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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (29 reviews)
“baked potato” (28 reviews)
“salad” (56 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 19 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
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Apologies if the attached picture doesn’t do justice to how great the ribs are at Henry’s Hi-life! I finally went to Henry’s on my latest trip to San Jose - I’d had so many recommendations over the years - and now regret not going sooner....More

Thank ADfromSElondon
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went to dinner, no reservations accepted. Food was great, very friendly an good service. Drinks at the bar were really good actually the best we had all night for New Years Eve. We saw other locals from our city and they drove the hour...More

Thank laurie784
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a local gem, an institution. But it is an adventure for a first time visitor. The restaurant is in an old slightly run down Victorian. the front door open up to a bar, a bit on the dive side. you take a number...More

Thank robert m
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Kim J
6 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
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
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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