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“worth the wait”
Review of Henry's Hi-Life

Henry's Hi-Life
Ranked #8 of 2,209 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I've never eaten anything other than the ribs because I enjoy them so much. The bread with the dipping sauce is not to be missed. You have to wait a bit before they seat you after you place your order (yeah, they take your order before they seat you, so things are already rolling to get your meal to your table when you sit down), but that's because it's a popular place. I definitely recommend it.

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Thank iwill4666
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

we had a Tbone steak of medium quality. The restaurant is pretty and the service good but too quick. We ordered, ate and payed in less than 30 minutes and they presented the check as soon we finished our steaks.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Love having dinner here especially before a game at HP. Have to be there early to get your order in but the food and atmosphere is worth it. Great BBQ.

Thank Robert E
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you're in San Jose, go and order a full rack of ribs. You can taste the smoke all the way to the bone. Eat some of the bread with the delicious dipping sauce. Try not to pee a little in your pants with the awesomeness of it all. Wash it down with a Corona - make that two Coronas! Eat the smoked chicken for dessert! The waitstaff earned their 25% tip, and the atmosphere was pretty good. Get someone strong to throw you over their shoulder and carry you out. You will be so full you will barely be able to walk. Go home and have a food coma, you've earned it!

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Hi-Life was great. From the charismatic bartender, David, to the excellent food everything was on point. This is such a charming place with an old school cash register, menu on the wall, and great staff. The food was excellent, they had a great selection of steaks and the sauce that comes with the bread is phenomenal. They stop serving at 9pm and promptly close up so make sure you get there early. Oh, and "watch the step.. its a doosey!"

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Thank Ashley M
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