Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.7
5882 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 5882 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipPalsenbarg
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food .... always a great choice

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PeterB
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food is amazing highly recommend. There attention to detail is on point.

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JessicaE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere. Staff is accommodating and kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Unfortunate experience when it came to paying. Waiter messed up the math and tried to overcharge and I politely called him out on it but it left me with a bad taste :/

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time very busy but very noisy

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

I voted low on the ambiance because I’m not sure why I should bother reserving in advance when they give you the rubbish tables. Feels like the best tables are reserved to attract walkin people and not those that reserve

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RamanJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 30th Anniversary!! Tony our server was amazing!

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DianeM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

Table seating was too close for comfort. We were placed in a corner with people 3’ away, under a cleaning station with other vacant seating around, poor judgement on someone’s part. To top it off I was splashed with water (from cleaning station).💦
Not a pleasant experience!!

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SarinaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best happy hour we ever experienced. Amazing food and excellent service!

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vipLisa
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our server was very inattentive.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Lisa, I'm terribly sorry to hear about the issues you experienced on your latest visit. We can assure you that this is not the typical Joe Fortes experience. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit further with you to get more information. If you could kindly email your contact details to info@joefortes.ca a member of our management team will be in touch shortly. Kind regards, The Joe Fortes team

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yummy
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

loved the piano playing however too loud when trying to have a conversation

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OCO2021
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service in a beautiful, central location. Order the steak, you won’t be sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service very good! Food good ! chicken soso!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrating my bday

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JoeO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was good and the food was great. I’ll definitely be coming back again

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Jham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super great service, always had our water glasses & drinks filled. Oyster Rockefeller was incredible, steaks cooked perfectly.. they made our anniversary special defiantly go you won’t regret it!

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Jaydee
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Fantastic food and service, as always. However with Covid, it would be nice if they spread the tables out more. Other diners were seated less than 2ft away when there were open tables further away.

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CrystalW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual. Thank you for seating us in the little area where it was a bit quieter.

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AnitaA
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable evening. Our waiter was fantastic and we can't wait to return!

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AnneP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience with Phyllis as our server. Just great!

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JaniceH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We always come to Joe Fortes while in Vancouver (except in the heat of summer as there isn’t any air conditioning in the restaurant). We love the food and ambiance. We find all of the wait staff to be good at their job; however, our server on Thursday night was excellent, he really was exceptional and we certainly appreciated it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have always enjoyed this restaurant over many years! We were celebrating our 43 rd anniversary! I found the tables very close together with little space for servers! I also found the noise level very high as the music was playing as well as a full house around us. Our food was excellent as usual !

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Michael
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everything was outstanding. Service was excellent. The food was incredible. The ambiance as outstanding.

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DennisC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, excellent food. A little noisy but that didn’t dampen the experience and atmosphere.

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vipDonna
Montreal
87 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We expected a better experience for the price point
They ran out of the fish I ordered and my daughter’s ling cod was over cooked and dry.
Alright but not more than that.
Service was friendly but so many waiters serving us we lost track of who was who.
Also the tables were very crowded together.

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Scoobie
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Live music was awesome adding to a great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as usual to celebrate a birthday!

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Jason
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed when I go there! Always recommending to friends.

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Wsantos
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Worst customer service ever! The tables are so close together and space were tight, had to ask server to move us to different table cause the lady behind me was hitting my back. Servers don’t even bother refiling our water and the food was bland (steak) had to sprinkle salt and pepper 6x just to have a taste! Idk whats the hype all about. Never coming back!!!

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hello, We sincerely apologize for the disappointments you experienced on your most recent visit. If possible, we'd like the opportunity to discuss your experience further with you. Please kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes team

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately for some reason, our server chose to keep pulling down his mask to speak to us During times of covid, we did not feel comfortable with his action. Unlike customers who must provide proof of vaccination, vaccines are not mandatory for service staff.

We also waited a long time time for our food as well as for service. We had to repeatedly ask other servers for assistance in clearing plates, refilling out water to getting our desserts and bill. This is very different from the excellent service standard that Joe Fortes is known for.

Very disappointed with our dining experience.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hello, We sincerely apologize for the disappointments in service you experienced on your most recent visit. If possible, we'd like the opportunity to discuss your experience further so that we can ensure the issues you experienced are not repeated. Please kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes team

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SandraC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

I have been to Joe Fortes before and the seafood is excellent, so we thought it would be fun to go for turkey on Thanksgiving. The turkey was dry, the mashed potatoes mediocre, and the vegetables uninspiring. The stuffing was not very good either. The squash soup was good, as was the dessert, but the entree was disappointing. The piano playing was so loud it was difficult to hear my partner's voice. Backgound, not foreground, please!

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hello Sandra, Hello, We're sorry to hear about your latest visit at Joe Fortes, and we can assure you that this is not the typical experience. If possible, we'd like the opportunity to discuss your experience further. Please kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes team

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vipMike
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty as always. Felt rushed with their 90 min table limit. Should be 2 hours.

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Moodnuck
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an amazing Thanksgiving dinner! Our server, Brian was friendly, observant & efficient. Overall, a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice ambience, fantastic food and friendly service!

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PAUL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for a birthday celebration. Impeccable service and amazing food. This place never disappoints us with their super attentive to detail service . Our server was hilarious yet provide us a top notch service. Their consistent high quality of service will definitely bring us back more often.

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Mila
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and value for happy hour!

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Dsoozy
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

The Moscow mule was not tasty at all and the prawn tempura shrimp were extremely oily. Unfortunately won't be back.

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JackuelineR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kevin is amazing. Thank you again kevin! It was great to see you. You made our most recent visit to joe fortes extra special, cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we fly in from Toronto we book a dinner at Joe Fortes
The service, ambience and food is always exceptional
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon
Robert and Branka Hudaj

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vipPatriciaM
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was awesome…food very good

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 5882 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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