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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (12 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (15 reviews)
“oxtail” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 8 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
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend took me to this place, is a small place, but you can also order to go, they have alot of choices, the food is great and the service is very quick and friendly, definetly coming back.

Thank baby c
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A true hole-in-the-wall establishment we very flavorful jerk chicken and curry goat. The corn bread is homey and goes well with the meats. Not a lot of seating and parking can be tricky, but worth the trip.

Thank mpjoe
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Nothing to shout about. Will try it again for breakfast one Saturday. Prices were ok. Not over priced.

Thank spanishtn
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is right off the highway and it's not a place where you can enjoy and eat (although there is a small seating area), but the food is great. Best to do take out. It's also good for party order. Very family friendly. With...More

Thank ishikyo
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been here a total of once. We ordered a wide variety and brought kids. It is a bit of a dive but the jerk chicken is awesome. I took my kids, my wife, and my father in law. Next time - order it...More

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I used Back A Yard to cater a portion of a holiday party in December. Very good quality and on time delivery. Highly recommend them

Thank Laurieah
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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