

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We came to Joe Fortes for our 40th Anniversary. The food was great and the ambiance as well. Excellent attentive service. Very nice!

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