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Back A Yard

€€ - €€€Caribbean, Jamaican
80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
+1 408-294-8626
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (15 reviews)
“oxtail” (14 reviews)
“jerk pork” (5 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
04:30 - 08:30All hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
€€ - €€€
80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the Caribbean, I've been wanting to try this place out for quite some time. Had lunch with a friend there today. It's a very casual joint. The tables have the flags of Caribbean islands. The food was awesome. I had jerk chicken and...More

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Always looking for oxtail and a new restaurant while visiting San Jose for the Jazz Festival. Three oxtail locations were to choose from...but this one was the closest and in walking distance while in downtown....the one chose was Back A Yard Caribbean food. The place...More

Thank 810gazellej
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were a group of 6 in town for a convention and walked down for lunch. Service was fast and friendly. We were glad we got there before noon since it is a busy place. We were able to find a table for 6 after...More

Thank CADisneylandmom
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience, great customer service and awesome food. We ordered goat curry ox tail combo and jerk chicken salad with ginger beer and pineapple Guava juice. Big portions and tasty food.

Thank Suresh S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Food was very tasty. I am glad we got there at 11:30 because by 12:15, the line was sooo long! The place had its own vibe. Service was not slow but not fast either.

Thank e b
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was very impressed by the great food and service. I tried the barbecue chicken and ribs and ordered extra jerk sauce which was delicious. I should have order the jerk chicken and rice dish with plantings as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ordered the jerk chicken and it came with fried plantains and rice and beans on the side. Loved the fried plantains! I wanted to order another side of them, they were so good. The chicken was good but a little greasy.

Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have typically liked jerk chicken in the past but have never had it at Back a yard. Both my husband and I thought it was a little dry and kind of plain. The night we went service was very disorganized and they ran out...More

Thank Colette M
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

For under $11 for lunch, their "Jerked Chicken" is a good deal. It comes with a half and half (dark and white meat with huge servings), salad, rice and a side of banana plantains. It was good. Lunch here gets packed, but they move the...More

Thank Edwin R
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This restaurant is a short walk from the Tech Museum in Downtown San Jose. It offered a variety of Caribbean and American Food. The restaurant is a counter ordering and food delivery to the table type operation, not ordering at the table. I had the...More

Thank Francis P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-8626
  • E-mail
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