Gather Grills

28” Tailgater Starter Grill and Fire Pit


The Tailgater is our smallest and most portable grill size, but that doesn’t make it small. With a 28″ diameter grill, it is still larger than many charcoal or gas grills you’ll find on the market. It fits perfectly on smaller decks or patios and would be just right for more intimate gatherings.

This version includes:

  • Adjustable height steel fire pit with a 30″ diameter
  • Painted with heat resistant black paint
  • Air intake for oxygen flow 
  • Stainless steel grate for wood or charcoal
  • Large handles for mobility
  • Stainless steel ring with branded cover plates and a lazy susan sub-grate that holds two half bar grates for a 28” diameter cooking surface
  • Upgradeable to full Gather Grill 5 in 1

Upgrade your Tailgater Grill and Fire Pit:

What makes the Gather Grill special?

The Gather Grill turns your entire evening into an experience. Cooking dinner becomes a shared endeavor, with people sitting around the table enjoying food as soon as it comes off the grill. The center grill is actually a lazy Susan, so the grill can spin all the way around.

This starter model can be upgraded to the full, extremely versatile, Gather Grill. Want to slow cook brisket or ribs? You can do that with the grill and the smoker hood. Want to make breakfast over the fire? Cook up those eggs, bacon, and pancakes on the griddle. Grilling steaks? Oh yeah. Baking a pie? Of course! And once the food is all done, you can remove the grill and griddle to create a wide-open fire pit.

Not only is each Gather Grill flexible, but they are also built with the highest quality standards. Built with 304 Stainless Steel, these grills are meant to last a lifetime. It’s the last firepit/grill/griddle/smoker you’ll ever need.

Grills made in the USA

A Tabletop Grill, Right-Sized for You

The Tailgater comes with the fire bowl, table, and can accommodate any combination of two grill grates, griddles, or hoods. When the table wings are extended, it brings the total diameter to 61 inches. The adjustable legs allow you to set the table height between 28″-34”. The total weight of the Tailgater is 280 pounds, but it disassembles and reassembles for easier transport.

Don’t Underestimate the Tailgater

The Tailgater is our smallest grill, but it is still a mighty outdoor cooking powerhouse. It features 615 square inches of grilling capacity. It can cook up to 25 burgers at the same time. The Tailgater can handle 14 rib-eyes, two Boston Butts, two racks of ribs or one brisket (add the smoking hood to be able to bake or cook low and slow)!

Tailgater Power-Ups

Want more out of your Tailgater? Consider adding some additional grill bars or grill griddles. You can also add a smoker hood, table wings, chairs, covers, spark screens, and more. Our Lazy Susan Ipe Cover can provide style and a fully functional table, even when you’re not cooking out! 

Check out our full line of accessories >

Specifications for the Tailgater

The starter Tailgater package includes the following:

  • 28” diameter fire pit
  • 615 square inches of total grilling space
  • Cooking capacity: 25 burgers, 14 rib-eyes, 2 Boston butts, 2 racks of ribs, or 1 brisket
  • 360 degree rotation with lazy Susan grill
  • Adjustable legs set the table height between 28″-34”
  • 280 pounds total weight

Looking for More?

Tailgater not quite enough for your larger crew? Check out the 35” Pioneer or the 46” Reunion.

Gather Grills Comparison Chart Feb 2022
Gather Grill Cooking Space Comparison Chart


Kristin F

Everyone gathers around food. it's human nature. but to be able to experience cooking together, eating together, and talking with each other all at the same time is awesome! Plus, so many of us love the outdoors, and the gather grills keep you nice and toasty even on the coolest evenings. I cannot say enough great things about my meals and time spend with friends around the Grills!

1 year ago
Elizabeth C

The Gather Grill is worth every penny because of its versatility in uses and long term sturdy build.

1 year ago
Tamra M

I have loved my experience with the Gather Grill. I've flipped pancakes, made pizza, cobbler, and many other things that highlight its versatility. But my favorite thing about it is the opportunity it creates for fellowship. When you can invite people to cook, eat, and relax around the same space, you get more than a grill, you get a centerpiece for hosting and entertaining. I've yet to be disappointed.

1 year ago

Good for any event, experience or gathering. All round good time

1 year ago
Nate D

This is just not a cooking device. It's an experience!

2 years ago
Richard W

Great conversation and food every time I'm around the Gather Grills!!

2 years ago

Great time around the grill. We cooked fresh tuna, burgers, corn on the cob, and for dessert, chocolate fondue! All on the gather grill. Fellowship, food, and fun times.

2 years ago
Bruce W

The Gather Grill is like no other grill. It brings people together to experience cooking and life. It is awesome.

2 years ago

Gather Grills has changed the way we 

cook outdoors

28” Tailgater Starter Grill and Fire Pit28” Tailgater Starter Grill and Fire Pit