Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.7
5543 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 5543 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server Eddie was so wonderful.
It was a great night out for my daughter’s and husband’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a historic place. One of the oldest and the best. Good selection of cocktails. And the food is more than good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was awesome as always!!! Food was delicious and the service was perfect. Thank you !

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Cocolisa
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our waitress service was mediocre. We've been in Joe Fortes several times. Each time our waiter/waitress has been amazing. This time not so much. I was celebrating my birthday. She did not ask if we were celebrating any special occasion. They use to give you a whole loaf of bread now we only got 2 small buns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Closed
This app should say when a place is closed. Not allow bookings

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TheZeppoTKH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was spectacular. The service she provided was up to the highest standards. The food was delicious. Loved the oysters!

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Juliana
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. The seafood is amazing! Would come again!

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

A bit disappointing... I booked a table more than a week in advance specifying that it was for a birthday celebration. When we arrived we got a tinny table for the 4 of us. We could barely fit our orders and drinks on it. We didn’t have any particular attention whatsoever even if we asked for a bigger table. The one we got should really only be for 2. While the mussels were really good, I was not impressed with the side lobster tail which has nothing special but steamed.. I was expecting a little bit better for a $29 sides. We also got rushed all the way through our dinner. The whole experience was quite disappointing to celebrate my 35 birthday.

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SamuelR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose to enjoy brunch at Joe Fortes to celebrate our anniversary.
We were very satisfied with the experience: very good service, ambience, food - Roben, our server, was very pleasant as was the piano music.

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SharonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, recommend the oysters! So fresh! A definite must try

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JoshuaP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went here for dinner and the food, drinks and service were fantastic. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

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vipJennG
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The 2 hour window for dinner service on a Friday night is very tight for most tables of more than 2 people. It might be necessary to have 2.5 hours for groups of 4 or more to make the meal more enjoyable.

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GCLS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, food/drinks, and service. The Happy Hour is a good deal, with a representative range of offerings. Felt very safe re. COVID protocols.

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Janvc
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lighting and live music (piano). Food is always excellent if you are a seafood fan.

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KeesV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are always top and that makes you come back

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GlennR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere/like the partitions they should stay. Service above exceptional. Food quality is what i would've expected.

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JaniceH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very pleasant evening at Joe Fortes. The server was helpful, engaged and we had a great chat with him. We continue to come back as the food is constantly good and the servers are knowledgeable and personable. This also happens to be my husband’s favourite restaurant in Vancouver.

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Joe Fortes was a very accommodating dining establishment. We needed to bump our reservation from 4 to 5 on short notice. Food was terrific. Service was lacking in that the place was overly busy being a weekend into the New Year and most places were busy and the servers were shorthanded. Music ambiance was great and I know that the guests I had with us really enjoyed the piano. Overall it was a great place and I would recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. Fabulous restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, good good, will definitely re-visit

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ManuT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Came during happy hour. Great selection for food and drinks during happy hour. However, calamari was covered in thick batter and very bland.
Server was not friendly. We felt rushed. Server seemed like she didn’t want to be there. Not very attentive.

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GrahamM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beat value, best seafood and even better service. A real Vancouver gem!

Make a reso!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe Fortes is the perfect place for adult family get-togethers and special occasions. Their food is always amazing and their service never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was my son’s 21st birthday and everything was perfect! Great food and ambiance

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JulieV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food. Calamari was the best I ever tasted. Steaks and scallops were done to perfection.

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OlenaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like all seafood dishes in this restaurant, oysters are good baked and fresh as well

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AmanA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant! The best oysters and lobster rolls!

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vipdiner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the bartender and our server were excellent. They were attentive and helpful. The food as usual with Joe Fortes was great but the service made the evening

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time at this location and totally love it every time. Food is so amazing. I had the porkchop and it's the best I've ever had. My husband had the sable fish and it was also cooked perfectly. Each time we have been, the server has been top notch service and super professional.

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JeanV
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My dinner partner and I had the fried oysters. The crust was over cooked. Everything else was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Restaurant. Service was amazing! 2 very knowledgeable servers looking after us. Food was delicious! Haven’t had such a good experience at a restaurant in a long time. Perfection all around.

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vipGwenC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely great dinner & service as always!

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AngelicaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we first arrived, we were greeted warmingly. Our server was bright and accomodating. She checked up on us and made sure that the food was to our liking. The food was phenominal! All delicious. Worth every penny! My husband and I enjoyed ourselves very much.

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Have not been in many years. Food has slipped to mediocre (except oysters). Service was good, but not as good as it used to be. Overall, an average dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice time. Staff were professional but fun. Good energy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Night in the city with our kids

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DianneE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

19th anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and service

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KatD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been dining at Joe Fortes for over 20 years and the quality of both food and service has never let me down. Usually it is a quick hour long lunch and my guests and I are always amazed at the excellent food and incredible service within our time frame. I also enjoy the daily specials as they are consistently fresh, innovative and delicious!!

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vipYVRV6B
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The restaurant was unusually busy for the last seating, which is good for them, I guess. Good covid protocols, tables divided by plexiglass. The food was very good as usual. The service was a little slow and got even slower after a bunch of elegant young ladies arrived and further diverted the attention of staff.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Responded on December 31, 2020

Good Evening, I'm terribly sorry to hear about the slow service you received at Joe Fortes. May I please request that you email kelsey@joefortes.ca with your phone number and an appropriate time to further discuss your experience? Kind Regards, Kelsey Wickett Assistant General Manager

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is rated 4.7 stars by 5543 OpenTable diners.

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