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Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

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1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
650-323-4244
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Jerk Chicken

Stopped by here for lunch and ordered the Jerk Chicken, and to my surprise it was very good, it was 4 pieces of chicken, some rice, fried plantain, and a salad. They have a good selection of food and next time I go there I'll have to try something different. The staff there are very friendly. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped by here for lunch and ordered the Jerk Chicken, and to my surprise it was very good, it was 4 pieces of chicken, some rice, fried plantain, and a salad. They have a good selection of food and next time I go there I'll have to try something different. The staff there are very friendly. It is a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I ordered rib and my husband ordered jerk chicken! Both where amazing! OMG, I am writing and my mouth is watering remembering this food! the only down side is their bad tables, small and old place! may be thats why most people order take out!

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. It's my favorite take out in town. Jerk salmon, pork, wings. All delicious. Corn festivals are a must have.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We always take-out. Yum. Order extra plantains. My husband doesn't use the sauce because the chicken is so flavorful; I get the salmon equally as flavorful but the sauce is wonderful.

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What can be said about this hole in the wall on the "wrong side of the tracks" (okay, Facebook's relo down the street has increased traffic and perhaps property values) that serves solid Caribbean and Jamaican fare,...It is good food, the place could use a cleaning and the table service stinks (so order take out and sit elsewhere) and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wow - the meal was fantastic - the staff were friendly - the whole experience really couldn't have been better

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is incredible. The food is absolutely amazing. It is a very small place and you order at the counter and it is not unusual for there to be a line 5 deep or more. It is worth the wait. The place is not fancy at all and some might even call it a "dive" but isn't that where... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Absolutely delicious Caribbean food! And those portions! Everything here is absolutely amazing my favs are: the ox tail, goat stew(only on specific days) and their corn festivalz is kinda addictive, you wouldn't be able to stop. Very low key kinda place (reminds me of the bbq place form House Of Cards) small humble place. The service is always friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What an amazing find! We tried the jerk chicken dinner for $9.95 and it was spectacular. It's served with four pieces of chicken, fried plantains, salad and brown rice. OMG we'll be back!

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The review title summarizes most of the key features of Back A Yard. There was a 2012 episode of the television show “Check Please Bay Area” featuring the restaurant that re-aired recently, and as luck would have it, we happened to pass Back A Yard Caribbean Grill on the way to Los Altos, and so we decided to stop there... More 

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Additional Information about Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

Address: 1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
Phone Number: 650-323-4244
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
Cuisine: Caribbean

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-323-4244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?