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Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

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1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
+1 650-323-4244
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Palo Alto, California
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346 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the oxtail and chicken jerk dinner. It was accompanied by rice and beans,fried plantains and a salad. We also ordered sides of collard greens and a dessert of Sweet Potato Pudding. The meats were so tender that they literally fell off the bone. The rice and beans were fluffy and the plantains were delicious. The collards were a... More 

Thank Sharon L
Moscow, Russia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a small and strange restaurant. But the food is so delicious, will definitely return

Thank meinhowl
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend took me to this place, is a small place, but you can also order to go, they have alot of choices, the food is great and the service is very quick and friendly, definetly coming back.

Thank baby c
menlo park
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A true hole-in-the-wall establishment we very flavorful jerk chicken and curry goat. The corn bread is homey and goes well with the meats. Not a lot of seating and parking can be tricky, but worth the trip.

Thank mpjoe
Winter Haven, Florida
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Nothing to shout about. Will try it again for breakfast one Saturday. Prices were ok. Not over priced.

Thank spanishtn
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is right off the highway and it's not a place where you can enjoy and eat (although there is a small seating area), but the food is great. Best to do take out. It's also good for party order. Very family friendly. With Facebook down the street now, I bet they are a lot more crowded. So timing... More 

Thank ishikyo
Menlo Park, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been here a total of once. We ordered a wide variety and brought kids. It is a bit of a dive but the jerk chicken is awesome. I took my kids, my wife, and my father in law. Next time - order it for pick up so the kids dont have to wait.

1 Thank Peter A
Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 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

Thank Laurieah
Mountain View, California
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 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 

Thank hukasdivers
Redwood City, CA
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 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.

Thank 1ajf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?