by Eve Carr
March 8, 2001
Don't be surprised if you spot some famous people here. Sports celebrities and movie stars love to hang out here. Experience Joe Fortes yourself, you’ll see why. "Frenchy," the maitre’D, who has taken care of many a celebrity, offers you the same quality service—as do the lively, upbeat servers.
Joe Fortes was voted Vancouver’s Best Oyster Bar. But you don’t have to be an oyster fan to savor the food. Whether it’s the spectacular Seafood Tower, with three levels of a vast selection of seafood, the massive wine selection, or the innovative desserts, it’s difficult to dedide what to order.
Proprietor Bud Kanke named this restaurant after local folk hero Joe Fortes, an 1880’s bartender and lifeguard credited with saving 29 lives. With the restaurant’s lively atmosphere, and its rich mahogany, brass and marble old-time ambiance, you almost expert to see burly old Joe there himself.
But he lives on in spirit. You’ll see what I mean when you visit Joe’s yourself. For more information, call 1-877-669-JOES or visit .
From journal Treat Yourself to Vancouver