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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (13 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (15 reviews)
“oxtail” (7 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
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11 - 20 of 47 reviews

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 1 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
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Finally got a chance to eat at Back-A-Yard, it is worth all the hype! This is a hole-in-a-wall, less than 10 tables inside the store and 2 or 3 more outside. There was not a long line when we went but there definitely was a...More

Thank hukasdivers
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Small, but large in quality. It's no wonder so many people flock to this little place in a not too great area. Large portions of well prepared food. Lots of variety from jerk chicken to curried goat. Only a few tables, but also great for...More

Thank 1ajf
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is not a fancy place and a little difficult to find. Also, parking is a bit of challenge. However, the food is excellent. This location is better than the location in San Jose and the San Jose location is very good. The food is...More

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Don't let the less fancy location in Menlo Park deceive you, our jerked chicken takeout meals hit the mark and were beautifully balanced by the plantain, rice and beans and a nice salad. I have not had such a pleasant surprise in a while. Perfectly...More

Thank Bleacherdad
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Good Caribbean food in East Menlo Park. Highly recommend the fried catfish filet or the jerk salmon. Not a lot of seating, so I recommend takeout.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I know everybody likes to have a "hole in the wall" restaurant up their sleeve. The implication is that you "discovered" the place. If the food happens to be good and the prices reasonable, YOU seem like a genius just for finding it. Back A...More

Thank BFrymire
Reviewed 14 August 2015

It's in th middle of no where, but th food is good n th price is right. Th jerky is very tasty, th corn bread was warm n good, greens was spicy. N make sure u get some Jamaican beer.

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This place is honestly small - like 4 tables - and isn't in a nice part of town - but it's in the rapidly gentrifying part of Menlo Park near Facebook. It's a true mom and pop, and everything has a true taste of the...More

Thank bbulkow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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