Welcome to Big's

Iowa-Style BBQ & Brew Pub

Big's Bbq and Brew Pub has been serving up all your favorite smoked meats and sides since 2017.

Our very own craft brewery keeps our taps freshly stocked with rotating craft brews.

We are located at
124 2nd Ave NW, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday: 11am – 9pm  
Thursday: 11am – 9pm   
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Monday: CLOSED for brewing


Wednesday: Cornell Night
Thursday: $3 Pulled Pork Sammies
Friday: Bacon Day
Saturday: Vets Happy Hour All Day
Monday: CLOSED

Buy a Veteran a Drink…….$5

Buy a Veteran a Sandwich……$10

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We're known as a good place for good reasons.

Good Food

At Big’s, we source local ingredients when possible. Our meats are mostly locally raised and our smoked sausage is handmade in-house. Big’s Iowa-style barbecue uses the perfect mixture of the various regional specialties and techniques and combines it into an amazingly delicious style all its own. We smoke in a Southern Pride rotisserie smoker using locally-harvested cherry wood to produce the best tasting barbecue in Iowa… or maybe anywhere!

Good Drinks

We’re proud to say that we serve all our own craft beer, brewed right here on site in Mount Vernon, Iowa! We also have hard cider and our own root beer on tap. Our brewmaster’s recipes are heavily German influenced and he adheres to the German purity law. While we have our staple brews regularly available, we change out what’s on tap to give you something new regularly. We proudly use Briess Malt and choice hops to give you a higher quality of craft beer than most have come to expect. We have fresh cans of our house brews available.

Good People, Good Times

Come taste our bbq and brew! You'll see why we garner so many positive customer reviews.

Based on 380 reviews.
March 26, 2022.
Very great food very nice
dyane daoud
dyane daoud
March 20, 2022.
Oh My Goodness THE BURNT EADS ARE AMAZING!!! You have got to stop in and try them for yourself...ENJOY 🤩
greg happel
greg happel
February 6, 2022.
Wow. This was wonderful. My friend had the burnt ends. They were excellent (he didn't let me sample so you'll have to trust me that my friend has good taste). I had Texas Twinkies for appetizer. Ooooh. Bacon wrapped around cheese. Mmm. I had the brisket sandwich with the house made potato salad and the house made coleslaw. The slaw was creamy but not drippy. Little bit of pepper. Very tasty. It made the meal healthy 😉 Potato salad was also wonderful. Now to the brisket... smaller sandwich but the brisket was crisscrossed layered on. That was really good. Can't wait to try the burnt ends my friend had. Beers. We had flights Munich Heller, Yaller, Emo GRRL, Irish Stout. I liked the Munich and Irish best. Our host and owner Jimmy is very knowledgeable about beers and origins of them. He brews their beers and his wife does the smoking. He takes older beer recipes and revives them. Very interesting to talk to about this. Very cool he's there to chat with people. Makes it very friendly. The restaurant is an old home in Mount Vernon so that gives it an extra cool "flavor". Next time I'll have to take the wife...
Kevin Liles
Kevin Liles
January 31, 2022.
Very unique place and the beer and food were great
Cory Bellings
Cory Bellings
January 30, 2022.
Stopped here for lunch today with the family. The food was absolutely amazing. I am a bbq fanatic and usually cannot get my fix in Iowa. The smoked mac & cheese was delicious and the burnt ends were the best I've ever had! Don't forget to try their homemade root beer!
Jason & Katie Dondlinger
Jason & Katie Dondlinger
January 29, 2022.
Amazing food. Really good and knowledgeable regarding gluten-free for Celiac. Felt safe eating here. Irish music in background was outstanding!

Did you know?

We also cater!

Make your life easier by having our mouthwatering bbq at your upcoming event. We cater for groups large or small, weddings, office lunches, and more. Schedule your reservation today. 

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