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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
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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 Ribs, Long Wait, Strong Margaritas!

Decided to give this establishment a try being that Adam Richmond had visited here for his show Man V. Food. My spouse and I split the slab of ribs and were served a baked potato along with salad. There was plenty of food and it was very good. We decided to have a few margaritas before the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
EdUrias
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed two nights. On the second day, no housekeeping was performed. I called the desk and was told service was running late but towels could be sent. I told them that could wait until service got to my room. Three hours later when no service was provided, I was told that I was suppose to request service. Towels were... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
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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San Jose, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the food every time. Pork chops were HUGE serving and fantastic. I have had the porterhouse also and it is also great. Henry's is an institution and must be visited on any trip to San Jose.

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San Jose, California
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Henty's has been around for many years, and is a bit out of the way, and sometimes parking is difficult. However if you don't mind waiting and want a good meal then you should take a try at Henry's, and try the Rib's or BBQ, is worth the time and wait. Best to go at a time when there is... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Decided to give this establishment a try being that Adam Richmond had visited here for his show Man V. Food. My spouse and I split the slab of ribs and were served a baked potato along with salad. There was plenty of food and it was very good. We decided to have a few margaritas before the Bette Midler concert... More 

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Los Banos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I was out to the Downtowm Festival, and remembered how I enjoyed a great Steak Dinner, and took my Friends here to share an new Experiance with them of another great Steak, my choice, in a relaxed atmosphere. Great times, great Memories! You leave a very happy camper! I recommend this any day of the week!

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great beer selection and the ribs are to die for. Worth the wait and has easy location to find next to the SAP area near downtown San Jose.

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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?