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Henry's Hi-Life

301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
+1 408-295-5414
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Entering the restaurant, you find yourself in a saloon-like bar where a bartender assists you with the wide assortment of IPAs and lager beers. At the wall that displays the menu for the restaurant, you have to draw a number and give your order to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TripsToSearchAdvice4
Reviewed 5 days ago

A place you definitely want to go to. Steaks, Ribs or just a simple drink at the bar. Great place to bring your friends, family or significant other. This place is historical.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank eltigre57
Reviewed 13 December 2018

My good friend in San Jose had nothing but great things to say about Henry's Hi-Life when I first moved here seven months ago. He finally brought me here on a Tuesday after happy hour drinks a few blocks away, and without hesitation, my expectations...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Quick tips about an old tradition in San Jose. 1 come early ( parking is better and so is the wait) 2 grab your ticket as soon as you walk in 3 if there is a wait ( usually there is but worth it) grab...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank m r
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to Henry’s since I was in college in the seventies. It’s a tradition. Great bbq! No frills just great food old style.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frederick F
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Okay if you love a good steak this is your place! Small sides because that is not the focus. Great steaks and meat dishes! Not for your vegetarian friends.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank yoitzcj
Reviewed 3 December 2018

When you can get a seat here it is amazing. Come early, drop a friend off to get a number or just come have some drinks and wait around for the numbers to be passed out. The biggest thing is don't pass this place up....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank queserawithme
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Henry's Hi-Life is located near the SAP arena, in an old corner building that has soaked up many years of successful BBQ's smells. It has a huge selection of steaks and ribs - all of which are delicious. Henry's is always packed, confirming it's consistently...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda W
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The ribs are to die for the other stuff is good but the ribs are the absolute best. Parking is a bit hard on busy days but its well wirth the search for parking. Their Bbq souce, the garlic bread and the ribs are second...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank izakkapi
Reviewed 2 November 2018

When visiting the US this is what I imagined and american steakhouse to be. I loved the decor and the staff. The steak was delicious, which unfortunately cannot be said about the garnish or the sides, which were well... not great. I loved the stake...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mwtoporowski
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Kim J
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
not sure we did not have one...
19 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
1 June 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 408-295-5414
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