Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.7
5846 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 5846 people are saying
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DonnyR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I would say for the average Joe like me looking for a great place to eat with some normal food options but also some fancy stuff, it is the place to go in vancouver. My wife and I ate at 4 expensive restaurants on our trip and this was by far the best one for food quality and different options

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Littlegainesy
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday. The services as outstanding and the food was very good. It was a bit noisy too.

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vipGoldenS
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seafood does not disappoint but the flavouring isn't as memorable as other fine dining establishments. Happy hour menu was good. The tables were a little too close together for CoVid protocols so some may not be ok with that. Overall decent place but I wouldn't place this on my top restaurants in Vancouver.

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EricC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gordon rocks. That is all. And the Salmon Cakes, 20+yrs later, better than ever.

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AnnieV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good service, quality of food was also very good.

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Ottawop
Ottawa
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter David. Top notch fresh seafood. All dishes made fresh from scratch so they are able and eager to cater to any food allergies or preferences. Dessert also excellent. Good variety including some desserts not often found on menus (Pavlova).

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KevinF
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our 1st time since quarantine and food and service were great….a little quiet was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Good was great however the service was poor. Won’t go back anytime soon. A lot better places you can try.

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vipRiyaz
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Kellie did a superb job of looking after us we look forward to coming back to Joe Fortes and having Kellie serve us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night.

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CrystalG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Was a little upset as I phoned and asked about there being crab and there was no king crab just snow crab 🥺. When I phoned to ask they said they never run out of crab. Disappointed as that’s why I was going there was for crab.

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vipKris
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for happy hour and stayed for the full 2 hrs. I believe our sever was Brian. He was very funny, friendly, attentive and really made us feel special! The food was good as well and the happy hour drinks were very good!

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Summer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
First time for brunch
Big portions
A little close to other tables
But other than that great service

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DrewB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite chophouse style restaurant in Vancouver. Top-shelf service and food, also great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal. Good food. Good service.

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Raloha
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service and overall dining experience at JF is always above par. In this particular dining experience, I was disappointed with the burger I had. The beef patty here is of the fully cooked style, with McDonald’s style processed lettuce and plain bread.
I was expecting something of a juicier patty found in most higher end restaurants, with fancier bread like brioche, etc.
Having said that, i understand JF specializes in seafood and a hamburger could be its Achilles heel. I shall stick to JF’s seafood next time when we return.

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OliviaO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service were both delicious. One of us tried the brunch special and it didn’t disappoint. Generous portion and very good value meal. The Seafood caesar was tasty. The arctic char was delicious. Excellent server. Attentive to our needs. Would come back again!

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johnl
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistent quality plus extraordinary service always!

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Vivian1330
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Good wine list. Excellent food, well plated.

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AlexM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! Cannot recommend it enough

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vipCorinne
Tucson
50 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great place for good and excellent service from our server and bar tender.

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TimC
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was a young man named Vincent. He did an excellent job in every way. From the first greet to the end of the evening. He started with a smile and offered excellent advice on food choices. At the end of the evening after were standing outside waiting for a taxi, Vincent came outside to even help us with getting a taxi. Unheard of today with personnel service. Great Job Vincent

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HowardM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service

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Alphonso
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch with my daughter before she moves out of the City. Joe Fortes has been one of our "go-to" lunch places for years and we will miss going there together. Food and service were very good as usual.

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TonyL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A timeless spot for an upscale, but not so serious dining experience. Definitely a spot that one can see themselves eat at time and time again with and without a special occasion.

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SylvainB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ce restaurant nous avais été conseillé par un ami qu’il s’agissait d’une belle place de 5@7. Nous avons été souper à ce restaurant. Belle ambiance, beaux décors et confortables pour discuter et avoir du plaisir. Ils font des beaux cocktails.
Pour souper nous avons calmars et moules. Les calmars étaient excellents, pas trop de panure et bien assaisonnés. En plat principale, le spécial de la maison la morue. L’assiette était très bonne le kinoa très bon, la morue très bien assaisonnée. L’autre assiette des pétoncles un peu déçu car il avait seulement 3 pétoncles au lieu de 4 mais très bon.
Il avait quatre choix de dessert correct.

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Lindy
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a less than fantastic experience. Everything is always on point.

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Tims
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our fourth visit to this restaurant and it consistently delivers great food and service.

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Amelia
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great place, excellent service & food. Would have rather sat on the main level rather than Upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Absolutely horrible service, server forgot numerous things, cramped in between two tables so tight the server kept stepping on my husbands feet. Undercooked potatoes and the server didn’t want to return the gift card with money left on it.

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RuxandraA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We booked at Joe Fortes for my father’s birthday. We were sat on the main floor in a small corner with the feeling of a storage room and rather small for 6 people to comfortably get up. This is despite making two calls to the restaurant to indicate that this was a special occasion and that I was looking for a table by the window or on the mezzanine which has better lighting and view. Communication was incorrect - 2 hrs prior to arriving I double checked the seating arrangement and was told that the mezzanine was closed throughout the month of September!! When we got there I found out that the mezzanine was in fact open, yet our table for my special occasion was set up in the worst possible place - hard even for the waiters themselves to get our plates on the table or pick them up.

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RachaelC
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! The best Chicken & Waffles!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Joe Forte’s and what a lovely experience it was. The staff were incredibly lovely, from the greeters/hostesses through to our incredible waiter, Brett. The food was delicious with good sized portions. The wine list is extensive and so is the cocktail menu. While we didn’t have dessert, the menu was truly hard to walk away from. I would highly recommend Joe Forte’s and will be back again!

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vipwades
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Did not appreciate the two hour table limit but overall a good experience and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Always recommend this place for a nice date night or special occasion.

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Sook
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested for a quiet table and our request was fulfilled. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

David was incredible. Nelson there to support. Us ladies had an incredible evening.

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MelodieE
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at the service and food in this restaurant. It made my boyfriend's birthday extra special. I'll definitely be back!

Thanks!

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m afraid Joe Fortes has (presumably) suffered from staff loss related to Covid, as the drinks and food (at least at happy hour) served yesterday are a far cry from the many excellent past experiences we’ve had over the decades. The front end service was good, just the food and drinks were below the high expectations we took for granted.
I hope that they are able to make the necessary corrections, including the substitution of iceberg lettuce in place of the buns for the previously best Lobster Rolls in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience! Thank you so much for the amazing delicious food and the perfect service!

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 5846 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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