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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby back ribs” (32 reviews)
“baked potato” (38 reviews)
“salad” (65 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

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

Thank queserawithme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank izakkapi
Reviewed November 2, 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

Thank mwtoporowski
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Oh. My. God. I can’t believer I discovered this place on google, ordered the New York steak medium, it was absolutely maxing. Tasting nothing like it before. Amazing chefs.

Thank Dave201990
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Very casual / neighborhood pub feel. Great ribs. Cold beer. Friendly staff. My kind of place! First come/first served (they give you a number and you can have a drink at the bar while you wait). Street parking with meters (only need to pay up...More

Thank roinuj63
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Been going here for years, love the smokey atmosphere, and plan to have your clothes smelling like good BBQ after you leave. I have to say though that with the times, prices have gone up, but the only down-side is that the size of the...More

Thank flynford
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Delicious ribs - can’t say any more than that! They happily accommodated a group of 12 with little issue. Definitely one to come back to!

Thank MattStev
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I took my friends from out town there for dinner and they loved. I have never had a bad meal there. Big fan!!

Thank tjjones425
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Been here a few times over the years. Still great food and drinks. Staff is very friendly. Not far from where I work and live. Love the Bar. Downtown right there. An Icon in San Jose. Yours truly Mike Ornelas.

Thank mikeornelas28
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Kim J
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
not sure we did not have one...
May 18, 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
May 31, 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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