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The Backyard

6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped at The Backyard between winery visits on our recent Sonoma County vacation. This restaurant has excellent food and it was an enjoyable lunch. The atmosphere is super casual rustic but the service was friendly. Not that quick but we were not in a hurry...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Met friends for a late lunch as they took a break from the their winery tours. Small but outstanding menu of inventive small plates and sandwiches. Wonderful entrees and egg dishes--eg Wild mushroom hash, kale and quinoa salad, 'to die for' fried chicken. Something on...More

Thank MMCalla-14
Reviewed June 4, 2017

If you like pickles, kimchi, fried chicken, shrubs, this is your place. Had a delicious lunch there - the pickle platter appetizer (who knew that a pickled strawberry could have such a delightful taste?) and the fried chicken sandwich. The portions are normal, not oversized...More

Thank MJWSanFrancisco_CA
Reviewed May 31, 2017

The Backyard is a very good mid-price range restaurant. The fried chicken really shines. We had the fried chicken chop salad. Although it is listed under "appetizer " it was entree size. A head of romaine lettuce split into quarters with a mess of fried...More

Thank David B
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Good atmosphere, nice patio with huge tree, and the halibut was just super, very tasteful. My partner had the fried chicken, kale and biscuit, which was also very tasty. The warm strawberries with chocolate and ice cream topped it off. I usually don't need desserts,...More

Thank Marleybranco
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Not a great meal and a bit expensive. I had been looking forward to this on mother's day but was disappointed. I had to send the chicken back (undercooked) but they did make it right by crediting the bill. Had reservations but had to sit...More

Thank Oaklandgal65
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner at 6 pm and enjoyed the local musician. Service was friendly and the signature fried chicken was quite good - very generous portion size. The low ceiling and hard surfaces make the room quite noisy and our dining experience was marred...More

Thank Freqflye
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Eclectic (if a bit too noisy) ambiance and cuisine, very local farm-to-table and chef-owned. Great personable service - particularly the young hostess - and LOVE the fried chicken dinner and its seasonally-changing accompaniments!

Thank lynnkira
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Omg! Gotta go there! The gumbo was practically a religious experience! The salad dressing was perfect, lemony perfect. Friendly staff. Lovely space. I was impressed. Wish I could just eat there everyday! Total yum!

Thank Sara C
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Enjoyed lunch with a friend yesterday. She had the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, and I had the smoked portobello mushroom reuben sandwich. Both were very good. The potato salad side, and the beet/carrot ferment was good also! The only thing that consistently bothers me about...More

Thank ShawnaLeah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445
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