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Henry's Hi-Life

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301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
408 295 5414
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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San Jose, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the bar and ate there, dos not go into the restaurant section. The okace has definitely character. Locals, sport fans, older patrons. Service was ok, polite but not overly involved...I guess it's ok, we came for food. Ribs were very good, chicken too. Would probably order to go next time

Thank dasenkaharykova
Atlanta, GA
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great local establishment that seems to be well known outside SJ; during my visit there were a number of international visitors. Although the system can be off-putting for the novice, seems to work well. Food was ready within minutes of being seated. Having lived in a number of Southern states, have to say the ribs were excellent! Don't be in... More 

Thank Scott H
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a number upon entering from back of room, #called and your order taken (Menu is on the wall), your name will be called when your table is ready and will be seated. Full rack of ribs is enough for two persons, unless you do not like to share. Meat falls off the bones and baked potato skin is crispy... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been here in over 15 years forgot what we were missing. It was really delicious, really casual. Steak was excellently seasoned the mushrooms were on point! Tony - THE MAIN Chef - makes the visit very pleasant. Thank you for the EXCELLENT SERVICE. We will be back soon !

Thank Trina H
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henry's is definitely not the place to go if you want to impress a date or you want a romantic dinner. On Friday and Saturday it is very crowded. The food is good but the last time my husband and I went we were downing Pepto Bismol the following day. Despite calling the restaurant and leaving a message for the... More 

Thank W9850ZYchristines
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henry's Hi Life is a San Jose institution. Don't let the outside fool you. Inside, it is part sports bar, part barbeque palace. The steaks and ribs are to die for! Driving by on a street, or even the freeway, you can practically inhale the aromas! But, beware. The place isn't huge, and can feel crowded, especially on a night... More 

Thank Bob L
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Jose. It's a simple and non-pretentious place where you can be assured of personal and authentic service. This is a steak place with a great model. It's you're looking for a formal dinner go somewhere else...this places focuses on great focus and no fuss. The Ribeye ($27), including a salad and... More 

Thank Urcky
Lynchburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
  • 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?