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Back A Yard

80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
+1 408-294-8626
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (14 reviews)
“oxtail” (13 reviews)
“jerk pork” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
$$ - $$$
80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience, great customer service and awesome food. We ordered goat curry ox tail combo and jerk chicken salad with ginger beer and pineapple Guava juice. Big portions and tasty food.

Thank Suresh S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food was very tasty. I am glad we got there at 11:30 because by 12:15, the line was sooo long! The place had its own vibe. Service was not slow but not fast either.

Thank e b
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was very impressed by the great food and service. I tried the barbecue chicken and ribs and ordered extra jerk sauce which was delicious. I should have order the jerk chicken and rice dish with plantings as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ordered the jerk chicken and it came with fried plantains and rice and beans on the side. Loved the fried plantains! I wanted to order another side of them, they were so good. The chicken was good but a little greasy.

Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have typically liked jerk chicken in the past but have never had it at Back a yard. Both my husband and I thought it was a little dry and kind of plain. The night we went service was very disorganized and they ran out...More

Thank Colette M
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

For under $11 for lunch, their "Jerked Chicken" is a good deal. It comes with a half and half (dark and white meat with huge servings), salad, rice and a side of banana plantains. It was good. Lunch here gets packed, but they move the...More

Thank Edwin R
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This restaurant is a short walk from the Tech Museum in Downtown San Jose. It offered a variety of Caribbean and American Food. The restaurant is a counter ordering and food delivery to the table type operation, not ordering at the table. I had the...More

Thank Francis P
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here before the food was okay mainly the food was fresh the service us always horrible but you can taste that the food was fresh of the grill my last visit was extremely disappointing I ordered the Jerk pork sandwich which was...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent the rice and peas was great the jerk chicken was delicious however the was unbelievably long it took over and hour the food was made to oder but it was worth the wait the chicken was definitely fresh off the grill...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I went to Back a Yard while I was visiting San Jose for a conference. I had the curry chicken and oxtail combination with fried plantains. The food was great. The service was great. I highly recommend giving this restaurant a try.

Thank kljones07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
04:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-8626
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