Best Trolley BBQ Grills – Premium charcoal smokers & grills

Easily the most efficient smokers, the trolley style grills with an accessible firebox or fire drawer produces heat and smoke directly into the main smoking chamber.

We look at some of the best quality premium charcoal grill that offers the versatility as an open top grill and smoker when it needs to be all in a solid and tidy manoeuvrable package.

If you are looking for a charcoal BBQ grill, look no further.

The flexible BBQ unit has a cooking or smoking chamber and a combustion chamber. These are ventilated to ensure that hot air circulation during grilling and prevent the fire from going out while the lid is closed.

With the lid shut, you can apply the indirect grilling or cooking method where the food is placed on the cooking grate on one side not directly above the flame.

You can then monitor the cooking temperature inside the grill with the built-in lid thermometer and know exactly when to add more charcoal so your barbecue lasts long into to cook everything.

Best Premium Trolley BBQ Smoker Grills

The best American Style Grilling Carts listed here doubles as an open grill or smoker making it great for BBQ enthusiasts and professionals.

  1. broil-master® BBQS05 Charcoal Grill Cart with Large Grilling Surface
  2. Tepro Toronto Trolley Grill Barbecue
  3. Landmann 11430 Adjustable Tennessee Charcoal BBQ Grill
  4. RoyalGourmet Deluxe Pro 30-inch Charcoal Grill
  5. Landmann Vista Barbecue Grill

BONUSDyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D Premium Charcoal Grill

Let’s take a closer look at each of these:

1. broil-master® BBQS05 Charcoal Grill Cart with Large Grilling SurfaceSMOKER

broil-master® BBQS05 Charcoal Grill Cart with Large Grilling Surface
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This Broil Master BBQS05 charcoal grill has an extra large grilling surface. The built-in lid thermometer ensures that the perfect temperature is maintained. The trolley grill smoker has practical wheels and numerous practical features:

  • Extra large grilling surface of 21.6 x 16.5 in / 55 x 42 cm with chrome plated warming rack
  • Ideal for gentle cooking with charcoal, wood or coal briquettes
  • Indirect grill function for uniform cooking with the lid shut
  • Adjustable charcoal tray, built-in thermometer in the grill lid
  • Frame and combustion chamber made of powder coated steel with chimney vent
  • Storage shelf under the combustion chamber, non-slip supporting feet and two practical wheels
  • Bottle opener attachment, pull out ash tray, large handles on either side.

Dimensions & Weight

  • L/W/H: 35.4/26.3/41.7 in / 90 x 67 x 106 cm
  • Grilling surface (L/W): 21.6/16.5 in / 55 x 42 cm (358 sq-inch)
  • Warming rack (L/W): 1.2/9.4 in / 54 x 24 cm (200 sq-inch)
  • Total cooking area: 558 sq-inch
  • Weight: ca. 47.3 lbs / 21.5 kg

2. Tepro Toronto Trolley Grill BarbecueSMOKER

Tepro Toronto Trolley Grill Barbecue 
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The grill cart “Toronto” is the perfect companion for real BBQ fun whether on warm summer nights or during the colder months. The “Toronto” offers a broad range of possibilities for grilling and turns every barbecue into an event. The American-style grill cart features a coal tray with infinitely variable height adjustment.

Control your optimal grill temperature with the convenient crank. Adjust the distance between the coals and the grill rack to adjust the cooking temperature for your food. The two-tier design allows you to enclose the grill area to prevent heat from escaping. With the lid closed, the smoker functions similar to a convection oven, this means your food cooks evenly on all sides.

What is different with the Toronto is that the heat is forced into the cooking chamber and out through an offset outlet vent on the right side of the hood so there are no jutting out chimney. However, this is also where the side shelf is positioned which can be tricky if you wish to work on the shelf with heat and smoke coming right at you.

  • Grill area: 2 x 41.9 x 28.7 cm (372 sq-inch) Warming plate: 53.9 x 24.1 cm (201 sq-inch). Total cooking area: 573 sq-inch
  • Charcoal Black BBQ
  • Powder Coated Design
  • Chrome Plated Warming Rack
  • Built-In Thermometer on the lid
  • Height Adjustable Coal Tray With Crank Mechanism

ALSO: Tepro XXL Toronto Trolley Grill – a bigger Toronto double side shelf, chimney, easy coal grate height adjuster also known as a gear shift adjuster instead of a crank mechanism. The XXL Toronto is similar to the Royal Gourmet Deluxe Pro also featured below.

Tepro XXL Toronto Trolley Grill
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  • Grill surface: approx 70 x 46 cm (499 sq-inch), warming rack 68 x 24 cm (253 sq-inch), total cooking area: 752 sq-inch
  • Lid powder coated with stainless steel handle and thermometer
  • 2 side shelf, foldable

3. Landmann 11430 Adjustable Tennessee Charcoal BBQ Grill SMOKER

Landmann 11430 Adjustable Tennessee Charcoal BBQ Grill
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Powder coated steel construction, adjustable height charcoal grate, separate furnace opening for comfortable fuel input and heavy cast iron cooking grills are some of the important features for an ideal grill cart. To top it of, the Landmann TENNESSEE BROILER comes with foldable side tables, lid thermometer, warming rack, ash collecting tray and even hooks for BBQ utensil. With a big cooking area of 56 x 42 cm, suitable up to 10 persons, the only thing missing is a chimney, replaced instead with a normal vent on top of the lid which may not be a bad thing as it does not get in the way.

  • Powder coated steel construction. Adjustable height charcoal grate.
  • Separate furnace opening for comfortable fuel input. Heavy cast iron cooking grills.
  • Foldable side tables. Lid thermometer. Warming rack 22 x 56 cm (191 sq. inch)
  • With ash collecting tray. Cooking area: 56 x 42 cm (364 sq. inchtotal cooking area 555 sq. inch suitable up to 10 persons.
  • Product dimensions: 134 x 121 x 64cm (W/H/D). Weight: 26.10 kg.

4. RoyalGourmet Deluxe Pro 30-inch Charcoal Grill SMOKER

RoyalGourmet Deluxe Pro 30-inch Charcoal Grill
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This RoyalGourmet® grill CD2030 is designed to include all of the necessary features and functionalities. Porcelain-enameled cooking grates provide 608 sq inches of primary cooking area. An adjustable charcoal pan allows for temperature customization, while a steel front door helps you maintain the fuel during grill. The removable, high-capacity ash pan provides hours of maintenance-free grilling. A heavy duty, steel-body construction keeps your grill going strong for many years of enjoyment. There is also the all essential, built-in stainless steel bottle opener.

  • Total 858 sq inches cooking area, 608 sq inches porcelain steel cooking grates, plus 250 sq inches of porcelain warming rack.
  • Heavy duty design lid, with stainless steel handle. Built-in thermometer and stack. Adjustable damper helps to better air flow.
  • Front door with cool-touch crank handle to safely reach and tend your charcoal. Big capacity charcoal pan with gear-shift adjustable system, convenient for heat controlling.
  • Air vents featured in both sides of the firebox and front door, like an air-flowing circulation, sear food more easily.
  • Pull-out drawer underneath the firebox, catches ashes and grease, help grilling last long, and it is easy to clean after use.
  • Two folding side shelves with 8 tool hooks, provide work space, seasonings and tools are easy to reach while grilling; foldable function can also save space. Cart with bottom shelf, keep the tools organized. A bottle opener is included.

5. Landmann Vista Barbecue Grill SMOKER

Landmann Vista Barbecue Grill
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The Vista BBQ Grill from Landmann USA is similar to the Landmann 11340 but with a chimney. It has a large grilling capacity with porcelain cast iron grates. The charcoal pan adjusts to multiple positions by crank handle. Its large front panel with large handle gives easy access to the charcoal and its large removable ash tray covers the entire grill bottom for easy cleanup. The chimney has an adjustable damper. There is a temperature gauge on the lid, large stainless steel handles, large wheels for easy movement and bottom storage shelf. Two folding side tables provide work space.

  • Dimensions: 52.1W x 25.5D x 47.5H in.
  • Massive 576 sq-inch. cooking area, Primary Cooking Area 374 sq-inch, Secondary Cooking Area 201.9 sq-inch.
  • Solid steel construction with a black finish
  • Top rack keeps food warm
  • Weighs 57.3 lbs. (unloaded)

BONUS: Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D Premium Charcoal Grill SMOKER

Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D Premium Charcoal Grill
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  • Charcoal basket adjustment tray system for ultimate heat control and cooking flexibility
  • 3-cast iron heavy duty sliding porcelain enameled cooking grates retain heat to sear foods and lock in natural juices
  • A stainless steel smoke stack with adjustable flu cap for heat control and heavy duty cast iron charcoal front access door
  • Heavy duty 8″ resin wheels with 3″ locking casters provide excellent maneuverability, side shelves, storage basket and bottle opener
  • 816 sq-inch of total cooking area offers significant cooking space for all your grilling needs; Grill up to 30 hamburgers at one time

ALSO: Dyna-Glo DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal GrillSMOKER

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  • (2) charcoal basket adjustment tray systems for the ultimate heat control options and cooking flexibility
  • (4) cast iron porcelain enameled heavy duty cooking grates retain heat to sear foods and lock in natural juices
  • Stainless steel lid assembly with double-wall liner, Stainless steel smoke stack with adjustable flu cap, side vents
  • Heavy duty 8″ resin wheels with 3″ locking casters provide excellent maneuverability, side shelves, storage basket and bottle opener
  • 816 sq-inch of total cooking area offers cooking space for all your grilling needs; Grill up to 30 hamburgers at one time

Cooking Area Compared

Please note that all measurements are approximate only. For actual dimensions, please see manufacturers:

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broil-master® BBQS05Tepro TorontoTepro XXL TorontoLandmann 11430Royal Gourmet Deluxe ProLandmann VistaDyna-Glo DGN576DNCDyna-Glo DGN576SNC
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