Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse is a Vancouver dining landmark. The name of the restaurant was inspired by Joe Fortes, a local legend and seaman who landed in Vancouver in 1885.
What Makes Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse of the Top Restaurants in Vancouver?
Eating in British Columbia is not complete without a stop at Joe Fortes. Some of the best seafood in Vancouver, as well as delicious steaks and high-end side dishes and fixings abound in the establishment’s menu.
An enormous oyster bar is found in the dining room, as well as cozy booths perfect for families, business partners or lovers to enjoy a quiet meal. Mezzanine seating allows guests to get a bird’s eye view of the dining room, which often features live music.
What Kind of Food Can I Expect?
At Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse, you’ll get a delicious menu full of steak and seafood favorites.
Popular entrees include Joe’s fresh seafood cioppino with prawns, scallops, snow crab and crabs, lobster macaroni with brandy, cream and mushrooms, and a Canadian prime ribeye steak with bacon horseradish mashed potatoes.
Most of the dinner menu is also available at lunch, in addition to sandwiches like oyster po boys, steak sandwiches and homemade burgers.
At brunch, expect sandwiches, seafood dishes and classic morning meals like French toast and huevos rancheros.
What Is the Price Range?
At dinner, appetizers cost around $16 CAD, grilled fish and shellfish dishes cost from $25.95 to 48.95, steak dishes cost between $27.95 and $42.95. The restaurant offers an early bird three course menu from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $28.95.
At lunch, appetizers cost around $15, fish and shellfish from the grill cost from $21.95 to $68.95, and sandwiches cost between $14.95 and $31.95.
Where Do I Find Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse?
The restaurant is located at 777 Thurlow St., in the West End neighborhood in Vancouver, near the intersection with Robson Street. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, for dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night of the week, and for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where Can I Go For Something Completely Different?
For a slightly different evening, head to The Chambar Belgian Restaurant on Beatty Street in Vancouver.