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Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
+1 650-323-4244
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (14 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (12 reviews)
“ox tail” (4 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Drive by and saw the sign for Carribbean food and thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed! Jerk pork flavor was excellent and I really enjoyed the Jamacian cornbread. I would totally come again if I lived in the area. Price...More

Thank Kaiden F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant has great food for take out. Last minute BBQ in your own back yard! Great for large groups. And... the jerk chicken is delicious!

Thank JoAnne D
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There are apparently 3 of these restaurants in the Bay Area. This one is a great little place with indoor/outdoor seating. Great jerk plates with choice of meat or salmon with rice and beans and plantains. So tasty. Barbecue plates too and salads and soup,...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I am visiting San Jose and my sister took me to Back A Yard. I had the jerk chicken plate. I loved the chicken, the beans and rice and the plantains were cooked to perfection!It wasdelicious and super filling! I didn't need to eat the...More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Price was reasonable but the food was spicy so not too many options for kids. Definitely a casual place but the food was pretty good. My daughter enjoyed the beef ox tail and so did my husband. The portions were big so if you don't...More

Thank NatandSoph
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I am local in the bay area... I don't know how to explain the delicious flavor of the meat, no matter if is chicken, beff tail or salmon is so delicious the gravy or Jamaican salsa they give us, oh lord of the land!!! is...More

Thank lauher2000
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Had lunch at the Back A Yard Grill this week on a business trip. Had good reviews but looking at the outside makes you a little skeptical. Don't be! Greeted by a nice staff, who was more than happy to make recommendations (the Ox Tail...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place has delicious food and authentic Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken, jerk port, plantain, rice and beans, and spice sauce if you want it. I highly recommend it. It is located in a tricky location for parking, and looks like a beach side place,...More

Thank CrossCountryJennifer
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the oxtail and chicken jerk dinner. It was accompanied by rice and beans,fried plantains and a salad. We also ordered sides of collard greens and a dessert of Sweet Potato Pudding. The meats were so tender that they literally fell off the bone....More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a small and strange restaurant. But the food is so delicious, will definitely return

Thank meinhowl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-4244
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