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Harry's Hofbrau

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390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA
408-243-0434
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Real Fresh Turkey

Harry's is the only restaurant that truly has fresh turkey daily. I once asked how many turkeys they go through in a day, 22! I can believe it. It's hofbrau style, line up, get a tray,etc., give your order, go through the line, ask for additions if you want. I've noticed many seniors at dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
MB L
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Harry's is the only restaurant that truly has fresh turkey daily. I once asked how many turkeys they go through in a day, 22! I can believe it. It's hofbrau style, line up, get a tray,etc., give your order, go through the line, ask for additions if you want. I've noticed many seniors at dinner time, they have a special... More 

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West Valley City, UT
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We got in here late one night but the staff was accomodating just as if we had not walked in 20 minutes before closing. Saw the reviews and had to try it. I had the turkey dinner and it was a bountiful serving of turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes. My wife and daughter also had the turkey dinner and enjoyed... More 

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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I love this place. Good food and relaxing atmosphere. We have been going here for years for lunch or dinner. A big selection and everyone can get what they want. It is not fancy and you have get in line and order but worth the effort. A very good price range for everyone.

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Escalon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My organization decided to try this place for our monthly dinner meeting. We had to stay in line way to long. The food isn't as good as everyone has mentioned. Then you end up paying separate for alot of items making your bill alot higher then you anticipated. The room we had was not separate enough from the other part... More 

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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not my style, but my 70 year old Dad loves this place. Very turkey leg, meatloaf, and potatoes kind of spot. I don't care for the cafeteria style buffet line. Stick to the staple American entrees because they are average and edible. I tried the enchiladas once and could not eat them. I have been here for lunch, dinner, and... More 

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat. It has a very casual atmosphere - and you have to go through a line cafeteria style, but they have the line move so fast and the food is out of this world. I also order my Turkey from them each Christmas and it is always so juicy and good. You... More 

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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For those of you born after 1960, this place will give you the feel of what life was like back in the 50's. But decor be damned, the food is plentiful, reasonable, and the taste is better than you could hope for. For a really good experience, try to go during off-hours, as the line can get pretty long during... More 

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Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were here for a company dinner for about 40 people. The staff handled our large group very professionally and our event went smoothly. We had a great dinner. I loved the atmosphere, the staff was attentive and helpful, and the food was very yummy. I eat gluten-free and I had plenty of choices of foods to choose from. I... More 

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San Jose, Ca.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fast friendly service most of the time, except when the line stretches out to the door. Although they have lots of choices to choose from, I always get the open face turkey dish with stuffing. Fresh carved turkey, stuffing (or mashed potatoes) covered with gravy is my favorite.

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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best Hofrau ever! Love the Turkey dinner. Going this week with an out of town friend. She's been thinking about it for weeks! Generous portions, can't beat the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-243-0434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?