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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (29 reviews)
“baked potato” (34 reviews)
“salad” (59 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 4 days ago

An interesting concept here. When you arrive you take a number. Eventually they call your number and ask if everyone in your party is there. If not you need to wait until they are all there. The menu is on the wall. When all of...More

Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband has always wanted to come here since watching the Man V Food a few years back. We eventually got there and it certainly didn't disappoint, the service was great, atmosphere wonderful and most of all the Food, which is what we came for...More

Thank Yvette O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets busy, no bookings so go early, it’s got decades of heritage an excellent bar and dining experience. Street parking is metered so be sure to take a couple of dollar coins. Just walk in order at the bar, relax with your drink....More

Thank Nigel_Jacqui
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were attending a 7pm event on a Monday night at SAP so parked at a nearby garage for $10 and easily walked to Henry's and SAP. Got to Henry's at 5pm which is when their website and Yelp says they open but it was...More

Thank LoveToTravel524
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We had to wait in the bar area for at least an hour but it wasn’t so bad. Take a number as soon as you walk in! The menu is on the wall, so make sure you take a look and decide because when they...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t eaten here in years, but on a visit back to San Jose suggested it one night to a friend. The atmosphere and decor hadn’t changed a bit in the almost forty years since I had my first meal there, and that’s a plus....More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Henry’s High Life is a bastion of San Jose’s history. A casual environment with bar and restaurant seating, excellent service and good old fashion value and quality. I’ve had steak and prime rib, and both were perfectly served and quality meat. The meal came with...More

Thank Adam A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

have to give my thumbs up to Henry for the best ribs in San Jose, other than my own, of course. the steaks are good too, always full so its worth the wait. plan on going home smelly a little smokey.

Thank linda s
Reviewed 20 January 2018

My friend and I wanted to return as we had enjoyed our meal here in 2012. The food didn't disappoint! This is an experience unlike most places and should be visited by Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The smoky aroma entices you when you enter. You...More

Thank la2nj
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Unique, delicious, great atmosphere. Really great food, beer. Unpretentious and comfortable. Distinctive! I had the baby backs

Thank TravelAddict15222
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Kim J
7 December 2017|
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Response from bbon2ur | Reviewed this property |
Not got small groups. I believe the minimum for reservations is 6 but it might be 8.
Brenda L
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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