Louisiana Grills CS 300 Tailgater Review – Portable Pellet Grill

7.6 Total Score

In 2014 Louisiana Grills made significant improvements to their pellet grills and with it's updated features and digital controller the CS 300 is one of the best portable pellet grill options out there today.

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Louisiana Grills CS 300 Tailgater is the smallest wood pellet grill in the Louisiana Grills lineup and is meant to be a portable grill for taking to tailgating parties and camping trips. At 26.5″ H x 36.5″ W x 19.5″ D  it is large enough to cook a turkey or approximately 14 hamburgers but small enough to transport in a vehicle to your destination. Don’t plan on hiking long distances with the CS 300 as it weighs approximately 94 pounds. With it’s “Set It and Forget It” Cooking Style, easy to use digital controller, full function meat probe, and a temperature range from 170 F to 600 F this portable pellet grill is a perfect option for the traveling grill chef.


Louisiana Grills CS 300 Tailgater Features:

Louisiana Grills CS 300 is packed with great features that make it easy to make ‘World class BBQ in the bed of your pickup’.

Easy To Use Controller

Lousiana Grills ControllerThe digital controller for the CS 300 is simple to use and is designed like your oven’s control panel. It has an easy to adjust temperature pad and a digital readout to show the actual cooking temperature at all times within the pellet grill. A unique feature to the CS 300 is the “Prime” button. For serious grillers, this button is held down it feed more pellets to the burn grate which is useful to keep a steady heat when opening the grill lid or for getting an extra push of smoke into your meats to add flavor. The controller also comes with a meat probe that plugs into the controller and pushing the probe button will show you the internal heat of the meat you are grilling. The temperature can be adjusted in 5 degree increments from 170 F to 600 F.

Large Cooking Rack Space

cspg_slideshow_cs450_gratesThe Louisiana Grills CS 300 has 292 square inches of grilling rack space which can handle approximately 14 hamburgers at the same time. For a portable pellet grill, this is a great amount of space.  The cooking rack is made from Porcelain-coated Steel making cleanup simple.





Overall the Louisiana Grills CS 300 Portable Wood Pellet Grill is a sturdy beast that is made out of Heavy Duty 14 Gauge Steel.  The overall product is very well built and it’s auger feeding system has not been known to have any clogging or maintenance issues. It has a 12 pound wood pellet hopper capacity. The CS 300 comes in either black or stainless steel lid ($100 upgrade).


Indirect/Direct Flame Cooking with Standard Flame broiler

100% All Natural Hardwood Pellets

Fuel Type: 48,000 BTU

Full Stainless Steel Burn Grate

Fan Forced Convection Cooking

300 Watt Auto Igniter

Proprietary Exhaust System for even smoking

Automatic Start Up and Cool Down

Power Source: 120 Volt 50/60hz 3.1 amp 3 prong electrical appliance


Total Cooking Surface: 292.5 Square Inches

Main Level:  N/A

Upper Level:  N/A

Burger Capacity: 18


Heavy Duty 14 Gauge Steel Construction

High Temp Powder Coat Finish

12 lb Hopper Capacity

Large Stainless Steel Stay Cool Vented Handle

Dome Thermometer with Bezel


Louisiana Grills LG-001000-1300 TG-300 Country Smoker, The Tailgater

 out of stock
as of June 20, 2024 10:23 am


  • 300 sq. In
  • Variable temperature range 180° - 500
  • Auto start electric igniter

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