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Henry's Hi-Life

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301 W Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
408 295 5414
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4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Casual Steakhouse

This is a great casual steakhouse and they offer excellent steak at very reasonable price. It is a small place, nothing too fancy, but they definitely serve awesome food. The ribs I had were delicious, one of the best I have ever had. My brother had the porterhouse and the portion was HUGE. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Sarah B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip if you have time while in San Jose. The food was very good and the staff was super friendly. There was a cadre of regulars at the bar and they clearly enjoyed being there. I could see why, as it was a very comfortable place to visit The atmosphere was a mixture of dive bar, BBQ joint... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great casual steakhouse and they offer excellent steak at very reasonable price. It is a small place, nothing too fancy, but they definitely serve awesome food. The ribs I had were delicious, one of the best I have ever had. My brother had the porterhouse and the portion was HUGE. Will be back!

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

College kids have been flocking to the The Hi Life ( Now Henry's World Famous) for over four decades. Once, it was a bargain: steak, a baked potato, side salad and a beer for under $10. For a lot of reasons The Hi Life remains popular - lively bar scene- the bartender, Peachy, is a hoot and efficient. The food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Henry's Hi-Life is an old San Jose establishment. Nothing has changed in many decades. The food is good, basic BB--chicken and ribs. The prices are reasonable. It is worth a try and a return every so often.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a little jewel of a place. LOVE the staff. A classic neighborhood style bar and restaurant that has a character rich bar and delicious BBQ. We have had the rib-eye, pork chops, baby back ribs. They are all delicious but I was partial to the baby back ribs. Order the baked onion!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Chicken and ribs were tasty, shrooms a nice extra order, garlic bread needed to be cooked more. Love this place on occasion, had not been there in years, went back and had a ball, crowded, happening bar scene as you wait for your table. Friendly staff and bartenders

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was my first time here having seen the restaurant on an old episode of Man vs Food. I was here with 5 friends and my dining experience consisted of getting a number from the wait staff and when our number was called we ordered our food before we were seated. (Note: They will only take your order when all... More 

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Chico , ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Best ribs I have had in California , matches those of San Antonio. Rib meat almost fell off the bone ; juicy , well flavored , tender !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It just does not live up to the hype. Food was average to below - especially the chicken, which was some sort of weird cold, rotisserie-like inedible mess. But the staff was very nice and the bar is adequate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My son and daughter-in-law brought to Henry's for a fun fsmily evening out.The ribs were out of this world! Never had any that were better!!! Delicious! Service was great also!

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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 $20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 W Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408 295 5414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?