Is Phil's Bar B-Q Closed Permanently in Eureka?

Eureka-Wildwood Patch received several inquiries and concerns over the past week about if Phil's Bar B-Q is closed for a short-term, specific reason, or if the potential bite is worse.

Like the restaurant, the automated newspaper stand located just outside the front door of Phil's Bar B-Q in Eureka is empty, and a bit forlorn-looking. Through the front window can be seen a hand-drawn, dry-erase sign that communicated:  "For Sale, Closing Sunday."

Several Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers recently emailed regarding why the open pit barbecue eatery was closed over the past two weeks.

Merchants in the barbecue's vicinity said the future of the barbecue restaurant appeared to be unclear.

Julie Wood, economic development director for Eureka, said owner Phil Polizzi gave City Hall his cell phone number, and indicated he would sell the property or may reopen.

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Phil's is known for serving unique, homemade flavors and recipes, which are done on an open pit and "smoked low and slow."

The restaurant has been in business since the 1940s.

This summer, Polizzi promoted his own brand of beef jerky, sold "pig out" T-shirts, and started delivering special rib packages to customer's homes.

If Phil's Bar B-Q is closed permanently, what menu item will you most miss?

JF December 12, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I agree - maybe now they will clean the place.
David December 13, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Those are some slap in the face comments..... encourage this owner don't be nasty about it. Get some class or shut up. These kinda customers will make one close their doors. I wish this guy well. It's called karma...........
Steve December 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Phil's always had the best fried chicken in town! I will miss it.
Dawn Kiernan March 08, 2013 at 01:04 AM
we miss phil's best breakfast anywhere


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