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Henry's Hi-Life

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301 W Saint John St, San Jose, CA 95110-2345
+1 408-295-5414
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17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:30
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Sao Paulo, SP
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first saw this place in the show Man x Food that took place in San Jose and since then when I have friends visiting or my husband craves ribs that's the place to go. It is a good idea to arrive early because the place is always full, specially when there are events at SAP Center. There are meter... More 

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Thank PaulistanaCA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food , big portions... there's no way you can walk away not full! Great atmosphere , great eats before a Sharks gap or concert at Sap

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Thank 1959maui
San Jose
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place with very good barbecue. The bar is very good. You order your dinner when you arrive, so dinner resumes very quickly after being seated. Our waiter was attentive and personal & fun. Bonus: walking distance to SAP arena. The place is mobbed before a sharks game. On those night come after 7:30. ( games start... More 

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Thank Barbara O
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Henry's High Life for many years. The atmosphere is unique. First, the building was built in the 1880's and moved to it's existing location after the 1906 earthquake. the Bar-b-que red paint covering the outside of the building gives a big hint of the menu inside. The bar is an old antique bar with a... More 

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Thank VicU291
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly my kind of place. When you get out of your automobile, your nose is instantly greeted by the wafting of white oak smoke. Having never been here before, I did not know what to expect. Many things make this place unique - the historic building, for one. But the whole "take a number" thing was new to... More 

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Thank Dave L
San Jose, California
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Henry's Hi-Life has been many things in its former life, a hotel and even a brothel but now it's a down home funky place for great drinks and food. Known for its huge slabs of meat, my husband and I always get the beef and potatoes choices. This is not your hipster bar but an old fashioned steak house. Décor... More 

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Thank sjsubabe
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks old from the outside. The place is old on the inside. BUT, the food prep is perfect! Wife and I had baby back ribs. Taste is incredible. Portion, well we took 4 individual ribs home with us. ;) service was quick and efficient. Check it our and ask Dan to seat you in the perfect location to... More 

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Thank Craig G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great sevice,good meat,would definetly recommend to friends. and come back if in Sant Jose again. Thanks!

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Thank Austris V
San Jose, California
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My in laws took me here for my birthday dinner since I'd never tried it. On a Wednesday at 5 PM when it opens with no sports events that night, it was easy to find parking and get seated for a table. I've been told it gets crazy busy here so that might be the best strategy if you want... More 

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Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love this place... Doesn't matter why you are in downtown San Jose but this is a must stop place... Kind of out of the way but they do lunch tues thru fri and dinner 7 days a week.. Fri and Sat + event nights they have amazing prime rib... I also recommend the baby back ribs or the pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?