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! At Bigs our beers and brewing style can best be described as  “Workman like”. We craft all of our beers with the highest quality ingredients to be delicious not only on their own but to pair perfectly with our BBQ menu. Through local sourcing, and traditional craft brewing techniques we strive to create a complete experience for your pallet.

We also have hard cider and our own root beer on tap that we brew regularly.  We Can can fresh beers for you at the restaurant! All Beers are brewed in house. 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 432 reviews
Sheryl valleroy
Sheryl valleroy
December 17, 2022.
Like there beer it's good! There bbq is fantastic 😋
Eric M
Eric M
December 16, 2022.
The Octoberfest beer was great. All the food we had was great as well. Wish I had a place like this closer to me. I made it back to Iowa and had to come here for lunch again. Pulled pork was awesome as was the IPA.
Matt Schneider-Adams
Matt Schneider-Adams
November 29, 2022.
The brisket, the beer, the greens, and the potato salad were excellent. A great place in our area!
Crystal Dean
Crystal Dean
November 28, 2022.
Awesome gluten free BBQ!
Mark Meier
Mark Meier
November 27, 2022.
Awesome place, great food, service and atmosphere. The absolute best cornbread I have ever had. Add it to your list of places to go!
Mark Lob
Mark Lob
November 26, 2022.
Awesome BBQ, have eaten here numerous times and love it! Had the burnt ends yesterday and one of their own crafted beers for lunch. Incredible flavor and so tender I grew up in Kansas City with good bbq all over town, and Bigs is right there with the best of them Try it once and you’ll agree that the place is great
Brian Kriener
Brian Kriener
November 22, 2022.
I'm hesitant to leave such an amazing review because when you found something this good you want to keep it all for yourself ha ha ha. I went here on a lunch break for a landscaping job, we found it by accident while looking for parking with thoughts of going somewhere else. Man o man, am I glad we went here! This establishment is easy to miss but if you find it, rest assured you will be pleased. It's actually in an old home right off the main street going through town. The Texas twinkies are amazing, the rubs and BBQ sauce is homemade and locally sorcred ingredients help make this BBQ joint a place to revisit time and time again. I got the Burnt end sandwich and these were the best burnt ends I've had for a LONG time. Give Bigs BBQ and Brewery a shot and find out for yourself. I could go on, but I've said enough.
Aaron Pozdol
Aaron Pozdol
November 16, 2022.
I could go into more detail, but the food was excellent, the brew interesting, and the service personal.

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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