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Henry's Hi-Life

€€ - €€€American, Steakhouse,
301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
+1 408-295-5414
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby back ribs” (27 reviews)
“baked potato” (31 reviews)
“salad” (55 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
€€ - €€€
301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THE place to go for ribs before a hockey game (or really any event at the SAP Center)! It may be crowded and noisy, but the ribs are great ... and what better way to get in the mood for your big event!?!?!

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was trying to go here before Sharks games for a beer but it has gotten way to packed. I'll stick with heading over for lunch it's less crowded then and so obviously better service.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best ribs and meat around San Jose California. The building that it is located in is also really a neat old building. Highly recommend trying it out.

Thank josephr370
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're craving beef, this is the place to satisfy that craving. Henry's is an unexpected old neighborhood gem. Be sure to get here early, to avoid waiting a long time.

Thank 18thpenguin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The good was excellent. I had the sirloin and my colleague had the ribs. They also had a decent bar selection. They have an interesting way to handle orders in that they take your order and then call you to sit closer to when it's...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our party shared a porterhouse and baby-back ribs. It seemed efficient that they took our order while we were waiting for a table. But our specific requests which weren't exotic (2 dishes shared among 3 people, 3 salads, extra sour cream) they didn't transfer over...More

Thank Jason V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

No muss no fuss, know your order and tell the lady. When you are looking for some classic American BBQ and steaks this is your go to.

Thank TrvlCrayZ
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent food, super casual joint. Steak, ribs, chops, taters....all really super good basic BBQ stuff....and no dressing up needed. Full bar. Great place for friends to gather for dinner/drinks. NOT fancy. Neighborhood can get kinda sketchy at the wrong times...and it can get VERY busy...More

Thank Kari D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My first visit to Henry's Hi-Life and definitely not my last! What I really liked about this restaurant is that it's different and unique - the interior, the people who come to eat, the servers, the food. I haven't found anything like it in San...More

Thank petzjaromir
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Henry's Hi-Life is an iconic restaurant in San Jose, California. Very casual atmosphere, friendly ambiance, no frills, no thrills decor...and really good food. The service is friendly and efficient. It may remind you of an old bar and restaurant from the Wild, Wild West with...More

Thank Estela T
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Brenda L
18 May 2017|
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Response from 2became1 | Reviewed this property |
yes. There are meters that end at about 6:00 PM and parking across the street as well. The earlier you can go the better. The wait can be long around the normal dinber times but it is well worth the wait. Try some of the... More
31 May 2016|
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Response from sjsubabe | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of street parking if there ISN'T a game/event at the nearby SAP Arena, home of the San Jose Sharks hockey team. You might want to call ahead and check.
Don D
14 October 2015|
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Response from Portage48 | Reviewed this property |
Bread, butter & salad came with our dinner. I had ribs the portions were ample. I can't answer about the Caeser Salad. If you really like desert you won't find it there just a heads up. I'm sure you will enjoy your dinner I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-295-5414
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