Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.7
5633 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5633 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lynn
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were on the third floor and the ambience was great! We could hear the beautiful piano music so clearly. Our server was excellent. The food was superior to anything we’ve had anywhere in Vancouver.
We had a wonderful evening and will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Shrimp cocktail was literally 3 shrimps lying on some tomato sauce.

Oysters were good though.

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YanaL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!
We like to go with friends for couple drinks and good food!
Service very good and attentive!

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CoraA
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food as always. Great service as well. we always look forward to eating at Joe Fortes.

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TLight
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top notch!

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NiaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Dineout with my boyfriend and had the pork belly, tartare, steelhead, and crème brûlée. Everything was delicious as usual - especially the tartare! Our reservation was for 8:30pm and they were out of the New York steak - so if you're eyeing this dish make your reservation for earlier in the evening.

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Hugh
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was great, food was served on very hot plates, as it should be. I would return again.

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Jeepguy
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner during Dine out Vancouver. Was seated in the bar area very comfortably. All covid safety measures were in place. Our server was very professional and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, very covid safe. Food is amazing as usual!

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Elise
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic menu options, and a great happy hour. We did the Dine Out menu, which really was fantastic value. Props for a great wine list as well.

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vipDeniseJ
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Please add a salad or greens to your happy hour menu!

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DrewW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time going to Joe's and loved it again!

Great food, great restaurants, great service

Everything was amazing

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Lolo
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting at the bar always entertaining. Michael and crew are great.
Dan was happy with oysters 20! Of them
The prawn tacos for me were great. Spicy. Hot. Delicious
Thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Staff was kind of rude

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your last experience at Joe Fortes. We'd like to discuss further and look into your experience. Please kindly email info@joefortes.ca with your contact information and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes Team

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe fortes is always one of my fav places. Best fried chicken and waffles in town! Great food and presentation, good sized portions, excellent service, lovely ambience... I absolutely LOVE the live piano. It's no wonder they've been around for so long. I would highly recommend!

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RossM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never been here before and it did not disappoint! The seafood was incredible and the service and ambiance were amazing. Can’t say enough good things about our trip!

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Roan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's my first time here, so my partner and I decided to go for Dine Out. It was amazing! Great staff, amazing food - portion was big enough to share for 2, price is very much reasonable considering the quality and all. Definitely will go back again.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad experience at Joe’s. We’ll be back soon!

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DanielM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really exceeded our expectations! Such delicious food. Excellent service. Very fresh seafood.

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NazamJ
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As always, Joe Fortes was a hit, was definitely in the mood for the traditional style and piano bar atmosphere it offers and Joe Fortes didn’t disappoint! Food was amazing, wine delicious ... will continue to return to this iconic staple of Vancouver!

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adrianam
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the oysters which were amazing if you like oysters. We decided on Dine out Vancouver menu and it was amazing and the dishes were huge! So bring your appetite. I've been going to Joe Forte's for years when it was a chef friend's favorite restaurant back in the late 80's! There is a reason Joe forte's has been around for a long time it's that good! I've never had a bad dish. Thanks for making my daughter and her boyfriend's first visit a memorable one. She was very glad to celebrate her 22nd birthday at the restaurant.

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vipColinS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Date night

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fannyw
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

portion of the food can be a little bit smaller, and the price can be adjusted a little bit lower. Three courses dinner i can not finish.

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vipclosed
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Waitress still in sleep mood, tableware on the wrong side, wrong spoon for soup. The waitress has completely no idea what she’s doing. The place is pretty old, all the toilet cannot flushed, the food contain a lot of MSG. I expected $120 lunch for two girls a little bit more than that

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AndyY
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There's a reason this restaurant is so established and preferred - their quality of service and food is of the highest standard.

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JessicaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the dine-out menu. The pork and tuna tartare were both amazing. Potion was big, even for the items on the kids menu. Enjoyed the live music. The service was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

If you go do not get steak - it’s a sea food restaurant. Went during dine out - so why they offered steak is also a mystery as they should have wanted a best impression for dine out. The quality of the steak was worst I have eaten in years - I suspect they had a new meat supplier for dine out as it’s hard to image any restaurant would otherwise serve such bad quality. I was the same bad quality for both steaks - the cooking was equally poor. We both ordered medium but one was rare, thought and full of fat to the extent it could not be eaten. Mine was medium Yet excessively chewy with no flavour .. The kale that accompanied the steak was equally over boiled, clumped together and without taste. I went to 10 dine outside this year and this was the most expensive yet hands down the very worst.
The staff was good and did get us a voucher to compensate but it wasn’t not the money it was just terrible food, both in quality abd cooking.

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TessC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dine out vancouver menu ever, server is very pkeasant. Definetely coming back again

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was excellent but we found the music a little too loud. A bit hard to hear someone right beside me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the sable - it was delish! Service was great.

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mikef
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A local legend! great service, and fresh seafood, cocktails to die for and a great lively atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience like always!

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vipChristina
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch - Oysters never fail us - LOVE t

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ValerieR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food, service, ambiance and value was exceptional. This was the Valentine's treat we had been needing. We had the Happy hour wine, shrimp cocktail and crab and corn frittatas. We then shared the lobster bisque, seafood linguini and topped it off with creme brulee for dessert. It was an amazing evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful meal at best restaurant in Vancouver!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner to celebrate birthday and Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was awesome and kept us laughing.

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vipMarkandCathy
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipSteveS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eddie was the best server that I’ve ever had. Not only was he attentive, humourous, and extremely well-versed in the menu and ingredients, but his recommendations and suggestions were perfect. Well done Eddie!
The pork chop was perfectly cooked - juicy and tender. The salad was very plentiful of all the right flavours, and size.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints always great food, service, and ambiance! Highly recommend

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IshleenG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had! I’ll be back soon!

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is rated 4.7 stars by 5633 OpenTable diners.

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