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Henry's Hi-Life

301 W Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
408 295 5414
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Ranked #49 of 1,919 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a cave man, I'd imagine this is a pretty good approximation. Oh sure, they throw a potato on your plate and give you a little salad before hand, but the experience is all about the perfectly cooked meats. In hind sight, I wish I'd gone for the ribs,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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149 reviews 149 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As I normally spend several weeks every year in San Jose, Henry's hi-life has become a frequent destination. Forget about salads and other stuff, go for the ribs - to die for! Good selection of beers on tap, friendly service that never felt rushed to me albeit the huge queue. Highly recommended.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Finding parking near the Shark Tank is no easy feat, but when we did, we were lucky enough to find a spot directly across from Henry's Hi-Life. This old-timey, nondescript building is not hard to miss since it is on the corner and does having parking in the back. I wasn't expecting much, but hey, it was early so why... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I rarely write a bad review, but unfortunately out of the six Man vs Food restaurants I have visited (New York, Pittsburgh, Texas and now California), this one was the most disappointing. I definitely recommend the staff, the atmosphere, the beer selection (especially because they had Angry Orchard Cider which I love) and most definitely the pricing, but basically it... More 

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Hong Kong
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited in a party of 5. It took 90 minutes to get a table - but this was okay as a. it was expected and b. there was a good range of drinks in the bar. When dinner was served the three who had ordered ribs enjoyed theirs but - two us had ordered the Filet Mignon, both Medium... More 

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Uppingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited as part of our Honeymoon, we were in the U.S for three weeks and ate out everyday. We're both man vs. food fans and tried to do a few locations during our travels. I have to say the full sized baby back ribs Is one of the best meals I have ever had, I was very impressed with the... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,759 reviews 1,759 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
1,034 helpful votes 1,034 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Henry's Hi Life has good drinks as well as great steaks and ribs. Service is good. Since is is close to San Jose arena (SAP Center) it is popular for many to go to before attending an event there.

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Carrollton, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is definitely 5 stars for food and drink. The problem is location. If you can find this place, you will really enjoy the steaks. We searched for it because we had seen it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I lived in San Jose until I graduated high school and never knew about the place. Just be careful... More 

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Longview, Washington
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143 reviews 143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a kind of hole-in-the wall place with a long history in town. Six of us went there for lunch and had a great time. It's nothing fancy and there are not a whole lot of choices, but what they serve is very good. Between us, we had the baby back ribs, BBQ chicken, and tri- tip steak salad.... More 

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San Jose, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a great place to eat within walking distance of the area. Ribs and steaks are the specialty. Don't come if you expect a light meal. You take a number and order and then wait to be seated. Be prepared, if you go on a night where there is a function at the arena to wait 30-90 minutes! Try... More 

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Additional Information about Henry's Hi-Life

Address: 301 W Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: 408 295 5414
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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