Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.7
5734 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
What 5734 people are saying
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ErikaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The patio is beautiful, but unfortunately we got sat at probably the worst table on it. Just our luck. My steak was overcooked as well, which is surprising for such an upper scale restaurant. Otherwise, everything was great.

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nicnuowt
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I have ever had here is 10/10!!!!!! I have tried different types of seafood for the first time from here and absolutely LOVED it!

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vipRhondaH
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our sons birthday and it was absolutely wonderful loved that outside patio loved the lights loved the atmosphere. Our server was attentive friendly available at all times food was absolutely delicious explain the oysters in better detail as we are beginners had the crab and corn fritters hot and delicious also had the blackened lingcod the dailies for special which is halibut and also steak and lobster with whipped mashed potatoes and vegetables done perfectly crisp and deliciousTo end a delicious meal oh forgot to mention the buns with lobster oil can’t miss that!
To end the evening crème brûlée which was crisp creamy and delicious!
Also like to mention from how we were greeted to being brought to our table and ending our evening was friendly courteous and it was so pleasant especially through these dark times at the moment with Covid. Every thing was follow through with safety concerns and precautions felt completely safe and secure.Would highly recommend Joe fortes and their team!!

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KimB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

thank you for a wonderful time out especially with whats going on!

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RonL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time on the rooftop. I would definitely go again and highly recommend it.

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KellyG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Fabulous food, and service. As always, meets our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good ! :)
The patio is an excellent place to hang out under the sun.

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Lululemon
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Heidi and Johnny our servers were great! Heidi was attentive and pleasant
I took my sister there for her 50th birthday as it’s one of her fave places for oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never go wrong with this restaurant

I’ve been dining here since 1996

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VHKelowna
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Fun place, excellent piano player but that made it somewhat noisy .

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our first year of wedding anniversary. Food was delicious and server was great!

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PeterC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Covid friendly and the food came out fast even thought the restaurant was at full capacity.

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Curious
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was the highlight of our visit. Excellent service and we always enjoy the lovely piano. Food was good although my tiny side of orange juice I requested to add to my drink was $12, that felt a big “gouging” on a principle note. We do love Fortes though!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints whatsoever about our experience. We are regular customers and always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Joe Fortes. The one area I feel should be considered is the price of a glass of kids orange and apple juice. My daughter had a glass of orange juice and my son had apple juice - we felt $6.50 for a small glass of orange juice for kids is a little excessive.

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Nancy
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Melissa was amazing, pleasant, funny and sweet! Kudos to her 100%! And the food and ambiance is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be eating here again! All the safety measures are well in play and the staff is friendly! We enjoyed the fresh oysters during happy hour! The salmon wellington was amazing and don't forget to try the lobster rolls!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin laways gives the best service.

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EdwardC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the atmosphere there and live piano player is icing on the cake. Food always met my expectations. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time like always

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PhilR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Joe Fortes but, it is expensive. Somewhere we go for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday diner. Food and service were exceptional! Joe Fortes is always on point and is one of the best in Vancouver. It's our favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looked after perfectly from the time we walked into the restaurant until we left.
Service was impeccable, food was great.

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vipJasonA
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent! I highly recommend the halibut as it is now in season! Go off the menu and ask for the chef to use his artistic skills and surprise you! You will not be disappointed! If you are lucky enough to be seated in Dominic’s section you are definitely in for a treat with his exceptional service!

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DakotaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't even know where to begin, we were reccomended by a friend for the experience and Joe fortes created an amazing one for us. From the live piano to the fresh amazing seafood and service!
We will be back.

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GDSquamish
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Got a table by the window which we requested in advance and from there the service, food, and ambiance were exceptional.

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RosalieL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time favourite restaurant in Vancouver ! It’s an institution! Excellent food , excellent service! We were in there late afternoon. We ordered all over the menu , from happy hour , to lunch and dinner and they were so accommodating.

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vipKD1111
Calgary
59 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Phyllis was very memorable and remarkable. Great laugh, very genuine and attentive. Our compliments to the chef as well. Great seafood and steak. Thank you for a great birthday celebration. Loved the creme brule. Thanks Phyllis.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie was amazing, we sat at table 40 and were thankful as the piano is too loud and the music should be more updated. The food was fantastic, can’t wait til the outdoor patio opens up!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Happy Hour was so much fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Joe Fortes before but never for happy hour! The food and service was amazing as always!

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SandiLou2
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Sunday brunch with my husband. At half capacity we still felt the same fun vibe. Staff are so welcoming and we were never without a coffee top up when needed. So many great food options but this time we shared the classic and the lobster Bennies - both absolutely delicious with eggs perfectly cooked. Massive amount of fried potatoes, wished I could have eaten more of them. One of the highlights was the wonderful piano playing throughout our meal - definitely a great nostalgic experience. Highly recommend brunch at Joe Forte’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday brunch! The ambience and live music was such a treat. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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TimM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The service was on point. The food was incredible. No one at my table had an empty drink or stomach by the end of the night. Would definitely recommend again!

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RossM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. Crab cakes were delicious and the Lobster Oil with balsamic to dip with bread is a divine little treat. Server was highly attentive and put in a special order for my girlfriend that made her super happy. Fantastic night out for dinner, I highly recommend and look forward to going back again soon!

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SamanthaH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous happy hour! Great service by Phyllis who always topped up our wine glasses and brought us a dessert for our anniversary. Great atmosphere and vibe, will definitely return!

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Jennifer32
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Service and Food once again at Joe Fortes!

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HeinzG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. The oysters are fantastic.
We have been to Joe Fortes several times and never been disappointed.
Will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food excellent service, despite the man who fell off his chair beside us. I think he may have had too much to drink lol. Food & service was incredible

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vipYVRV6B
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a repeat visit, we really like the restaurant and the food. The quality of the food was outstanding as usual, the oysters fresh and a good selection. We had the "fish" specialty items and the chef's selection of the day, halibut and salmon. Absolutely hard to beat quality and excellent kitchen staff make for a good combo. Rounding off the great evening is the staff, attentive, knowledgable and even entertaining. See and eat for yourself. Highly recommended.

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vipErinL
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and 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 5734 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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