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Best Charcoal Grills Under $300 – 2019 Edition

You want a charcoal grill, but you don’t have a lot to spend, and you don’t want a cheap charcoal grill either. Why not get a grill under $300, especially if you can can a decent one?

Customized to the hilt, these grills have the bells and whistles of the modern charcoal grill. The king of the hill in this price range is the 22-inch Weber Performer. Weber grills are high functioning, durable, and their accessories and parts are easy to find. This grill has a useful built-in thermometer, which users love for its accurate readings of the internal temperature.

If you would like to make burgers or BBQ for the guys, the 26-inch Weber Original Kettle Premium is your best bet under $300. With a primary cooking area of 508 sq.in, this baby will grill your 17 lbs. brisket with ease, and still have space for side dishes.

The Char-Griller Akorn 16620 Kamado Kooker gives you versatility that is unrivaled. This triple walled 22-gauge steel grilling monster is both a fantastic smoker and slow grilling machine. The best thing about it is it can bake pizza, cornbreads, cobblers, and all sorts of deserts.

The Dyna-Glo Dual Zone Premium Grill can simultaneously barbecue and grill. Its dual charcoal basket adjustment tray systems give you varied heat control options while its massive 816-sq.in cooking space grills you a ton of finger-licking delicacies. The Dyna-Glo Premium Charcoal Grill is the most affordable grill on this list. Like its counterpart, it provides 816 sq.in of cooking space, which means that you can grill 30 hamburgers at once.

Product name Rating Price Discount History Size Made by
Weber 15301001 Performer Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black Weber 15301001 Performer Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4.5)
4.5/110
$279.00 17% OFF
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29 x 42 x 43.5 inches Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Weber 16401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 26-Inch, Black Weber 16401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 26-Inch, Black
4.4 out of 5 stars
(4.4)
4.4/164
-- BUY NOW 24.4 x 32 x 42.3 inches Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Dyna-Glo DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill Dyna-Glo DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill
3.9 out of 5 stars
(3.9)
3.9/252
-- BUY NOW 60.22 x 50.51 x 28.16 inches GHP Group -- Drop Ship Only
Char-Griller 16620 Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker, Black Char-Griller 16620 Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker, Black
3.9 out of 5 stars
(3.9)
3.9/629
$292.99 13% OFF
BUY NOW
26.6 x 24.8 x 21.65 inches Char-Griller
Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D Premium Charcoal Grill Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D Premium Charcoal Grill
3.7 out of 5 stars
(3.7)
3.7/205
$249.30 17% OFF
BUY NOW
60.22 x 50.51 x 28.16 inches GHP Group -- Drop Ship Only

$279.004.5 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 110
Review Score - 4.5

Weber 15301001 Performer Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black


Item is on SALE !!! 17% discount will save $56.00
  • Holds up to 13 burgers made with a Weber burger press
  • Slide the lid into the Tuck-Away lid holder on the side of the grill to avoid placing it on the ground
  • Cooking grate is compatible with GBS inserts and is hinged for easily adding charcoal while grilling
  • Tool hooks for hanging grilling tools, such as a spatula and tongs
  • Built-in lid thermometer displays the internal temperature of your grill
The powerful performance and convenient features of the Performer charcoal grill is your excuse to ignite the coals every day. Prep food on the work table, hang grilling accessories from the tool hooks, and then clean up with ease—but only after you’ve taken every last bite of your perfectly grilled meal.


4.4 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 164
Review Score - 4.4

Weber 16401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 26-Inch, Black


  • Holds up to 19 burgers made with a Weber burger press
  • One-Touch cleaning system with high-capacity ash catcher provides hassle-free ash cleanup
  • Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain heat, and won't rust or peel
  • Slide the lid into the Tuck-Away lid holder on the side of the grill to avoid placing it on the ground
  • Premium stainless steel cooking grate is hinged for easily adding charcoal while grilling
The 26-inch Original Kettle Premium is the charcoal grill you want at your next party. It’s large enough to grill an entire dinner during the week, or a bunch of burgers at your next barbecue. With premium features, such as a hinged cooking grate for easily adding charcoal while grilling, and the One-Touch cleaning system with high-capacity ash catcher, your grilling experience will be completely carefree from beginning to end.


3.9 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 252
Review Score - 3.9

Dyna-Glo DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill


  • Removable firebox divider for single or dual cooking zone
  • Primary cooking area is 576 square inches
  • Secondary cooking area is 240 square inches
  • TOTAL cooking area is 816 square inches
  • Protect your grill with a custom-fit Dyna-Glo premium cover - Model # DG576CC (Sold Separately)
Cooking with charcoal is now stylish and functional with this dual chamber, stainless Dyna-Glo charcoal grill. The removable steel firebox divider allows for expanding or dividing the cooking space depending on the amount and type of food and total number of people. The two charcoal trays adjust separately to provide flexibility with cooking temperature when different foods require different temperatures at the same time. The lid and front firebox are double-walled to minimize heat loss and improve the burn efficiency of charcoal. The high capacity ash pan is removable for quick and easy clean-up.


$292.993.9 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 629
Review Score - 3.9

Char-Griller 16620 Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker, Black


Item is on SALE !!! 13% discount will save $45.01
  • 314 square inches of primary cooking space, warming rack 133 square inches for a total of 447 square inches
  • Insulated design means more heat uses less charcoal and less airflow means insulated heat for juicy meat and folding side shelves
  • Cooking surface is cast iron, Body is constructed of 22 gauge steel, Exterior finish is powder coated steel, Interior finish is porcelain coated steel
  • Cart is constructed of tubular steel w/rubber wheels, locking caster on front, Indexed damper is numbered so you can note the position of the damper
  • Features Locking Lid, 2 folding black metal shelves, Easy dump ash pan, Double wall insulation, Heat gauge
Looking for great searing, smoking, & superior low & slow cooking? Look no further than the Char-Griller AKORN Kamado charcoal grill, slate. With features like an easy dump ash pan & Dual adjustable dampers, this grill is easy to use & delivers great results. Cast iron grill grates & a warming rack make cooking for the whole crew A breeze.

grill cover for AKORN, black: Char-Griller 6755 AKORN grill cover


$249.303.7 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 205
Review Score - 3.7

Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D Premium Charcoal Grill


Item is on SALE !!! 17% discount will save $49.70
  • Primary cooking area is 576 square inches
  • Secondary cooking area is 240 square inches
  • TOTAL cooking area is 816 square inches
  • Protect your grill with a custom-fit Dyna-Glo premium cover - Model DG576CC (Sold Separately)
Anytime is the right time to cook on this heavy-duty charcoal grill from Dyna-Glo. Each cooking grate is made with porcelain enameled cast iron for maximum heat transfer and searing. Customize the cooking temperature by using the adjustment crank to raise and lower the charcoal tray. Reloading or stoking charcoal is made simple by opening the cast iron and steel access door on the front of the grill or sliding the cooking grates to one side. The stainless smoke stack features an adjustable flue for additional temperature control. The high capacity ash pan is removable for quick and easy clean-up.