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Small & Portable Pellet Grills

Small and portable pellet grills

Pellet grills are known for their amazing cooking versatility, precision temperature control, and ease-of-use. With little more than a touch of the button, you can cook everything from smoked brisket and slow-roasted chicken to smoked trout and even blueberry pie. Now imagine enjoying the same delicious wood-fired food while tailgating at the game, camping in the mountains, travelling around in the RV, or tailgating. It's possible with a portable pellet grill.

Combining huge capability and compact size, portable pellet grills can do everything their full-sized siblings can do, but are designed to be packed away for easy transport and travel. Whether you want authentic BBQ in the parking lot before kickoff or are looking for an easy way to cook great family meals while on vacation, a portable pellet grills gives you the ability to do it all. And because it's a pellet grill, you just set the electric controller and let grill do the rest while you enjoy time around the campfire or gear up for the game. Modest in size and fairly affordable, these grills are also perfect for apartment balconies and condo patios, or can serve as small smokers for those who already own a full-sized grill.

If you're looking for a portable pellet grill that you can take anywhere or just a small affordable pellet grill for the backyard, check out these options from Traeger and Louisiana Grills:

traeger portable tailgating grill

With it’s compact case, flip latches, and easy-carry handle, the Traeger PTG+ could easily be confused for a suitcase. But the PTG+ (Portable Tabletop Grill) is a small pellet grill that can be packed up and taken wherever life takes you.

Featuring a durable powder-coated steel case and compact size, the PTG+ can be taken camping, out on the boat, to the tailgating party, or just about anywhere. Despite being travel-sized, the PTG+ has all the trademark Traeger versatility—it can grill, smoke, roast, and bake—and the multi-position digital controller makes it easy to set and maintain your cooking temperature. An 11.5” x 15” grill grate offers 173 square inches of cooking area that can fit 8 burgers or 16 hot dogs, or even a small chicken or pork butt.

To bring true mobility to your Traeger PTG+ experience, add the Traeger High Efficiency Power Inverter, which allows you to connect your PTG to any 12V battery, like those found in cars and boats.

  • Weight: 41lbs
  • Width: 20in
  • Depth: 19in
  • Price: $299.99
Traeger Pellet Grills Tailgater 20 Pellet Grill

Traeger anywhere—at home or on-the-go. The Traeger Tailgater's portable design allows you to cook delicious wood-fired in your backyard during the week then fold up the legs and take it to the game, camping, or to the mountains on the weekends.

Boasting all the capability of a full-sized pellet grill, the Tailgater can smoke, grill, roast and bake wherever you go—feed the family a roasted chicken dinner under the stars or smoke mouth-watering ribs at your next tailgating party. With 300 square inches of cooking space, it’s big enough to be used as a backyard smoker that can capably handle 2 whole chickens, 3 full racks of ribs, or multiple pork butts, yet its convenient folding legs make it quick and easy to pack and load and get on the road.

For a true on-the-go pellet grill experience, pair your Traeger Taigater with the Traeger High Efficiency Power Inverter so you can connect and draw power from any 12V battery, such as the one in your car.

  • Weight: 62lbs
  • Width: 37in
  • Height: 36in
  • Price: $449.99
Traeger Pellet Grills Junior Elite 20 Pellet Grill

With its combination of compact size and big wood fire capability, the Traeger Junior Elite offers enough cooking space for small families or those with limited space, but is portable enough to be packed up and taken tailgating or brought camping. Yet, despite of it’s modest size, the Junior Elite has all the capability of a full-sized Traeger—so it can grill steak, smoke brisket, and fire-bake pizza at the touch of a button. With 300 square inches of cooking space, it can fit 2 whole chickens, 3 full racks of ribs, or multiple, pork butts, making the Junior Elite a good option for grill owners looking for an easy-to-use do-everything smoker that can turn out delicious low-and-slow BBQ.

You can even bundle the Junior Elite with the Outlaw Package, which has everything you need to grill at home or on-the-go.

  • Weight: 62lbs
  • Width: 37in
  • Height: 36in
  • Price: $429.95
Traeger Pellet Grills Bronson 20 Pellet Grill

You don't need a backyard to BBQ. The Traeger Bronson 20 features a compact design that's perfect for apartment balconies and condo patios, as well as undersized yards. Whether you have a one-bedroom downtown or a side-by-side with a postage stamp yard, space isn't an issue with the Bronson. And because it's an electric grill with no open flame, it meets many HOA standards. Great for cabins and cottages, the Bronson is compact enough to be packed up and taken on vacation. No matter where you are, turn out big flavor on this small grill at the touch of a button.

  • Weight: 76lbs
  • Width: 38in
  • Height: 35in
  • Price: $499.99
Louisiana Grills Country Smoker Tailgater 300 Stainless Steel

Enjoy pellet grill capability and unbeatable temperature control wherever you go. The Louisiana Country Smoker Tailgater 300 might be portable in size, but its big in flavor and features. It starts with Louisiana Grills' precision PID Digital Control Center, which allows you to set precisely set and maintain the temp within a few degrees. The CS 300 includes a programmable meat probe that will lower the heat when your food is done, as well as an adjustable Flame Broiler that gives you the ability to sear steaks over an open flame. Available with a stainless steel or heavy-duty powder coated steel lid, the CS 300 is ideal for tailgating and camping trips.

  • Weight: 89lbs
  • Width: 27in
  • Height: 37in
  • Price: $699.95