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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Menlo Park, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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

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Thank Laurieah
Mountain View, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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 wait for tables. It's a small establishment, you order at the counter then you go... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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 take away.

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Thank 1ajf
Indianapolis, IN
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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 a bit more authentic tasting at this location. This is a carryout restaurant. Please don't... More 

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Thank Carmen D
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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 spiced, ample portions, delightful combinations. And, we are not the only ones to figure this... More 

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Thank Bleacherdad
Menlo Park, California
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253 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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.

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Thank rzsandoval
Menlo Park, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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 Yard' is one of those places, in spades. The food is wonderful--I think it's one... More 

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Thank BFrymire
Menlo Park, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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.

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Thank Sam W
Menlo Park, California
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166 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 islands. You should only get a plate, which has a salad and dirty rice, and... More 

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Thank bbulkow
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?