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“Not All That”
Review of Henry's Hi-Life

Henry's Hi-Life
Ranked #8 of 2,173 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Bay Area, CA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not All That”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Food is mediocre.. better bbq at Sam's on Bascom, or even Armadillo Willy's... or trek to Dickey's... Ribs were tough and tasteless; went for lunch. The way people talk about it, I was expecting something spectacular.. hardly.

Visited August 2012
Thank Gabriel G
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English first
San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The Ultimate Dive”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Henry's has to be experienced, that is it. Typically before a Sharks game but anytime really, this place is packed!!

Step into the bar, wade thru the crowd, grab a number and a beer and wait. They take your order standing, then you grab a table and eat. The steaks are great and the atmosphere is what you would expect from a place like this that has survived in spite of the offbeat location and shady neighborhood.

A San Jose original.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank CaliforniaBrad
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in town”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

It's not terribly fancy, the menu is on the wall and you order before you're seated, but this place is great! Delicious ribs, steaks and chops, old school salads in wooden bowls and a big ol' fire in the corner for cooking. I never go to San Jose without a trip to Henry's! Warning - it is very crowed most nights (especially when the Sharks are in town), but if you don't mind a short wait at the bar, you'll love the food!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank tfpdunn
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Los Gatos, CA
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ooooold School Steak House”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

No table cloths, no ambiance (I liked the old tin roof that was over part of the dining room in the winter - there's ambiance Henry's style), no designer anything. You want music? - put some money in the juke box. Great bar, cold beer, and delicious hunks of meat with a baked potato and garlic bread. What more do you need?

Visited July 2012
1 Thank EZHawk
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Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Old bar/hotel now a steak and rib paradise.”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Local steak and babe back rib eatery that has some terrific chefs. Open for lunch when they serve a side of beans that contain nice chunks of steak and other goodies. As you enter this eatery you will see the menu posted over the entry to the dinning room. You take a number order a cold something from the bar and when they call your number you order your food choices. Next time your # is called your escorted to your table and the feasting whims. Steaks, ribs, come with salad and any add ons like mushrooms or onions which are both out this world.
If yours meat lover just go!

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2 Thank Yodotdog
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