Top 8 Best Tailgate Grill

Best Tailgate Grill
  • Here are the Best Tailgate Grill recommendations for Southern Smoke BBQ friends. Every autumn, thousands of fans flock to parking lots and parks to support their favorite team by hosting a serious party before the game.
  • These grills give you the cooking power to make serious tailgating, no matter what sport or season. On this list, you will find both the big and the small, the expensive and frugal. Here you will also find charcoal and propane grit. Read the full list to find the right barbeque for your situation.

The 8 Best Grills for Tailgating in 2020

1-Stowaway Hitch Mount Grill 

Stowaway Hitch Mount Grill | Swings Away for Grilling and Clear Access to The Back of Your Vehicle | Fits 2” Hitch
  • Hitch mounted grill station provides the ideal grilling platform for tailgating, camping or anywhere
  • Swings out and locks at 90 degrees for grilling. Provides clear access to the back of the vehicle


  • This is a 3-burner propane gas grill on a swivel arm that not only lets you carry your grill anywhere but also swings it far enough away from your vehicle to open a tailgate or access your trunk.
  • Stowaway Hitch Mount Tailgate Grill is suitable for jacking up, but can also be used as a standard patio grill. Not only do you get the swingarm mount, but this grill can be put on an optional cart and used all year round.
  • While it’s okay as Patio Grill, it’s a great, powerful tailgating grill that lets you grill more than just the typical burgers and hot dogs.
  • Includes SwingAway frame, Cuisinart grill, cargo rack, cutting board and hitch tightener
  • Cuisinart Grill generates 12,000 BTU’s; 240 square inches of grilling surface; cutting board measures 25.5” x 18.5”
  • Remove the grill/cutting board and use cargo rack year-round

2-Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill 18 Inch Black

Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill 18 Inch Black
  • Travel with taste, or grill up a quick meal on your patio with the Jumbo Joe portable charcoal grill. The compact size with larger grilling area and convenient carry handle is perfect for any weekend getaway or spontaneous day at the beach. Combustion by-products produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
  • Holds up to eight burgers made with a Weber burger press


  • In some parts of the world, Weber Grill means Kleenex means fabric. The Weber Kettle is the most well-known charcoal grill and now comes the 18 1/2 inch Weber Grill in a portable size.
  • With the same grill as the full-size charcoal grill, the Jumbo Joe is big enough for a large BBQ area in a portable container. With a weight of 22 pounds and a handle with just a handle, this could be the perfect portable grill for more than two people.
  • Product Dimensions 19.8 x 20.5 x 19.8 inches
  • Item Weight 18 pounds
  • Shipping Weight 18 pounds
  • Department Outdoor Living
  • Manufacturer Weber

3-Broil King 911470 Keg 5000 Kamado Grill

Broil King 911470 Keg 5000 Kamado Grill, 18.5-IN Diameter, Metallic Charcoal
  • DESIGNED FOR DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE - the Keg features an insulated double-walled steel grill body that retains heat and moisture more efficiently than ceramic grills, won't absorb moisture and odors like ceramic, and will not crack like ceramic can
  • COOK MORE, USE LESS CHARCOAL - with its insulated steel design, cast iron top damper, aluminum lower damper, and heavy duty gasket, the Keg uses up to 2X less charcoal than a typical charcoal grill/smoker, so you can spend more on food and less on fuel


  • The Broil King is so closely matched to the size and shape of the Big Green Egg that grates and accessories are interchangeable. Nevertheless, this metal version has some really impressive innovative features and design.
  • This grill can reach very high temperatures while remaining cool outside and providing good temperature control. You can even mount it on your trailer hitch and tailail it, something you could have done with similar ceramic kamado stoves. While a large barbecue grill, there are some minor design issues that could give you problems.
  • Product Dimensions 41 x 27.5 x 47 inches
  • Item Weight 126 pounds
  • Shipping Weight 128 pounds
  • Manufacturer Broil King

4-Solaire SOL-IR17BWR Anywhere Portable Infrared Warming Rack Gas Grill

Solaire SOL-IR17BWR Anywhere Portable Infrared Warming Rack Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
  • Real Infrared ceramic and Stainless Steel burner with electronic push-button ignition
  • 140 Square inches of grilling area that fits six 4-inch burgers on special v-grate that improves flavor and virtually eliminates flare-ups, plus 67 Square inches of warming rack area

  • Imagine the power of an infrared grill in a portable. This 14,000 BTU infrared grill provides more heat than any other portable grill,  it can be taken almost anywhere.
  • For all stainless steel constructions, you can also get this marine-grade grill with a boating railing mount. 155 square centimeter grilling surface. Uses either disposable propane bottles or can be converted into a full 20-pound tank or even natural gas.
  • Product Dimensions 13 x 21 x 12 inches
  • Item Weight 23 pounds
  • Shipping Weight 27.5 pounds 
  • Manufacturer Solaire

5-Cobb Premier Grill

Cobb Kitchen in a Box with Premier Portable Grill and Cobb Cookbook
  • THE KITCHEN IN A BOX INCLUDES COBB Premier portable BBQ grill, Grill Grid, Frying Pan, Wok, Griddle, Roasting Rack, Dome Lid Extension, Chicken Roasting Rack, 1 Lifting Fork, a Cobb Cookbook and a Carry Bag
  • In the carry bag, the Cobb cooking system is approximately 12.5" x 12.5" x 13" and weighs 20 lbs.


  • The Cobb Grill has repeatedly been praised as one of the most unique and versatile portable grills on the market. This unit will run on eight charcoal briquettes for up to three hours, never flare up and cook an entire chicken as easily as burgers. Lightweight, easy to light and to operate, this grill is perfect for virtually any trip.
  • It does not even get hot on the outside, so you can take it up while cooking to move it. The only real drawback is the relatively small size. The cooking area is just under 12 inches and does not give you much space. Otherwise, this is a great little grill.
  • Product Dimensions 12.5″ x 12.5″ x 13 inches
  • Item Weight  20 lbs
  • Shipping Weight 10.54 pounds
  • Manufacturer Cobb

6-Weber Q-2200 Portable Grill


  • This portable grill is a master of design. It’s so compact that it’s less than 32 inches long, but its seven-inch lid means this grill is big enough to cook a whole chicken. It uses standard 14-ounce propane tanks (not included) and has 280-square inch porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grid that’s almost big enough to be called a full-size grill.
  • At under $ 200, this grill has Weber’s durability and a unique design that has won prizes. Not only a great grill for cooking, but it also looks cool.
  • Product Dimensions 25.1 x 51.4 x 26 inches
  • Item Weight 42.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight 42.8 pounds
  • Manufacturer Weber

7-Orion Cooker Outdoor Convection Steam Cooker Barbecue Smoker

Orion Cooker Outdoor Convection Steam Cooker Barbecue Smoker + Heavy Duty Cover
  • Package includes Orion Cooker Outdoor Convection Barbecue Smoker and Orion Cooker Weather Resistant Nylon Lined Cover
  • Innovative outdoor cooker that uses convection, steam, and smoke simultaneously and does not have any cooking maintenance.


  • Describing what the Orion Cooker is maybe the hardest thing. Basically, this is a charcoal stove. The completely closed cooking chamber completely separates the flame from the food.
  • This does not mean that you can not add a smoke flavor and it does not mean that this is no better than your oven when cooking ribs (8 at a time) to whole turkeys.
  • This is a great “cooker” for big meals, tailgating and cooking food fast (a 20-pound turkey in 2 1/2 hours). Although it is not a grill or smoker, it is definitely a good cooker.
  • Product Dimensions 21 x 20 x 21 inches
  • Item Weight 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight 31.8 pounds
  • Manufacturer Orion Cooker

8-Lodge Sportsman’s Grill Cover

Lodge Sportsman's Grill Cover
  • Constructed of heavy-duty polyester with PVC backing
  • Shock-corded edge stretches to fit tightly


  • Of the heavy cast iron hibachi grills on the market, this is probably the best. Agile, but heavy and capable of really good grilling. As a hibachi, you get no cover, indirect grilling, rotisserie or the like. What you get is a high, intense heat that burns and grills fantastically. This is a perfect condo barbeque, especially for the college students who grab it and head everywhere with this unit.
  • Product Dimensions 19 x 8.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Item Weight 27 pounds
  • Shipping Weight 30.6 pounds
  • Manufacturer Lodge

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