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Henry's Hi-Life

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301 W Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
408 295 5414
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Lynchburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is very good but it would be better if they had a better way to inform the new patrons how the system works. Hint: grab a number right off. The bartender was great we had a drink while we waited for table. The place was different inside which was nice change. Now for the food. I was expecting... More 

Thank martyh00
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for a steak to eat we ended up at Henry's, not in the best neighborhood of all but a nice place and full. While drinking at the bar you choose what you want to eat from a big wooden sign. After being seated the food came quickly and was good

Thank Bocaj47
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but once inside you see there's a nice bar area and a decent restaurant where you can see meat being cooked. The menu is small and meat-based, and everything comes with potato, salad and bread. It's absolutely delicious! I recommend the chicken and rib combo.

Thank Rawlio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good barbq. There is a front bar, really rustic inside. It's small in there so go early to be seated for dinner. Otherwise it's quite a wait when it's hoppin

Thank Tealetter
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While trying to decide where to go for dinner and coming to an agreement on what type of food. We both decided that it was time to stop by and try this restaurants steak and ribs. We both like how we can sit down and watch a sports game while enjoying our drinks, order our meal and wait for our... More 

Thank Soraya K
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You order in the bar. Then they bring you to your seat. warning. You will smell like smoke when you are finished. Old building, old fashioned smokers, picknic tables. But you will love the food. Everything comes with a salad and bread, and you better be hungry. I always get the pork chop!

Thank Onefranktraveler
Thompsons Station
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to San Jose, found this place on trip advisor. Small place however bar tender, Carlos keeps up with drinks and the next room serves up some great food. Take your time, limited seating. Process is you pick a number upon arrival, when they call it you order from the bar area, then when your table and food... More 

Thank wcrs23
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My friend and I arrived at 5:30 on a weekday evening. Arriving early was a good idea. No problem with service nor seating. My friend had a rack of ribs and I opted for the rib eye steak. My steak was good, but his ribs were outstanding. There's a reason this place is renowned for the ribs. Next time I'll... More 

Thank Leonard M
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I guess I just had high expectations because a lot of people told me about this place. I would say it was just okay!

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San Jose
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a fun restaurant with really good BBQ'd meat. The ribs are extremely tender, the salad is delicious, the garlic bread is perfect, and the ambiance is very rustic. It is located in an old store front very close to the Shark Tank. I have been going here for several years and it is consistently delicious. Don't expect an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?