Top 10 Best Portable Tailgate Grills 2020

July 24, 2020

Today, we are featuring the best charcoal, propane, and electric portable grills for all budgets. All of these highly rated portable grills are perfect for tailgating or for any adventure you decide to take! 

Professional Baseball in Wisconsin (where we, the people, behind this blog are based) are officially starting today! And, albeit, no fans are allowed in the stands, we for sure will be grilling out while watching the Milwaukee Brewers on the field!  What better time than now to get geared up for tailgating season with one of these top-rated portable tailgate grills!

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Top 10 Best Portable Tailgate Grills


1) Cuisinart CCG190 Portable Charcoal Grill

Best selling portable charcoal grill on amazon as of today (7/23/20)

  • 150-SQUARE-INCH CHROME PLATED GRATE: The 150-square-inch chrome plated cooking rack gives a spacious cooking surface is able accommodate lots of food at one time while still distributing heat evenly and efficiently.
  • DUAL VENTING SYSTEM: Features a Dual venting system, giving you the ultimate charcoal management and temperature control.
  • THREE SECURE LID LOCKS: The grill features three secure lid locks for easy and safe transport.
  • COMPACT ENOUGH TO TAKE ANYWHERE: The grill measures 14.5 x 14.5 x 15 inches and weighs only 2 lbs., making it easy for transport and ideal for decks, patios and balconies, camping, tailgating and more.
  • ENAMEL COATED FIREBOX AND ASH CATCHER: Features a durable enamel coated firebox and convenient mess-free ash catcher for safety and ease.

Cuisinart CCG190 Portable Charcoal Grill


2) Americana Walk-A-Bout Portable Charcoal Grill

Top seller at Home Depot. 

  • Smooth-rolling wheels and locking hood/bowl for easy transport
  • Folding legs enable space-saving storage
  • 332 sq. in. cooking area, enough space to cook 16 burger patties

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3) Weber 121020 Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill

  • While spending most days on your way to somewhere else, the Go-Anywhere portable charcoal grill brings a taste of home wherever you go. The lid locks for easy portability, and its rectangular shape fits perfectly in the back of most cars.
  • Holds up to six burgers made with a Weber burger press
  • Compact and lightweight for grilling on the go
  • Porcelain-enameled lid and base retain heat, and won’t rust or peel
  • The lid locks for easy portability and dampers allow you to easily control the temperature inside your grill
  • Durable plated steel cooking grate retains heat and is easy to clean.Primary cooking area (square inches):160
  • 3D interactive assembly instructions for this product are available through the free BILT app.


4) Weber 51060001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill

“Go hiking in nature with a grill as vibrant as the scenery. Travel on or off the beaten path, camp in the woods or near the shore.” – says Weber’s website.

  • One stainless steel burner produces 8500 BTU-per-hour to heat 189 square-inch total cooking area. Dimensions – Lid Open and Tables Out (inches)-24.6 H x 40.9 W x 20.5 D. Lid Closed and Tables Out (inches)-15.5 H x 40.9 W x 16.5 D
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body
  • Fully assembled out of box. Battery type: AAA
  • Easy-start electronic ignition and infinite control burner valve settings


5) Coleman Standup Charcoal Grill

Rediscover the tradition of cooking over an open fire with a Coleman® Standup Charcoal Grill! The heavy-duty steel legs let you set up your grill station just about anywhere. It’s slide-out charcoal tray makes it easy to load your fuel. Then light it up with a match and set your charcoal to work under the 304-sq.-in. cooking area – big enough to create a family-size dinner. The adjustable grill surface gives you extra control over your heat and cleaning up is simple with a removable charcoal tray. You’ll find that the chrome plating on the steel wire grate provides for easy cleaning and rust resistance, so you’ll have this charcoal grill with you season after tailgate season. The side handles make transport easy, so you can take this on almost any outdoor adventure. It’s the perfect standup tailgate grill on the market today! Plus, it is insanely good-lookin!

6) Weber 52020001 Q1400 Electric Grill

An electric portable grill? Wowza! Weber has come up with everything!!

  • 1560-watt electric heating element to heat 189 square-inch total cooking area
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body
  • Fully assembled out of box
  • Infinite control burner valve settings
  • 6-foot grounded cord
  • Dimensions – Lid Closed (inches) – 14.5 H x 27 W x 16.5 D


7) Cuisinart ® Chef Style 2-Burner Gas Grill

Delivering the performance of a full-size grill, this portable gas grill from Cuisinart scores at tailgate parties and picnics. Two independently controlled burners ensure precise grilling over 275 square inches of cooking space.


  • Stainless steel exterior and cooking grates
  • 275 sq. inches of cooking space
  • 20,000 BTUs
  • Hinged lid latches for secure transport
  • Twist-start ignition
  • Works with 20-lb. propane tank
  • 3-year warranty
  • Cooking grate is dishwasher-safe



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