Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Crispy Fried Local Oysters*
joe's classic tartar sauce
seared jumbo scallops & prawns, clams, mussels, mushrooms, peas, white wine cream sauce
Joe's Seafood Tower on Ice*
Chilled Atlantic lobster, local oysters, marinated clams and mussels, scallop ceviche, albacore tuna crudo, chilled jumbo prawns
Staff and the food both equally amazing! Best restaurant experience I’ve had in a long time, great atmosphere and ambience. Best seafood I’ve ever had!
Our waiter was absolutely and utterly fantastic.
My review would have been 5* across the board if it wasn't for the fail on the jumbo shrimp cocktail. Presentation was sub par. 3 shrimp just laying on a plate. Ho Hum.
The food and the customer service is amazing! Definitely will be back again. Thank you!
Wade was our waiter, the guy was a 20+ year artist at his craft. We felt very well taken care of and made the experience special.
Great service. Delicious food
Great experience for my first visit. Clean restaurant with Covid-19 safety measures in place. Servers were very friendly. Great tasting food
As soon as we entered, we felt totally comfortable. There was lots of space around our table as well as effective plexiglass barriers. The food was delicious, as we have come to expect, but the service was beyond outstanding. I felt like all the people looking after us were doing it out of pleasure, not just for a tip or because it was their job.
Our table was ready when we arrived, service and server was very friendly. Our courses of food came at a steady pace and was delicious. Staff were attentive took care of all our needs. No disappointments here.
Food was unreal as usual 😍😍😍 service was amazing as usual too .
Can’t wait to go back
Service and food were both amazing! I had a great time. It was my first visit and I will for sure be back. The oysters are to die for. The only little complaint I have it that it was supper hot in the restaurant! The rest was really great though!
During payment, I presented our server with a prepaid Visa gift card. Right away her response was, “those don’t work here”. It was abrupt and she was unwilling to help. We inquired why that would be, and she said “I don’t know why but those cards never work here so you will not be able to use it”. I requested management and she came over and confirmed once again “those cards do not work here, we don’t know why but they just don’t”. I then had to ask my guest to pay which was extremely embarrassing. I then asked again to have the manager find out what the issue is. She did go on to phone higher management and was told that you can indeed use prepaid Visa Cards with no issue- it just has to be the card amount minus 20% for gratuity. She ran the card through for the lower amount finally, and then did not understand how to properly refund my guests purchase. After roughly 40 minutes and my guest needing to explain the amount she should be refunding and recharging etc, the payment was finally done and we left. This was such an unprofessional experience that I’ve never had at Joe Fortes before.
Our servers were exemplary and ever gracious. We always come back!
The food was excellent, but it was such a turn off when you go for lunch, expecting to pay $200-250 on oysters and drinks and then told that “it’s only 1.5hour dining time... and then you need to leave! It makes you feel like your 13 years old and going to a Resteraunt to have a pop and fries and stay all night to hang out with friends.... and then it felt like my husband and I were rushed out of our table? We had reservations? We are never treated that way at Hawksworth or Le Crocodile? So we ended up going down the street for dessert and coffee after we ate lunch instead.... plus this was at 11:00am, and there was no one at the restaurant yet? We left at 11:40, we drove all the way out from Tsawwassen on a Wednesday.... to eat at Joe Fortes, I’m sad to say next time, we will probably skip coming back, even though Joe’s was our favourite Resteraunt, and the food is amazing!! Customer service is everything when your paying top dollar! And when your having a nice date with your husband, away from the kids... disappointing
The food was amazing and the service was even better! Thank you Wade for such a memorable meal! Can’t wait to come back.
Another amazing experience!
Great quality of food and service! Enjoyed our experience here.
My friends and I went to Joe fortes and had a blast! Roben was our server and he was amazing! You can tell that he has been a server for years but still has the fresh and amazing attitude! Very funny,personable and checked on us at the perfect times! Thank you for making it a fun lunch!!!
Great old timey ambiance, with excellent wait staff and food
Joe Fortes never disappoints. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.
Thanks for the great service, Kevin!
I might give them another try, because in the past Joe Fortes has been great, but this last visit was not up to par. Young lady that seated us was a sweetheart. Server seemed off his game was vocal about the effort of having to walk up and downs stairs to get our requests. (perhaps he should serve on main floor only) He was slow returning with drinks, and told me that the salad I wanted was to big and would serve all 6 of us. When I ordered a half portion, at his unsolicited advice, I was disappointed. My husband's beer was served warm, and my steak tough. The table buns seemed old and dry, with no butter on the side. Our server didn't seem to know about cocktail options, told both my guests that "maybe" the bar could figure it out. My guests felt like they were imposing by asking for what they wanted. My Sangria tasted bad, had to ask for simple syrup, which I don't think our server wanted to deal with. Main meals did not all come out at the same time. I know JF can do better, and hope they do. JF is iconic, I'm counting on a better experience in the future. Loved the piano!
Hello, We are terribly sorry to hear about your latest visit at Joe Fortes. We can assure you that this is not the typical Joe Fortes experience and if possible, we'd like to discuss your visit further. Please kindly email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our senior management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes team
was delicious and servers were on point
Salmon meal was amazing
FABULOUS! We’ll be back soon!
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.
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!
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!!
thank you for a wonderful time out especially with whats going on!
We really enjoyed our time on the rooftop. I would definitely go again and highly recommend it.
Awesome! Fabulous food, and service. As always, meets our expectations.
The food was really good ! :)
The patio is an excellent place to hang out under the sun.
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!
You will never go wrong with this restaurant
I’ve been dining here since 1996
Excellent food and service. Fun place, excellent piano player but that made it somewhat noisy .
We celebrated our first year of wedding anniversary. Food was delicious and server was great!
Very Covid friendly and the food came out fast even thought the restaurant was at full capacity.
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!!
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.
Our server Melissa was amazing, pleasant, funny and sweet! Kudos to her 100%! And the food and ambiance is top notch!
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!
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 4.8 stars by 5760 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.