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Harry's Hofbrau

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390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1324
11:00 - 23:00
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge restaurant with lot of choices for lunch or dinner. Three of us had dinner on a Friday night. Very busy but line went fairly fast. Plenty of seating. Friendly staff. Food was good and large portions. German and American food seemed like. Price not bad for three people. NIce atmosphere. Walking distance from our room at the Marriott at... More 

Thank navyjim58
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Food is not great but I like the idea of a hofbrau, they have a nice selection of beer so that solves a lot of the problems. Large portions and fat people.

1 Thank Tiffine W
Fremont, California
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5,255 reviews
1,576 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went to Harry's Hofbrau for a 10:00 p.m. dinner. It stays open until 11:00. We enjoyed dinner and a beer. They have a full bar. For dinner, I had my usual open faced turkey and carrot salad. My husband had a tasty enchilada. Portions were large so enough for another meal. There were nice Christmas decorations up.

1 Thank mini
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to Harry's for many years. I tried the spaghetti & meatballs. Flavor of the sauce and the meatballs was just OK. However, the spaghetti was too watery and diluted the sauce. My garden salad was also watery. Service was very good and there's plenty of free parking. If I go back to Harry's, I think I'll order... More 

Thank Glenn T
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I wasn't expecting much, so I wasn't too disappointed. I had the meatloaf. They actually put plain, straight from the can, tomato sauce on it. Now, to be fair, the sign DID say that they put it on the loaf, but I thought for sure there would be SOME sort of spice in it. Not. I now know to believe... More 

Thank Margie G
Ojai, California
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Hearing that Harry's Hofbrau, San Jose will be closing at some point in the future, we decided to drive the 300 miles from home to enjoy Harry's at Thanksgiving time. We ended up going on the day before and the day after Thanksgiving because the line on Thanksgiving was down the sidewalk five deep. We were not disappointed. We truly... More 

Thank Bargainhuntress
Campbell, California
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53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Hungry for comfort food. Thanksgiving turkey dinner everyday of the week and twelve months a year. Comfort food for everybody. Large portions and great atmosphere. Huge dining rooms and separate dining areas for large groups are available. The bar has a HUGE selection of crafted beers to choose from as well as a full liquor license. Great place for families,... More 

Thank Kenneth R
San Jose, California
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ample German style meals, great for the meat and potato types.Can accommodate groups. One large inside room has drinking and live music, a Happy place.

Thank TrailWalker408
Saratoga, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I really not likely the place. Once I ordered Prime Rib to go. the container they gave me dripped in my new car Make a total mess. I complained, nothing happens But they do have a killer Prime-Rib and blueberry pie

Thank Olivia J
Fremont, California
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5,255 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We like the turkey open faced sandwiches at Harry's Hofbrau. So off to Harry's Hofbrau we went for a mid week dinner. Since its October the place was nicely decorated for Halloween. Service is cafeteria style. Staff is great. The bar section of the restaurant was busy since its Thursday night football and baseball playoff time. They have multiple TVS.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1324
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-243-0434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?