The Best Tailgate Grills According to Our Readers

National Tailgating Day is this Saturday, and football fans everywhere are getting ready for their tailgate season. Although there are many elements to a great tailgate party, like good company, good beer and a winning team, few are as essential as a good tailgate grill.

Whether you go for a propane gas grill, a tabletop grill or a portable stand-up propane grill, you need a good tailgating grill to keep the wings and burgers coming 'til game time. While Blackstone and Kamado are popular choices, these are the best tailgate grills according to our readers!

PK Grills The Original Charcoal

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This portable charcoal grill makes for an ideal tailgating grill, providing everything a tailgater needs in a simple and user-friendly set-up. This small grill has 300 square inches of cooking space, the perfect amount for a batch of grilled burgers to accompany your dips and sides. The PK Original Charcoal Grill is made weather-resistant and rust-proof, so they're great for the hardcore football fans who'll be in the parking lot rain or shine. This top pick is perfect to get that perfect grilled flavor with no hassle or set-up needed.

Weber Q-1200 Portable Gas Grill

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Another portable grill option is the Weber Q-1200, which is made for portability and versatility. This grill has a cooking area of 189 square inches, along with cast-iron cooking grates for hot dogs and steaks. The built-in lid thermometer makes for effective temperature control, and the removable drip tray is great for easy cleanup. Along with these grill features, the Weber go-anywhere grill has an 8,500 BTU-per-hour stainless steel burner and electric ignition. Plus, Weber offers a 5-year warranty to ensure that tailgaters are happy with the purchase.

Pit Boss Austin XL 1000 Sq. In. Pellet Grill

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This Pit Boss Austin XL Pellet Grill features a Flame Broiler and Cooking Probe, making for the perfect BBQ grill combo. A wood pellet grill is ideal for the smoky flavor that makes BBQ so delicious, and this 1000 square inches of cooking surface ensure that you can grill, roast, bake or smoke to your heart's desire. Featuring a removable, stainless-steel side table, heavy-duty construction and a flame broiler for direct or indirect grilling, the Pit Boss is there for all your grilling needs. Although this tailgate grill is better for a backyard tailgate party than a parking lot one, it makes up for it with its many features and large cooking area.

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