Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

$ $ $
777 Thurlow St (Robson St)
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5
(604) 669-1940
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm


  • Happy hour buck a shuck oysters every day from 4-6pm in the lounge.
  • Buy Lobster Oil from bar after to avoid gratuity. Almost paid 15% extra for the oil.
  • Their bread with lobster oil is too good to pass!
  • Joe Fortes is the creme de creme of patios in Vancouver. Not just because of the swanky San Francisco style restaurant below, but for amazing park-like tranquillity it creates.
  • Blue Plate Specials are amazing. I love Wednesday's deal - grilled salmon with caesar salad all for $9.95.
  • You MUST eat out on the roof top deck when the weather allows - it is magical up there. Best servers I encountered in Vancouver. Food was amazing in both taste and presentation.
  • This place is worth a visit just for the lobster oil and balsamic dipping sauce for the bread. So good!
  • Great food. Great people. Great service. Love it :-)
  • Top-notch, friendly service added to outstanding value (the daily $9.95 Blue Plate specials and Appy Hours are a serious end-of-the-month tip). [Eater 38 Member]
  • Buck a shuck! Daily 4-6pm
  • Beef carpaccio
  • Come hungry and have time to dine. The living wall on the patio was a nice complement.
  • Excellent lamb!
  • The carpaccio is an amazing appetizer.
  • One of the best patios in the city!
  • Calamari is light and flavorful, lobster mac and cheese is rich but could use more sauce, garlic mashed dry. They don't give bday cake out anymore. Ask for table in bar area for people watching :)
  • I hear they do $1 oysters from 4-6 p.m. daily. Go get 'em!!
  • Everything about this place is great - atmosphere, service, food. Just note the crap cake is highway robbery. 1 little one for $16? Free cake for my bday made up for it.
  • Our lunch recommendation? The Cobb Salad.
  • Get a sampler dish of raw oysters. See if you can taste the difference between them. If you can't, keep ordering more until you can. Also, try the Marc Tempe 2003 Alliance. Killer Alsatian white.

Nearby places

1059 Alberni St (btwn Burrard & Thurlow)
701 W Georgia St (btwn Howe & Granville)
1099 Robson St (at Thurlow St)