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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
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  • 16
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  • 9
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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
Good food at reasonable prices

Fun place for a meal. We dropped in when there was a concert down the street at the SAP Center. Enjoyed a couple of cocktails standing outside while we waited. Unique that you place your order and then you wait until a table opens up. You are then seated and the food is out quickly. Great wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
TravelinManfromIA
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Waukee, Iowa
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Waukee, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun place for a meal. We dropped in when there was a concert down the street at the SAP Center. Enjoyed a couple of cocktails standing outside while we waited. Unique that you place your order and then you wait until a table opens up. You are then seated and the food is out quickly. Great wood smoked steak flavor.... More 

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Thank TravelinManfromIA
Chico, California
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237 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here, our kids who took us and it was really good, the ribs were tasty as well as the steaks, , it was rather small inside but I guess you work with what you have

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Thank Michael B
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306 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ, steaks, etc. This is a really fun, iconic place that is wildly popular. Call before you go as wait-time can be maddening. Everything is good. No downsides. Great people-watching here with a VERY eclectic clientele. Only place that has as good meats/BBQ in all of No. Ca. is J.C's in Saratoga - but, it is solely for the... More 

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1 Thank ggrodhaus
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you are visiting San Jose, this is one of those spots that you can't miss. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is something that you can't miss.

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Thank papabear1121
Santa Clara, California
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317 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We usually come here a couple of times a year before a Shark Game at the Tank. The food is always amazing! The only thing is of course the long wait. We still get to the Tank with plenty of time, but it get supper packed and can be a bit crazy. I'm really not sure if it gets that... More 

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Thank rcjetskier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Came here while in San Jose for wrestlemania. Had seen this place featured on the tv show Man Vs Food. Great service as we walked in. Taken to our seats when our orders were ready and had the prime cut steak with baked potato which was amazing, so juicy and full of flavour. But me and the friend I was... More 

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Thank SpursAsh
Green Bay, WI
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Everything from Dave being super nice to talk to behind the bar to the excellent quality of the food. Love the grilled garlic bread served with the house bbq sauce. Steak was cooked to perfection and the taste was as good as I have ever had. Garlic herb butter on potato......I don't have words to explain of good it was.... More 

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Thank MattPaler
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We were disappointed by so many BBQ places that called themselves "authentic" but Henry's is in a whole different league. Succulent baby back ribs that fall off the bone, just the right hand to the sauce, nice garlic bread and baked potato. The salad was basically just lettuce from a bag but I guess that's no the highlight. Our waiter... More 

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1 Thank ohdonnaoh
California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

First, never go when the SJ Sharks are in town - the place will be packed!! Other events at the SAP center tend to bring in crowds. We went early on a Thursday night when things were quiet. Picked up our number, ordered quickly and were seated fast. (others have described this procedure) This is a vegetarian's worse dream. Although... More 

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3 Thank valleyguy235
Lexington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My coworker took me there, they are going there pretty often for dinner afterwork. I like the baby back ribs. Yummy... Hope I can join them again someday .

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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, Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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