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
local oysters, spinach, pernod, hollandaise
seared jumbo scallops & prawns, clams, mussels, mushrooms, peas, white wine cream sauce
Amazing place to have dinner with family or for a nice night with your partner/friends. This is a must try place
Happy hour is so good
Delicious food - the steaks and potatoes were the highlight for us.
Great service, lovely atmosphere with a live pianist
Hi, we had our 35 year anniversary at Joe Fortes, the food and service was outstanding for sure. The only thing was we were told that it was business casual dress code, we found ourselves over dressed, most people were in shorts and tee's. Next time we will try the patio, and dress more casual. Thanks
First time eating raw oysters and it was a great first experience. Sean and Roben were awesome walking me through it. We were there celebrating my wife's birthday and it's was a perfect celebration.
Chicken and Waffles - YES PLEASE! Calamari - For sure! The only down fall was we were seated in a small alcove off the back of the stairs. Perfect spot really until the piano player starts - then it is far to loud to hold a conversation with the people who are with you. Otherwise, always a great place to go for us.
Seriously amazing service and food!
Best happy hour in the city! Come with a few friends and order one of everything.
Great location, just off Robson St. Lovely ambience. The food was really good but not outstanding, Oysters fresh and amazing but Chef's special a tad overcooked. The calamari was soft but the batter was not special. Service was fantastic.
Excellent service. Disappointed no wesr coast oysters. Good food
Best dining experience I’ve ever had! Worth the visit
Vacances et souper de couple
LOVED it here! I highly recommend their happy hour-great deals in high quality food and drink. All the food was great but I would recommend the prawn tacos and the oysters
Dan our server was wonderful. The food was super delicious and our group had a really fun time ☺️
I was looking for a special place to celebrate my boyfriend’s new job and Joe Fortes did not disappoint! The surf and turf platter was perfect for us to share and get a taste of all the best steak and seafood. Oysters were very fresh, drinks were delicious, and service was impeccable. We’ll definitely be back!
It was a nice dinner , food was great wish we could have gotten a better table possibly outside as it was our 23 year anniversary but enjoyed the food and service
Amazing food! The quality was outstanding and good service. Our server was knowledgeable and knew what to recommend and was on top of everything. One guest had a dairy allergy and they were extremely accommodating and made special modifications to dishes to ensure that we were able to share our meals. It was our anniversary and they made personalized printed menus wishing us a happy anniversary which was just the cherry on top of a fabulous dinner.
My husband and I came to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. We were greeted immediately by all the friendly staff and all of them congratulated us on our anniversary. The server we had, Matt, was great. He gave us suggestions on which cocktails and oysters to try, and they were all very tasty. We even received a little cake to celebrate. We will definitely be back as overall, we had a fantastic time and the food is absolutely delicious. Thank you!
The staff were super friendly and helpful. But the food was very disappointing. I ordered the lobster Benny; the lobster was over cooked and tasted like rubber. The hashed potatoes were also over cooked and were cut so big. The presentation of the food itself wasn’t appetizing. It looked like it just dumped everything in one plate. And for the price, I thought it was overkill.
I was looking forward to enjoy my birthday brunch but came out disappointed. That was my first time going there and I don’t think I’ll be going back nor recommend the place.
This restaurant was fantastic! The reviews were right. Everything is very fresh. Go for the happy hour, it’s incredible. Seafood tower was very fresh and tasty! 10/10
A classic is ever and so happy the crab and corn fritters are back!
Great food and love the patio! One of my favorite places to go.
Unfortunately our guests arrived 30 minutes late and the table had a second reservation for 8:30 so that put the staff and us on a time constraint. The service was excellent. The food was disappointing from the outset. I like to go to Joe Fortes for fresh oysters and when it came time to order, the supply of different varieties was very limited. I enjoyed my meal, but my wife's filet mignon was very overdone with limited veggies included with the meal. One guest said that his cod was also overdone while the other guest said her's was fine. Due to being late there was insufficient time for desert (our fault), but the waiter knew it was our anniversary and was nice to bring a creme brule with extra spoons for the table. I have eaten at Joe Fortes many times over the years but this was not a memorable one.
Joe Fortes needs an update and refresh. Unless you are dining on the patio I find the entire restaurant very outdated. The service was not the usual Joe Fortes gold star. I will not go back unless on the patio. That is hard to coordinate.
Great food and great service! Will be back!
The restaurant was busy and a feel of excitement to be back in business. We had wonderful service. The food was great and tasty. The watermelon salad and fish and chips. Then a surprise of desert of Creme Brûlée, this was our anniversary. Thank you so much.
Wonderful lunch after playing tourists in our hometown. We had a terrific waiter, very professional and knew menu and wine list extensively.
Attentive but not monopolizing our time and space. Just what we always expect of this wonderful establishment.
thank you great waiter too
Classic Vancouver favourite restaurant! Get there a few mins before the lunch rush and enjoy terrific food and great service.
haven't been in years but still an excellent option off Robson Street. Got a wonderful street-level window table which we really appreciated. Started with BC oysters...very fresh. Had the seafood platter for the table (3A with 1 child). Filled us up, great flavours, but cam with only three (3!) shrimp. A 1.5lb lobster, good size striploin, lots of Scallops, several snow crab legs....but only three (3!) shrimp? That must have been some kind of oversight...it was the least expensive item on the platter.
Absolutely loved it. They paid attention to the extra comments I wrote when I made my reservation. They even seated us where I had asked for. Service, food, ambiance were beyond expectations. Will be coming back
Excellent booth, lovely air conditioning on a very hot day!
The service was friendly, and efficient- my coffee and water were never empty.
The eggs Benny and special eggs Benny with pork and coleslaw was fantastic with eggs perfectly poached, fresh fruit and scrumptious well-seasoned potatoes.
Joe Fortes has always been a perfect choice for brunch, lunch and dinner and I am already looking forward to my next visit!
Great service, fantastic food, and an overall wonderful evening.
Service was terrible. No quality check with the food and warm white wine
As always… fantastic!! I’ve never had a bad time or meal here, ever! Highly recommend.
I have family in town and they really wanted surf and turf. Joe’s was my first thought. Anytime I’ve been to your restaurant, everything has been 5 star. Once again we were not disappointed.
Vincent and Michael were wonderful. There recommendations from oysters to wine to side dishes were perfect.
Thank you for another memorable dinner. Cheers!!
Food was average. Service was ok. The love piano was very beautiful !
The service is next to none, the food is impeccable and the ambiance is to die for. We always love coming to Joe’s and would recommend this space to anyone looking for a special night out!
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 4.6 stars by 5814 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.