Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.5
4403 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

Private Dining

Visit Joe Fortes and you are welcomed into an environment whose vibrant sights and sounds are as enticing as the menu is. With our name inspired by a local legend famous for his warm, welcoming nature, we naturally believe that hospitality is key in creating a memorable group dining experience.

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Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous patio. Fresh food. Lovely presentation. Attentive and professional service. This restaurant has been around for decades for good reason.

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DW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A very expensive meal, with add-one including a second bottle of water we never ordered. But large portions and very tasty.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and awesome service

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service from Josh and Jerry. Delightful patio and ambiance.

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LH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Taking friends this weekend. Thank you for the great experience

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wade was awesome, fun and very knowledgeable! Great dinner!

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MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a wonderful meal at joe fortes. I ordered the large prawns which come with rice and vegetables. The meal was delicious. I ordered the sumac ridge Chardonnay and the key lime pie for dessert. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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JA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Brendan for the amazing customer service! A true professional!

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MS
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Being a holiday Friday, expected the brunch menu so was a little disappointed but we should have checked first. Fine here often so food is good and service attentive

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great waiter, great wine list, great experience!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Joe Fortes always a win for dinner. Out of town guest enjoyed the ambiance, wine food and desert was great. Our service was pleasant and very helpful with my celiac needs.

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Joe Fortes is my absolute favorite restaurant in the lower mainland!! From the moment we walk through the door we are treated like VIP's. Mark, our server, never fails to make our dining experience fabulous. The food, the atmosphere and the friendly service made our birthday lunch absolutely PERFECT!!! Highly recommend Joe Fortes!!!! Can't wait to go back real soon.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, location and friendly staff. Our first day in Vancouver, fabulous start to our holiday.
Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Birthday
Waiter was great- but had trouble hearing the specials as it was very nosy and loud.
Bread, appetizers & food came in a timely manner.. no following with how our entrees were until they very end- ordered the daily fresh catch of the ling cod- was delicious but it was luke warm- veggies were warm, another entree was the sirloin steak- unfortunately it was cold ( ordered medium was medium rare) add on lobster tail delicious. Dessert creme brûlée & tiramisu very good.

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LF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday and we were seated at good table, which we enjoyed. The meals were very delicious, service was great too. I told the hostess that even though it was a birthday dinner, we didn’t want anyone to sing happy birthday. The waiter brought a complimentary desert for us which was wonderful.

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FB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mother’s 80th birthday! They made it a very special night. Thanks so much Peter and Bryan.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First Class Service/Food!! First visit and wont be the last. Its our new favourite place.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Tim was absolutely phenomenal. He knew the special, took it seriously and provided the perfect amount of service to not be overbearing. He made fantastic recommendations and we hugely enjoyed our visit.

Thank you again Tim and all the members of staff for making our visit memorable.

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RG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service menu and wine list. Only complaint was the so called hash browns. Deepfried wedges of cpud was not what i expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

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RT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A must try is Sablefish!! If you have never had this dish .... don’t even think twice about ordering this one. Mussels as an appetizer we’re also very good. Service was on the spot too!!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic night.
Eddie was the best 👍

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good seafood and steak house but felt a little over priced for the outdated decor (sat upstairs) and ambience.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at Joe Fortes. Great food and wine selection, and our meal was to die for. Love the old vibe of the restaurant and the live piano player. Our server Eddie was an absolute delight, and had great recommendations for us. This is the best food and service you’ll find in Vancouver!

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In town for a concert and we spent a few hours enjoying the seafood and always the key lime pie is a must have. We received excellent service and were not rushed. Would definitely comeback and recommend to friends traveling to Vancouver.

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JA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great time paired with great service!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Service was great. There was incredible team work which was awesome to see!
Great plate presentation with good tasting food as well!
My husband and I really enjoyed the patio ambience.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always love coming here... the food, the service staff & the ambiance

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JA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! Thanks again!

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SO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent , waiter very knowledge and they all worked well together as a team. Food was great and well presented . Would go back again next time in Vancouver

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s was more than we expected, the food and service was excellent

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

This is a seafood restaurant fully, and an average one at best.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service! Our server explained the specials and gave his recommendations without us asking. My mom’s flowers were also kept in the refrigerator and was given back to her by the time we left. My family and I arrived hungry and left full with amazing and tasty food! The scalloped potatoes were the best!

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J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our food was outstanding and the golden beets were a fun surprise! For a Monday night, it was really noisy and that was the only aspect which wasn't perfect.

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JA
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Always a pleasure dining here!

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PA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We love Joe Fortes and used to go there quite often, sadly our last visit was very disappointing. The food (which is usually amazing) could be best described as mediocre, of the four of us that were there the consensus was the same, it was bland and disappointing. On far more positive our server was amazing!!! In fact uninformed the best service we have received at a restaurant (and we eat out a lot) ..I believe her name was Stefania, she was perfect, attentive without being overbearing, knowledgeable, pleasant and a very nice person. Sadly the food didn’t come close to the high level of service.

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t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, great food and a classy yet energetic ambience. They go out of their way to make you feel special, which explains why they have been in business for years.

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k
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure going to Joe Fortes, always good food, good cocktails and excellent service!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great time!

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great fun! We appreciate the food and service

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

staff are very nice and friendly.. even though its busy everyone knows their job.. all the staff are all in sync

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