Phil’s BBQ Point Loma to Temporarily Close for Six Weeks

Phil's BBQ Point Loma

Phil’s BBQ will temporarily close its doors at the Point Loma restaurant January 2, 2019 through mid-February 2019 for a $1.25 million renovation. In light of the temporary closure, Phil’s is launching a “Shutdown Sweepstakes” to encourage customers to instead visit its Santee, San Marcos, and Rancho Bernardo restaurant locations.

Upon reopening, slated for February 11, 2019, the upgrades to the Point Loma restaurant will include an expansion in the dining and bar areas, freshly painted and polished restaurant, the addition of TV screens in the dining room, and more. “One of the factors that’s been key to the success of our restaurant has been our efforts to give our customers the highest quality of service possible, and that includes our facilities,” said Phil’s BBQ owner, Phil Pace. “We’re committed to re-investing in our restaurants to make sure we continually offer guests the best and most up to date dining experience. More than one million customers walk through the Phil’s BBQ Point Loma doors per year – it was time for an upgrade.” 

To further thank the Phil’s BBQ community for their patience and preference, the Santee, San Marcos, and Rancho Bernardo restaurants will be offering all-day happy hour within the duration of the Point Loma closure.

During the temporary closure, Phil’s BBQ employees will receive paid time off, depending on employment status, as well as select opportunities to work at the other Phil’s BBQ locations. In addition to the Santee, San Marcos, and Rancho Bernardo restaurants remaining open, Phil’s BBQ Catering and Event Center will also remain open for business.

Phil’s BBQ Santee is located at 9816 Mission Gorge Road, Santee CA 92071, (619) 449-7700. Phil’s BBQ San Marcos is located at 579 Grand Avenue, San Marcos CA 92078, (760) 759-1400. Phil’s BBQ Rancho Bernardo is located at 17051 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 (858) 312-6161. For Phil’s BBQ Catering or Event Center services, please call (619) 814-0050. For more information about Phil’s BBQ, please visit

Shutdown Sweepstakes

In an effort to offset any inconvenience to diners, Phil’s BBQ is launching a “Shutdown Sweepstakes” where customers 18 years of age or older will have a chance to win one of 34 prizes, including the Grand Prize: $2,500 in cash plus a $2,500 gift card to Phil’s BBQ. To enter the sweepstakes, guests who visit the Point Loma location during normal business hours (Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) between January 2, 2019 and February 11, 2018 will receive a time and date-stamped sweepstakes entry form. The entry form must be filled out with name, phone and email address and then taken in-person to the Santee, San Marcos, or Rancho Bernardo locations during normal business hours and within 48 hours of the date-stamped entry form.

The sweepstakes submission period will end on February 11, 2018, at 10 p.m. (PST). Sweepstakes winners will be notified by telephone and announced via social media and the Phil’s BBQ website on February 12, 2018, no later than 5 p.m. (PST). For a complete list of the Shutdown Sweepstakes rules, please visit or request a copy at any restaurant location.  In addition to the Grand Prize, other prizes include:

  • First prize (One winner): Phil’s BBQ cook on-site for 50 people
  • Second prize (One winner): Backyard BBQ for 25 people
  • Third prize (One winner): BBQ for 10 people delivered
  • Fourth prize (10 winners): $100 Phil’s BBQ gift card
  • Fifth prize (20 winners): $50 Phil’s BBQ gift card

“We’re very thankful for the loyalty of our customers, and the sweepstakes is a chance for us to say thanks in advance for their patience and understanding as we make these renovations,” Pace said.