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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (17 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (17 reviews)
“ox tail” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here last week, the food was good but the place could really use a makeover. It's just too dirty, looks like they haven't cleaned in weeks. Otherwise an ok choice, nothing special though.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tatyru_81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews about spicy heat so we opted for BBQ and glad we did. Chicken cooked great loved it. Rice and beans bland, and salad was mixed greens with a tomato wedge, cucumber. Nice lunch I'd recommend if in area as we happened were nearby.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SandeeHoff
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We ordered jerk chicken, rice and beans and fried plantains to go, and enjoyed our meals over two days since the portions were so generous. The jerk sauce was too spicy for our taste, but the chicken was delicious without it. You could tell from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gccveal2016
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Delicious Caribbean food in Menlo Park. During lunch time I ordered online and my took about 45 minutes to go in and pick up. I had the jerk chicken and jerk pork. The chicken was juicy and well flavored. The pork was grilled and had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alan H
Reviewed 27 July 2018

After having a friend give this little joint two thumbs up and researching their website online, I decided to brave the traffic congestion one afternoon and give Back A Yard Grill a try. I'm Glad that I did. This is a tiny little joint with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have spent many days in the Caribbean, and this place has as much Caribbean flavor as any place I've eaten. Just like in the Islands, the people greet you with the warmth they would treat their family. Teaching you about your options, making suggestions...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Parking was tight around this restaurant. The counter staff was vaguely interested in helping customers. But the food was incredible, especially for the price - definitely had an exotic central american, caribbean vibe. I've never tried goat and after ordering it here, I'm a fan....More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Kris S
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The ox-tail was the bum. Tender and meaty the Jamaican style...served with a smile. Keep it up guys!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WoleAwe
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This small tropical decorated eatery delivers on its traditional jerk seasoned recipes. Jerk chicken and salmon are excellent. Fried plantains are a excellent accompaniment. Its specialty though is beef oxtails in a rich dark marinade. Their housemade drinks featuring ginger beer and mango passion fruit...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 77uuhghj-com
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Quick service , love the bbq chicken was very yummy, and the sides are awesome 💕🤓😘😎 Great decorations, clean and friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank G3539JPrebeccam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 650-323-4244
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