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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food if you can handle the noise!!

Having been around for 55+ years! In the same building! I expected Henry's to be a dive! It is a wonderful dive with lots of great personality and wonderful food! It is a carnivore's heaven!! Prime rib, pork chops, filet mignon, sirloin steak, baby back ribs.....Each entree is served with a baked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Redwood City, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dunsmuir, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After walking out of Original Joe's we headed over to Henry's. What a difference! Even though it was 9:30 they still had Prime Rib and it was great. We were the last table seated for the evening as they close at 9:30. 2 of us had the Prime Rib and you can't go wrong. both of our slabs were cooked... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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239 reviews 239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Henry's is fantastic, a small hole in the wall with a lot of history. I either get the Ribeye or the Baby Back Ribs, this time I had the Ribeye. You walk into the place and pick up a number from the wall near the door towards the dining area. You figure out what you want and when they call... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is so cool. There is so much history there. You walk into the bar area and you see the doorway headed to the restaurant. At the doorway there is a sign that says stop and take a number. By the way they don't start serving dinner till 5:00 pm. I'm not sure about lunch. OK back to the... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Last night my girlfriend and I ate there. Except for limited parking, we loved everything! We shared a slab of Baby back ribs. Highly recommend. Very juicy and the sauce they put on the side was as good as the sauce that came on the ribs. She loved the side of mushrooms. Good salads, garlic bread and baked potato.

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Redwood City, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Having been around for 55+ years! In the same building! I expected Henry's to be a dive! It is a wonderful dive with lots of great personality and wonderful food! It is a carnivore's heaven!! Prime rib, pork chops, filet mignon, sirloin steak, baby back ribs.....Each entree is served with a baked potato and salad and garlic bread. There are... More 

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San Jose, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited Henry's again after about a decade away, and the atmosphere, food, and service remain wonderful. To be honest, the atmosphere is what is most compelling about this San Jose landmark. It's in a category with Original Joes when it comes to grasping a glimpse of old San Jose. The simple wooden menu on the wall, the efficient and... More 

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San Jose, CA
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16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

The building is the attraction here. A very old, long-time food venue in San Jose. The BBQ food is good, but not exceptional. The salad that comes with your food is basic iceberg lettuce with ordinary dressing. But that's not the point here. It's tradition. You take a number when you come in, then order your food off a board... More 

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San Jose, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stopped here for lunch, to take advantage of the New Year's break from the office. Unlike the evening dinner routine there's a couple of changes. Firstly, menus on the tables, instead of the somewhat quirky "order from the billboard while standing in the bar" Secondly, the food options are set for lunch; but you still have your choice of Steaks,... More 

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California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant because it was featured on the TV show "Man vs Food". We called prior to arriving to make dinner reservations... ahhh, nope, it does not work that way, their motto is "first come, first served." When we arrived we parked on premises for free, we entered the bar and were told to "pick a number".... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was our second visit to Henry's our first was a disaster as it was so busy and packed. We were time restricted so we could not done. This time we were there for 5pm when they start serving food although the bar was already open and people were waiting for food. We placed our order and within 20 mins... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?